Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Women play different roles throughout their lives. Their roles take priority on themselves and their individuality is buried deep inside their core. Dopehri (Hindi word for Afternoon) leaves us with such thoughts to mull over and introspect ourselves rekindling the spark that is latent within us. It is a tale of unintentionally and unwillingly finding the long lost contentment. A tale … Continue reading Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

Ira Kamat is a level-headed, ambitious, career-oriented civic beat reporter. She thrives to do her job earnestly and uncovers the corrupt instances of the municipal corporation in Mumbai. Kartik is a man of few words and stuck at a dead-end job. They were childhood friends living in Matunga, Mumbai but separated in pursuit of their career. After thirteen years they meet again on the terrace … Continue reading Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri: Review ★★★

This book is divided into two parts; the first comprises of 5 separate stories containing the eponymous story Unaccustomed Earth. The second part contains three interrelated stories of Hema and Kaushik who gets separated when they are young only to cross paths later in life. All the stories revolve around the individuals dealing with a sense of displacement from their native land and at the … Continue reading Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri: Review ★★★

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee

Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ One of the towering female writers of India, Divakaruni’s texts have always proved their merit in determining the ultimate question of female emancipation from the regulating forces of patriarchy by providing a narrative space for the feminist voices to flourish. This book is a collection of eleven short stories where the female protagonists coming from diverse strata of the society embarks on … Continue reading Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee