“There’s no greater show of love and faith than traveling a long distance for somebody.” The book follows the story of three sisters – Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina who have been asked to undertake a pilgrimage on behalf of their mother.
It was the title “My Land across the Border” that piqued my interest. A term often used by my grandfather as he reminisced about pre-partition India. Both my parents’ families were displaced by the partition.
Kolkata holds a special place in my heart. It is a city that welcomed my paternal grandparents’ displaced family with open arms after the partition. A city that has still retained the culture in the midst of the globalization.
Are we losing our ability to read? Skim reading is the new normal! Do we lose depth in digital reading? E-books will kill the libraries and small bookstores! Every few days, I come across an article denouncing digital reading and e-books.
No Presents Please came highly recommended and I was looking forward to reading the book. It definitely did not disappoint. This is not the kind of a book that you can read in one go.
We Indians love drama! India is a country where serious terms are thrown in just for the heck of it. Feeling low is termed “depression” and intense dislike for certain items is termed “allergy”.