• Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns #AtoZChallenge

    “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”  ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khalid Hussein’s masterpiece. An incredible saga, the book could move one and all. Set in a time span across thirty crucial years in the history of Afghanistan, the book speaks volumes on those tough times and the lives of people,…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Gone with Wind & Scarlett O Hara #AtoZChallenge

    “Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless. God help the Yankees if they should get you.” -Rhett Butler” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind Definitely a voluminous read, yet the book and its protagonist would stay in one’s mind, after that last page is turned over. Not many like her, despite the major portion of the book being based upon…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Fisher Queen- The Strong Headed Woman of the Kuru Dynasty #AtoZChallenge

      “Life is only given to us once, and I wanted to live it boldly, with full consciousness and beauty and honesty- at least to myself.” –Kavita Kane Fisher Queen’s Dynasty She was the queen of Hastinapur. Yet, when it comes to the great Mahabharata, her story is seldom spoken about, despite her responsibility in the continuation of the Kuru dynasty, and the consequences that would later lead to the…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine #AtoZChallenge

      “A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.”  ― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor…

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    You Live Every Moment When You Say Yes to The World!

    We travel for different reasons. Leaving the comforts of our home, we trot the globe to seek sights that are breathtaking, to soak in flavors of incredible cuisines and, to meet people who warm our hearts. For me, there is challenge in travel. A challenge to cope with new places, experiences and to be on my own! Yes, solo travel is my way. In a city unknown, with just a…

  • History, Mythology+Fantasy,  Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Diary of Anne Frank- #AtoZChallenge

      “Not being able to go outside upsets me more than I can say and I’m terrified our hiding place will be discovered and that we’ll be shot” – Anne Frank in her Diary Over a million copies of this book have been sold worldwide and till date this book is considered to be one of the most brilliant commentary on the Holocaust and World War 2. A real account…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Chitra Banerjee and Before We Visit The Goddess #AtoZChallenge

      “Ebb and flow, ebb and flow, our lives. Is that why we’re fascinated by the steadfastness of stars? The water reaches my calves. I begin the story of the Pleiades, women transformed into birds so Swift and bright that no man could snare them.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess If ever you feel like reading a fiction, that holds within its pages a deep tale, with elements…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Bakula Flower- Sudha Murty’s Characterisation #AtoZChallenge

    She was like the Bakula flower. The flower all plain and unattractive yet has a divine fragrance. When the tree is in bloom, they form a carpet on the ground beneath it. Even as they wither away, their mild fragrance remains. -Sudha Murthy in Gently Falls the Bakula What could be extraordinary about Srimathi? Well, she is intelligent, charming and is passionate about quite a few things in life. She…