Book Review-The Kite Runner


The Kite runner is a heart breaking story of strife ,of betrayal ,of redemption ..It stayed with me for a long ,long time after I finished the book ,leaving my heart so weighed down for the wasted lives that I was unable to pick up another book for a long time .Khaled Huseeini is a … Continue reading Book Review-The Kite Runner

Book Review-The Forest of Enchantments


Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Forest of Enchantments is a retelling of the Ramayan from Sita’s perspective . Ramayan is Ram’s story ,holding Ram on a pedestal, glorifying Ram ,talking about his valour ,his fastidious correctness ,his charms and his charisma ..But the story of Sita has largely been forgotten .Her identity is … Continue reading Book Review-The Forest of Enchantments

Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing


Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens #qotd-what makes a book a 5 star -the plot or the prose? A full 5 stars to this book ..A complete delight for readers ..Vivid imagery ,evocative almost poetic prose and an absorbing storyline ..I reread the book ,just to go over some of the beautiful lines … Continue reading Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing

Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


After sitting in my TBR list for an eternity ,this book finally caught my attention ..Slow moving ,yet filled with intensely complicated family dynamics and small town life , this is definitely a page turner. Excellent in parts and lagging in some ,this is an engrossing read ..The book deals with the complexities of parenting … Continue reading Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh


The Hungry tide by Amitava Ghosh is one of its kind book . With his beautifully evocative writing , the author manages to transport us wholly to the Sunderbans ..The Sunderbans with its mysterious islands , its unpredictable storms and cyclones ,with its plethora of flora and fauna ….The landscape is of a supreme importance … Continue reading The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh

Losing his Beloved Dadu


Its been more than 1 year since my father-in-law passed away ..Though we didn't share an easy relationship , his death did leave  a void in our lives . But as adults we are better equipped to deal with the finality of death . One understands ,even though the loss is forever ,that all who … Continue reading Losing his Beloved Dadu

Book Review-Esme’s Wish


Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster A fantastic book for the lovers of magic ,fantasy , dragons , and all things that fall in between . Esme’s Wish is the first Book in the Esme Series by debutante novelist Elizabeth Foster . The Book has all that one would expect from a Fantasy series . When … Continue reading Book Review-Esme’s Wish

Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …


Here is something that popped up on my Facebook ..A beautiful story about Franz Kafka,the iconic writer .. When he was 40, the renowned Bohemian novelist and short story writer FRANZ KAFKA (1883–1924), who never married and had no children, was strolling through Steglitz Park in Berlin, when he chanced upon a young girl crying … Continue reading Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …

Matilda by Roald Dahl


“She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”- Matilda by Roald Dahl Don't you think Matilda is a lovely little book !! Such an exciting plot and relatable funny characters ..More than that ,the lesson on standing upto bullies and knowing that you are never too little … Continue reading Matilda by Roald Dahl

Harry Potter – Relevant Always !!


"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." The wizened Albus Dumbledore spoke these words to Harry .  After Harry emerges from the Chamber of Secrets, he expresses fear over the uncanny similarities between himself and Voldemort, telling Dumbledore that the Sorting Hat nearly placed him in … Continue reading Harry Potter – Relevant Always !!