Low by Jeet Thayil

Orderly chaos. This oxymoron has always stood out for me as a perfect metaphor of the world around us. Most of us love to pretend that there is a semblance of structure, clear cut emotions and reality. But what we don’t want to acknowledge is that we’re wrong. That the world is not just grey,…

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

The strange nature of art that continues to baffle both creators and connoisseurs is the fact that more often than not, some of the artist’s most widely spanned, criticised and even hated work, is often one that is deeply personal, and oddly satisfying. This is the first Murakami non-fiction book I have read, and I…

So All is Peace by Vandana Singh-Lal

This article is done in collaboration with Cafes and Cities, and the entire article (this is just an excerpt) can be found here Digesting emotions from a clinical perspective is an arduous task, but a deeply revealing one. Although it appears strange and rather inhumane to analyse feelings, and extreme ones at that, from a…

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 Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

Human beings are inherently flawed, and somehow, reconciling ourselves with this simple fact is perhaps the greatest task a human ever faces. People like to hold themselves by certain ideals of perfection, and often that drives them, overrules them and takes them over. But perfection is a myth. This book is a haunting, beautiful and…