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 …

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 !!

Book Review-Age of Innocence


Book Review- Age of Innocence Author-Edith Wharton Age of Innocence reminds me of Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro in many ways . Although this book was written almost a hundred year ago in 1920 , the themes touched in both the books are eerily similar .This is the 1921 Pulitzer winner for Fiction. … Continue reading Book Review-Age of Innocence

Book Review-The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


Book review-The Dutch House Author- Ann Patchett I picked up the book on a whim, taken in by the cover page. This is the first of Ann Patchett’s that I have read. The Dutch House reminds me of Manderley from Rebecca which is a returning obsession of mine. Imposing, opulent, statuesque. In both the novels, … Continue reading Book Review-The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Book Review(Mini)- All the Light We Cannot see


Mini Book Review-All the Light We Cannot See Author-Anthony Doerr A terrific book , written so well that you don’t want it to end. I found the book slow in the beginning but after about 60 pages I was hooked. The sensitive treatment of the 2 central characters Werner and Marie -Laure, the meticulously crafted … Continue reading Book Review(Mini)- All the Light We Cannot see

Book Review-Room on The Roof


Book Review-Room on the Roof Author-Ruskin Bond I have been a big fan of Ruskin Bond’s since my school days and yet I am baffled at why I have not put up a single review of his books. My love affair with Mr Bond began with Rusty when I think I was in my 4th … Continue reading Book Review-Room on The Roof

Book Review-Marley and me :Life and Love with the world’s worst dog


Marley and me ...It could very well have been June and me !! So, Marley and me is a book that I read after I had seen the movie . So there were really no surprises .Plus I also was unfazed with all the criticism around the book . I loved the book for what … Continue reading Book Review-Marley and me :Life and Love with the world’s worst dog

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- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin


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

Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj


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