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…

A Lesson Through the Eyes of Art

A meaningful life – this is what we look for in art, in its smallest dewdrops as in its unleashing of the tempest. We are at peace when we have found it and uneasy when we have not.-Bjornstjerne Bjornson I still remember the chilly Wednesday afternoon back in 2012, when Peaceworks—an initiative of The Seagull Foundation…

‘Cursed at Kedarnath’ Launched in Kolkata

The much awaited second book by Author Deepta Roy Chakraverti, Cursed at Kedarnath & Other Stories was finally released on the 24th of March, 2017 in Oxford Bookstore Kolkata. The launch was followed by a panel whose members were the Wiccan High Priestess, Author and Chairperson of the Wiccan Brigade, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti; Publisher, Life Positive Books,…

Kolkata Storytellers Enthrall Young Audience on World Storytelling Day

The 20th of March marks the World Storytelling Day and the World Theatre Day for the young Audience. In this regard, Kolkata Storytellers along with Oxford Bookstore Kolkata organised a wonderful session of storytelling for children and their parents. It was an open to all event wherein guests and audiences joined in as the evening…

Story Slam Marks the eve of city’s first Storytelling Day

Are we not fond of stories? Story telling has come a long way out of our grandmother’s kitties in our childhood to becoming a  prominent part of mainstream art , with storytelling groups, professional storytellers, workshops, lectures, theatres , start-ups and the lot coming into existence. Interestingly, each year India celebrates various ‘Days’ but never…