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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Honour | Elif Shafak | Book set in Japan/China/Turkey |

  Title: Honour Introduction: Elif Shafak’s ‘Honour’ is a gripping exploration of the darkest aspects of faith and love. She wrote Honour in English first before translating it into Turkish. Elif Shafak is a persistent writer. The publication of an earlier novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, saw her charged with insulting “Turkishness”. Her book, Honour, […]

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|The Great Indian Men-tality | Women’s Day 2017 |

The fact of the matter is that a man in India is revered by his; Family, for he would ensure progression of generation plus money would come in on his wedding as opposed to a girls, where it goes out (dowry) Father, for he would take care of business / his old age , etc. Mother, […]

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| #ThankfulThursdays | Silent Gratitude |

 #ThankfulThursdays  The Latin word Gratus means thankful or pleasing and is generally attributed to be the source of the English word Gratitude. In our life there are many people and circumstances who/which can be credited for defining us. While growing up it’s our parents/ siblings/ educators who have taught us innumerable lessons, helped us patiently […]

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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Book2Movie | Kiterunner | Khalid Hosseini |

Guestblogging : Book Review THE KITE RUNNER: KHALED HOSSEINI I chanced upon this extraordinary piece of writing in Manila, over 11 years back at a very close family friend’s place who also doubled up as the 8-year-old’s and my guardians, when Alok was in India. Saikia Uncle Aunty were voracious readers, and their varied interests […]

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#BookSlutThursday Week #5

#BookSlutThursday Week #5 Another week has set in and here we are with my week #5 posting for #BookSlutThursday. Check out my this week’s selection to read and play, all had been ordered to reach Bangalore where I am vacationing at present. Twenty Love Poems & a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda was bought […]

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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Book2Movie | Inferno | Dan Brown |

Title: Inferno Introduction: Inferno begins with the readers being reintroduced to the same protagonist who was part of the author’s previous two novels entitled The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. This protagonist, Robert Langdon, is all set to be a part of this new and intriguing thriller as well. From what Robert is […]

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#ThankfulThursdays: 5 Vices I am thankful for

I confess I have become addicted to the thought-provoking writing prompts via #thankfulthursdays by Amrita and her gang of girls. Every week I wait for it eagerly and they never disappoint. But this week’s prompt is such a tantalizing one that I think the ladies have surpassed themselves. Can you imagine being thankful for your […]

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#BookSlutThursday- Week4

#BookSlutThursday Week 4 The moment I saw this 50th anniversary edition of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, said to be her autobiographical novel and is only one that she ever wrote, I just had to pick it up. It’s been on my TBR since ages and I couldn’t resist when I saw this beautiful […]

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#MagicOfLove: Where art thou, my Romeo!?!

I am a die-hard romantic at the hearts – no matter how many times its been broken and crushed! I still believe in my romeo-juliet tale (with happy endings though). So when Romila took out the #magicoflove contest for Valentines day, I decided to write a love letter to my Romeo (where ever he is, whoever […]

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| GuestBlogging | Book Review | Romance | Classic | Pride & Prejudice

Title: Pride and Prejudice: a love story centuries old, but fresh forever Introduction: When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him big-headed and proud; he is uncaring to her good looks and lively mind. When she discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and […]

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#MondayMusings: The devil on my shoulder!

There is this tiny little devil inside of me who often pops up to sit on my shoulder and views the world from there, all the while lending me his two bits on the happenings in my life. No he is not judgemental, just observant and vociferous.😉 (To celebrate this belief, I had one tattooed on […]

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