Book Review: ‘The Girl Who Drank the Moon’, bringing magic to life.

I truly believe that when we need inspiration, we should pick a children’s fiction. I am a fan of reading children’s fiction and fantasy books. They always present a new perspective, and often they are more spontaneous in sketching the emotions involved in relationships than many of the modern adult fictions. ‘The Girl Who Drank the Moon’ is one such book…

Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar – A Striking Story of a Family with Money

When I found out about this book for the first time, I was quite intrigued by the title. I wondered what it could mean. As the book has been written originally in Kannada–a language I do not know, I wrongly assumed that it is an expression in the same language. The meaning of the word has not been initially revealed in the book. It appears in the story as a trivial matter, but towards the end, it acquires a larger meaning.

‘The Interpreter of Maladies’: Eternal Stories of Human Emotions

There are some extraordinary books that tell the stories of ordinary people, their trials and triumphs, but strike a deeper chord. Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Interpreter of Maladies’ is one of them. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the year 2000, ‘The Interpreter of Maladies’ is a collection of 9 short stories. Most of the stories have Indian immigrants living in the USA as their main characters. Each story is poignant in its own way…