The year was 2017 and I was trying to attend many social events to try and cope with multiple issues in life. In one such event, in a hep cafe … Continue reading Bad Feminist – Allegiance
A lot can be conveyed through silence. Radio silence. Some books and movies can stay on for a long time inside of us. They just linger, slowly gnawing us and … Continue reading A story set in canvas
Is love a feeling, emotion or a person? Is it having someone to fall back on? Or is it that special someone, who would occupy a tiny box in the … Continue reading Modern Love and its remnants
Suddenly, one fine evening, I realised how far I had drifted apart from my family. I had missed a couple of festivals the previous year and had instructed my office … Continue reading When does it change?
So, I am a part of a readers group on Facebook. We exchanged our lists of favorite five books that we had read in 2017. Do take a look at this amazing list, and add them to your TBR. Wish you all have an amazing 2018, with more books and more time.
Thanks to Seemita Pooja Das, for compiling this list. She blogs about books here and has some great book recommendations.
So, I found a splendid group of bibliophiles during 2017 which brought a hemisphere of positive energy into my life. I wrote about them at length yesterday. And because we are readers, books always wafted over our discussions like saffron in the kahwa chai.
Now that a new year has walked in and we are looking at the various books we might read or gift or add to our collection, here is a compilation – the top 5 reads of (some) SRRs in Chennai.
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Title: Serious Men Author: Manu Joseph Published: 2011 Pages: 326 Genre: Fiction- Humour The book gives, in a nutshell, what the two extremes of the Indian social sector think of … Continue reading Serious Men – Manu Joseph
Title: Waterboarding Author: Bragadeesh Prasanna Published: 2017 Pages: 201 Genre: Fiction What’s in words? Forgetfulness is one thing. Forgetting a phase of one’s life is another. How would it feel, … Continue reading Waterboarding- Bragadeesh Prasanna
I believe that movies are a great medium to talk to the masses. Of course, it is a one-way communication mode, but it makes us think. Powerful stories with the … Continue reading Lakshmi- Feminism? or not?
Three love stories. Two had a ‘happily ever after’ ending. A fiery-filmy one, a slow and uncertain one and a mature one. It is confusing, isn’t it? I was just … Continue reading Mindless thoughts after a movie
Faint notes of ‘Saamajavaragamana’ struck me, when I stood at the reception of Dakshinachitra to buy an entry pass. This krithi in Hindolam is by Saint Sri Thyagaraja, who lived … Continue reading A Glimpse of the Past- Dakshinachitra