Reflections | A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories

#QOTD – Are you a fan of short stories? I picked this book up from @oxfordbookstoresonly because I saw Assam in the title. Sometimes when you have never lived in your hometown, you tend to find a connection from anything vaguely resembling your roots. A Game of Chess is a collection of fifteen short stories originally written in Assamese. Although, I was under the impression that … Continue reading Reflections | A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories

Reflections | Circe by Madeline Miller

#QOTD – Do you read mythological retellings? I have loved to read Hindu mythological retellings, but this was my first attempt with the Greek mythology. I had some familiarity with Greek mythology, and vaguely remembered Circe from the Odyssey, but Circe by Madeline Miller was such a refreshing and utterly, yet possible, side of the epic tale of the trials, and heroism attributed to males. … Continue reading Reflections | Circe by Madeline Miller

Reflections| The Goddess in India by Devdutt Pattanaik

Today, I do not have a #QOTD , rather I have many questions! I question the answers that have dictated by our Hindu mythology. “Woman must accept her biology. Man does not have to.” Why does a man get to get away with it? “Fertility, not personality, is what makes woman, earth, and goddess divine.” Does this mean that a woman who doesn’t give birth, … Continue reading Reflections| The Goddess in India by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Kalki – Korona Fiction Plot

“Thus, metaphysically, Kalki will destroy everything, even death. He will destroy all structures so that none exist. In other words, he will herald Pralaya.” – Devdutt Pattanaik Does this quote remind you all of a very particular situation that the world is dealing with? No, I am not a member of the right winged Hindu Mahasabha and I am not trying to say that Corona … Continue reading The Kalki – Korona Fiction Plot

Leaving My Bookshelf Behind

Hello wormies! Happy Sunday! So today I completed exactly four months of my marriage! I moved cities (again. Another story there!) and I miss home! I miss the dinner table conversations with Maa & Deota (Dad in Assamese). I miss the green view of the park from my balcony. I miss lazing around and doing nothing on my bed! And materialistically, I miss my books … Continue reading Leaving My Bookshelf Behind

Six Book Colour Challenge – Beige

Hi book-wormies! Here is my beige stack of love. There is something about beige books – They make my mind calm. I am loving the #sixbookcolourchallenge This challenge is fun, although trying to find 6 covers of the same colour is not easy! So lets see what do we have here – 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith – You know that time when … Continue reading Six Book Colour Challenge – Beige

Getting Through Dickensian Literature

Finished with this humongous read. I have a little journal for all the classic reading that I do. These books have huge plots with an array of characters, and after some time it gets difficult to keep track. So to enjoy every bit of it, I do a character mapping and make small notes when required! That just makes sure that I grasp a little … Continue reading Getting Through Dickensian Literature

Coffee and Books: The Perfect Pairing For Your Day

“Give me a good cup of coffee and a book I love and I’ll forever be yours.” Coffee and books most certainly are two of my all-time favorite things in life. Now that we have been given the luxury of time with the lockdown, I am getting into some Monday blues of reading. So picking up a huge book and planning to finish it off … Continue reading Coffee and Books: The Perfect Pairing For Your Day

Love In The Time Of Corona

Two months back the country was burning under CAA and No-NRC  protests, and now with a pandemic announced, we have sidelined the citizenship issue. Today, everyone is getting a work from home. Both the religions are asked to keep their hands clean, and to avoid public places. No differences being maintained. If somebody coughs, everyone will distance from that person. Is it because he/she is … Continue reading Love In The Time Of Corona