Memories of Fire by Ashok Chopra

In the New Year, I am aiming to experiment with reading new genres. Especially the ones I have been wary of reading. Historical fiction and politics being two main of the lot. This was why when I chanced upon 'Memories of Fire' by Ashok Chopra, I decided to give it a read despite a mention …

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The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

I usually shy away from reading romantic fiction, a genre I once read the most. But when I chanced upon this beautiful book with an interesting synopsis, I couldn't stop myself from picking it. The book summary reads; Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman – the same woman – whom they have …

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The Car Story- Final Part

With the year-end just around the corner, I thought it would be only wise to finish this story that I started in 2017. Please read the previous parts before proceeding. Part1, Part2 and Part3. Now that you have a grasp on what had been my driving force to learn to drive, you're in a good …

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My Daughter’s Mum: Essays by Natasha Badhwar

I am very selective about the parenting columns and articles I read. If a writer's view of life matches mine or successfully leaves me craving for a deeper insight, I am sure to dig up more articles written by them before becoming a devoted reader of all they publish. This isn't limited to the trending …

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The Car Story-3

Please read the earlier parts of the story before proceeding: Part 1 & Part 2. Before we proceed any further, it is imperative to get an insight into the two most important 'Whys' that form the crux of this long story. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, …

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Letting Go #BookTalk

I spent the whole of 2016 reading more and more of non-fiction books after I'd noted the drift in my reading preferences. While I was doing well on the reading front, I was constantly curious why an increasing number of book critics and the people whom I look up to for reading recommendations were constantly …

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The Car Story- 2

Please read the first part of this story here before proceeding. It feels like I have opened the Pandora's Box by choosing to narrate this story. The fear of putting my family, our relationships, my not-so-positive opinions about them, had been keeping me from telling this story for so long. Though I still bear those …

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The Car Story

I started writing this story in 2011. The draft has been sitting idle for the longest time, secretly hoping for a miraculous turn of events so that this story meets a happy ending. In the past three years, I have updated this draft, in my mind, almost daily. Still, I couldn't find enough courage or …

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