Kafka On The Shore : Haruki Murakami

When someone writes a book, we are reading the sum total of that person’s knowledge, experiences, dreams, and imaginations. While everyone has all the above, only a writer is expressing all of it in words. And Haruki Murakami’s world is beautiful, full of books, music, the mystical, the metaphysical, sexually charged, and even magical. Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear … Continue reading Kafka On The Shore : Haruki Murakami

Review | Lihaaf (The Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai

#QOTD – Is it not enough to be a woman? Why does she have to be a wife to have security? Why does she have to be a mother to be complete? Why should one need to stuff in so many condiments and chutney in just one morsel? Ismat Chugtai posed this question in one of her short stories, Niwala (A Morsel). A very strong … Continue reading Review | Lihaaf (The Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai

Review | Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

#QOTD – Do you have any funny travel memories? While I was in Oxford for my post graduation, one of my friends from India, had visited me, and I thought of showing him around. So one of the days we walked through the City Centre, slurped on these delicious chicken wings served by this street food vendor who used to sit by the Old Fire … Continue reading Review | Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Review | Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 

#QOTD – Have you ever broken up with your best friend? I have, and trust me, it is not pleasant. My best friend and I had conversations about random topics which would go up to 2 in the morning. We were both art enthusiasts and culture appreciators. We would talk endlessly about our infatuation with fictional characters. We would wake up early in the morning … Continue reading Review | Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 

Review | I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier

#QOTD – Have you ever taken things for granted, and then regretted it later? None of us lived perfect lives. So, it’s only natural that each of us carries a few regrets with us. Looking back, I can’t help but regret how many simple pleasures of life have I taken for granted. I took for granted the privilege of living with my parents, until I … Continue reading Review | I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier

Review | The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

#QOTD – Do you read children’s books? I have loved reading all the fairy tales as a child, and have imagined myself as a princess. I have never really waited for my prince charming, but those fairy tales made me believe that a prince will fight the monsters of my life, and I will live happily ever after. But, now as an adult I feel, … Continue reading Review | The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

Review | Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

#QOTD – Where are you from? This question has always baffled me. “I’ve never stayed still, I’ve always been moving, that’s all I’ve ever been doing. Always waiting either to get somewhere or to come back. Or to escape.” Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri I am from Assam, but I have never lived there. I was born in Delhi. With Dad’s transferrable job, we moved to Bangladesh … Continue reading Review | Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Review | Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A year of reading Jane Austen? Yes, please! I’ve been wanting to read all of Austen’s works for awhile and thankfully @jen.loves.books is hosting a yearlong Austen read along, #ReadAusten22 , which should definitely motivate me to pick all of them up! Our first book was Sense and Sensibility, which is about two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Marianne is the younger of the two, and represents … Continue reading Review | Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen