• Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Anita Nair and Her Ladies Coupe in #AtoZChallenge

      “Once you stop worrying what the world will think of you, your life will become that much easier to live.”  ― Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe These lines are from the 2001 novel by Anita Nair titled “Ladies Coupe”. It’s a book that highlights the life of six women- women who lay down what exactly feminism is, the impact of patriarchy and, take steps to understand their own identity. We live in a society…

  • Gender Parity,  Popcorn Zone

    The Doctors Step Towards Fighting Prejudices Against the Girl Child in #WATWB

    The modern day woman is definitely in a far better position than women from the preceding generation. Where traditionally her role and status were defined and fixed to the home front, today women are entering every sphere and field actively. There have been positive changes with women receiving higher education, stepping ahead, and breaking shackles of typical stereotypes placed by society. But, to me, these changes are at a superficial…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders- Winner of Man Booker 2017

    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is no easy read. It is a book where the voices of spirits serve as the narrator; leaving you perplexed at most times. No wonder, I took over a month to complete reading it. The narration shuttles between subtle humor and being intense. Thus the book can surely not be categorized as a breezy read. So is this book worth reading after all?…

  • Popcorn Zone

    Looking Back on the Month of February

    As the month of February ends and as I reflect upon it, a faint smile crosses my face… Having spent a major portion of 2017 all by myself (thanks to the husbands constant absence), I had almost begun to display traces of being a loner. Thanks to a well-stocked library in the cantonment I live in, I found myself reading like as though I was possessed and, would often go…

  • Gender Parity,  Popcorn Zone

    Gender Role Reversal in Today’s Times

    This morning as I sipped my coffee, a news in the local daily caught my attention. *It was the reversal of a wedding practice, in Maner near Patna. Instead of the groom, it was the bride who took the baraat in a horse chariot, to the marriage venue where she was greeted with great pomp by the groom’s relatives. This reversal of roles was planned much before their wedding was…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Thriller on Your Mind? Pick Memory Man by David Baldacci

    After a bit of a reading slump, I needed a fast-paced book to get me going. I picked up David Baldacci from the local library here last weekend. It was my first Baldacci, and the first book in Baldacci’s Amos Decker series (there have been four so far in the series). Amos Decker is the detective at play, solving mysteries and murders. Having suffered a head injury that ended his…

  • Authors Speak

    Author Interview: Amit Sharma on The Woman Who Saw The Future

    Let’s meet Amit Sharma- the young author who recently brought out his second novel titled “The Woman Who Saw the Future”, published by Readomania. This fiction narrates the story of Sapna Vaid, a young girl with a unique power, that turns her from a timid young girl to the most influential and powerful Goddess on earth. With this ability, Sapna sees the future and saves thousands of people around the…

  • Gender Parity,  Popcorn Zone

    When Women Reveal Their Fears!

    My husband’s job takes him away on trips that last a couple of days, sometimes even weeks. Each time I bid him a good bye at the door, a strange fear chokes me up. What if he encounters a mishap? As reasonable as it seems to me, to others, this may be the most irrational fear. Surely it doesn’t make sense to be afraid of something one has no control…