A round up of what I read in the first quarter of 2019
Stories of 12 extraordinary women who created history by staging a nude protest against exploitation by the state.
20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate Well-being by Ashraf Haggag is a book in the genre of self-help. The book is divided into 20 chapters with each chapter delineating one principle/guideline/rule for well-being. Being an avid reader of the self-help genre, I found that the content is quite similar to the content found in any other … Continue reading Book Review: 20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate Well-Being
Nomad and His Rhymes is a collection of 83 poems by Aashiesh Agarwaal touching upon the theme of love. It is divided into seven parts showing seven stages through which lovers pass. It is a very quick and light read. The poems are in the short form accompanied with illustrations. The themes are simple and … Continue reading Book Review: Nomad and His Rhymes
2018 has been going great in terms of reading. I have been reading diverse books in different formats. Whenever I get into a writing slump, there comes a book which is so moving that it makes me want to write about it. The book I will be talking ( writing) about today is Palestine by … Continue reading Book Talk: Palestine by Joe Sacco
Find the book on Goodreads here. My interest in Manto arose when I came across his essay, 'Why I write'. I am among those people who like to research the authors because it gives more character and context to their work. When I googled Manto, the algorithms threw a myriad of things in front of … Continue reading Short Stories by Manto: Reading for the Soul
Malhaar is a collection of poems by Ambica Uppal. The book is divided into six different sections with each section dealing with themes like letting go, loving yourself, depression etc. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration. The first thing that attracted me towards the book was the cover. Since I am a person who … Continue reading Book Review: Malhaar