The poison of love

Blurb When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiselled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she is surprised by the intense desire that Madhav arouses in her. And before long, she forsakes her family, her prospective career,Continue reading “The poison of love”

Anxious people

Does it ever happen to you that, you feel low for days and then some small positive thing happen like someone compliments you or you get a sweet email or message from an old friend or even a gift and you feel like may be life isnt all that bad. The world somehow seems moreContinue reading “Anxious people”

Lihaaf by Ismat Chughtai

Before I comment on the story, it is important to know that this was written by a woman in pre-independence India 1942, by a woman. The controversy surrounding Lihaaf emerged due to the representation of unadulterated female desire, sexuality, and queerness.  Ismat Chughtai was an Indian Urdu novelist, short story writer, and filmmaker. Beginning in the 1930s,Continue reading “Lihaaf by Ismat Chughtai”

To be a cat by Matt Haig

Do you ever have that feeling of just wanting to escape from the current situations (especially as preteens and Teenagers, because that age is hard and there are way too many things to figure out) Just imagine yourself after one of those bad days that suck all the happiness out of you. You come backContinue reading “To be a cat by Matt Haig”

True Crime Books

So I’m a fan of true crime documentaries and shows like crime patrol, date line and BuzzFeed Unsolved (#teamboogara). Actually there is this thing about grotesque things,you can’t look away. But if you would like to know more about why you are obsessed with true crime I’ll plug a very informative blog post here https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/559256/why-we-love-true-crimeContinue reading “True Crime Books”

Lajja by Taslima Narsin

A nation with a national religion became a religious Nation and all from other religions became second class citizens. This book is one of my toughest read of this year, and to be honest I thought I might non finish it, let alone writing a review but here we are. I might have never readContinue reading “Lajja by Taslima Narsin”

The silent patient

This book was something I struggled to put down, being daughter of a psychologist studying medicine this whole theme spoke to me at many levels but I would rather not go in to the whole therapy part and stick to the literary part. The story revolves around Alicia Berenson, her life seemed perfect, a richContinue reading “The silent patient”

A room of one’s own

A room of one’s own I read this book slowly marking all the notes, quotes, books and authors that were mentioned and their ideas. This book remains a cornerstone of feminist literature because the things said in the book still hold as true in the current times if not more. Book summary A Room ofContinue reading “A room of one’s own”

How to read more & fast?

This post might not be for all my bookstagrammers here, but out of this world the question I get asked the most is ‘how do you read a 100 books a year with a somewhat of an active social life(not in 2020 tho) , work & family life OR “how did you finish that bookContinue reading “How to read more & fast?”

The colour purple

Alice Walker’s epistolary novel first published in 1982 went on to win the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Although I’m always abit cynical about award winning books but here when I started to read it you realise why this book has been so popular with many people. Celia who initially writes letters toContinue reading “The colour purple”

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