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Mussoorie’s Magic

Maybe it’s the smell of the deodar, seeping through the current, through our nostrils, into our bloodstreams, and up into our minds, igniting a sense of creativity and adventure like none other. 651 more words

Fire on the Mountain

Status: Read from Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
My rating: 3 of 5
Author:  Anita Desai


Gone are the days when Nanda Kaul watched over her family and played the part of Vice-Chancellor’s wife. 904 more words


Clear Light Of Day by Anita Desai

The story portrays the dynamics of relationships among the members of Das family in Old Delhi. With the added setting of India – Pakistan partition at its background, the book attempts to capture the sentiments of the people and society of that time. 447 more words


Isn’t it strange how life won’t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forwards in a kind of flood?

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a wound at its heart

“The air is murky with the smoke of the dying barbecue and the spreading dusk ; the blood is a stain, a wound at its heart.”

— Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting


every question was answered

“She would have confessed how the order pleased her, the rationality of the whole system, each element having its own function and existing for a reason. 21 more words


a different verdict

“Their opinion differed so rarely that if Mama refused to let Aruna wear a pearl necklace to the matinée at the Regal cinema or Papa decided Uma could not take music lessons after school, there was no point in appealing to the other parent for a different verdict: none was expected, or given.”

— Anita Desai, Fasting, Feasting