by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

What can I say that is not already said about fairy tales. We all have grown up with them. Their tellings and retellings have been etched in our minds. My latest new obsession with fairy tales has taken me back to the good old days of fairy tales. As I visit the land once again I hereby bring the refreshed memories of Cinderella. I read an edition available on Amazon. This is a beautiful book... continue reading→

Sputnik Sweetheart

by Haruki Murakami

Written by Haruki Murakami & originally published in Japanese in 1999 and translated by Philip Gabriel in 2001, Sputnik Sweetheart is my first tryst with this legendary writer who is famous for this unique writing style mostly under the magical realism category. I do not think it would be fair to call this a review, when we talk about author’s of such repute because the moment a word like that comes into picture I make... continue reading→

India celebrates 70 years of Independence…

We have freed ourselves from the shackles of the British Raj 70 years ago, and since then India has grown exponentially and will continue to do so for many years to come. With it’s shares of ups and downs, with it’s shares of success and failure , our beautiful mother land will always remain our most prized possession. Here are 15 quotes reminding us about the significance of freedom, equality and liberation from the most... continue reading→

The Universe Of Us

by Lang Leav

My first ever Lang Leav book was a present to me. After a little procrastination I read it. And thus began my love for poetry. I do not call myself a poetry geek. But what I am, is a lover of beautiful words that seem like they are everything you will ever need to hear. It is this love that keeps bringing me back to Lang Leav. The new book by Lang Leav is all... continue reading→

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about the plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.’ The book is an adaptation of a TED talk given by the author some... continue reading→

Celebrating the spirit of friendship with 12 quotes

There is something very sacred about the bond of friendship. Friends are said to be the family that we choose. During the course of our lives we make some friends and we lose some. But here is a day to remind us of what our friends mean us. As we are reminded of the spirit of friendship this weekend here is what literature has to say about friendship. Happy friendship’s day!! 🎉🎈💕💖 PC: ThroughMyScope continue reading→