Call me by your name by Andre Aciman

Today, I wanted to write a lot of things and none of it was a book review. Well, may be this is not even a review. It’s just me talking. I have always felt that to write a beautiful book you need to be brutally honest. You should be honest about how you feel physically, mentally and for me, that […]

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri – Book Review

The way certain names find their way to a person is interesting. It sure was for Gogol. Born to Bengali parents in America, he was given a name that was neither Indian or American, but Russian. Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake is not just about a name, but about people struggling to find an identity far away from home or even […]

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

I am not a huge fan of non- fiction. But many people recommended this one so decided to step out of my comfort zone especially because this was a very small read. And I am glad I did. If you ask me what exactly I like about this book, I don’t think I have an answer. But this was one […]

What is it about love?

“What is it about love that keeps us going for it despite all heartbreaks and trauma?” It’s raining outside.We are too lazy to do anything that require movement,so we decide to de-stress out in the balcony watching the rain. You have just sat down next to me with a hot cup of tea and I couldn’t be more happy. May […]

What does it mean to be loved?

“What does it mean to be loved?” You once asked me.We were on your living room couch watching ‘Guru’ on your old television set. You were already way over your fair share of beer and chicken and I was struggling to catch up. ‘What did you say’? I ask you, literally inhaling a chicken leg to even out the competition. […]

Writing is survival

Ma,I remember you telling somebodyI write for fun.I know..Probably you were scaredthat they just like you,would be afraid of a girl who writes,a girl who inhales words like air. But Ma,you may already know,writing for mewas never just a diversion.It was never“Now I have some time,So I will write”Writing for me was survival.It for me was holding on,a plea to […]

You are not in love with me, are you?

“You are not in love with me, are you?”, He asks me with his mischievous smirk. Really not the best time to ask, I think to myself. I am dressed in glorious red, a color that could equally mean pain and passion. I am like a house lit up for diwali not really sure how to handle the inevitable darkness […]

“How do you write about love when you have never been in love?” I ask him today. This was long due, I have been wanting to ask him this ever since I started reading him. He smiles, then replies, “There is nothing much to it… It’s just like everything else. May be even easier.” I look at him perplexed. All […]

This is inspired from the kdrama ‘The Devil Judge’. I fell in love with the ost and wanted to write.