Book Excerpts

#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

One afternoon, you get very upset. We are lying on the bed in the guest room. For some reason you’ve taken a fancy to this place; it’s like a cave you say. With the light falling through leaves, from the window. It’s a room I hardly use on my own, but with you here, I…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

Book Excerpts · International

#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Brave by Rose McGowan

“Did you break up with someone?” At first the question made me angry. I thought it sexist, stereotypical, disheartening. There was no death of a relation-ship that made me so in need of freedom that I’d alter myself. The more the breakup question was asked, the more it made me think about my motives. I…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Brave by Rose McGowan

Book Excerpts · International

#WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

‘It seemed clear to me that the history of the life on the earth presents an unbroken chain of evidence going to prove the importance of the female.’ Unconventional ideas can appear from anywhere, even the most conventional of places. The township of Concord in Michigan is one of those places. Home to scarcely more…… Continue reading #WomenWhoWrite: An excerpt from Inferior by Angela Saini

Books

Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from February

February, the month of love, heartache, accepting that your resolutions went out the window but on the bright side, salaries come early. And what do we do with our salary? We buy books! Here are our top 5 books for this month.   Letters to My Ex Most love  stories  have  their  share  of  misunderstandings, …… Continue reading Indian Preview: Our Top New Releases from February

Interviews · Spotlight

Spotlight: An Interview with a Bookstagrammer

In Spotlight, we interview people who’ve popularized books on different social media platforms. With irresistible pictures, intelligent conversations and book recommendations, these bibliophile social media masters are the best kind of influencers. Today we’re in conversation with Resh Susan, whose Instagram handle The Book Satchel has nearly 30,000 followers. She also has a blog with…… Continue reading Spotlight: An Interview with a Bookstagrammer

Quotes

V-Day Special: 25 timeless quotes on love that will give you the feels

Compiled by DAKSHATA SAHNI I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes… Love is all around me, and so the feeling grows… ~ Love Actually (2003) Yes, Valentine’s Day is back again. Whether you’re a fan of all things mushy or sceptical of the entire concept of Valentine’s Day, love quotes…… Continue reading V-Day Special: 25 timeless quotes on love that will give you the feels

Books · Preview

10 Books on Music that Hit Just the Right Notes

 Fête de la Musique, it’s World Music Day, folks! Whether you’re a fan of Bob Dylan, Lata Mangeshkar or just want to revisit the amazing band that One Direction previously was before everyone decided to go their own ways—we have a book for you.   The Man, The Music by Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal…… Continue reading 10 Books on Music that Hit Just the Right Notes

Books · fiction · Longreads · short story

The Goddess: The Story That Inspired Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’

The long February night refused to let the dawn break. Umaprasad woke up. He looked for his wife under the quilt, but couldn’t find her. His searching hand finally located his sixteen-year old wife curled up in one corner of the bed outside the warmth of the quilt. He slowly shifted towards his sleeping wife…… Continue reading The Goddess: The Story That Inspired Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’