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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. 121 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


School Books I Hated

As I finish up my year in college, I can’t help but think of the fact that I never have to take an English class again, if I don’t want to. 702 more words


#BOOK4: The Incredible Anita Desai

Today’s author is the Padma Bhushan awardee Ms. Anita Desai. Words fall short for her books. I have read only two of her works: Fire in the Mountain and Fasting,Feasting and both of them are beautiful almost poetic. 304 more words



It wasn’t until our third cruise aboard Fathom’s Adonia (and multiple visits to the dining room to enjoy their superb cuisine) that I really noticed this quote on the mural located in the dining room lobby.  307 more words

International Travel

Clear Light of Day

Do you know anyone who would — secretly, sincerely, in his innermost self — really prefer to return to childhood ?

The book is divided into 4 parts.

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Opinion On The Book

In My Hands Today...

The Artist of Disappearance – Anita Desai

A triptych of beautifully crafted novellas make up Anita Desai’s exquisite new book. Set in modern India, but where history still casts a long shadow, the stories move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement. 173 more words