“None of the men in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry really meant to be taken literally in threatening to ‘drive the Jews into the sea’. But they failed to remember that their foes had just seen six million of their kind driven into Hitler’s oven.” – (O Jerusalem!) Some countries fight for their freedom while some,… Read More If I forget thee, O Jerusalem!
I turned 5 yesterday. Instead of blowing candles, I blew dust off of my 2-year-old sister. She didn’t get hurt but got scared and started crying. I calmed her down, I shushed her, I caressed her back, her hairs, but all went in vain. She cried and cried and cried for hours. Pain of a… Read More Will there be a Six?
They thought they knew me, I, too, thought they knew me, Until the day when it came down to grant me a wish, A wish to fly, dive into the bottom of the sky. They are not bad, I ain’t a bad one either, Yet we are stuck here where I am crawling and they… Read More Let me Mourn and Seethe
“As long as there’s such a thing as time, everybody’s damaged in the end, changed into something else. It always happens, sooner or later.” – Murakami (Kafka on the Shore) When you are set to read the work of a new (new for you) author, someone whose work is appreciated and known for its uniqueness… Read More Murakami abandoned me on the Shore
I was a special kid, I always believed. Even Ms. Braganza used to say- you’re my special child- often. But today, the way I see it, I don’t know if I really am special or special was just a euphemism. After I started becoming a part of social gatherings- by which I mean school- I… Read More An Abandoned Special Kid
Be aware of your own history, before you indulge yourself into others’. What inspired me to pick up “Freedom at Midnight” is, at the first place, the credibility of the authors that I wouldn’t be fooled around with anything on the name of history; and secondly, of course, my craving to know what made my… Read More “Freedom at Midnight” at what cost?
Out of thousands of days that you live, some days are special, days that are unforgettable, days that are cherished forever. When I woke up that day, I knew how different it was going to be. After all, it was our anniversary. And, like always, I and Jackson had our plans. Sunrays sneaked in through… Read More Immortal Love
It’s been a while now since I mandated myself to write a review for my every single read; be it a classic or contemporary, be it a piece I liked or the one I didn’t, I make sure to pen my experience down (on Goodreads) for, if not anybody else’s, my sake to the least.… Read More Wrongs while reviewing a literary piece
Don’t rely on a year to bring the change, It was never a magical year but a magical you. Don’t rely on the first day of the first month of yet again another year to alter the routine, It was never a fairylike day but a fairylike determination. Don’t rely on an astrologer’s verdict of… Read More With 2018 at its brink
“‘Love,’ she slowly repeated to herself, and suddenly while releasing the lace, she added aloud: ‘The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand’…” – (Anna Karenina) The stark quality of a classic is that you are fated to love it; you might find… Read More Anna Karenina- Really a heroine?