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Almost: Stories of Darya & Qamar

Whenever we listen to the word ‘Love‘, a fairytale story of Romeo Juliet, and Heer Ranjha crosses our mind. We have normalized love to be forever. That the two people who are entirely in love with each other are meant to be together. But is it so? Do all love stories end up on a […]

The Liberation Sita

‘The liberation of Sita‘ is a retelling of Ramayana and captures the journey and perspectives of Sita in form of short stories. In these stories, Sita meets Shurpanakha, Ahilya, Renuka, and Urmilla. Their conversation is full of self-reflection and awakening. There are lots of unanswered questions to brainstorm upon like, why women are always suppose […]

Episodic Poetry

‘Episodic Poetry – Flashes of thoughts‘ by Nishant Gang is a poetry collection having 49 poems and 1 message for every reader out there. This is the second book by the author and after reading his debut work ‘Silent Words‘, I was super excited to explore this new set of poems. Poetry for me is […]

These Our Bodies Possessed by Light

“What can one say of childhood grief? That it is invisible. That it is denied the vocabulary granted to adult despair. That it shifts, mutates, but seldom vanishes. That it casts a mark.My sisters and I, we were sorrow stained.” ‘These our bodies possessed by light‘, a debut work of Dharini Bhaskar is well-deserving of […]

Vitamin H – Volume 3

what is your constant source of motivation ? “Strength is the only thing that is respected most in the world. Therefore do everything to strengthen yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually” The above quote is from the book Vitamin H – Volume 3 written by Abhishek Thakkar. This book comprises 102 such quotes and epiphanies. The book […]

Women oppress women

Below is an excerpt from the book In search of Heer – ” Yes, precisely, women oppress women. Why blame the men alone? why will they try to change an existing order in which they get a bonded slave to cook food, wash clothes, clean home, bear children, and take care of their aging parents? […]

How The Tables Have Turned

There is this thing about short stories that every story starts with its own set of plots and characters and is completely unique from one another. This is something that I love the most about short story collections. They are the perfect companion for the gloomy days to add that extra sparkle and adventure to […]

In Search of Heer

There are books that tell you not just the story of the characters, but the story of mankind. They carve out a special place in your mind and soul with no return ticket. A book that understands you and makes you understand at the same time. Something that is realistically magical and pleasantly painful. ‘In […]

Vitamin H ~ Volume 2

Like its prequel, the second volume of vitamin H is also a bundle of motivational and insightful quotes with a purpose to educate and elevate the readers. To give you a hint of what this book holds, I am sharing my favorite quote from this book (which I am pretty sure every bibliophile will agree […]