A Very Special Cat: Cory Q Tan

GENRE: Fiction, Children’s Book, Picture book My Rating: 4.5/5 I added another book to my daughter’s bedtime stories. This time I am glad that the list has plenty to think about and not just give a joy ride to the land of fantasy. Cory Q Tan, is one of my favorite children’s author since hisContinue reading “A Very Special Cat: Cory Q Tan”

I’ve never been (Un)happier: (Penguin Petit) by Shaheen Bhatt

Genre: Non Fiction, Psychology My rating: 4/5 Names can be so misleading, especially if the name has a famous surname. I would have missed out on a fabulous book if I had let go of this book just because Shaheen is Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter and Alia and Pooja Bhatt’s sister. Like I did the mistakeContinue reading “I’ve never been (Un)happier: (Penguin Petit) by Shaheen Bhatt”

The War Blog: Glen Sobey

GENRE: Fiction, Young adult My rating: 4.5/5 I received this ebook as part of LibraryThing Early Reviewers copy. I thank the author and publisher for providing me the copy. This is an honest review and my views are not biased or altered by receiving a copy. The premise of the story is rather promising andContinue reading “The War Blog: Glen Sobey”

International day of the Girl Child: 11th October

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to underscore and draw attention towards the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this year is: With her: A skilled girl force. The theme ofContinue reading “International day of the Girl Child: 11th October”

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is a name that reckons stories with a delicate yet intense voice that speaks volumes on the impact of war, riots and displacement, especially in the Islamic countries. All those who have read his books must have had shed tears in silence as you flipped pages and poured over the lives of HassanContinue reading “Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini”

International Dot Day: 15th September

As much as I had wanted to celebrate International Dot Day in my school I couldn’t since everyone is knees deep in studies. With exam just round the corner there was no way I could celebrate this fun day. But as a parent of a young child I feel that this day holds lot ofContinue reading “International Dot Day: 15th September”

Her Father’s Daughter: Shekhar Mehra

The blurb at the back of the book completely belies what lies inside 215 pages novel. I was taken unaware when I finished the book, waiting to let it all sink in. the blurb reads: ” When a girl child is born into the zamindar family of a village called Veerganj, she brings no cheerContinue reading “Her Father’s Daughter: Shekhar Mehra”

Witness the night: Kishwar Desai

Female Infanticide is problem that troubles India since many years. It has deepened roots to such an extent that even education and literacy cannot mar the effects of this crime. Though secluded to some states now, it still poses a serious threat resulting in an imbalanced male-female sex ratio. Girls are killed right in theContinue reading “Witness the night: Kishwar Desai”

Dog Boy: Eva Hornung

This was unlike any book I have ever read. After my first reading I was left aghast, as to how a child could be left to fend on his own. It took me a while to re read this one since the imagery had left such an impact, that the moment I held the bookContinue reading “Dog Boy: Eva Hornung”