The ecosystem of a conflict/war is very intriguing. It takes us far and wide in spectrum of human capabilities. The world is now coming to terms with the fact that there are no binaries in a war. There is no black and white, rather the world is perpetually suspended in the abyss of grey. I… Continue reading For Two Thousand Year by Mihail Sebastian
Today, the Indian society and the political climate are particularly tense. It is constantly churning between the rhetoric of hate, separation, and progress and inclusion. The news is disheartening to watch or read. With major elections around the corner, new laws being considered and passed, states changing polices and governments over night, the public is… Continue reading Why India must read it’s contemporary authors
To read a book from each country of the world, that's been the dream for years now. The more I think about it, the more I want to start off on this crazy adventure. Why do I want to do this? Let me tell you. Reading has been the most powerful tool through which I… Continue reading Books Sans Borders
You are looking at a photo on your phone. A photo of you and your friends at a party. Its a candid happy picture, you decide to upload it on Facebook. Your aunt, who has come up behind you exclaims "My God, so much of your leg is seen in that picture! Don't put it… Continue reading When I Hit You – Meena Kandasamy
In a room full of readers, if you ask them how they cultivated their reading habit, 6 of 10 stories will include an ode to the public/school library in their locality. I've always loved those stories, be it Matilda devouring The Great Expectations by Dickens when she was four years old, or Neil Gaiman spending… Continue reading The missing library
Romantic novels, chick flicks, emotional, drama, cute, pink, emotional- words often associated with women's literature. When women started writing, they were expected to write only one form of literature- novels. And those novels were set aside, treated with doubt and dismissal before they were embraced by the masses. Yet a man would not be caught… Continue reading Women and Literature
I've been wondering what my first post should be about, something that combines my keen interest in history, conflict studies, poetry and photography. And last night I was looking at my bookshelf and it struck me, Aanchal Malhotra's book! This book has made a very deep impact on me and its a combination of everything… Continue reading Remnants of a Separation
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