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”

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Thoughts

Its books like these that make me thankful to be part of a global book club/book community, since I wouldn’t have even thought of picking up this book, had it not been chosen as the BOTM selection for one of my online book clubs. And I’m glad I read it. This would be around aContinue reading “A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Thoughts”

Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno – Thoughts

I haven’t reads any of Candace Bushnell’s or Katie Cotugno’s books before, but I was a huge fan of the Sex and the City series in HBO at least. Based on just that, I was delighted to be approved by the publishers to read their latest book with YA protagonists – Rules for being aContinue reading “Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno – Thoughts”

I’ve got your back, girl..

Tell me a story mummy!!”, my four-year-old daughter said with the insistence of a politician. “Alright, alright, what story do you want to hear today?” “A scary one!” “Not again!”, I said with an exasperated sigh. “Why don’t we listen to some nice happy story today? Maybe about princesses and magic and unicorns?” I wasn’tContinue reading “I’ve got your back, girl..”

But mummy! Boys don’t cry!!

Two days back my nearly four year old daughter returned from childcare and told us about how a boy in her class fell and got a bad cut with glass and had blood oozing all over his leg. In her words below: “Mummy! You know, Akhilesh fell down today in the big mirror door andContinue reading “But mummy! Boys don’t cry!!”

Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

I know there are mixed views amongst readers for the modern day form of poetry lately, but I’m in the ‘I-love-these-types-of-poems’ camp 😊 So Nikita Gill’s collection of reinvented fairy tales narration in the form of easily understandable poems and short stories, was an absolute treat for me. The underlying themes of these fairy taleContinue reading “Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill”

Book Reviews – Authors Twinkle Khanna & Amanda Lovelace

Over the last week, I read two books written by women, one a work of fiction with a female lead, and another an anthology of poems. Both books had strong messages on feminism though. Both books were light reads, yet talked about serious issues women have to face even today. **Trigger Warning for both booksContinue reading “Book Reviews – Authors Twinkle Khanna & Amanda Lovelace”

Book review: Saving the World by Paola Diana

My overall reaction to this book: Very informative Genre: Non fiction/Feminism ‘Saving the world- Women: The 21st Century’s Factor for change’ was another book which was not on my usual TBR list, but was sent as a request to review for a blog tour by the author’s media representative organisation:) I hadn’t heard about the author previouslyContinue reading “Book review: Saving the World by Paola Diana”

Book Review: Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My Rating: 5/5 Stars!! Book & Author: Dear Ijeawele (a feminist manifesto) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Letters on feminism Loved this book, just like I loved ‘We should all be feminists’. Now this is a book you can read in an hour, if you want to up your reading goals/count- so that is anContinue reading “Book Review: Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”