The promise of Stardust


The dusty corners of her heart Are the museum of a million hurts Her soul a sanctuary of a thousand aches A hundred broken fragments Hidden away in the corners and crevices of her mind Remains, that refuse to clear away Of tormented days trapped in a cobweb of memories past The debris of a … Continue reading The promise of Stardust

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Rebecca – An excerpt


One of my all-time favorites .. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Page 1 Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again .It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me .There was a padlock and … Continue reading Rebecca – An excerpt

Wanderlust


Travel is the perfect catalyst for breaking out of routine and one’s comfort zone . Whether one is travelling for business or leisure , or an extended weekend vacation , or a family trip , the idea of exploring the unknown has always held a magical allure . Being an avid reader , I was … Continue reading Wanderlust

Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


After a very long time I read a book that affected me in such profound fashion . It’s a beautiful book . The subject is an engrossing tale of 4 generations of Korean immigrants in Japan . The title is an apt metaphor for the lives of the characters . The book is about how … Continue reading Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy


A delightful ,heartwarming , quick read .When I started reading this book , it seemed to be treading down the much clichéd storyline that the recent crop of Indian authors have been following .  However , Preeti beautifully built up the storyline to capture the interest of the reader , which is a testimony to … Continue reading Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy