Musing on North Indian Weddings

What with this being the season for Indian weddings, case in points the Priyanka-Nick, Deepika-Ranveer and Virat- Anushka weddings, I too recently attended a colorful, beautiful and lavish North Indian Wedding. It was lots of fun and it got me thinking about the various weddings I have attended and the different sorts of people who seem to be present at these marriages every time. The … Continue reading Musing on North Indian Weddings

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

This was a Bookopia (Palampur Book Club ) read for October’ 2018 Genre : Family saga, Historical Fiction Book Cover : 3 *** Rating : 4**** If one were to rely only on paying attention to History lessons in school, one’s knowledge of historical events would have been greatly curtailed.  As someone who has found many new historical facts revealed to her through fictionalized accounts … Continue reading Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reed

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo made it to my reading list because of it’s intriguing title and the fact that it is almost the same as another intriguing title (The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle) that was released a few months after this. For a time I was of the opinion that these were both the same books but with different titles in different … Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reed

The Lady In the Cellar – Sinclair McKay

Many thanks to NetGalley and White Lion Publishing for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review Genre : True Crime, Historical Fiction Book Cover : 4**** Rating : 2** Eye-catching book covers have always been like siren calls to this reader. When I came across the cover of this book on NetGalley, I didn’t think twice before I … Continue reading The Lady In the Cellar – Sinclair McKay

Snap – Belinda Bauer (Booker 2018 Longlist)

This is the first book from the Man Booker Prize 2018 longlist that I read this year. After all, it was a thriller/ crime fiction, a genre that I read a lot, and, thus, I felt almost honor bound to find out what the hoopla was all about. After all, a thriller that makes it to the Man Booker list must be something altogether special. … Continue reading Snap – Belinda Bauer (Booker 2018 Longlist)

Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Historical Fiction, Mystery Book Cover : 4 **** Rating : 3.5 *** Dowager Countess Dunbridge, on a mission to start a whole new life for herself, disembarks off a ship on the American shores to be greeted with a bloodied corpse instead of the more conventional flowers and welcome band. Most … Continue reading Ask Me No Questions – Shelley Noble

All the names they used for God – Anjali Sachdeva

Genre : Contemporary Literature Book Cover : 3 *** Rating : 4.5 **** This book came into my orbit thanks to the “recommended for you” option on Amazon and boy were they right. In fact, they were so sure of my choice that this was actually on my recommended list while it was still available only on pre-order. Sometimes it is scary to realize that … Continue reading All the names they used for God – Anjali Sachdeva

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

As far as intriguing titles go, this one was right up there in this year’s top ten list for me. This book falls under the mystery / crime fiction / historical genre which is like a ‘having your cake and eating it too’ scenario for a reader like me. I am sure that the minimalist cover coupled by this strange name was enough to lure … Continue reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

Musings on Bollywood and an Indian Pregnancy

Becoming a mother teaches you many things – about your body, about your psychology, and about your limitations and strengths as a human being in general. Interestingly, the first thing my pregnancy taught me was that Bollywood has been seriously misguiding generations of the Indian population for years and years. Since time immemorial (i.e. 1913), Bollywood heroines/sisters/bhabi’s have been teaching the Indian audience through strong … Continue reading Musings on Bollywood and an Indian Pregnancy