• 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.…

  • 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…

  • Books-U Write I Say

    Reading Challenges for 2019

    I have never quite had an inclination to reading challenges, until the end of 2018. For, reading has always been a pleasure- a way to keep myself occupied in those hours I find for myself. But well it is 2019, and with all things around me generally taking a whole new turn, it seems just fine to bring in a…