Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay: Book Review ★★★★

Belonging to the clan of Gadoliya Lohars, Bhaunri is courageous, speaks her mind, and never succumbed to fear or intimidation. She has been married to a young Lohar, Bheema long before she knew the meaning of it. Mesmerised by Bheema, she arrives at her in-laws and decides to win his heart no matter what it … Continue reading Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay: Book Review ★★★★

Girl in White Cotton by Avni Doshi : Book Review ★★.5

It is time for reviewing one of the most difficult books of the year. Girl in White Cotton is a hard-hitting, unsettling, and uncontrollably awkward book. Difficult because Avni Doshi takes upon a mother-daughter relationship that is considered one of the purest forms of humane bond and rips it open for readers in the most … Continue reading Girl in White Cotton by Avni Doshi : Book 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

Review: Erotic Stories For Punjabi Windows by Balli Kaur Jaswal ★★★★

How often a feminist text is fun to read? For many this book might not qualify as a feminist read but trust me, I have my own reasons. I have read several books on female emancipation but Erotic Stories by Punjabi Widows is one of the rare books that I have enjoyed reading. Having read … Continue reading Review: Erotic Stories For Punjabi Windows by Balli Kaur Jaswal ★★★★

The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

Cats & Japanese literature. A treat to all the feline lovers.  Imagine you went into a grocery store and brought home a packet of a new flavour of instant noodles not like your usual taste. You decide to cook them one particular morning. From the look of it seems like a usual dish, but the … Continue reading The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

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

Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

Ira Kamat is a level-headed, ambitious, career-oriented civic beat reporter. She thrives to do her job earnestly and uncovers the corrupt instances of the municipal corporation in Mumbai. Kartik is a man of few words and stuck at a dead-end job. They were childhood friends living in Matunga, Mumbai but separated in pursuit of their … Continue reading Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review

Holocaust is a sensitive subject. It takes courage to pen down and even read such stories. Brutality beyond imagination. I have read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in high school and even today I can't get myself to read it again.  I'm sure there are many more books written on the … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review