Do you feel that you can't participate in discussions on gender and sexuality just because you don't have any idea of its terminology? Wondering what does the alphabetic soup LGBTQIA+ means? Want to empathize with queer folks for all that they've been put into, then read these 10 books!
This post reviews the book, The Many That I Am: Writings From Nagaland edited by Anungla Zoe Longkumer. (Publisher: Zubaan books, 2019.) Rating: 5/5
The first time I learned about Oliver Sacks was via the only blog of its kind Brain Pickings. Maria Popova's (founder and author at Brain Pickings) wonderful article — Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks, the Science of Seeing, and the Art of Being Seen — arrested my senses and I was introduced … Continue reading Oliver Sacks — His Life & His Times
Akhil Katyal's How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross is a second-poetry collection by the author. It is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective.
This book, an essay to be precise, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a modified version of her TEDxEuston talk. An extremely rich in experience and full of small but significant anecdotes from her life this essay serves as a handbook of definition of feminism for all. She [Adichie] helps us … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Initial Education in Racism When ‘racism’ was taught to me first, I recall, I was in eighth grade, my teacher would emphasize how the colour ‘White’ was almost dictatorial, once upon a time — I want to tell her how grossly incorrect she is — and how badly it crushed the ‘Black’. It was not the definition which got stuck … Continue reading Diary of Discrimination — An Artist’s Face-Off With Racism
I know him as an anchor on Prime Time, NDTV (Indian News Channel); a journalist who voices his opinion freely, never observed to be biased, and is loved for his freewheeling thoughts often filling our living rooms while he discusses issues of public concerns very candidly. And, in a language understood by a majority - … Continue reading What Happens When “A City Happens in Love?”
On the 5th of May 2018, I visited Chapter 101 bookstore in Gurgaon; a fancy place, I heard about this bookstore during a book meet. The place indeed was lovely, it exuded warmth which you receive from an unknown known person/thing/place. Like always, I wanted to buy all the books. After realising that I have already … Continue reading Insomniac City — A Scintilla of Memories
Bill Hayes’ Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me is a tale, an autobiography, a portrait of New York and its citizen, a search for home – in a person or in a city; it may be one of them or all of them.It’s difficult to review such a rare book. It’s a potpourri of … Continue reading Insomniac City: My Personal Favorite and His Boyfriend