Review | Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma

#QOTD – Did you have to study moral science in school? I had to and the favourite part of this subject for me was having to read the Panchatantra stories. Childhood memories of our teachers narrating stories of the talkative tortoise or how the jackal tricked the wolf and the lion may seem cloudy now, but we still carry the moral lessons highlighted in these … Continue reading Review | Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma

Have a Break. Have a Kit-Kat.

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I have been off Instagram for quite some time now. Between the festivities, changing jobs and settling into a new workplace, I felt like I was stuck on a hamster wheel, constant brainstorming, posting and never taking a breath. It just got difficult to keep up with my reading or anything else for that matter! So, I decided … Continue reading Have a Break. Have a Kit-Kat.

Review | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

#QOTD – How do you deal with expectations? For me, when I don’t have any expectation, I cannot be disappointed. Yet, expectations have a way of creeping into our lives, and make our minds despirited. But I know many for whom expectations work as a motivation boost. I think, it is a optimism versus pessimism battle. The novel, Great Expectations, centers around Pip, an orphan … Continue reading Review | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Review | Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Started out with my Proust journey earlier this month. Been really trying to take it slow, savour it and enjoy all the nuances. Marcel Proust is a new literary destination, and it is a challenge for me to review his mind’s work. Those densely packed paragraphs, such food-for-thought word structure, the goosebumps from all that sensory detail, the profound way he allows us to bear … Continue reading Review | Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

My New Kindle Cover

#QOTD – What was the last bookish accessory you got? My Kindle had an Amazon cover since the last few years, and I kinda got bored of it. I wanted to get something different yet something that adds oomph to my Kindle. I was stalking @handivitydesigns page for quite some time now. They make handmade book sleeves and Kindle covers which use hand block printed fabric. … Continue reading My New Kindle Cover

Review | The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Some books are not about the story, and how it will end, but they are about the journey of reading the book. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak is one of those novels. It is a novel within a novel. Two parallel stories, where the first one is written by Aziz, (a self-proclaimed follower of Sufism), about the companionship between Rumi and Shams, … Continue reading Review | The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Review | The Greatest Assamese Stories Ever Told

With so many languages that our country has, most of India’s literary works are confined only to the the states where that particular language’s identity exists. Thus, the works are confined to the socio cultural identity of a particular place. Literature can be rooted to one’s immediate surroundings but it should also reach the rest of the world, and translations are the way to go … Continue reading Review | The Greatest Assamese Stories Ever Told

Review | Othello by Shakespeare

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. It is a tragic story about how a human mind can be manipulated to its devastation. Othello is a general in the service of Venice, and he elopes with Desdemona, the senator’s daughter. Iago is Othello’s friend, who is incredibly jealous of Michael Cassio as he is promoted to the position of personal lieutenant by Othello. So … Continue reading Review | Othello by Shakespeare

Book Tag | Favourite Opening Lines

Hello lovelies! I have been tagged for this super fun challenge where I have to state some of my favourite opening lines and here I go – #HarryPotter – Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. #GreatExpectations – My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue … Continue reading Book Tag | Favourite Opening Lines