Book Review: The Anatomy Of Choice

Inconnu, Deracinate, Seelenverwandte, Werifesteria ... Beautiful, unusual words - isn't it? In Harshali Singh's The Anatomy of Choice was the first time I encountered these words. And no, they are not passively referenced in paragraphs to amp-up the writing. Rather, they are used to summarize each chapter concisely in one word - a subtle prelude … Continue reading Book Review: The Anatomy Of Choice

About my bookshelf ’18

Summing up my favorite reads looked like a good way to end the year. So here are ten books which I enjoyed reading in 2018. Do let me know if any of them feature in your list too?! Indian Authors Elixir  Sinjini Sengupta  Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. If … Continue reading About my bookshelf ’18

How to make the perfect Dhokla

I wonder what is the cooking equivalent of the phrase 'Two Left Feet'. I assume it is 'Two Left Palms', but I refuse to disrespect myself with a name that may not be in existence yet. So I give myself the benefit of doubt. I lack the ability to cook well. Possibly the best outcome … Continue reading How to make the perfect Dhokla

An ode to the sparrow

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing." And it took another poet to make me realize what John Keats actually meant. Of everything I have … Continue reading An ode to the sparrow

What do I say ? (or) The vicious circle of mansplaining Part 1

When I first heard about Female Suffrage, I thought it was a reference to the suffering of a woman. Well no, actually female Suffrage was a successful movement that resulted in women having a right to vote. This means, a woman has a right to an opinion on how the nation is being governed and … Continue reading What do I say ? (or) The vicious circle of mansplaining Part 1