A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

This book was received as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review The moment I saw the cover of this book I knew I just had to read it. The beautiful almost maroonish-brown background with the beautiful calligraphy and vintage motifs was something I absolutely adored. Also, it proclaimed the novel’s genre pretty clearly, I thought, in an extremely subtle and stylish … Continue reading A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

This book was sent to me by Pan MacMillan India in exchange of an honest review The title of this book is an oft-repeated sentence heard in social gatherings and family functions in India courtesy of the parents of girls who have reached ‘marriageable’ age. This age varies according to region, ethnicity and social status of the family, but the question always remains the same. … Continue reading Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is one of those books about which I cannot quite make up my mind. While I did not love some parts, it cannot be written off that easily either. It has several points in its favour and several that are not. First of all, dragons! Major score. Usually very little is then required to … Continue reading The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

Musing Mondays (12th Oct.)

Musing Mondays is a meme over at the blog called A Daily Rhythm by Jenn, which has a whole lot of options regarding your bookish activities during the previous and coming up week and are as follows : I’m currently reading… Up next I think I’ll read… I bought the following book(s) in the past week… I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… I’m really upset … Continue reading Musing Mondays (12th Oct.)

Things I Believed Absolutely but which turned out to be Misconceptions

‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ said some wise man/woman at some point in history. Knowledge always gives power to whoever holds it. But if your facts are skewed, you can land yourself in pretty hot water, sometimes in front of an audience. As a kid, I was smug in the knowledge that I read a lot. That was my thing.  Oh, I played … Continue reading Things I Believed Absolutely but which turned out to be Misconceptions

Bringing the Oscars to India

The Oscar award nominations were made public yesterday morning in the USA. Already there are dozens of articles out discussing the surprise inclusions and exclusions, the complete absence of any black/brown actors and the inclusion of certain actors purely for sentimental value in the nomination lists. These discussions will continue in forums all over the internet right up to the ceremony in March. By the … Continue reading Bringing the Oscars to India