An Ode to the Old Year


Just another wake-up call

Midway into December, I get a call from an unknown no. that flashes Scotland. Who do I know in  ‘Half the world away and at least twenty degrees colder Scotland?’ The only person that comes to my mind is Mukesh. I have never met Mukesh. Atleast not the way ‘met’ is understood traditionally.  I met Mukesh through my blog. These were the beginning days of the blog. He would always drop an encouraging comment or two. And soon he became a regular 🙂 I discovered that he and his wife Suparna were serial entrepreneurs. Not only were they always bubbling with new ideas they also walked the extra mile and put them into action.

On the other hand, I am at my moodiest in my writing. I never respond well to topics and themes and deadlines. I can not be summoned to write. My words creep upon me when they…

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The Lowland – A book review



Needless to say, i completely adore Jhumpa Lahiri’s work. I love her style of writing and her characterization. An advantage of having an enterprising husband and a promise to review her latest book – The Lowland, landed me with a free copy of her just released book. It was an engrossing journey and what follows is my take on The Lowland.

Similar to her previous work, Lahiri’s story starts from the shores of Kolkata, India and travels to the United States. But the backdrop of the story is set in the 60’s and 70’s, highlighting the Naxalite Movement.

The story is about two brothers, Subhash and Udayan, their similarities, differences and the bond between them. It traces the journey from their shared childhood to adulthood. The different paths forged by them later in their lives, the path, which entwines at some point and then forms a new dimension in the…

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Shoma vs. Roma


Anchor: Shoma
Books featured:

Title: Alice in Deadland
Author: Mainak Dhar
Publisher: Duckbill
Genre: Fiction / YA Fiction
Price: Rs. 199
Pages: 244

Title: The Wordkeepers
Author: Jash Sen
Publisher: Duckbill
Genre: Fiction / YA Fiction
Price: Rs. 225
Pages: 262

Title: The Stupendous Timetelling: Superdog
Author: Himanjali Sankar
Publisher: Duckbill
Genre: Fiction / Young Readers
Price: Rs. 199
Pages: 144

Title: Moin and the Monster
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Publisher: Duckbill
Genre: Fiction / Young Readers
Price: Rs. 160
Pages: 116

Title: Silk Fish Opium
Author: Jaina Sanga
Publisher: Tranquebar (Westland)
Genre: Fiction / Thriller
Price: Rs. 295
Pages: 336

Title: My Life, My Rules
Author: Sonia Golani
Publisher: Westland
Genre: Non-fiction / Inspiration
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 240

Title: Cold Feet
Author: Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Fiction / Love
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 248

Title: Yours Sarcastically
Author: Sandeep Das
Publisher: Leadstart
Genre: Fiction / Humorous
Price: Rs. 145
Pages: 236

Title: Arjuna
Author: Anuja Chandramouli
Publisher: Platinum Press
Genre: Non-fiction / Mythological
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 364

Title: Road Humps and Sidewalks
Author: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala
Publisher: Leadstart
Genre: Fiction / Thriller / Law
Price: Rs. 125
Pages: 178



Time stood still 4 years ago when i became a mommy! A mother is born when her baby is born so goes an oft quoted saying and this is hundred percent correct. It was a double bonanza  as God gifted me with not one but two little beautiful girls.

This wasn’t my first thought when i cradled my girls for the first time. I was petrified with a capital P, i looked at their small pink faces, pointy hair and crinkled skin and i was mortified. How on earth am i supposed to take care of these two fragile beings? So helpless, so weak. All they had, was me to depend on, for life to happen to them. That was a very very powerful thought and for the first time the reckless me started taking a back seat. However me being me cannot altogether change myself in a day, so…

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