Happy March! February was a good reading month with a mixed bag of books in all shapes and sizes. It had me veering towards lighter reads. Always a mood booster.
According to the last census of India conducted in 2011, there are 26.8 million people with disabilities in India. Yet the country fares poorly in terms of inclusivity. It ranked 62nd among 74 emerging countries on the Inclusive Development Index compiled by the World Economic Forum. The least inclusive among the G-20 countries.
India has a vast and brilliant collection of LGBTQIA+ literature. From the grand lady of Indian literature, Ismat Chugtai’s Lihaaf to the underrated graphic novel Kari by Amruta Patil. Today I share with you my picks of the must-read LGBTQIA+ non-fiction books. A collection of diverse writing that empowers and inspires.
Can’t believe it’s already February! One of my blogging goals for this year is to share a reading wrap-up and try and review each book. Read on as I share what I have been reading and the books I am planning to pick up.
Literature is considered the best source to understand and combat social issues. Read on as I summarize the #CauseAChatter 2021 series. By no means an exhaustive list. But essential reads nonetheless.
Raising environmentally responsible children is not a choice anymore. It is a necessity. Children of today are going to inherit this damaged earth from us although we hope we can rectify that somehow. Needless to say, it is never too early to start them on environmentalism.
Lately, environmentalism and books on the environment have become mainstream. Popular authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Ramachandra Guha, and Madhav Gadgil have immensely contributed to it with their impactful writings. But not many are aware that India has a rich history of regional literature on the environment.
Inspiring and enriching, African Icons: Ten People Who Built a Continent by Tracey Baptiste provides ten illuminating portraits of Black excellence from ancient times through the sixteenth century.
The strength and the resilience. And the quiet resolve to walk out of a 16 year marriage. Rewriting My Happily Ever After – A Memoir of Divorce and Discovery by Ranjani Rao is as much about the divorce as it is about reclaiming oneself.
Going through a reading slump? Too busy to read? Falling behind on your reading goals and challenges? Need a boost? There are still a few months to go before the year ends and these books are sure to set you right back on track.