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A Whore or a Free Woman?

Classroom bullying is an everyday affair for any child who doesn't succumb to a particular norm. The "norm" can be anything - it can be earning good marks or it can also be failing, it can be shaming teachers or other students or it can also be becoming the class prefect. A child who refuses… Continue reading A Whore or a Free Woman?

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Shrill – Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

(A bellowing 10/5) What a roar of a book! What a shattering, piercing, on-the-face memoir! Lindy West has torn apart every apologist notion to shreds, in her screaming memoir "Shrill". Introvert, always trying to fit in with a body type unacceptable to the societal standards, with a gender looked down upon as weak since centuries,… Continue reading Shrill – Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

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A Separation – Movie Thoughts

(Source) A Separation - Movie thoughts This was my first Iranian film. And I am in love. Nader (Peyman Moaadi), a banker, a decent, free-thinking, noble human being, with a regular income, lives in Iran, with his wife Simin, daughter Termeh and an Alzheimer's ridden father. (source) Simin (Leila Hatami), his wife is a strong-minded,… Continue reading A Separation – Movie Thoughts

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Don’t wait to be grateful

#RandomBlabbers Our office shuttle driver, Sameer, drops us everyday safely from home to office and from office to home. He sometimes tends to drive at a maniacal speed, causing frequent application of brakes. Nonetheless, he has brilliant control on his vehicle and generally knows what he is doing. He is a young hot-tempered, impulsive, impatient… Continue reading Don’t wait to be grateful

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The Liberation of Sita by Volga

The Liberation of Sita by Volga (Popuri Lalitha Kumari) Translated from the Telugu by T Vijay Kumar and C. Vijaysree Some lost characters. Some untold stories. Amalgamated to show things to us that probably no one ever thought. What happened to Surpanakha after Lakshmana ripped her nose and ears off for being in love? What… Continue reading The Liberation of Sita by Volga

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Slaughterhouse Five – By Kurt Vonnegut – A Book Review

And with this book, I hereby declare, that I am going to take a break from post-war, anti-war or any war-related books for a reasonable period of time, no matter how enticing the thought seems, lest I end up going bonkers by the sheer cruelty and misery that each one of it exhibits. (If at… Continue reading Slaughterhouse Five – By Kurt Vonnegut – A Book Review

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A Writer Raccoon Interview with Faiqa Mansab ~ The author of This House of Clay and Water

“Nobody thinks of protecting others from themselves. It's the people who claim concern and love who damage us the most.” ~ This House of Clay and Water Faiqa Mansab’s debut novel spoke volumes with her readers. Through her story, spanning the lives of three individuals, trying to break the moulds that society created for them,… Continue reading A Writer Raccoon Interview with Faiqa Mansab ~ The author of This House of Clay and Water

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A Writer Raccoon Interview with Archana Sarat ~ The author of Birds of Prey

A writer, a reader, a painter, a teacher – she loves to listen to words, play with them, decipher the magic behind song lyrics, keenly go through the screenplays of movies she loves and these words make their way through her mind, not just on paper through novels and articles but also through doodles and… Continue reading A Writer Raccoon Interview with Archana Sarat ~ The author of Birds of Prey

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70 Years of Independence

On the eve of the Independence Day, I do not want to sound pessimistic. I love my country enough to find faults in it. I love my countrymen enough to try and make them see a point. I love everything about where I live, the flora and the fauna, the innocent people who are going… Continue reading 70 Years of Independence

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A Writer Raccoon Interview with Radhika Maira Tabrez –

I run this series of writer interviews on a Facebook Group called Senior Reading Raccoons. The below was one of the interviews from that series. I will put up more in the weeks to come. Here is the first: #WriterRaccoon With a wanderer’s soul inside her, those luminous eyes never stop smiling. As she goes… Continue reading A Writer Raccoon Interview with Radhika Maira Tabrez –