A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry: A closer look at 1970s India
The novel painfully maps the corruption and lawlessness that pervaded India under the emergency rule; lootings, murders, dismemberment, and destruction of livelihood.
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
In a remote Norwegian island, a sea-storm has wiped out 40 fishermen. As Maren watches the sea swallow all the men including her brother and father, the women are left to fend for themselves. As their days pass in a lull, haunted by the ghosts of those drowned in the reckless storm, the women learn…
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: A psychological thriller that’s unputdownable!
Alex Michaelides’s debut novel reads like a slow burn thriller but surprises you when you least expect it.
Daddykins by Kalpana Mohan: A bitter-sweet memoir that will make you laugh and cry.
Originally posted on Books & Teaa: While driving back in the car after the party, he turned to my sister to ask her the one question that seemed to giving him heartburn. “Was this a birthday or a sendoff?” Returning back after celebrating his ninetieth birthday, the one thought that kept lingering in the mind…
In Conversation with Faiqa Mansab: Author of This House of Clay and Water
Originally posted on Books & Teaa: When I read This House of Clay and Water a few months back, I knew I had stumbled upon a story that would stay with me for a long time. I devoured the book within a day, and struggled to come up with a review that would do justice…
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Book Review: Option B
Originally posted on Books & Teaa: ? I don’t know anyone who has been handed only roses. We all encounter hardships. Some we see coming; others take us by surprise. It can be as tragic as the sudden death of a child, as heartbreaking as a relationship that unravels, or as disappointing as a dream…
A Face only a Mother can love
Originally posted on Books & Teaa: I woke up to my mother’s loud but affectionate voice that always worked a million times better than an alarm clock . She opened the windows , letting the bright sun break the darkness that lingered in and around me . This was her usual routine. I took a…
I was told love to be unconditional. That’s the rule, everyone says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing, ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“If you lose your temper, you lose” -Richard Diaz