5 ‘weird’ things not to say to your friend who reads fiction

The swords are drawn, the knives are out and the façade is dropped. The battle of fiction vs. non-fiction is out and loud. Like SAHM vs. Working Moms, like socialists vs. Fascists, the tussle between those who love reading classic vs. those who read only hard-core science and finance books are everywhere-   In case, … Continue reading 5 ‘weird’ things not to say to your friend who reads fiction


7 authentic conflicts I face: As a ‘non-native’ English writer

  In a country where English is not the main language (but rapidly becoming the chief lingua franca in upper-and-middle-class echelon), blogging in English is still perceived being elitist. Here, I have thought and listed down the conflicts non-native writers of English might face. Well, I do encounter them all the time-   Thinking in … Continue reading 7 authentic conflicts I face: As a ‘non-native’ English writer

The rant of an Indian Xennial

This is my take on the oft-ignored ‘xennial’ generation and the conflicts faced by them.

“Do you know who he is?”, asked my septuagenarian father to our neighbor’s convent-schooled 5-year old daughter, showing her the photo of Swami Vivekananda.

“I don’t know and I don’t care”, she retorted nonchalantly while exiting the door, leaving my father agape and furious.

Later that night he lamented to us, ‘’Children these days don’t know the great progenies of Mother India anymore. We taught you differently. Didn’t we? “, while hanging his face.

Now I am fully sympathized to the little girl (and even to her parents).

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Among mounting homework and getting prepared for the big rat race lying ahead, it’s not possible to remember so many names and faces.

But the disappointment in my father is also palpable to me, as I could identify most of the legendary Indian thought-leaders, monks, freedom-fighters  from their photographs since I was  5  (80s were a…

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Book Review:Where’d You Go Bernadette

  Genre: Fiction, Humour, Chick Lit, Mystery Author: Maria Semple Rating: 2*5 / 5 Goodreads Summary: Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, … Continue reading Book Review:Where’d You Go Bernadette