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 […]

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 […]

Saint & Martyrs

What is your favorite crime novel? Martin Penny’s “Saint & Martyrs” is a delightful work of fiction for all crime thriller lovers. If you admire the work of Dan Brown, Kate Moss, or Agatha Christie, you are definitely gonna enjoy this book a little extra. The story starts with PC Allison struggling to adjust to […]

The Kite Runner

If you have to read only one book to understand the power of literature and storytelling, this is definitely that one book.   How would you react if you come to know that whatever you were believing yourself to be like was nothing but just some sort of illusion?? I encountered something similar to this […]

The Grainy Days In Madras

Ivan Doig has rightly said that ‘Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul’. The memories of childhood are the ones that get carved on our mind and soul and stay with us forever. It is these childhood memories that define how that individual will become after growing up. Childhood is […]

Lift Me Higher

Every child is special and unique and the childhood phase is rather more special because it is further going to decide how that kid will become after growing up. We have heard it a lot many times that the mind and heart of children are like a clear canvas. It will reflect the colors and […]