The Hungry Millenial

Recently I came across an article on Facebook regarding how we millennials are always working but are still dissatisfied with our jobs and wanting to do more. It instantly struck a chord. Whenever we friends talk, just after the pleasantries are done what starts is the tale of how we all are not content with…

3 day itinerary for Kuala Lumpur

Reach KL by flight. (4 hrs from Bangalore, 5.5 hrs from Delhi). Suggest to take a flight which lands you in KL early morning so that you get time to relax. Check in to the hotel, rest for a while, have a hearty breakfast and set out to explore. Transportation modes to explore the city:…

A surprise to me from myself!

Who doesn’t love getting surprise gifts? Everybody does! I am one of those people who loves to give surprises. The excitement of seeing the other person surprised when they least expect, it just makes me happy inside. But the thing is I hardly get any surprises. Dropping subtle hints doesn’t help – Trust me ladies…

Book Review: The Goldfinch

Author: Donna Tartt First published in: 2013 Storyline: While the 13-year-old Theo is visiting the art museum in Manhattan with his mother(an art student) his attention is caught by a young girl who herself is accompanied by an elderly man. Suddenly there is a loud noise, a terrorist bombing in the museum. Theo survives the…

Being Human

I’m scared to read newspapers early in the morning, afraid to scroll through facebook during the day and terrified to watch news channels in the evening. Everyday atleast there is one news running which shows how miserably we are failing at being human. We have no sympathy towards anybody other than ourselves. Two days back…

Book Review: Memoirs of a Geisha

Author: Arthur Golden First Published in: 1997 Storyline : A small 9-year-old girl along with her older sister is sold by the poverty-stricken family and has to leave the small hut house on the beach, her ailing mother and all childhood memories. They only had each other but that also did not last since Chiyo the younger sister,…

Book Review : The Palace of Illusions

Novel: The Palace of Illusions Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni First published in: 2008 Storyline:  Draupadi born from fire to King Drupad was a feminist since her childhood, always arguing over different rules set for her and her brother. While her brother ‘Dhri’ was taught all war arts, she had to sit behind curtains and involve…

Iron Lady

Irom Sharmila who went on hunger strike for Manipur, survived on liquid diet given through Ryles tube has been failed by her own people. When she must have taken the decision to end the strike  little would she have thought that she would not be welcomed even in her own home, by her own mother…

Book Review : Atlas Shrugged

Novel: Atlas Shrugged Author: Ayn Rand First published in: 1957 Storyline: This story is essentially about the ideal virtues and ethics that must be upheld to keep the motor of world running. Story revolves around a business woman, Dagny who is leading the family business of railroads. She is a smart, hardworking woman who is…

Book Review: A House for Mr. Biswas

Novel: A House for Mr. Biswas Author: V.S Naipaul First published in: 1961 Storyline: It is a story about ‘Mr. Mohun Biswas’ who throughout his life attempts to make a house which he could call his own. Born to an Indian family based out of Trinidad, Mohun was termed ‘unlucky’ as soon as he arrived…

Book Review: The Lowland

Novel: The Lowland Author: Jhumpa Lahiri First published in: 2013 Storyline: Story is about two brothers, both very good students in school, extremely fond of each other and how they drift apart when younger brother Udayan takes a different road in life and how this step drastically changes the elder brother Subhash’s life. Story is…