Madhu's eighteenth birthday was only a few days away. She had already read all of her aunt's grimoires five times. She had sorted all the magics from her most favorite to least favorite. She had picked her specialty, imagined her familiar in great detail, and started on a draft of her own grimoire. It wasn't … Continue reading The Witch End
Unseen in the Darkness
Ray Bradbury talks about the thing on the top of the stairs, watching and waiting in the darkness. He said he was able to finally escape the thing at age thirteen when he moved west. I, on the other hand, have never been able to escape it. I found it in Hyderabad when I was … Continue reading Unseen in the Darkness
The concept isn't new, neither is the idea. Since the beginning of human society, maybe even during the Stone Age, humans have tried to prevent aging and defy death. The obsession to live forever seems to be embedded in a majority of us. There have been leaps of medical advancement and tons of research but … Continue reading Older Still
I don't know if you have noticed a pattern in the books I review - more often than not, these are books that I enjoyed very much. I tend to forget about books that I didn't like, if they don't leave a lasting impression then it is hard to review it. Today I am reviewing … Continue reading Cerulean Delight
What’s in a Name?
Photo Credits - Photo by Godwin Angeline Benjo on Unsplash An original short story by Chandrika Moka. "My baby, my choice. I will name her whatever I want to name her. I have already compromised with the priest, I will make sure her name starts with 'Na' but that's it" Meghna's mother sat in the … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Christmas on Pluto
Photo Credits A short story by Chandrika Moka Jaya looked at herself in the mirror. No matter what she did, she couldn't seem to hide the tattoo on her neck - it was too hot for a scarf and she was fresh out of foundation. The giant yin yang symbol in anarchy colors had seemed … Continue reading Christmas on Pluto
It has been over seven months since my last post and I am absolutely sorry. It may not seem fair to use my ADHD as the reason for the lack of posting but it really is. I go through periods of obsession, as I like to call it. I have a few months I am … Continue reading Apology
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Anything can be funny
Review and spoiler alert for Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have not read their other works and didn't really know what these essays were about. I never expected to have so much in common with Samantha Irby! (I am obviously very flattered). I … Continue reading Anything can be funny
Of Juxtapositions and Oxymorons
Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash Book Review for The Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race, and Annihilation of Caste by Arundhati Roy and Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R Delaney. As usual, spoiler alert in place for both of these books. If you intend on reading either of the books, stop here, bookmark this … Continue reading Of Juxtapositions and Oxymorons