Words are, in my not so humble opinion, the most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.

Quote of the week!

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter.

February 19, 2019

  1. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

  2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

  3. Lihaaf by Ismat Chugtai

  4. Lifting the Veil by Ismat Chugtai

  5. Masooma by Ismat Chugtai

  6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

  7. Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead, Anthem, Night of Januar...

October 31, 2018

Have you met a fictional character so dear, that they had your heart, they moved you to tears and from the beginning you had a bias towards them; you rooted for them and you cried for them?

I have fallen in love with fictional characters more times than I care to rememb...

June 16, 2018

I came upon To Kill a Mockingbird in my junior college days. A lone reader friend had praised it like no other and I picked it up that day because it was in my range of sight and not because I had gone looking for it. Those days Harry Potter was still the “sought after...

May 2, 2018

How does one explain the beauty of Wodehouse’s novel to someone? I don’t think you truly can, ever. Wodehouse is more of a feeling, a state of mind than a mystery being solved or a plot that uncovers to send chills down your spine or even a heart breaking love story, t...

January 24, 2018

“Oh! You love to read?!” his facial muscles twitched in an odd spasm that could have been a smile and was more of a grimace. “That’s really cool. I am not that much of a reader. I read factual non-fiction stuff.”  There was no mistaking the expression now. It was a smu...

December 26, 2017

There are very few movies that leave an impact of such sizable proportions on your mind that you start to realize how ludicrous the other films are in comparison. I know! Not every film or book will be equally great and every piece of art has its set target audience, b...

November 18, 2017

If you are a huge fan of dark, gripping novels that leave your mind in a complete mess but at the same time, blown by the way the plot unfolds or the excitement that comes from delving deep into the minds of different characters; this book is for you. Both the novel an...

October 2, 2017

Most totalitarian regimes, their excesses and inequities of socio-economic and politico treatments and the resultant rebellion; a despot for a ruler, extreme poverty and inequality faced by the masses, their growing frustration which finally leads to the birth of ideal...

July 14, 2017

Ever thought of a book fairy that goes around secretly leaving behind books? Maybe when we were 10 years old and still waiting for our Hogwarts acceptance letter, yes. But you would have to be bonkers to believe in book fairies, right? Well! Not really! It's happening...

June 26, 2017

It's 20 years today since the first book released and I vividly remember every minute of every day I spent reading these 7 books. Harry Potter was my introduction to the world of fantasy fiction and my first few departures from reality could be attributed to those time...

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