City of Girls

City of Girls, penned by Elizabeth Gilbert, is a wholly satisfying novel that encapsulates the stories of women who set themselves apart in society by way of exercising their individuality and ambition. When 19 year old Vivian Morris gets sent to New York City to live with her aunt, she is enveloped by the cultureContinue reading “City of Girls”

The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers

Tell me that a 400+ paged novel about politics, war and strategy will have me rooted to the spot for over 6 hours and I’d probably have laughed in your face. Well, I’d have done exactly that before having read The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers by Ram Sivasankaran. Set against the backdrop of theContinue reading “The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers”

Book Review — Land of the Living by Georgina Harding

Georgina Harding’s war narrative seeks to remind us of the debilitating nature of such crimes against humanity. By positing a husband-wife duo at the centre of her novel, Land of the Living, the author allows us a glimpse of how intricately the trauma following war permeates a relationship.¬† Charlie’s experiences in the Battle of KohimaContinue reading “Book Review — Land of the Living by Georgina Harding”

Book Review — Jasmine Days by Benyamin

Jasmine Days tells the story of Sameera as she gets accustomed to living in a Middle Eastern city with her father and relatives. This shift away from home and her new job as an RJ brings her closer to assimilating with people of different backgrounds. Her friendships take on new definition when the city getsContinue reading “Book Review — Jasmine Days by Benyamin”

Book Review — Small Acts of Freedom by Gurmehar Kaur

“I don’t fear this place that people go to and never come back. I fear this place where people have to survive each and every day on memories of two and half years, holding on to them for the rest of their lives, however long they live.” Small Acts of Freedom¬†is a testament to theContinue reading “Book Review — Small Acts of Freedom by Gurmehar Kaur”