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

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 ★★★★

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 ★★★

Wheels of Wish | An amalgamation of mystery and mythology

Title: Wheels of Wish Author: Bhibhu Datta Rout Genre: Mystery Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ A combination of variegated knowledge systems including history, biology and mythological, 'Wheels of Wishes" turns out to be one of the most enriching and engaging reads. The novel focus on three parallel stories following three separate timelines. While Shashank Chaudhary is charged … Continue reading Wheels of Wish | An amalgamation of mystery and mythology

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee

Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ One of the towering female writers of India, Divakaruni's texts have always proved their merit in determining the ultimate question of female emancipation from the regulating forces of patriarchy by providing a narrative space for the feminist voices to flourish. This book is a collection of eleven short stories where the female … Continue reading Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee

Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag

Title: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag Author: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag is one of the rare bold texts written by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain which experiments with the existing and prevalent gender binary in our society. Hossain was a Bengali writer, social activist, educationist and advocate of female rights. Each year, … Continue reading Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag