Gerald’s Game

on Netflix

I was damn excited for this! Really excited! The trailer had me. And that’s when I decided to read the book before the movie came out. That’s how I practice it. Or at least try to. It was my first ever fiction by Stephen King. I had read a book ‘On Writing’ in which he gives some tips on writing (of course!). He has some particular dos and don’ts. That makes you want to pick... continue reading→

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Blowfish

by Siddharth Tripathi

I have read a string of books based on contemporary India. Enough to make me stay away from them for a while, actually. However, I decided to request this book for review, first off, because it is from Bloomsbury. I have come around to trust their publication. Secondly, the first book by the author has received some good response from the reviewers I trust blindly. So, here I am, happy and content. This particular one... continue reading→

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Poetic Musing

I still remember the time when I read this poem called “The Queen’s Rival” in school. I don’t remember a lot of other poems as starkly as I remember this. It is probably this poem, this strange poem by Sarojini Naidu that had me tumbling into this beautiful genre. “QUEEN GULNAAR sat on her ivory bed, Around her countless treasures were spread; Her chamber walls were richly inlaid With agate, porphory, onyx and jade; The... continue reading→

Mason’s Missing

by Teresa Burrell

I like mystery. From my Champak-and-Tinkle-reading days to trying to steal books from our clubhouse library (because they wouldn’t issue books to kids), I’ve dug mystery a lot. When I received the gift coupon for the book for review, I was sure I’d read it myself and not give it to anyone in the crew. Cover page I wish I didn’t have to start here. Incomplete. Unprofessional. Disappointing. The cover shows a blanket of snow,... continue reading→

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Reign

on Amazon Prime

I seem to be in a frenzy of watching historical drama. Hopping from one series to another I stumbled upon reign. I picked up right after finishing Tudors. Reign is primarily about Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary was crowned the Queen of Scots at the age of six after which she was in the care of ‘Catherine de Medici’. She was later promised to French prince Francis II. The series begins with Mary retuning from the... continue reading→

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Victoria and Abdul

by Shrabani Basu

Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain. Some would say she was dictatorial, some call her stupid and emotional and some, simply insane. However, what she was, was a lonely old woman who found solace in the company of few. Victoria and her Indian servant were inseparable until everything ended and the Edwardian era began. Abdul came Home richer than ever but Victoria’s absence took a toll on him... continue reading→

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