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→

cover: The Goat Thief

Matilda

by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

I still remember the time when I had just finished reading Fantastic Mr. Fox and went on a Roald Dahl purchasing spree. I bought three more books on my kindle the very same day! But somehow I seemed to have forgotten about my purchases and went on with my life. I recently discovered that I had a copy of Matilda which I wanted to read before I watched the movie. Matilda is a character that... continue reading→

cover: Matilda

Padmavat

by Purushottam Agrawal, illustrated by Devdutt Patnaik

After reading expansively on Padmavat and it’s different versions I had decided to finally get over the saga and move on. Different Padmavats that I had been reading were nothing close to the epic poem that Malik Muhammad Jayasi has written in the sixteenth century. I was really excited to have received this version by Purushottam Agrawal that talks about Jayasi’s version of the story. This book is beautifully illustrated by Devdutt Patnaik whom I... continue reading→

cover: Padmavat

Twilight Falls on Liberalism

by Rudrangshu Mukherjee

‘The book grows out of a particular contemporary conjuncture which is not just Indian but perhaps global. It is not merely political but ideological.’ We all use ‘liberalism’ in our speech quite liberally while we talk about politics these days. And it is not just in India but globally. We all seem to take the word for granted. We tend to forget that it is not a mere political ideology but it is deeply set... continue reading→

cover: Twilight Falls on Liberalism

Peach

by Emma Glass

I found Peach while I was randomly checking out new releases in my favourite book shop in town. My eyes fell on the cover and the author had my attention from the very first sentence. ‘Thick stick sticky sticking wet ragged wool winding round the wounds, stitching the sliced skin together as I walk, scraping my mittened hand against the wall.’ I read sentences after sentences till I finished the first page and decided I... continue reading→

cover: Peach