The Princess of a Whorehouse: The Story of a Swamp Lotus

by Mayank Sharma

‘The princess of a whore house’ title itself says a lot about the book. This book is about a girl from the whore house. She has seen the worst of the life and is determined to make the best of it even in the most unfavorable situations. Or at least this is how it seemed from the blurb. Unfortunately, the book is not what it looks like from the blurb. It is quite different and... continue reading→

The Princess of a Whorehouse: The Story of a Swamp Lotus by Mayank Sharma

Movie Adaptation: Room (2015)

It was during the times of oscar when I heard about the book. Inspired by true events it was bone chilling to even think that a crime like this could take place somewhere in the world. Woman being kept captive and birthing child in just a room. After a lot of delay I finally purchased a kindle copy of the book. The Book A child of five is the narrator in the book. He is... continue reading→

Human Acts

by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith

Han Kang stirred the literature world last year with her book ‘Vegetarian’ which went on to win the Booker prize for fiction. Deborah Smith had translated the book from Korean. While the book is still one of the most sold books, Deborah Smith has gone ahead to translate another book by the same author. ‘Human Acts’, this time, brings to us the reeking stench of civil war between its pages. Someone has said: the country... continue reading→

Strung with love

Nothing screams love as poetry does. Writing poems expressing love in all its forms is the most human thing to do. From poems that talk about the sensuous high love gives you , to the heart ripping agony that heartache brings – Poetry is almost a synonym of love. I for one absolutely love poetry , as it is the finest way to channel emotions. One can truly pour out their heart in these lines... continue reading→


The Curse of Mohenjodaro

by Maha Khan Phillips

‘There is no God,’ he told his shocked family. ‘There is no Allah, no Shiva, no Buddha. There are only humans. Humans and more evolved humans. Those of us who are evolved.. Well, we have all the power.’ Often he made little sense. And so did the book. There was a constant struggle throughout the story. Historical fiction, thriller and some science fiction, the book intended to be a good mixture of everything but failed... continue reading→

January book buying

With the new year come aspirations to hoard more books, but I have made a conscious decision to reduce buying books I don’t really want. Hence, I have decided to stick to my list of books and try to buy only those (even as I am writing this, all I can think of is about the titles that I’ve never heard but will be on my shelves soon, from my visit to the bookstore!) But... continue reading→