Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes

Many thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me this copy in exchange of an honest review First day at college. Can anything ever recreate that excitement of stepping onto a campus, wearing your most fashionable togs, and looking forward to all the real and imaginary experiences you believe will surely come your way here? Ah! The naivety and optimism of youth. When that college is … Continue reading Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes

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

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

Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

That was me this Valentine’s Day.It was just one of those days. Today, I look back at it with a shake of my head and an indulgent smile. Well, almost. Well, it started off with my well-meaning intention to visit a beauty salon. My beauty regime is so sparse that it is practically non-existent by normal womanly standards. I use a moisturizer on my face … Continue reading Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review The moment I set eyes on this book, the first thought to cross my mind was ‘Collector’s item’. This beautiful hardcover offering from Random House would make a perfect gift, especially as a Christmas present, what with snowflakes on the cover design and the more obvious reference to … Continue reading Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit and other stories – P.G. Wodehouse

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

Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

This wonderful new edition of the P.G. Wodehouse series was provided to me by Random House India, for review purposes. I like vintage art and covers myself, but I can understand the appeal of the crisp modernistic lines of the cover illustrations on the series. P.G. Wodehouse stands for Pelham Grenville Wodehouse aka ‘Plum’ by his friends. Chew on that for a moment. I never … Continue reading Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse