The fact that Durga Puja/ Navaratri is a hugely pompous and popular festival all over India, amazed me always. Being a Bengali, for me, Durga Puja is more than a festival. It's an emotion for me. And when I got the chance to read a book that would help me
Qandeel Baloch, I have never heard her name until her murder by her own brother became the headline of International media in 2016. Honour Killing, the medieval curse, still widely practiced in Asian subcontinent countries. One google search with the keyword Honour Killing will give a search result of hundreds of fresh reports
"Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers." - Sara Coleridge Not sure about apricots or gillyflowers, but July has brought way too much rain in India for sure. From Mumbai to Delhi, rains have been causing havoc as well as comforting the parched souls sometimes. It is the perfect weather to cuddle
The thing that drew me into the book was its beautiful prose that paints vivid images in the mind of the reader. Take for example this opening paragraph. “Art is freedom, abandon, beauty, catharsis. And it is an embrace. Captured in its sound, design, colour, movement and space, we rejoice in that starlight.