An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao

A collection of a dozen short stories An Unrestored Woman, speaks of the sentiments of women caught under the web of various conspiracies hatched by fate, at the juncture of the most crucial political decision undivided India was ever subjected to – The Partition. These stories are spread over a timeline ranging from during British…

Charismatic Coimbatore

I can only quote Luis Barragan, ‘I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery, and mystery.’

Looking for Miss Sargam by Shubha Mudgal

Armed with wit, comic situations hypocrisy, idiocy, the thirst to become somebody, etc. the characters Looking for Miss Sargam weave relatable, beautiful, and wise stories for the readers. 

Letters of Blood by Rizia Rahman

Letters of Blood is an honest, truthful, brutal account of the activities and daily lives of sex-workers, where humanity is all but a silent observer.

Mayurkhund: A Tale of Royal Passion, Secrets and Lies by Sadiqa Peerbhoy

Mayurkhund, a name which  evokes the feeling of mysteries and secrets under the royal garb!   Mayurkhund, a name which reeks of screaming voices under a façade of silence! Mayurkhund, a word which makes me visualize peacocks and royalty, but above all, riddles waiting to be solved. Written by Sadiqa Peerbhoy and published by Readomania…

Home in the Hill : A Review

Home in the Hill by Muskaan Shah is a very relatable retrospective narration of a grand-daughter about her childhood. The story progresses through different chapters, each telling its own tale while leaving a moral at the end. Throughout the course of the story, the readers are introduced to various characters- the narrator, her grandmother, her…

Happily Never After: Jane De Suza

  Happily Never After is a witty, coming-of-age, story describing the plight of a lonely, internet addicted , mother of five ( three humans, one dog and one cat) ; who lives in Bangalore managing home front while her husband is in Singapore looking after his plumbing business. Contemporary themes like loneliness, bonding with friends…

Storm Still: A Review

Numerous poems, drama, and stories have been written on the National Socialist era when times were tumultuous and full of fear. One such drama—Storm Still— was written by Austrian writer Peter Handke and published in the year 2010. It was translated into English by Martin Chalmers and published by Seagull Books in 2013.   The drama is…