My bulging TBR in 2019

Browsing through my Facebook posts, I read about someone who bought 10 books in a sale for under Rs. 500. I checked out the books. All classics. I must have this one. I immediately logged on to the sale website. Tried long forgotten user ids and passwords till a combination got me through. It was…

A Guest Post by Carthick, Unfairy Tales

All of us have grown up reading fairy tales and for those who were around in the 80s,  there used to be a one hour show called ‘Fairy Tale Theater’ which brought to life the stories.  And so,  I wanted to know how the author Carthick,  wrote these stories again with a different perspective. Thank…

Teaser Tuesday – 2nd Jan #TeaserTuesday

How do you select a quote from a book filled with quotable quotes and life lessons?  But then, it is no ordinary book.  It is one of the two Itihaasas that a Hindu has to be familiar with to understand life.  It is the ‘Ramayana – The Game of Life Series’.  I am currently reading…

Interview with Mr. Darcy #WTFOW #writebravely

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite comfort books.  It never fails to give me a good laugh. I like all the characters in the book.  My favourite is, of course, Mr.  Darcy.  It was my ardent desire to know what goes inside that arrogant head of his,  which led me to this interview….

Resources for Readers #WriteBravely #WTFOW

The digital age has exploded the resources available for a reader.  A decade or so ago,  we had limited choices.  We would know about books through word of mouth,  or the small limited columns in newspapers.  Piracy was rampant.  Choices were limited to paperbacks only.  The Internet has been a great leveler here.  And so…

Teaser Tuesday : 11-July

Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has been getting mixed reviews.  And there are some reviews where the author is blasted,  but doesn’t look like the reviewer has read the book.  With the plethora of reviews giving all the details of the plot, characters, editing, fiction, non-fiction, anger,  nothing much is left to imagination….