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?
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
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
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
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
SPOILER ALERT: Spoiler Alert in place for The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Do classics need spoiler alerts? I am a sucker for star crossed lovers and romantic era stories. I thoroughly enjoy the classics. Wuthering Heights is my all time favorite novel very closely followed by Little Women. Frankenstein was … Continue reading The OG Emo
SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Gideon the Ninth. I absolutely love all things fantasy. I went through a Goth phase in my teenage years (the love is still there). And so it is astonishing that I have never read anything in the necromancy fiction genre. As someone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am … Continue reading Necromancy Anyone?