You choose your sky- Aisha Chaudhary’s ‘My Little Epiphanies’

Your sky is where the magic is. While troubles are part of everybody’s life, some of us choose to create beauty through them, Aisha Chaudhary was one of those people.Reading through her poetry and thoughts I was reminded of another bold girl who spoke her heart, Anne Frank. I was introduced to Anne Frank when…

The Scream of Nature

“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Rime of the Ancient mariner is the longest literary work of Coleridge.  Every verse in this lyrical ballad is beautiful for its transparency and the simple and strong message…

Vanara- Anand Neelakantan (2018)

  Vanara by Anand Neelakantan magnifies the intense love between brothers Baali and Sugreeva, the lesser explored characters of the Ramayana. Growing up in the ashram of Rishi Gautama, they are reminded time and again of the down trodden tribe they belong to, the Vanaras.  The innocence of Sugreeva, his blind and foolish faith on…

My Last Foster Mom – Pablo Pereira (2018)

…the pieces click together..   Cynthia, the protagonist of this novella struggles to make both ends meet. Her only concern is her little 6-year-old daughter Jeanne. For a single mother to bring up a young child without any support is a real challenge. That’s when Mathilde comes into the picture- grumpy, old Mathilde. Her meeting…

Heavy Weather- Ness Lobo (2017)

Poetry comes from the soul and is for the soul. Good poetry reaches out and stirs the still waters of your soul, certainly changing something inside. Heavy Weather by Ness Lobo is a collection of poems on love, betrayal, heartache, unrequited love and longing.

The Gorgeous Dozen – Vivek Aiyyar (2016)

Eleven girls scattered in many places, one milkshake shop, and one confident young girl determined to unite them all – Ricky, a young aspiring writer begins to search for her friends lost through the years of adulthood. On June 16th, twenty years ago, Ricky and her friends swore they would meet again in two decades in…

THE UMBRELLA MAN- SIDDHARTHA GIGOO (2015)

A thing which had been discarded and, instead of having been disposed off with the other useless things, had found refuge in the solitary ward of Number 7. It was the most beautiful thing in the entire asylum, more beautiful than the bed of wild flowers along the wall of the compound.

THE BELL JAR- SYLVIA PLATH (1963)

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.”   The Bell Jar is an unusual novel bottled with every emotion you can think of.

The Little Match Girl- Hans Christian Andersen (1845)

This short story by Danish poet and author, Hans Christian Anderson is one of the most heart wrenching and dark fairy tales in literature.  The holiday season cannot be complete without revisiting this classic fairy tale.