It was a cool, breezy day of February 2018, when everyone was busy enjoying the weather, I was sitting on my study table trying to figure out why tanΘ was equal to sinΘ / cosΘ. The pain of class 10th Maths and the pressure of performing well in the Board exams was short-lived as something even more serious was coming my way. I fell severely ill and felt as if there was no way out of it, I felt as if I had lost the battle with the exams that were going to start in a couple of weeks from now, that I had lost the battle with myself. I wonder if you have ever had that feeling…?
In a male-dominated society, it is not very often that we see a story being told from a female point of view, especially an epic such as the Mahabharata, which has appealed to a wide range of people over the years. Maybe this was the inspiration for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to write The Palace of Illusions which is a retelling of one of the greatest Indian epics, the Mahabharata, but not the same way as we are used to reading it, this time all the action unfurls before us from Draupadi’s (Panchaali’s) point of view. Continue reading “The Palace of Illusions Book Review: Magic That Leaves You Spellbound”
When Netflix came out with its adaptation of the 2007 bestseller by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why in March 2017 it became an instant hit gaining popularity amongst young adults, teenagers and high schoolers. But the buzz was short lived as it was followed by the criticism from people stating that the show glamorized suicide and made it look like a good way out of all the trouble. Seeing this as a sign of concern Netflix decided to get the 13 Reasons Why cast, producers and mental health professionals together to discuss scenes dealing with difficult issues, including bullying, depression and sexual assault throughout the show in Beyond The Reasons.
There are a few journeys which although have a starting point but don’t really have an endpoint. They take you where you want to go but they prevent you from reaching your destination. Continue reading “Two Years at the New Delhi Gavel Club”
The constitution of India was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950 and India became the Republic of India. And today, on 26 January 1950, we celebrate India’s 69th Republic Day. Continue reading “Are We Really Proud To Be Indian?”
When I was a very little kid, perhaps 4 or 5 years old, I used to love painting and I remember I had made a very beautiful scenery, which was way beyond my years. I remember I used to work on that painting every now and then to try and make it better or maybe in order to reach perfection, to make that painting perfect. But it never became perfect for some reason. Maybe I never wanted to be perfect. Continue reading “What Is Perfection?”
Just One Day is not a novel it is more like an experience. The author, Gayle Forman, best known for her novel If I Stay, makes it a point to take us to various places in Europe but when she thinks it’s enough of Europe gets us back in the United States and once even to Mexico maybe to just tease Donald Trump (I know he wasn’t the president when the book was published).