Holding on to culture #FridayReflections

With news channels,  especially the Malayalam channels which are going overboard broadcasting the goings-on in the Sabarimala temple,  I am sad that people or rather one set of devotees are attacking another set of devotees.  The only difference being one set of devotee is female in the child bearing age group and the other set…

The Girl Child by De.B. Dubois #bookblitz

    The Girl Child by De. B. Dubois       Blurb Growing up as a strong-headed single child with a privileged upbringing in Calcutta, Devi has learned much from her surroundings. Her childhood memories are filled with mixed emotions – especially as she remains angry with her mother and the hypocrisy of women…

Gita : The Battle of the Worlds #BookReview

The holy book of Hindus,  the Bhagvad Gita,  or simply the Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit which is part of the Mahabharat.  It is written in the way of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna which is essentially a dialogue between God and Man.  Krishna asks Arjun to do the…

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr #BookReview

I had never read this author till I read the blurb in one of Penguin’s newsletters.  And the blurb pulled me right in.  I am grateful to Penguin who provided me a reader’s copy.   So, here is the blurb. Blurb I call her Bella because she is the dark side of me. Its’ Ella but…

Cover Reveal : Bombay Heights by Adite Banerjie

    Bombay Heights by Adite Banerjie Grab your copy from Amazon   Blurb   Small town girl Sanjana Kale wants a fresh start in Mumbai. A challenging job and some much needed distance from her ludicrously over-protective family could get her life under control. Forced to team up with video game designer Ashwin Deo,…

If we were having coffee… July 14, 2018

If we were having coffee,  I would tell you to come over to my new home.  We will enjoy a cuppa and catch up on some gossip.  That was my plan,  but this week has been too dramatic for me.  It did start off well.  It had been raining heavily since last week due to…