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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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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