Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag : Review ★★★★.5

Ghachar Ghochar is a short novella translated from Kannada (regional language in India) by Srinath Perur. It is a profound take on inescapable and complex familial relationships. Our good for nothing narrator sits in a coffee house in Bangalore mulling over his thoughts, observing people, and reminiscing his past. As he walks back home he … Continue reading Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag : Review ★★★★.5

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Review ★★★★.5

Alicia Berenson is an artist and Gabriel is a photographer. They seem to have a perfect life together. One day, when Gabriel returned late from the shoot, Alicia shot him five times. It is from that day that Alicia stops talking. She is kept at a forensic unit, the Groove away from the public eye … Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Review ★★★★.5

Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Women play different roles throughout their lives. Their roles take priority on themselves and their individuality is buried deep inside their core. Dopehri (Hindi word for Afternoon) leaves us with such thoughts to mull over and introspect ourselves rekindling the spark that is latent within us. Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur It … Continue reading Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

The story starts with a seventeen-year-old girl Sunja, who was smitten by Koh Hansu, a young dynamic, Korean from Jeju island. But, he was already married and had three daughters in Osaka. Madly in love and unknown to the truth, Sunja became pregnant. Koh Hansu offered her to be his mistress as he couldn't marry … Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A great epic ★★★★

Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

A sense of melancholy permeated within me while I was comfortably reading on a Sunday morning, marveling at Adichie's recollection of the struggles of a forgotten time. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70, I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded. It is an account of thousands of innocent, impoverished, … Continue reading Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini: Review ★★★★

The Kite Runner, set in the politically unstable backdrop of Afghanistan, is a journey of redemption which makes us introspect ourselves and reevaluates the values of life. We have skewed perception towards Afghanistan as a torn, poverty-stricken and wounded country, owing to the stereotypical representation generated by popular media.   "If someone were to ask … Continue reading The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini: Review ★★★★