Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing

Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing has been a landmark read in my life for two reasons. Firstly, the book normalized a lot of apprehensions, worries and fears I have as a writer. I don’t think there was a particular statement or phrase that did it. It was a gradual process that started... Continue Reading →


Jean Sasson’s Mayada: Daughter of Iraq

I’m one of those people who would any day prefer a work of fiction over non-fiction. Any day. So, when I pick up a non-fiction book it just has to be amazing. And one of the few times that I did, it ended up being more – way more. That book was Jean Sasson’s Mayada:... Continue Reading →

Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing

So, this is a look back into Margaret Atwood’s book that I read a while ago – to be precise, 10 years ago. So much of what I’m discussing here is going to be impressions of my impressions about the book back when I read it, and my opinions about it were fresh on my... Continue Reading →

Stephanie Meyer’s The Host

Let me get this out of the way – I was once a teenage girl, and I once loved loved loved the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer (only the books). However, the series was spoiled irredeemably for me by the movies. I kind of like Kristen Stewart, I kind of like Robert Pattinson. But definitely... Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s The Mist

White terror. These are the two words that floated around in my head while I was reading Stephen King's The Mist. Those two words continued to stay with me days after I had read it. Stephen King's uncanny knack to evoke feelings of horror is very much alive throughout this novella. For a story that... Continue Reading →

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