Book stores back in the game again…

One famous author recently announced the print date of his new book, 4th in the series. While the book release is still some time away, the pre-orders have already opened. And it was pretty heartening to note that pre-orders started with independent book stores. For the last few years, most of the pre-orders of books... Continue Reading →

The Twice-Born by Aatish Taseer

Written by a journalist author who is loved and hated in equal measure by the public, who courts controversies through his written words, the book The Twice-Born by Aatish Taseer is probably last in the series of both his fiction and non-fiction writings inspired by Indian subcontinent.  A book based on my hometown Banaras, the... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Girl Child

We are a country where girl child is worshipped every Navratri. And so are innumerable Goddesses in various avatars worshipped as the harbinger of wealth and knowledge, as the protector of natural calamities or epidemics, or as a benevolent mother who protects all; but the real stories are scary, heart breaking. As an Adi-Shakti, she... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Papa

The book would not have happened if not for Covid times. Like all other Sodhi family milestone Birthdays, we were also looking forward to host family and friends for a celebration over drinks and dinner – reminiscing moments from his life. After having been cheated five years before on his 70th Birthday because Chikungunya struck both... Continue Reading →

Rangbhari Ekadashi and Masane ki Holi at Banaras

Holi, the festival of colours across the world is largely associated with Krishna, and people flock to Brijbhoomi (region commonly referred to as Braj which includes town associated with the life of young Lord Krishna) to witness the festivities. Even the songs or paintings that celebrate this colourful festival centre around this playful God. However,... Continue Reading →

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