Two

by Gulzar

This arrogant, conceited history strides ahead with her head in the clouds and never looks down. She does not realise how she crushes millions of people beneath her feet. The common people. She doesn’t understand that one may cut a mountain in two, but people? It’s a hard task, Bhai, to cut one people into two. They bleed. It was during my book shopping trip with Pooja at Kitab Khaana that I finally picked up... continue reading→

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The BFG

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

I seem to be on a roll! After Matilda I immediately picked up The BFG. I do not think I can ever get over Roald Dahl! The BFG is very different from Matilda but similar. It is again a story of a little girl who is the main protagonist. But here in this book we get to meet many other people such as several bone crunching, flesh eating, scary giants, one really friendly giant and... continue reading→

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Uglies

by Scot Westerfeld

It has been some crazy couple of weeks at work. So much so that I have been craving a break from monotony. Uglies was just that for me. I was looking for an easy read which I did not really need to put efforts to comprehend. Uglies has just the right amount of dystopia and drama that you need to get your focus off work. Follow Cover page The cover page works but it is... continue reading→

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Footprints on Zero Line

by Gulzar

Partition was a rare occurrence where the humanity failed collectively. It still does when there are wars going on to fill a certain pockets and where kids are swept off to the shore because they are not given a safe shelter. We learn about such occurrences every single day and it makes you feel completely helpless. In this book, Gulzar Sahab has tried to revisit his place of birth in Pakistan and touch the Dhaiyya.... continue reading→

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Continuing on the Road Not Taken

At Meraki Post, while we pride on original, honest content, we give equal importance to its presentation as well. A few weeks ago, we received a few kind compliments for the design of our site, along with some suggestions. We were touched by the support. We have spent significant time with the design; when the community recognises the effort, it makes our day. In our post, Taking the Road Not Taken, we spoke about a... continue reading→

The Goat Thief

by Perumal Murugan, translated from Tamil by N. Kalyan Raman

Short stories have always been one of my most favoured genre. What a novel does in 15 pages a short story does in 2. And, Perumal Murugan has a skill that surpasses all records. The Goat Thief was on my radar since quite some time but when I am finally done with it I want more! I love it how Murugan describes the art of writing- Whenever I think of writing a short story, I... continue reading→

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