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‘In Custody’ by Anita Desai

Anita Desai’s Booker Prize shortlisted novel is possibly the most frustrating reads I have had the misfortune of encountering in a very long time. To say I disliked it is a complete understatement. 323 more words


Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai

A wonderful novel in two parts, moving from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejuices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family, with its freedom and strangely self-denying attitudes to eating.  133 more words


In My Hands Today...

Fire on the Mountain – Anita Desai

Gone are the days when Nanda Kaul watched over her family and played the part of Vice-Chancellor’s wife. Leaving her children behind in the real world, the busier world, she has chosen to spend her last years alone in the mountains in Kasauli, in a secluded bungalow called Carignano. 84 more words


Are only the ones who don't eat hungry?

A major throwback – I wrote this summary on Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting for a literature course in 3rd year of college and somehow stumbled upon it today while exploring my old Blogger profile. 622 more words


Moving Stories

Once upon a time eight years ago, I was a teenager doing my GCSEs. English was one of my favourite subjects, not least for the short-prose fiction stories we read and analysed. 195 more words


Kasi Yatra

We are like a beautiful empty bottle when we are born. As we grow, the bottle gets filled with wonderful things at times and with mundane things other times. 124 more words


What is 'Home' for a Writer?

A writer friend who had recently moved to Montreal asked me where home was for me. Was it Montreal?

I was surprised how complicated it was to answer that. 578 more words