When it rains.. #WordsMatter

When it rains, I feel the weather gets romantic. I know it is a cliche, but I love the feeling of anticipation, new beginnings that rain brings. Many of our hindi movies have a romance blooming in the rains and Yash Chopra movies are masters at it. Think the ‘Pyar kar liya toh kya’ song…

You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas #YouBeneathYourSkin

Today it is my great pleasure to reveal the cover for Damyanti Biswas‘s debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin to be published this September by Simon & Schuster, India.  I have been a virtual friend of Damyanti since atleast half a decade and I love reading her stories.  I am inspired by her dedication…

A Promised Land by Khadija Mastur #BookReview

I have been hearing a lot about the writing on Khadija Mastur for her book ‘The Women’s Courtyard’ in which she has written about the Partition when our country broke into two. So, when I got a chance to read A Promised Land, I started off with high expectations and thankfully they were justified. Its…

Outside my Window #WordsMatter

As I pour steaming tea into two cups, I realize I have been on my feet for over an hour and its not yet 7 am. I hand over the cup to the husband and hasten to sit down. 7 am is clearly the busiest time of my day. My younger son leaves for school,…

The Clockmaker by Paromita Goswami #BookReview

I have read Paromita’s books Shamsuddin’s Grave and Grow Up Messy and loved them both. I started reading The Clockmaker with high expectations. And they were definitely met. What I love about Paromita’s writing is the details. She is not only able to give the details of a scene physically but also the emotional turmoils…

A million stars #WoWe

‘I want to see a million stars Zayed,’ Ruhi said.  Zayed smiled knowing what she meant.  It took him back to his remote village at the edge of the backwaters which got a road and electricity about two decades ago.  He was twelve when electricity had finally arrived.  Before that, the kerosene-lamps were the only…