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 …
“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
"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 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 Bastard Of Istanbul Author- Elif Shafak I have suddenly been taken in by the writings of Turkish authors Ayse Kulin & Elif Shafak . Their enchanting description of Turkey, a country that’s European and Islamic both at the same time have me enamored . Another Turkish author who holds me spell bound is … Continue reading Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul
Book -Flood of Fire Author-Amitava Ghosh Flood of Fire is the last book in the Ibis Trilogy by Amitava Ghosh. It brings closure to all the characters we meet in the earlier books, their lives intertwining over the space of the 3 books. Just like the previous two books, this one too is brilliantly researched … Continue reading Mini Book Review-Flood of Fire
Book -Sea of Poppies Author-Amitava Ghosh I immensely enjoy Amitava Ghosh’s writings. Of the contemporary Indian authors who write in English , I rate him highly . And so ,I was really looking forward to reading the Sea of Poppies . This book is the first in the Ibis Trilogy . The story is set … Continue reading Book Review-Sea of Poppies
So here I am , writing after a long hiatus ..Was caught up with other things.. Anyway ,so every year I try to learn something new .Last year ,it was cooking .And while I am no master chef ,I can turn out a decent meal fairly consistently now :) And this year , by complete … Continue reading Surprise!!!!
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
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…