There are times when a book leaves you spellbound because the story was so beautifully conceived and woven that it binds you to itself. There are other times when a book sides with facts, comments on the issue that are important, especially political in nature, other times when the characters are so well written and … Continue reading A Delhi Obsession by M.G. Vassanji- A Review!
Thank god for cafes! No, really. Work or dates, chilling with friends or just spending time alone and the best of all, cravings! If we go back even a few years ago the idea of weekend chilling was all about a getaway or maybe getting Chai and Bun Maska from a Tapri and maybe going … Continue reading Instagrammable Cafes In Delhi That Are Good For Your Social Media And Your Appetite!
There are times when you start reading a book you know you are entering into a dark area, a spectrum that you never knew existed, a shade which you never thought you would explore but just like life, this book also wants to surprise you. I read one such book recently and I had so … Continue reading Mistress Of Melodies By Nabendu Ghosh- A Review
Imagine you are in the prison for a crime you didn't commit, the police doesn't find anything against you but you're still not granted bail. What? You don't have to imagine it because it's actually happening to Munawar Faruqui? I see! Well, something similar or much worse has happened to so many and this book … Continue reading The Punished: Stories Of Death-Row Prisoners In India by Jahnavi Misra- A Review
Have you ever felt fear just by the mere thought of talking about something? Have you ever been scared to read something? Have you felt that maybe talking about a book can be troublesome for you and can show your political standing (which just by the way if it doesn't support the majority 'idiotic' viewpoint) … Continue reading The Free Voice By Ravish Kumar- A Review!
कुछ भी कहने से पहले मै Urdubazaar को आभार व्यकत करना चाहूंगी। इतनी सुन्दर किताब छापने के लिए। मैंने शायद ही मंटो की कहानियों का इतना सुन्दर अनुवाद पहले कभी पढ़ा होगा। शुक्रिया। अगर आप भी हिंदी और उर्दू में खूबसूरत अफसाने पढ़ना चाहते हैं तो इनकी वेबसाइट ज़रूर देखें। मेरा कोड: JAPNEETKAUR का प्रयोग … Continue reading Manto Ek Badnaam Lekhak – Book Review
"Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stalls." - Salman Rushdie It was a 9 A.M. lecture by Mrs. Chandra Chatterjee (one of the seniormost professors at my college back in 2016) and we were to discuss V.S Naipaul's essay, 'East Indian' when ma'am used the term … Continue reading An Introduction To Diaspora Literature And Authors!
"Janab-e-'kaif' ye Dilli hai 'mir' o 'ghalib' kiYahan kisi ki taraf-daariyan nahin chalti"-Kaif Bhopali The land of Ghalib, the city that introduced Mir to love, the city that gave us Amir Khusro, Delhi still has Urdu in its soul and is the city that gave the world authors like Amrita Pritam and Khushwant Singh, and … Continue reading Dilwalon Ki Dilli- An Ode To My City