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
Queer Desi: Out of Line and Offline
SPOILER ALERT: This book is not really a plot based novel, it is a collection of interviews and stories. I am placing this spoiler alert anyway because I will be discussing some aspects of the stories presented. This is a book review for Out of Line and Offline: Queer Mobilizations in '90s Eastern India by … Continue reading Queer Desi: Out of Line and Offline
Another classic, another disaster. I will include a spoiler alert because if you are like me and haven’t heard about this book other than the words – Trilby and Svengali – well you are in for a rude awakening. You may think you know the plot but trust me that is not even the half … Continue reading Sven-jolly
The Power in your Hands
Spoiler Alert for The Power by Naomi Alderman : If you haven't read the book yet please stop here, bookmark the page, read it and come back. Or if you like spoilers, please go ahead. Let me first explain the photo displayed above. From where I come, patriarchy is rampant and the only value a … Continue reading The Power in your Hands