Book Review — Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire shows us the plight of a family embroiled in modern day politics and Islamophobia. Isma Pasha has been a second mother to her siblings after the demise of their parents. But her decision to move to America marks the beginning of the disintegration of their family. The twins, AneekaContinue reading “Book Review — Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie”

Book Review — Murder in a Minute by Shouvik Bhattacharya

The Aroras are an esteemed family in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. When the eldest daughter and head of the company, Esha Arora is found murdered in their house, the very foundation of trust in one another starts crumbling as many of them had an ax to grind with the deceased. Shouvik Bhattacharya’s debut novel,┬áMurder in aContinue reading “Book Review — Murder in a Minute by Shouvik Bhattacharya”

Book Review — How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

Summary –┬áLilly Singh’s How To Be A Bawse is as much an honest representation of the star as it is a well guided recipe to cure oneself of the blues. Her words of wisdom, courage and understanding fill us to the brim with the zeal needed to pick ourselves up and keep going. Split intoContinue reading “Book Review — How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh”

Islanded.

Waves upon waves. Rays upon rays. I lay there, A secluded island. Straining out of reach, And then springing back. Holding myself aloft, And then being slack. Thoughts gently lapping at me, The shores crept inward. Thoughts clouding over me, My heart stirred. Time blurred into one, Lost, as I was. In the distance, IContinue reading “Islanded.”

Mockery

They thrive on it. It feeds their worth. It riles them up. They bleed; no mirth. Shape, colour, Accent, birth. In matters of laughter There’s no dearth. Once, a joke, Thence, a poke. Amidst the folk, In shame, you soak. But shades emerge From a plain verge. So make your own, Slights that are thrown.Continue reading “Mockery”