Adios 2018


Bidding adieu to 2018 in 4 days from today . This has been a splendid year . Happier,healthier,contented and sorted in my head. As I sit at my desk , basking in the warmth of the winter sun , munching my way through some delicious Gajar ka halwa and watching kids play in the park … Continue reading Adios 2018

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Alu Fulkopir Dalna


Alu Fulkopir Dalna is a quintessential Bong dish of Cauliflower,Potatoes and Peas .It is very different from the North Indian variety of Alu-Phoolgobhi. A curry in tomato base,balanced with whole spices and ginger , takes the food experience to a new level . The Confluence of many different ingredients , the pungent mustard oil and … Continue reading Alu Fulkopir Dalna

No , one can never be prepared enough…


I don’t think one can ever be prepared enough to deal with death . I am not sure if I will publish this post but I have to write it anyway . Whether you know a person’s time is limited or no , death is always a shock . My father in law had been … Continue reading No , one can never be prepared enough…

When the rains came


I watched the fading lights ,the disappearing building silhouettes And the steel grey sheets of rain I saw the drops splattering in a random pattern And the misting window pane I felt the wind framing runaway wisps of hair around my face And felt myself melting in its soft embrace I heard the raucous call … Continue reading When the rains came

Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin


Love in Exile is inspired by the Author’s own forbearers. An intergenerational story set in the sunset years of the Ottoman Empire. Beautifully brings to the fore the conflicts of tradition and modernity unable to negotiate the chasm between idealism and reality. This book is a brilliant kaleidoscope of an evolving Turkish society. The book … Continue reading Book Review- Love in Exile by Ayse Kulin

Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


Jeanette Walls , a successful gossip columnist recounts her dysfunctional family life and childhood in this book . Her memory of her childhood is detailed and extensive .Typically as memoirs go , they are capable of evoking either a deep sense of respect /empathy or a sense of disappointment. When I finished reading this book … Continue reading Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A masterpiece by Markus Zusak . A historical fiction written with such a lot of heart that its difficult to stay unmoved . I absolutely loved it . It’s not a book that should be read in a single night, though it can be . It’s to be read slowly, savoured to say . The … Continue reading Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr


I had picked up this book from the Kindle Unlimited Lineup expecting to read about Palestine and it did live upto those expectations. The Three daughters is a chronicle of 3 generations of Palestinian Christian women. Of how their lives are inextricably linked together by secrets that the other is unaware of. The book is … Continue reading Book review-Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr