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Interpreter of Maladies

#MyThoughts: No writer has the eye for details to real life situations as Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies that won the Pulitzer Award is deeply enthralling with simple but intensely emotional short stories that change your perspective on a lot of matters.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Such a Long Journey

I wonder why we never get to hear much about good books like Rohinton Mistry’s ‘Such a Long Journey’ quite contrary to the books that stand tall in bookshops but have nothing to appease a serious reader’s appetite. 'Such a Long... Continue Reading →

A Bookish Nudge

As voracious readers, at times, we feel weighed down by our reading commitments and challenges. So for all such readers like me, here’s a little nudge to keep you going. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from famous... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Lowland

There are few books you read because you are addicted to reading. Then some others because everyone else has read it but you, and then there are those books that you read because you know that somewhere between the pages,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: My Cousin Rachel

I would love to believe that it is this very thought that set the tones for 'My Cousin Rachel' for Miss Maurier. One likes to wish! I wondered how it could be that two people who had loved could yet... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Imperfectionists

#MyThoughts: Sometimes, it's good too take a chance with books and authors unheard of. As a reader, I'm quite eccentric. If I'm trying an author for the first time, I check out their quotes. Well, and if the quotes stick with... Continue Reading →

The First Book I Read

The love for reading is a welcome inheritance from my father. I couldn’t have had it any other way. I wouldn’t have! I can hardly recall when I began reading books by myself. But what I do remember is that... Continue Reading →

Book Nerd Quirks

Have you ever lied to your parents or friends? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you ignored people, consciously cruelly? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you had sleepless nights? Because you had your... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Train to Pakistan

#MyThoughts: I detest the sight of blood. This book was a flood of blood; a sight that continues to haunt me. “Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.” This quote was... Continue Reading →

On Writing Styles

Let me tell you something. As a kid, I wasn’t particularly fussy, but yet someone with peculiar tastes. God bless my mother, how she put up with my myriad moods is mystery to me.  It was many years later that... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Canvas

I’m a wanderer with nomadic thoughts. Never settled, never stable. A restless mind dominates my nerves; I run bored of things easily, losing interest, the heart to pursue on. Such a kid, the mind is. With another year knocking at... Continue Reading →

Year-End Jitters

As the year draws to an end, why is there a heightened sense of urgency? Why is there a yearning to have realized every dream, have every wish fulfilled? Why do my feet ache for a globetrotting escapade, to leave... Continue Reading →

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