The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts

Ninth century. In Puduvai, a small town in what we now know as Tamil Nadu, young Kodhai is taught to read and to write by her adoptive father, a garland-weaving poet. As she discovers the power of words, she also realizes that the undying longing for a great love that she has been nursing withinContinue reading “The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts”

Stay at Home Series – Episode 5 : May Wrap Up

I should try and change the name of these series, since with the easing of the lockdown, ‘Staying at home’ may not be a given now. Yes, yes, don’t worry…I will not be going out without my masks, I’ll be sanitizing myself and the products I collect and Ill be maintaining social distance 🙂 Usually,Continue reading “Stay at Home Series – Episode 5 : May Wrap Up”

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts

I would’ve skimmed through this book, had I not been spending all of my free time obsessing over MDZS and The Untamed. But that’s a story for another day 🙂 I’m not a history buff as such, even though I love to live in my own nostalgia, but I can imagine how precious this bookContinue reading “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts”

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking – Thoughts

So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just giveContinue reading “Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking – Thoughts”

Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?

I’ve been obsessed with the Chinese show on Netflix and the book its based on – The Untamed / Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, lately. The story has two lead characters – Wei Wuxian, who is the nonconformist and Lan Wangji, who is his opposite, a stickler for following rules and doing the absolute right thing.Continue reading “Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?”

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

“Knowing her, is loving her“ There’s Something About Sweetie is the second YA romance novel from the Dimpleverse series. In the first book, ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’, we get to see career minded, level headed, independent Dimple fall in love with traditional, romantic Rishi. In this book, we get to see Rishi’s younger brother fallContinue reading “There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts”

Book Series to Binge Read – Part 1

How’re all the lovely people doing these days? Oscillating between feeling blessed and wanting to tear your hair out? Because that’s me since the last two months. I haven’t been up to date with my blogging over the last week I think and I apologize for that. To make up, here’s a sort of discussion-worthyContinue reading “Book Series to Binge Read – Part 1”

Heir of Fury (Roxanne Fosch Files #3 – Finale) by Jina S. Bazzar – Thoughts

I have a special relationship with the Roxanne Fosch books, because this was the first fantasy/sci-fi ARC that I had reviewed as a blogger. I had put my heart and soul into reading and reviewing the books in this series and chatting with the author, Jina, who is an amazing human being and a veryContinue reading “Heir of Fury (Roxanne Fosch Files #3 – Finale) by Jina S. Bazzar – Thoughts”

I’m Participating in Story a Day May – 2020!!

I’ve been participating in the Story a Day May and September challenges since two years now. And similar to how I fared with my last two NaNoWriMos, I always start well, and then somewhere down the line, lose focus and forget to keep up. Last time I participated, I managed to write 15 out ofContinue reading “I’m Participating in Story a Day May – 2020!!”