Happy February! Although it was not a conscious decision, most of my picks this January have been about women. It could well have been “femme January”. There have been quite a few 5-star reads as well.
Set in the months right after the partition, Hyderabad is the second book in the Partition Trilogy by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar. It is a well-researched fictionalized account of historical events leading up to Operation Polo or the annexation of Hyderabad in 1948.
Unapologetic women. Inspiring women. Women who question societal norms. Women who lead from the front. Historical figures who have shaped the modern Indian woman of today who challenges patriarchy on a daily basis.
With the dawn of an early winter already upon it, Bengaluru braces itself for festivities that will extend beyond the New Year celebrations. The garden city which has proudly boasted everything for everyone’s taste will be host to a 17-day-long literary festival in LockTheBox–Reloaded, from the 16th of December 2022 to the 1st of January, 2023.
Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry is a memoir not just about food but also about fat shaming, body image, and the author’s lifelong struggle with it. A book about family, loving yet oppressive, with their subtle and not-so-subtle jabs about her weight and color. A public figure who struggled with body image before finally coming to accept her body.
Moms are special and absolute sweethearts! As you probably already know, Madhu Bindra @ Mads’ Cookhouse is my dear mother. She recently turned 75 on November 3rd. To celebrate this important milestone, I invited her to my blog. We got talking about something we both love – food and books!
We began a conversation on asexuality last month as a part of Blogchatter’s #CauseAChatter campaign. We continue with must-read non-fiction picks including some graphic novels. For teens and adults alike.
Somewhere Sisters by Erika Hayaski peels back the layers to uncover the harsh truths of interracial and transnational adoptions. Asian and Asian American identity, the nature versus nurture debate, poverty and privilege, and what it means to give a child a good life.
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I am sure you are well aware about how beneficial reading is for mental health. Today I share with you time-tested tips on how to read to boost mental health. Tips that I swear by. Tips that apply to both avid and new readers.