• Travel Cards

    Arc de Triomphe- A Frozen Moment

    Travelling to great destinations fills the heart with joy, brings about an enriching experience and broadens one’s horizon. In such travels, ever encountered disappointments that have risen out of situations beyond your control? I just came back from a March trip to Paris and I am in love with the city more than before. I knew I was visiting towards…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Introspection with Jasmine Days

    A couple of years back, a civil resistance rocked the country of Tunisia. There were a series of street demonstrations in retaliation to corrupt governance, a growing inflation and a high rate of unemployment. The protests finally led to the ousting of the then President. The Tunisian Revolution was intense and the wave of change brought in freedom and democracy.…

  • Popcorn Zone

    When I Reduced my TBR from Hundred to Ten

    “I flaunted my de-clutter achievement to the husband at home. His eyes opened wide as he glared at the screen that had just been thrust into his hand…” With a substantial number of people in my circle-both online and offline- advocating #konmari and her de-cluttering ways, along with the importance of minimalism, it was, but natural, for me to be…

  • History, Mythology+Fantasy

    Ganga: The Constant Goddess by Anuja Chandramouli

    There have been quite a many now. Re-telling of the mythology as a genre has gained immense popularity in recent times. This isn’t really restricted to Indian publishing. In fact the recent Madeline Miller’s Circe shows that globally too, mythology is a genre that’s popular amongst authors as well as readers. As popular as it is, such books are hard…

  • Book Shots,  Literature+Fiction

    Pyre By Perumal Murugan

    Pyre- translated from Perumal Murugan’s original Tamil novel Pookkuzhi is a heart wrenching love story of Kumaresan and Saroja in a remote village called Kattuppatti. After a hasty wedding, Saroja and Kumaresan who belong to different castes, decide to head home, hoping to live a marital life of bliss. Kumaresan, though, is careful not to mention his newly wed wife’s…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Bridge of Clay By Markus Zusak

    I took way too long to complete Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. The 600 odd page book was indeed a volume and it took me over a month to finally put it down. This is my second Zusak book. I loved the earlier Book Thief where the writing stole the show. However, Bridge of Clay failed to leave a…