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The swords are drawn, the knives are out and the façade is dropped. The battle of fiction vs. non-fiction is out and loud. Like SAHM vs. Working Moms, like socialists vs. Fascists, the tussle between those who love reading classic vs. those who read only hard-core science and finance books are everywhere- In case, … Continue reading 5 ‘weird’ things not to say to your friend who reads fiction
This is a rant post about the apathy our society nurtures, towards depression and other mental conditions In no way, I have an authority on this grave topic but I have first-hand experience that if it remains untreated, depression can wreak havoc in your normal functioning life. I have just started my journey of healing-one … Continue reading We need to talk about mental health. A lot.
In a country where English is not the main language (but rapidly becoming the chief lingua franca in upper-and-middle-class echelon), blogging in English is still perceived being elitist. Here, I have thought and listed down the conflicts non-native writers of English might face. Well, I do encounter them all the time- Thinking in … Continue reading 7 authentic conflicts I face: As a ‘non-native’ English writer
This is my take on the oft-ignored ‘xennial’ generation and the conflicts faced by them.
“Do you know who he is?”, asked my septuagenarian father to our neighbor’s convent-schooled 5-year old daughter, showing her the photo of Swami Vivekananda.
“I don’t know and I don’t care”, she retorted nonchalantly while exiting the door, leaving my father agape and furious.
Later that night he lamented to us, ‘’Children these days don’t know the great progenies of Mother India anymore. We taught you differently. Didn’t we? “, while hanging his face.
Now I am fully sympathized to the little girl (and even to her parents).
Among mounting homework and getting prepared for the big rat race lying ahead, it’s not possible to remember so many names and faces.
But the disappointment in my father is also palpable to me, as I could identify most of the legendary Indian thought-leaders, monks, freedom-fighters from their photographs since I was 5 (80s were a…
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Genre: Fiction, Humour, Chick Lit, Mystery Author: Maria Semple Rating: 2*5 / 5 Goodreads Summary: Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, … Continue reading Book Review:Where’d You Go Bernadette
Because today is International Women’s Day and we all need some pieces of life’s truth now and then. So, here we go- “Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be … Continue reading 10 important quotes from women writers you need today