The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

In my earlier attempts to read books written by Salman Rushdie, I ended up feeling exhausted by the over-written prose. Since it has been long since I last read any of his works, I had been looking forward to his latest release, The Golden House. The book promised to be Rushdie's return to realism with …

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Moongphali

I am always on a lookout for children's books. Those being published in India are the ones I usually seek because Pari finds them easier to grasp given the familiarity of the culture, relatable names, Indian English (if the book is not in Hindi) and the like. Needless to say, my 6-year-old loves books with …

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The Elusive Answer

I have been gone off the blogging radar for a long time. Besides an occasional book post, I haven't had the opportunity, or rather the courage to write about the many things that have been keeping me from writing a post on the blog. Today, I'm determined to publish a post without worrying too much …

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Men Without Women by Murakami

I have a bitter-sweet relationship with Murakami's writing. While I am in love with the elements of curiosity and longing, his prose subtly but surely makes me revisit the memories, I have painstakingly tucked away. The beauty of Murakami's writing is, once I start reading his works, there is no looking back, this book is …

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The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner #BookTalk

If I could define my life in one emotion, it would be Anger. My relationship with anger has been an intimate, tricky and rather agonising one. Anger has been my constant companion from the time I was a little girl and I can safely say, it hasn't abandoned me as yet. The beauty of my …

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Let’s do the #BookTalk

I read around 36 books in 2016. It's a score I'm rather proud of because I have never read so many (non-academic) titles in a year before. Encouraged by this mini-success, I decided to read or rather try to read even more books in 2017. “A book is like a key that fits into the …

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Mighty Raju Series of #ChildrensBooks

Summer vacations are the best times to encourage children to take up hobbies that can help mold young lives by being an amalgamation of learning and fun. Reading and indulging in activity books are just a few of them of them. Encouraging young children to read on their own needs a careful selection of books, …

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Homecoming

The past one year or perhaps two have been the most difficult yet vital in my journey as a parent. Difficult because I struggled, stumbled and found myself on the edge on more occasions than I can count. Vital because it has been the time when I seriously started contemplating on finding a resolve, a …

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