Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I read most of my books in small nooks and corners of the city; the washroom,  public transport, the ledge by the window in my bedroom, in waiting queues. I recently took a two-day vacation to Saguna Baug, a quaint farm in Maharashtra, and picked up Little Women two days before my journey. As I […]

The Martian by Andy Weir

You’ve probably seen the critically acclaimed movie now (if you haven’t, I’d recommend it as much as the book), but even if you have, that’s still no reason for you to miss out on this utter pleasure. The Martian is interesting even if you know nothing about the storyline – Andy Weir initially wrote it […]

Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov has been on my to-read list forever. He’s one of those you like before reading, and my limited knowledge of the Foundation Saga weaved a sort of grand aura around him. So, when I picked up Fantastic Voyage, I expected a mind-blowing account of an adventure like no other. And I am simply glad […]

Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

“You are so much stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.” This is how the end of one of the most evocative poems of Clementine von Radics’ poetry collection, Mouthful of Forevers, begins. Advice to Teenage Girls with Wild Ambitions and Trembling Hearts is a feminist anthem for those addressed in the […]

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

book review of haroun and the sea of stories by salman rushdie

There are a few words that will always go together: India, 90’s kids, reading, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Matilda, Harry Potter, and Nancy Drew. These were great stories. Even today, I sometimes purchase a copy of a Secret Seven or a Famous Five just to glance once again into the unending stories of my childhood. […]