BOMBAY BALCHAO BY JANE BORGES // BOOK REVIEW

Bombay was the city everyone came to in the early decades of the nineteenth century: among them, the Goans and the Mangaloreans. Looking for safe harbour, livelihood, and a new place to call home. Communities congregated around churches and markets, sharing lord and land with the native East Indians. The young among them were nudged …

SHIKHANDI BY DEVDUTT PATTNAIK // BOOK REVIEW

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women, Feminism clarifies women and men are equal, Queerness questions what constitutes male and female. Queerness isn't only modern, Western or sexual, says mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik. Take a close look at the vast written and oral traditions in Hinduism, some over two thousand years old and you will find …

UPROOTED BY NAOMI NOVIK // BOOK REVIEW

'If you don't want a man dead, don't bludgeon him over the head repeatedly.' Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven …

Book Review: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Wow, I am writing a blog after almost 2 years! Thank you so much to this book community for sticking around here with me. So, last month I read American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. I was supposed to buddy-read it with Mridu (@storypals), you can surely guess how that went. Anyhow, I did finish reading …

Book Review: Holy Herbs

https://youtu.be/KCbeJuS_Wuw Title: Holy Herbs Author: Sudhir Ahluwalia Genre: Non- Fiction, Science, History Source: Review Copy Publisher: Rupa Publications Amazon – Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle Book Depository – Paperback, Hardcover   With the growing trend towards ‘organic’ products and ‘coming back to nature’ worldwide, the rising interest in herbs and herbal remedies, in culinary use, health products, medicine, cosmetics and religious rituals is not surprising. A wide audience …