Part rant, part reportage. Partly serious and partly funny. Name Place Animal Thing by top film critic Mayank Shekhar is a whacky yet insightful take on desis and popular culture. Covering concerns of a young, urban India, ranging from city, cinema, stardom, and religion to cops, cigarette smoking, social drinking, and social media, each piece has been peppered with Shekhar’s characteristic wit and razor sharp observations to simultaneously inform, amuse, and irritate! If you wish to start a conversation, here’s the book to pick.