Blog Tour: The Backyard Tales by Aniesha Brahma|Book Review|

In Aniesha Brahma’s ‘The Backyard Tales’, a magical world comes alive through everyday characters, furry friends and a sinister mystery that eventually unfolds into a great story.

5 Books by Japanese Modern Masters- Book recommendation by Anukrti Upadhyay

Anukrti Upadhyay is the author of Bhaunri and Daura, two books inspired by folklore from Rajasthan. Upadhyay builds an eerie world, with strong feminine characters and a story powerful enough to touch your heart and leave behind an impression that is here to stay for a really long time. Her upcoming novel, Kintsugi is availableContinue reading “5 Books by Japanese Modern Masters- Book recommendation by Anukrti Upadhyay”

Book Review: Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt|A Memoir|

Many of us have the privilege (and the audacity) to say that tragedies associated with Dalit lives are just news to us. We read about them during our morning tea or a passing glance to a news update on our phones. No matter what we say, the lack of knowledge among masses and representation inContinue reading “Book Review: Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt|A Memoir|”

Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura

Shreyansh’s love for Murakami shines through the pages of his first novella, The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer. K, a video game enthusiast has been having recurring dreams of being lost in a mansion, the walls pressing on him and mysteries lying in plain sight. His lifestyle isn’t the most healthy one, which consistsContinue reading “Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura”

Book Review: The Curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee|An introspective retelling of an unconventional heroine’s story|

Aditi Banerjee’s 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑮𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒊 is an introspective retelling of Mahabharata and how Gandhari and Krishna’s fate intertwined to end in a Curse that destroyed Krishna’s tribe and caused his untimely death. . Banerjee helps us look at this epic through Gandhari’s eyes- A woman of immense virtue, meant for a greater destiny butContinue reading “Book Review: The Curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee|An introspective retelling of an unconventional heroine’s story|”

Book Review: A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe|A swift and precise take on current social issues|

“We are individualistic, we are lonely.” A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe is a social commentary, an in-depth analysis of patriarchy and social prejudice, but mostly of how it is ingrained in our psyche. The story has been narrated by Janaki and Ajoba, two people brought together by crisis and a mutual understanding of eachContinue reading “Book Review: A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe|A swift and precise take on current social issues|”

Book Review: A Respectable Woman by Easterine Kire

Kire’s latest novel ‘A Respectable Women’ is a daughter’s account of a changing landscape through the stories told by her mother and some bitter personal experiences. Kevinuo is fascinated by stories of her homeland and when her mother finally starts telling her tales from the past, stories of a war-torn Nagaland, she is elated. SheContinue reading “Book Review: A Respectable Woman by Easterine Kire”

Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|

“The experience of love that I’m going to describe is the strangest you’ll have ever encountered.” Countless stories about numerous women from different phases of life and yet, K R Meera succeeds in creating a disparate world with her audacious portrayal of fierce women tormented by love and longing. ‘The Angel’s Beauty Spots’ is aContinue reading “Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|”

Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire

It is always the narrative that helps us remember certain life lessons better than the others and ‘Son of the Thundercloud’ is one such mesmerizing, tragic and comforting story. Pele, after losing his entire village including his wife and child, embarks on a journey without a destination in mind. On his way, he meets twoContinue reading “Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire”

Book Review: Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore|A Timeless classic of love, lust, and lonliness|

Tagore’s novel on lust, jealousy, entangled fate and sacrifices, Chokher Bali takes us into the heart of a Bengali household. When Mahin decides to marry the meek and gentle Ashalata, his relationship with everyone else including his best friend Bihari suffers a strain. But Mahin, engrossed in his newfound marital bliss doesn’t notice these changes.Continue reading “Book Review: Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore|A Timeless classic of love, lust, and lonliness|”