Ghachar Ghochar

by Vivek Shanbhag, translated by Srinath Perur

It is quite natural for joint families to pretend to love what is thrust upon them. It is not only natural it is inevitable. This can be seen as one of their strengths. Ghachar Ghochar is a story of one such joint family. The threads of the family are intertwined to form an ugly unbearable mess but they stick together to uphold the sanctity of joint families. Each of them, during the process, losing individual... continue reading→

November Haul

I’m sure most of you reading this can relate to the feeling of not having enough books to read which keep you company every other day, having become a vital part of your being and to go through a phase of the hoarder syndrome every now and then (guilty pleasures I say!) The month of November has been that way for me off lately. Finally got my hands on some interesting reads, some of which... continue reading→

Nov Haul

Room

by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is considered to be amongst the most influential women authors. Her book, Room, inspired the movie by the same name which went on to win Oscar. The book which is inspired by the real-life cases of kidnapping and captivation; stands out in the book shelf. Especially since the narrator is a five-year-old who believes this is his world. Cover page I own a kindle copy of the book which is a shot from... continue reading→

The one about November birthdays…

Here we are again, with a list of few writers who inspire us with their work, and who are born in November! Albert Camus Born on 7 November 1913, he was a French philosopher, author, and journalist based in France. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He has written books like The Myth of Sisyphus, The Stranger, The Plague etc which are a revolutionary contribution to the literary world.... continue reading→

My Father is a Hero

by Nishant Kaushik

Vaibhav was nothing out of ordinary. In fact, if you pass him by, at a not so busy road, you may not even notice him. His ordinary face complimented his bogged down personality. But he is the hero of his own life. This is a simple heart touching story everyone must read. Cover page I was watching the book wandering amongst the bloggers but I did not intend to pick it up, just for its... continue reading→

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

I had no plans of reading this book anytime this year. Even the release of the movie did not have me reaching for the book. But when a dear book buddy announced a read-along, I jumped right into it!! Here is my experience of reading this psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins, and a short movie review of the same that released this year. Cover I got my copy before the movie was... continue reading→