In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

In collaboration with The Eclectic Book Reviews (Checkout their Facebook Page and Instagram Account) The morality of utilising my privilege had always been something that I stood for. The societal effort of vesting its prime resources in educating and inculcating a better citizen directly implied a moral imperative to utilise the bestowed tools for the…

The RSS: Icons of the Indian Right by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

It is interesting to think about how human beings impact the world, not just in the present, but as a continuous process through the ages. Our species’ ability to cognitively think and ensure the continuity of new thought processes has resulted in a situation that is unprecedented and unparalleled in the animal kingdom. No other…

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

I always feel an overwhelming sense of inherent bias while reading classics. It comes from a place of self-doubt honestly – How is this book supposed to make me feel? What if I don’t like the popular lines? What if I don’t like the book? Am I the stupid one for not understanding a deeper…

Manto: Selected Short Stories translated by Aatish Taseer

A name that evokes perhaps the most quintessential idea of a writer from the pre-partition era. I had never read any work by a writer from the galaxy of stars generated in the Indian subcontinent during the early 20th century. This seemed to be a good place to start. Depicting the brutality of human being’s…

Dark Circles by Udayan Mukherjee

Time, is a relative concept. Reading this book is an experience that will make you experience this relativity. In a poignant and elegant debut novel, Udayan Mukherjee has produced a work that has without a doubt jumped straight into my favourites shelf. Dark Circles is lucidly written, with a descriptive form that might bother most…