The Bastard of Istanbul

‘Why does the world hate women?’ was the first question I asked myself after I finished this book. The book is filled with umpteen women characters, each one living complex labyrinthine lives than the previous. I picked this novel because I became a fan of Elif Shafak after The Forty Rules of love. Although, I have to admit … More The Bastard of Istanbul

What If I Tell You There Are No True Synonyms

O me! You juggler! You canker-blossom! You thief of love! What, have you come by night And stol’n my love’s heart from him? This eloquent flowery barb is a result of Lysander’s betrayal to her beloved Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When Hermia discovers about Lysander’s new love interest Helena, she fires these curses … More What If I Tell You There Are No True Synonyms

Hogwarts & Harry- My Inseparable companions

As a person who lives to read another book from the magical world of Harry potter, the ‘special rehearsal edition script’ (at first) was a disappointment. To read your favorite characters in a script FORMAT? That was ruthless and ‘discombobulating’.  But then, I heard Dumbledore in my head and he said “there is never a perfect … More Hogwarts & Harry- My Inseparable companions

How Shantaram turned out to be a metaphor to life!

Narcissist. Dragging. Tedious. These were a few ‘good’ words which described Shantaram on google. Ofcourse there were those who loved the book. A yin for every yang. So, this book was a gift from my best friend and I am talking about the year 2011. Since then I have traveled with this book, though I never … More How Shantaram turned out to be a metaphor to life!