The Mother-in-Law: The Other Woman in Your Marriage: Veena Venugopal

GENRE: Cultural, India, Realistic Rating:4/5 Duped, yes I was duped by the comic cover of the MIL with a rolling pin and the DIL with a skimmer. The title had me believe that this was going to be fun read about the squabble between Mother-in-laws and Daughter-in-laws. But the pages within contained stories or ratherContinue reading “The Mother-in-Law: The Other Woman in Your Marriage: Veena Venugopal”

2 Day Down: Dr. Nikita Lalwani

GENRE: Short stories, Realism, Fiction RATING: 4/5 Amazon sale is a boon for any book lover. For me it’s godsend as I can grab all my choices at a reduced price though I am out of space.‘ 2 Day Down ‘ is a collection of 5 short stories which trails the journey of 5 women fromContinue reading “2 Day Down: Dr. Nikita Lalwani”

Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal

GENRE: Poetry, Realism My Rating: 4.5/5 Browsing through Amazon looking for new titles I came across this book. The uniqueness of the title drew me towards it and I was held captive. The bold HER drew me to know more. My mind was busy racing thinking of possibilities that the book would offer. But IContinue reading “Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal”

The Binding Vine: Shashi Deshpande

I am clueless how I happened to read this book. While looking for my next read, I was browsing through the bookshelf in the library. The book cover and the title held my attention. The lady in the cover especially had me captivated, and send mixed signals to my mind. On one hand, the ladyContinue reading “The Binding Vine: Shashi Deshpande”

Dahan: Suchitra Bhattacharya, Debjani Sengupta (Editor), Mahua Mitra (Translator)

As a literature student I have been exposed to many books that speak of atrocities against women. But few have struck a chord when it comes to Indian  writing. On a vacation I happened to read the much acclaimed novel Dahan by Suchitra Bhattacharya. Being a fan of Bengali literature I picked up this book while surfing for aContinue reading “Dahan: Suchitra Bhattacharya, Debjani Sengupta (Editor), Mahua Mitra (Translator)”