Review | The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare

Shylock. A name I have been hearing long before I read The Merchant of Venice. The trial scene in this play holds strong dramatic importance and the argument made is one of the strongest arguments made in literature. But surprisingly I never knew that it was a woman who made this argument. Shakespeare’s world was a world dominated by men so he used his wit … Continue reading Review | The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare

Review | In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

#QOTD – Have you ever lived away from your language? I have been in a linguistic exile all my life. My mother tongue, Assamese, is foreign in the city that I was born in and where I did my graduation from, which was Delhi, the city where I did my high school from, Jakarta, the city where I did my postgraduation from, Oxford, and finally … Continue reading Review | In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Review | Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

#QOTD – Do you know of anyone who found love at a very late age? My maasi (my mother’s younger sister) got married three years back, at the age of 58. And guess what, it is her first marriage and it is a love marriage. Moreover, the couple didn’t meet in some temple or yoga class, they met on Facebook. She is from Assam, he … Continue reading Review | Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character?

#QOTD – Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character? Well. I want to meet all my favourite characters. 1. Becky Sharp (Vanity Fair) – I want to ask how is so unapologetic as a woman? 2. Harry, Hermione and Ron (Harry Potter) – I just want to meet my childhood best friends. 3. Sherlock Holmes – I think I want to get … Continue reading Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character?

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

Book Tag – What Reader Am I?

Hello book-wormies! I am loving the fun tag of a bookish rapid fire round from @booktographer and @the.bookish.epicure . So lets see what do we have here – 📚Genre I stay away from?Poetry (I don’t think I am philosophical enough to understand the depth of poetry) and non-fiction self-help books (I cannot stand advices from others). 📚Worst habits as a reader.Making my bag heavy by carrying … Continue reading Book Tag – What Reader Am I?

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