The Life of a Woman

A review of Scaachi Koul’s One Day We’ll Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, a collection of personal essays published by Penguin. This review originally appeared in The Punch Magazine.

Book dedications

  Book dedications. One odd lil one. Another heartening, yet sad. I wonder what they would say to each other.

Potter-ing Away Since 1999

If Bryan Adams had ‘ The Summer of 69’, I had The Winter of 99’. No, my fingers didn’t bleed, and neither did any of my friends ‘get married’, but those certainly were the best days of my life, for that was when I fell in love. I, a geeky plump 10-year-old, had begun to…

How do I do the reading-and-blogging thing?

How do you save a drowning person? Throw a rubber float at them. Three weeks back WordPress wished me Happy Anniversary. It took me a couple of moments to realize, it has been a year since I started this blog. Looking back now, the one year seemed to have swooshed by. But, I know the…

Trigger Warning- Neil Gaiman

…if I was going to read fiction, sometimes I would only know what my comfort zone was by leaving it… -Neil Gaiman Maybe I am not fond of my job, but I love the frills. My workplace doesn’t actually have a library. But they have signed up with a library services company, Kwench. So we…

Hourglass, Dani Shapiro

A review of Dani Shapiro’s fourth memoir Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2017.