I didn’t know much about Kamala Das when I started reading this book. I don’t remember how it ended up on my list. I might have read a poem of hers somewhere. I decided not to look her up until after I’m done reading the book. I wanted to form an unbiased opinion of her … Continue reading A Childhood in Malabar by Kamala Das – Book Review
We are almost three months into 2016. Perfect chance to say the cliched, yet true "Time just flies!". I began 2016 with a bunch of resolutions: more reading and more writing. Of course, these resolutions remain constant in my list year after year. This time, however, I set more definite goals. I resolved to write one post … Continue reading Post 22 – Books read so far
Yesterday I completed the first book towards my 2016 challenge of reading 15 books: The Sceptical Patriot. This has been written by Sidin Vadukut about who (or is it whom? ) you can read here. He has previous works include the Dork trilogy. If you follow him on twitter or if you read his blog, you know that … Continue reading Day 4 – The Skeptical Patriot
You know how you feel after you have read an incredibly chilling story or watched a movie that made you think. Made you think a lot. For a long time after that, you spend the hours in quiet contemplation, thinking, analyzing, re-watching and rereading. You think of the why and the how and the what. … Continue reading After The Hours
I love notebooks. I love paper. Yes, I know in this age and time we must be working towards saving the environment and saving trees. Believe me, I care. But paper! For almost a year I tried my best to use the apps on my smartphone for my to-do lists and various other home and … Continue reading Paper mate
These days I write freely in my journal. Pages and pages of handwritten notes. Thoughts, feelings, black ink fill my notebook. The notebook lies obscure amidst my all my other books showing no signs of holding so many thoughts. An ordinary notebook and one wouldn't give it a second glance. Yet for me, it is … Continue reading Writer’s block
I have decided to try my best and complete the IMDB top 250 movies list. Watching every one of them may not be possible since some are not the movies I will watch. But I want to make an attempt and I will keep updating my other blog - http://chickentikkalove.tumblr.com/- with the movies I complete. I … Continue reading Movies and Books
I was six I needed a bedtime story every day. Stories of crows and sparrows Kings and queens Dynasties Right and wrong. I went to sleep My imagination running wild Dreaming of another world Another kingdom With wonder in my eyes. Will you read me a story tonight?
Tomorrow it starts Another phase A different journey Where time falls short And candles burn Endlessly. Tomorrow it ends This phase of wandering free Without routine or plans. Today I must prepare For this transition.
Speech was only a bag of tricks that fooled you into believing that you could see through the eyes of another being. - The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a chest, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered? - The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
Just yesterday, I was looking through the 'bestsellers' and 'New arrivals' shelves at Reliance Timeout. I came across three books that interested me. One was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read the blurb and I wanted to get started on it immediately. But I already have a long list of books at home that … Continue reading On Books I want to read
I got a new notebook and for a long time I contemplated as to what I will use it for. I have a blog to write my poems in and I don’t plan on having a journal. So what shall I use the book for? I spent hours and I gave up. I decided that … Continue reading Stationery Love
I love stationery. I got myself a notebook today. And a pen. But I want some more. Pens - Black, red, green. I want to spend more time in a bookstore. Take in the smell of fresh new books. Gaze at shelves stocked with stationery. Drool and sigh. I shall go there again tomorrow. Today … Continue reading Book love.
New books have been borrowed. And bought. I have read a little bit from three different books. 1. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi The Shiva Trilogy has gained Amish a lot of fans and readers. I read the first book (The Immortals of Meluha) in record speed. Then I never found/made the … Continue reading On books I am reading