It might be the time of Kindles and Tablets but nothing beats the joy of holding a book in your hands, the smell of the pages, the blurb, and standing in a store and trying to get through the introduction to get a fair idea about what the book is all about. Oh, come on! Don't be so dramatic we have all done it. Bookstores are a blessing and when you live in the capital city you obviously have a lot of choices. Delhi spoils you with choices and you might not have the time to visit all the bookstores on your radar and that's where this guide comes into picture. Listed here are 6 bookstores in Delhi that you can not miss out at any cost!
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
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."- Martin Luther King Jr. This blog in no way intends to hurt anyone's sentiments. Its just my way of looking at things and my opinions and you are free to agree or disagree. I will in fact be looking forward to … Continue reading Do All Lives Matter?
"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."-Jhumpa Lahiri I have been to Dehra with Rusty, to London with Tridib, to Lahore with Nida, to Lucknow with Amma Bi, to Afghanisthan with Hassan, to Kashmir with Shalini, and to pre partition India with so many that I can't even remember. … Continue reading Books Are My Escape- Here’s Why!
"Mujhe khabar thi mera intizar ghar mein raha,Yeh haadsa tha ki main umr bhar safar mein raha."-Mir Taqi Mir Last night while going through my gallery I was filled with nostalgia and I realised 'life's not a bed of roses.' In fact, it's far from it and the thought left me thinking and I even … Continue reading Let’s Take A Virtual Trip!
"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
You know what? No matter how much I try writing about this song I will always fall short. That's because it is so much more than just that, a song. It is a melody that always manages to pull the strings of our heart and a song that takes us back to the beautiful moments … Continue reading Decoding A Soulful Melody- Iktara
Here's the thing! I have been mislabeled and misunderstood by a lot around me and I am sure some of you will be saying, I relate! You can call this a confession, or a few experiences clubbed or maybe just something coming straight from the heart and the pen of someone who does not identify … Continue reading Confessions Of An Old Soul