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  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review- Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka

    The movie Raazi hit the theatres last Friday, and has been garnering a considerable amount of positive reviews. It is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, a fictitious account of a supposedly real spy. I watched the movie this evening. But before I did that, I obviously had to read the book. Let me make a point clear at the onset. This post isn’t a comparison between the movie and the book. I don’t intend to pass a judgment on which one is better. The book and the movie are good in their own way and need to be looked at independently. The only thing they share in common…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    And Then There Were None – Weekend with Agatha Christie

    “One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer.”  ― Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None Some books could be re-read, even if you know how it would end. I am a big Agatha Christie fan and have practically grown up reading her books in my teen years. Christie has written some fantastic murder mysteries and I just don’t seem to have gotten tired reading them even now. From the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is known for his eccentric mannerisms, to the shrewd and suave Miss Marple, the two characters have kept me engrossed in almost every book of hers. What sets her books apart is her…

  • Parenting

    The Best Thing I Can Give My Child is My Time

    Summer vacations are in full swing. It is that time of the year, when kids can be just kids, doing crazy things, running on the streets, and spending hours on a favorite hobby. But, well, I may be wrong here. Gone are the days, when time is spent playing with neighbors and friends at the local park or kicking ball in an empty ground in the locality. Thanks to our busy lives and the shrinking size of families, kids have fewer companions. Not to forget the growing menace of hand held gadgets in our daily lives. No wonder, we find summer camps of sorts in every nook and corner. Parents…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  World Around Me

    An Evening with a Boring Book

    It was 4 pm and the heat of the afternoon sun had magically transformed into a gentle yet, cool breeze. The kids had been packed off for the weekend to a friend’s place, which meant a couple of golden hours, all to myself. Sitting in my verandah with a book in hand, and a cup of coffee, it seemed to be the best way to enjoy the bonus time, reading and watching the setting sun go down. But, I was in for one big disappointment. I sat reading “The Obsession by Nora Roberts”. And boy, my patience was surely tested. The Obsession in brief The book narrates the story of…

  • World Around Me

    Five Things I Learnt This April

    It’s already the first of May. I just don’t seem to be getting hold of the year that seems to be passing by so quickly. It seems like as though the year 2018 has just begun, but here we are already in the month of May, with almost half the year having gone by. Challenges in life are aplenty I heave a sigh of relief as the A to Z Challenge comes to an end. It was a month of daily blogging, reading, commenting and sharing posts of others. Unlike the previous two years, this time around, I was far more relaxed and seldom fretted about the whole challenge. For…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Zusak’s Book Thief #AtoZChallenge

    “I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief Heard of a book that feed the soul?? Then, The Book Thief may well be considered one. Markus Zusak’s book is set in Nazi Germany. It is the unforgettable story of Liesel Meminger,…