Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction by Arundhati Roy – Book Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Have you read a non fiction book that was about a subject that was extremely divisive? Where you feared the repercussions of your review? My short summary on the book: The first book I’d read by Arundhati Roy, was many many years ago – the book that won her the Booker Prize andContinue reading “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction by Arundhati Roy – Book Thoughts”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained

Nirvana (Noun) : Defined as a state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self and the subject is released from the effects of karma..etc etc. Oxford Languages We will, for the sake of this post, ignore the complete definition of Nirvana as stated by Oxford on Google (that sounds quite strangeContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained”

Reviewing Romances – Take a Hint Dani Brown and Call Me By Your Name

Bookish Discussion: Do you read romance novels? If yes, what kind of romances do you prefer reading? Contemporary, regency, funny, quirky, new age, rom com? Thoughts on Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert Oh I so love Talia Hibbert’s romances! I mean I’m a newbie to her books and before this I haveContinue reading “Reviewing Romances – Take a Hint Dani Brown and Call Me By Your Name”

Four Years of Blogging on WordPress!!

I just wanted to write this post to acknowledge my four year blogging anniversary with WordPress. I have been blogging since long before, almost ten years now. I was on blogspot earlier, before moving to WordPress. But I feel like the journey of blogging has been a really big and important part of my lifeContinue reading “Four Years of Blogging on WordPress!!”

Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People

Bookish Discussion: Have you read a book that scared you more psychologically than paranormally? Have you read a book that was actually felt like going to therapy? Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia : Thoughts/Review This book was a part of the Spooky read October month, but I managed to finish it only in the firstContinue reading “Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – October 2020

October has been such an amazing month. I read a lot and I even went out and I met with some family and friends and we celebrated Durga Puja and Halloween with a closed group, lockdown style. In a nutshell it was as good as it could getπŸ™‚ Books I read β˜ΊοΈπŸ“š I read theContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – October 2020”

These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more likeContinue reading “These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation

My daughter finished her online class, which actually means I finished her online class, since four year olds have the attention span of a Dory fish. Then she looked at me with an exasperated expression and said, “When will this Corona virus end??“ “I don’t know sweetheart..but I’m sure it will be soon“, I assuredContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation”

Five Book recommendations from my nearly five year old

My daughter is four and a half years old and loves being read to. I think I’ve already achieved my parenting goals. Now only if this continues as she grows up πŸ˜‰ Child experts say that you should communicate with your children like equals. So I took that literally and asked my daughter to chooseContinue reading “Five Book recommendations from my nearly five year old”

Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular

It all started when my cousin sister and I were making rotis/chapatis/Indian bread in the kitchen, as was the norm these days. No wait, it actually started on the night when my sister was trying her best to turn the round blob of play dough, oh sorry, I meant wheat dough, into triangular shapes, becauseContinue reading “Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular”