Samsung S7 – A year on.

Samsung S8 is going to release in a few days and despite its prohibitive cost I won’t be able to hold out for long because I know it’s going to be an amazing piece of superfluous tech which would seem absolutely necessary to my existence in a few months’ time. My love for Samsung devices […]

The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay

Disclaimer: This is not a review. Google for a book review that would help you decide whether or not you should buy this book. Or maybe just buy it. Here’s the blurb on the back cover to help you make your decision. Star photographer Karan Seth is in Bombay to immortalize the city in a […]

Nepal Literature Festival

They said it will get better with time. They lied. It’s been three years since I first had a book event and I’m still a bundle of nerves. The trembling fingers, shaking knees, the whole shebang starts from the moment I read an invitation.  It only worsens when the event is bigger, farther because then […]

Now Reading

Now reading the new book of Elif Shafak, Daughters of Eve. Flicked it off the Penguin office bookshelf the last time I was there. The last book I read of the author was Forty Rules of Love, a beautiful, beautiful book. Embarrassing as it might be, it was my introduction to Rumi and Shams Tabrizi. I […]

Homo Deus & Homo Sapiens

It’s only recently that I have allowed myself to not like critically acclaimed books. Earlier I used to blame myself, doubt my understanding, and curse my attention span rather than the book. So now I can even hate books that are favorably reviewed, authors fawned upon etc. I still don’t understand how people hate authors though. […]

Pyre

Google Perumal Murugan if you haven’t heard the name before. Here’s why should have heard the name before. An acclaimed writer wrote a book, offended a few who held a narrow view of what Hinduism is, burning of books and threats followed, and he was bullied into an angry silence. The books were recalled. He […]

Tinder.

Like everything that enters the mainstream, Tinder too is receiving its fair amount of ridicule despite being hugely popular and endlessly enabling. It’s the hands-down best thing to have happened to previously oppressive and primitive Indian dating scene. What would I have not given if Tinder had been around when I was younger? Back when […]