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
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
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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
Let it Go!
Spoiler Alert: This post may contain spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Crimes of Grindelwald This is not a book review but more of an author review. It is also a plea to my childhood hero to stop! I am a huge Harry Potter fan. So much so that I was on … Continue reading Let it Go!
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