Made in Heaven for the People on Earth

DISCLAIMER- No spoilers alert. If you’ve watched Gully Boy (2019 Bollywood movie), you can pretty much vouch for Zoya Akhtar’s and Reema Kagti’s writing, and Akhtar’s direction capabilities, just like I do. So, not so surprisingly, in recent times, I was eager to look at at any project that had names- Zoya and Reema- associated…

Rohinton Mistry – A Balanced one

“Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.” – Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance) Some novels are long, too long for their content, too much of the story revolves around what doesn’t matter to anybody or anything in the story, but “A Fine Balance“, of 600 plus pages by Rohinton Mistry, is one…

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem!

“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,…

Murakami abandoned me on the Shore

“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…

“Freedom at Midnight” at what cost?

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…

Anna Karenina- Really a heroine?

“‘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…

Talking about how to follow the UNFOLLOW!

“Seeking perfection is probably the best way to feel bad about yourself.” One of the best advices I learnt from the book. From now on, it’s not going to be the perfection I’ll strive for, but rather the best I can possibly do will be the motive. There exist some books that might not be…

Review Time of 3 Brilliant Works!

So, here is to the brilliancy that I enjoyed and lived with during past few days. Unaccustomed Earth (starting with my favorite of three) Wasn’t it terrible that after all the work one put into finding a person to spend one’s life with, after making a family with that person, even in spite of missing that…