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

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 | Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

Thanks to @Rupsa this book had my complete attention every spare minute of the last few weeks. I was absorbed till the very last page of this historical epic. A family saga that starts with the four daughters of a Georgian chocolatier, and the recipe of the hot chocolate plays a significant role in the book. This book has seven women in the story who … Continue reading Review | Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

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 | 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 | Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

#QOTD – Which book have you read based on bookstagram recommendations? And did you like it? Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag is one of the shortest book I have read this year, but it packs such a punch. The very title of the book gives the feeling of being in a tangled mess. My Instagram feed was flooded with this book’s reviews. So finally I … Continue reading Review | Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Review | The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Hola wormies! Back when I was a teenager, I had a huge acne problem! And I was overweight ( I still am though!) My teenage years went struggling with this appearance issue I had! I was living with a huge inferiority complex in my mind! I had the best of friends and family always supporting me, and yet I was tormented with my pimpled skin … Continue reading Review | The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo