Ranjish hi sahi..

I love ghazals. Not because they used to resonate during heart break, and I have had my fair share. But ghazals have been my company during travel, while reading books, while running (yes!), while cooking and just about everything else I like to do. I had cried when Jagjit Singh had passed away. Yes, I am that person. I can spend evenings listening to ghazals. Lyrics so beautiful, most of my favorites run in a loop.  Continue reading “Ranjish hi sahi..”

SuperFreakonomics: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

I thrive on trivia. So, this book caught my fancy. This book is full of it, and that too backed by statistics! I am the sort of person who calls up a friend to just tell him/her something as random as ‘Lets go to Greece this year’. That’s another thing altogether that its a serious plan now. 🙂 But you get my point. The random quote on a guy’s tee…the endless what-if speculations that my mind delves on..stuff like whether ‘intimation’ is the noun form of ‘intimate’ 😀 ..I can spend hours with such random thoughts. Don’t judge me. My friends were forewarned that they’ll have to put up with a lot. 🙂 Continue reading “SuperFreakonomics: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner”

Family Matters: Rohinton Mistry

I am spending my days reading whatever I can get my hands on. ‘Family Matters’ by Rohinton Mistry is a poignant tale about a Parsi family. This one is not a must-read, but there is something about the book that stays with you. Each family has its own set of problems and probably when you compare these problems, they’re mostly in the same vein. That’s why maybe we connect with these stories at some level or the other. A Parsi family with its fair share of ups and downs. Skeletons in the closet that keep surfacing time and again in the nightmares of Nariman Vakeel..the dying protagonist of the story. Continue reading “Family Matters: Rohinton Mistry”

Em and the Big Hoom

Last couple of months have been a lesson in strength. Of people around me. I speak through this particular book I read six odd months back, because for starters, this book is beautifully written. And sometimes loaned phrases voice your thoughts better than you can.

The book walks through the life of a dysfunctional family, as seen by the son. Em struggles with mental illness, and the entire story revolves around how the two kids and the father (Big Hoom) wrap their lives around it, in a small apartment in Bombay.

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