Sharanya Misra

Arjavam by Geetha Ravichandran #BookReview

Arjavam. A spiritual value from the Bhagavad Gita that embodies the alignment of thoughts, words and actions. This unique word, that holds a whole lot of personality within, sits on the cover page of Geetha Ravichandran’s debut book in poetry. As she says, it is “consonance in what the heart feels, the mind thinks and […]

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read #BookReview

I am not sure what pushed me to pick ‘the book with the orange cover’ that had been sitting on my shelf for 3 years. I hadn’t given it much thought until a year ago when finally, thanks to its …

Aashi by Maitabi Banerjee (Book Review)

Aashi is a book that raises some very pertinent questions through its plot about the lives women lead, constantly struggling to find the equilibrium that could make everyone happy. But is their own happiness even part of that equation? Aashi. Gentle, like a mild breeze. Yet fierce, like a gust of cyclonic wind threatening to […]

Hiraeth by Dr. Shivani Salil ( Book Review )

A book of twenty-four stories from the India-Pakistan partition of 1947, that take you back to the reality, misery, betrayal, loss, and yet hope, that this unfortunate historic event triggered. I read the book ‘Hiraeth’ by Dr.Shivani Salil a year ago. Pretty much as soon as it was launched, in fact. And I loved it. […]

Becoming by Michelle Obama #BookReview

I must begin this book review at a very strangely significant place indeed. Strange because this isn’t where I would usually begin a review, although it’s where a book begins. Significant because, and I am sure every book lover would agree with me, this is the first (albeit not the most important) factor in a […]

8 Great Reads for Preteens & Teens!

That I love to read is no secret! With the much needed social distancing keeping us all locked in our houses, this I believe is a great time for many of us to read. But for those of us who are parents with children keeping us busy all day long, the lockdown is a struggle, […]

Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar #BookReview

Remember the times of the boxy phone and the even boxier TV? The times when mobile phones hadn’t made their grand entry into every pocket and purse? When power cuts were not immediately handled with generator backups and on dark ‘current-less’ nights antakshari under the stars with cousins was the norm? When people looked at […]

Life in the Sunshine by T.Sathish #BookReview

Sat, Sam and Trib, or the ‘Triple Sundae Gang’ as they like to call themselves, eat, breathe and sleep cricket! A friendship that sprouts in a small residential colony of Chennai over the sharing of cricketing equipment finds itself journeying through life alongside the Indian cricket team. And as the young boys immerse themselves in […]

The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #BookReview

BUY THIS BOOK HERE. “I bless my daughters, who are yet unborn. I pray that, if life tests them – as sooner or later life is bound to – they’ll be able to stand steadfast and think carefully, using their hearts as well as their heads, understanding when they need to compromise, and knowing when […]

The Anatomy of Choice by Harshali Singh #BookReview

Bhavya. Bee. Strong headed, fiercely Independent and aggressive. On the outside. On the inside though, is another story. On the inside, is a girl struggling with dilemmas, fighting with the demons of the past which have crept up into her present and muddled it to the extent that she can no longer comprehend where her […]

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