• 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 caste to his people. However, the people of Kattuppatti aren’t…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Poonachi by Perumal Murugan- A 2018 Best Read

    Poonachi is surely going to be ranked as my favourite read in the year 2018. It may seem to be a simple tale of a small black goat and of an old couple who adopt it, yet this book manages to communicate much more than just a story. It speaks of the society we are part of, the complexity of our times and how we are as individuals- selfish and…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Book Review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair

    Anita Nair needs no introduction. Does she?  She is India’s most prolific and popular author. Her latest book Eating Wasps comes with an interesting book cover that forces you to give it a second look. Flip over to read the blurb and you surely would be intrigued to get started reading it as soon as possible. I have loved Anita Nair’s earlier books, especially Ladies Coupe. She has an inherent…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth by Aruna Nambiar

    After a couple of disappointing reads, this month finally gave me a book worth talking about. With an interesting title, “Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth” is the debut fiction of Aruna Nambiar. The book took me by surprise with its brilliant style and content, bringing back my lost faith in Indian writing. Set in small town Ambalakunnu in Kerala the plot may well seem simple. Yet, as a story teller Aruna…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Book review: Pyjamas Are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

    When Mrs. Funny Bones (aka Twinkle Khanna) announced her third book, it stirred a reasonable amount of excitement amongst readers. Despite her second book not really garnering great reviews, readers were willing to give her yet another chance. For, the title “Pyjamas are Forgiving”, piqued everyone’s interest. To me, it indicated the presence of her trademark wit and humor, thus promising a good light-hearted read. However, little did I know…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Book Review Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag-Translated by Srinath Perur

    It’s all Ghachar Ghochar!! I must confess. I have always resisted books that have been translated. When a book is rewritten as a translation from another language, somewhere the true essence of the story is lost. But here is a book that proved me wrong. Ghachar Ghochar is a fascinating book originally written in Kannada by Vivek Shanbhag and translated into English by Srinath Perur. Different from the currently trending…