Book Talk: The Mothers of Manipur

Stories of 12 extraordinary women who created history by staging a nude protest against exploitation by the state.

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Book Review: 20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate Well-Being

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

Book Review: Nomad and His Rhymes

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

Short Stories by Manto: Reading for the Soul

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

Book Review: Malhaar

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