It is hard to review books of this stature so what I will do instead is drop in links of reviews that would be closest to what I think of the book.
As a romance writer, I know an unrequited love story – predictable as it might be – is a sure bet. A heart-breaking story of a maudlin on the inside, chirpy on the outside girl/boy who loves deeply, passionately, and self-destructively is what everyone latches on to. And why not? What’s not to love? Arijit […]
Avantika Mohan, the girl I’m married to, is just five months elder to me, and yet I can empathise to quite an extent with the French president Emmanuel Macron who’s married to Brigitte Macron, 24 years his senior. I can imagine the questions that he must have faced (although I can’t imagine the pointedness of […]
It started with an anonymous blog on Medium.com. Within a week, it went viral, ironically the same way the accused built his company. There were signs it would be brushed under the carpet – the girl’s grammar of all things was questioned – and would have been had there not been others who wrote about […]
When I was eight years old, all I wanted to be is a Tonga driver, with not the usual two but five horses, to be the emperor of Tonga drivers. I was unwaveringly committed to the cause. I would sit at the window and watch the thin yet muscled Tonga drivers navigate deftly through traffic. […]
1 January 1999 Hey Raghu Ganguly (that’s me), I am finally putting pen to paper. The scrunch of the sheets against the fanged nib, the slow absorption of the ink, seeing these unusually curved letters, is definitely satisfying; I’m not sure if writing journal entries to myself like a schizophrenic is the answer I’m looking for. But I have […]
For starters, I should make it amply clear that I’m all but an insignificant cog in the entire team that’s behind Kuchh Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, the 300-odd episode old daily soap on Sony TV. I write the screenplay for the show which effectively means my contribution to the able writing department of the […]
Coming back from The Menjangan was a little saddening; we had gotten used to the open blue skies and the ocean breeze. For the next two days, we had decided to put up at The Amala, a smallish villa-only resort at the edge of Seminyak. If you would have read the earlier two blogs, (here […]