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Book Review: Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste

It's easy to pass judgments, say things are wrong. Undoing those wrongs requires contemplation and a search for the cause that is manifesting this wrong.    Author: Diane Coffey, Dean Spears Pages: 271 Format: Paperback Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Non-Fiction About the... Continue Reading →

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How to Read More Classics?

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say"- Italo Calvino "A classic is a book that survives the circumstances that made it possible yet alone keeps those circumstances alive"- Alfred Kazin Mark Twain once... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Tutor of History

"And then he entered middle age and lost his job, and suffered, somehow a cataclysm of mind"- Manjushree Thapa, The tutor of history "People weren't all meat and blood. At the core everyone was a spirit, untouched by gross violations-Manjushree... Continue Reading →

Non Fiction November 2017 Wrap Up

"The word 'creative' refers simply to the use of literary craft in presenting nonfiction—that is, factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid manner. To put it another way, creative nonfiction writers do not make things up;... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows

" As she rubbed her eyes, she felt November all around her as it seeped through her windows, circled around her bed and even had the gumption to invade her thick quilt and embrace her in its affectionate chill."- Siddharth... Continue Reading →

How to get out of a reading slump?

So you open a book you start reading but suddenly a sudden drudgery comes over you and come what may you are unable to flip through the pages. You make yourself a nice hot tea and get comfy in your... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Blink: The Power of thinking without thinking

“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Author: Malcolm Gladwell Pages: 275... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer

"Perhaps life is like that: slippery, elusive, impossible to get a hold on. The difference between this moment and the next is only one of awareness. . . Yet we drift from morn till night, from day through week through... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sing Unburied Sing

"I sit, cross my arms. It makes my breast stick out a little. I remember the horror of them coming in, budding like little rocks when I was ten. How those fleshy knots felt like a betrayal. Like someone had... Continue Reading →

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