The week that was #MondayMusings

So,  did you see Padmaavat?  No?  Did you read the open letter written by Swara Bhaskar to the director?  No?  Do you watch news? No? That explains it.  The movie has been in the news since the shooting started,  piquing our interest and sustaining it for so many months.  That is rather unusual for any…

Interview with Author Radhika Swarup

Radhika Swarup is a full time writer and commentator on feminist and Indian issues. She lives in London, and her work has appeared in Indian broadsheets and British literary journals. Her debut novel Where the River Parts, which follows the lives of a couple caught up in the India-Pakistan Partition, was published in February 2016….

On the Run by Izai Amorim #BookReview

Author : Izai Amorim Release date : September, 2016 Version : Kindle Genre : Literary fiction, Humour Pages: 326 Source : Netgalley.com Have you ever had a nightmare where you are running for your life and there is a group of people,  who are chasing you?  And you don’t know why you are running and who is…

Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan

Author : Rajni Mala Khelawan Publisher : Second Story Press Release date : 2016 Version : Kindle Genre : Women’s Literary fiction Source : Netgalley.com It’s a fact that Indians are spread across the globe.   Thanks to the British who loved to send Indians to work as slaves across the various regions which they had annexed…

D is for Daily Soaps #AtoZChallenge

‘What’s the matter, Sameer?  You are looking a bit down,’ said Dia as she sat down beside him and took his hand,  drawing imaginary patterns on his wrist.  Sameer looked up forlornly and said, ‘It’s nothing.’ ‘Sameer, I can see something is bothering you.  Tell me,’ she persisted. ‘Its ok.  You watch the soap daily and…

Friend

Before the advent of Facebook and Whatsapp,  even before the Internet and Cable TV,  we have been best friends.  We did not have to declare it to the world.  We don’t declare it now, either.  But,  we know we are there for each other.  Always. Lets call here Alice.  (Not the ‘Who the F is…