Chronicle of a Death Foretold

by Gabriel García Márquez

After I read Murakami for the first time last year, I gained a renewed interest in magical realism. The hint of magic, the strong emphasis on an unseen power and more such ideas had me enthralled. I went on to hoard some more books by Murakami, and I also went on to buy some books by Gabriel García as he is considered a master in this genre. After much contemplation, I picked up Chronicle of... continue reading→


Finding Juliet

by Toffee

‘Finding Juliet’, as the name suggests is a book about a boy constantly in search for ‘the one’. It makes a good book for when you are bogged down with all the heavy books and want to delve into something light. After a heavy overdose of history, the one felt like a decent pick. It may not be the best of books but it did its job well, gave a good break. Cover page Srishti... continue reading→

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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→