I was scrolling through my IG feed when I stumbled upon a post thanking Mary Oliver. My heart broke a little when I read on and discovered that she died on January 17. Her poems are a balm to the soul. This gem of a poem will always resonate with me so much. Mysteries, … More So Long, Mary Oliver
From the brilliant mind of Salman Rushdie: Knowledge is both a delight and an explosive minefield; both a liberation and a trap. This quote from Luka and the Fire of Life invites a little pondering. It resonates with me so much because I do see knowledge in exactly the same way – both a … More Knowledge: Blessing Or Burden?
The tale that started with Nietzsche and ended with Karenin. I was introduced to Milan Kundera and his book two years ago. Talking to one of my dear friends at work who was taking up her master’s in literature, I was suddenly struck by her enthusiasm for The Unbearable Lightness of Being that it made … More The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Review
Photo source: https://pixabay.com/en/narrative-history-dream-tell-794978/ I think it was Frank Zappa who said, “Too many books. Too little time.” Or something that goes that way. So I, being a little desperate, tried to get my hands on as many books worth reading. They are never enough. And the thought of not being able to read all the … More All About Books
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. -James Baldwin If there … More 10 Writers I’d Invite for Tea
Desire sets our compass; real life steers our course. One of my most favorite moments in this lifetime – meeting Mitch Albom. I was in college when I first read his book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. It was recommended by a good friend of mine. The experience was surreal. I’ve always … More Awestruck
“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” ― Bob Dylan Out of boredom, I suddenly turn to reading book summaries and reviews from a particular site. I was astonished to find so many ratings and reviews from avid book readers, and I observed how they vary from opinions to preferences. What I can’t understand, though, is the … More When is Criticism Bad?