When I finished browsing through this heavy pink-covered hardcover book that has Paolo Sergio de Castro’s image on the front – who died of AIDS and the book is dedicated to him – with “wish you were here” in golden color, I was overwhelmed with emotions. These 128 pages, cover to cover, carries the making of someone; multiple landscapes that change as abruptly as does the subjects of assessment of Sunil. Continue reading Sunil Gupta’s Photo-Memoir “Wish You Were Here” Celebrates Not Only a Personal Life, But a Queer Movement
Meet Nandini Bhatia: If on a cool, summer day, I could figure out the world, I’d break free from the bell jar, breath in the freshness of the gorgeous earth and embrace the things that have fallen apart. Continue reading Bookstagrammer Interview Series: Meet Nandini Bhatia
This post is the first installment of a special “Bookstagrammer Interview Series.” Every fortnight you’ll get to meet a bookstagrammer who’s sharing amazing content with all the booklovers, readers, and writers. I shared a 10-question interview form with Vibha yesterday, and she’s enthusiastic to participate in this exercise. I thank her for filling the form with utmost honesty and childlike curiosity. Continue reading Bookstagrammer Interview Series: Meet Vibha Jagun
My country is in utter chaos. However, I am one of those who are privileged. (And we must recognize our privileges first, then we can philosophize and recommend people to read.) I have a room of my own and I’m surviving by having books by my side. And I would want to talk about this today: reading in the time of coronavirus. Continue reading World Book (and Copyright) Day | Reading in the Time of COVID-19
This book could’ve been much more; however, some technical and structural flaws make it what it is. I hope Reino takes care of these things, if she finds whatever I’ve written meritorious enough for consideration, and I hope to read a new work by her in the future. Continue reading Book Review: Shapes of Water by Abierto Reino
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 understand what feminism means and how the word has probably … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“What you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed.” Just finished this book. My ego is massaged having learnt that with this I’ve finished 7th Booker Prize Winning Book. But more than that, the book. Ah! How badly it made me write this. First of all, I am in my honeymoon period of reading I guess from a non-reader to … Continue reading Beginning & End: The Philosophical pudding!