This book is a unique mix of romance and suspense. It is fast-paced and gripping. Almost like a thriller. One awesome debut by Kanchana Banerjee!
This one cartoon, however, crossed a line. It was humiliating and disgusting and represented the very bias we women fight against on a daily basis.
Charu thrashed playfully in the water. "Save me! Save me!" "Quit it, Charu. Let me read." "Riya, why don't you atleast dip your feet?" "With my limp? Huh!" "What limp?" Charu chuckled, then took another dip. A swim in the river were her favourite summer past-time. Riya grimaced at her twin, then turned her gaze … Continue reading Retribution
Firecrackers in a distance. It's five in the morning, and I had just woken up. Somewhere the morning Arghya was going on offcourse! I visualized men and women, dipped upto their waists in freezing cold water, offering their prayers to the rising sun. And instantly I was transported several years ago to my childhood days, … Continue reading Chhat and nostalgia
His mouth reeked of alcohol, but his words reeked of a mind that had rotted. Yet, I said nothing, just cried alone, curled up on the floor, hoping all night, he would come to his senses. That he would hug me tenderly and apologize. After that he never came to me unless it was to … Continue reading Wind beneath my wings
"Look at that big red bindi on her forehead!" "What bright clothes!" "And how she is dancing with everyone..." Trisha knew what some of the women sitting around, clapping with the songs, were whispering about her. And it didn't bother her. She was here for her best friend. And no matter what anyone said, she … Continue reading DAWN
Ping. That is my phone, under my pillow. It is vibrating violently, making my pillow wriggle. Crap! I forgot to put it in sleep mode last night. Who is calling / messaging me so early? Even before my morning alarm? Groggily I pull out the phone. It continues to wriggle. I realize that the message … Continue reading Yet another day – oh! wait, it’s my birthday!
The heroine has correctly guessed her boyfriend's true identity. But he won't admit it to her. He is stubborn and says he is just an ordinary guy. The backdrop to this whole conversation is the Niagara Falls. The Heroine suddenly has an idea. As the hero walks ahead, she moves back, steps over the rail … Continue reading Damsels in Distress
A new born baby's cries attracted the attention of neighbours to a public toilet in the area. Rescue workers found a baby boy stuck in the sewage pipe of the squat style toilet. When they could not pull him out, they literally had to cut away a section of the pipe to rescue him. Thankfully … Continue reading A Baby to spare
Hair salons have always seemed slightly unnerving to me. The swankier they are, the more intimidated I get. I tend to feel like a ram on the sacrifice altar, if you know what I mean. Every visit always starts with the same question - "What would you like to do today?" Most often my answer … Continue reading Much ado about some hair