Getting Lit @ Under 25’s Bangalore Lit Fest 2016

The Under 25 Club is a venture that aims to showcase the talent and zeal of the youth, by giving them a platform to be recognized for what they do best. They are a team of enthusiasts trying to make a difference by spreading the word of the youth. So when word got out ofContinue reading “Getting Lit @ Under 25’s Bangalore Lit Fest 2016”

Book Review — Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You by Devdutt Pattanaik

“In the Veda there is a line ‘vikruti evam prakruti’ which can be translated as ‘all things queer are also part of nature’.” – Devdutt Pattanaik. In Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You, Devdutt Pattanaik brings to the forefront those tales from Indian mythology that point out our previously comfortable stance towards Queerness.Continue reading “Book Review — Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You by Devdutt Pattanaik”

Book Review — Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey reflects a time during which one’s place in society was affixed by power and wealth. Into such a society descends our protagonist, Catherine Morland, whose love for literature takes greater priority than most other occupation. Needless to say, Catherine’s hunger for thrill and adventure thrust her into experiences that no ordinary day inContinue reading “Book Review — Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen”

Book Review — The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas had always been content with the rigid nature of his community. A community that was devoid of color, choices and history thrived through their meticulous efforts to keep everyone in line. There was no love, no wrongs; rather everyone lived in utmost peace not knowing the thrills of uncertainty. Ritualistic practices naturalized in everyContinue reading “Book Review — The Giver by Lois Lowry”

Book Review — Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the most popular Gothic classics, Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde sets the mark for numerous psychological and literary studies. It is the story of a certain Mr. Hyde, cold and villainous who surfaces as a relative of the kind Dr. Jekyll, scientist extraordinaire. ¬†When two old friends of Dr. Jekyll’s – Mr. UttersonContinue reading “Book Review — Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson”