Exit west is a novel drawn from our contemporary world of war ,displacement and refugee life . How war strips away the last vestiges of normalcy and familiarity of life . It is the story of 2 young individuals who are just beginning their lives . Their country is in the midst of a turmoil … Continue reading Book Review-Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Wars have always ripped asunder the lives of the common people .Most wars in history are an outcome of the wanton ambitions of a few , strange delusions of many and the helplessness of the majority .The West remained a disinterested witness to the conflict of the Balkans ( the Kosovo Crisis , The Seige … Continue reading Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin
Was it even possible to feel such pain I wasn’t sure Was I mourning the loss of the past or of a tomorrow that’ll never be I wasn’t sure The slant ray of the sun and the swirls of dust Was it dawn or dusk I wasn’t sure The listless days stretched across eternity ,sunk … Continue reading I wasn’t sure
Remind me why , It all came to a naught Remind me why , It all burned down to cinders and ashes , Remind me why, I still live in the blackened ruins of an almost perfect story Remind me why , My heart still burns with the fire of a thousand suns , Remind … Continue reading Remind me why
Food I have realized is a big part of who you are..Not just literally but metaphorically as well! I am not a foodie. I am just your regular will-eat –what’s –served person. So for the longest time this whole food brouhaha would leave me wondering at what this big deal was all about! I was … Continue reading Molushyam to Macher Kalia – My Food Story
Life with a child is an everlasting gobstopper. Gobstopper is a kind of lolly pop consisting of many layers . A different flavor hits you with every layer. And the gobstoppers last a long while compared to the average lolly pop. That’s why they are called everlasting Gobstoppers ! That’s how life is with a … Continue reading An Everlasting Gobstopper
The Blue Moon day is a book that forces the reader to slow down and introspect. Once in a while , one reads books and know exactly what is going in the mind of the protagonist because you have been there , at the exact same point in life . Facing those very questions, the … Continue reading Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj
In the lies and half-truths We lost each other In the grays and blacks We lost each other In what was said and left unsaid We lost each other In what was meant and not meant We lost each other In the gales and the hurricanes of life We lost each other In the … Continue reading How we Lost each other
This unexpected move to Kolkata, has brought many good tidings my way. So, while yes I had to quit my job after 10 years of working, I am thankful for this break. Since I am at home, I am able to spend a lot of my time with my son and June. The best is … Continue reading The Unknown Tangent!!
Do you think of me ?As often as I think of you ?Do you even think of me ?I know its been many years . Enough to erase any memories you may have had of me .But I still can't help but wonder ...If you remember me . And if you do ,what is it … Continue reading Do you remember me?Do you?