A view of ‘Dystopian’ India

(Note- My sister pestered me into entering this writing competition she had in her college which led me to write this piece. This is a satirical piece in which I have put forth a view of a dystopian society in the Indian context. This is a tribute to George Orwell’s 1984.) The year is 2030….

Book Review #6: Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes

I try to keep up with new releases as best as I can yet somehow a few books slip under the radar. Look Who’s Back, originally published as ‘Er ist wieder da’ in German was one such book. The English translation by Jamie Bulloch hit the markets in April 2014, but it was not until…

Book Review #5: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

As I set about exploring the dusty shelves of a second hand bookstore, I noticed a book which seemed to be pathetically out of place. A pearly white squalor in between a sea of yellow and golden. I picked it out only to discover that it was the movie tie in edition of The Lovely…

Ramblings of Love: How Do I Take This?

(A bereft lover takes stock of reality and the toxicity of his love.) How do I take this into consideration? Staying away from each other ? I find that very notion very restrictive to my mental makeup. I cannot fathom how I can go all these days without even seeing her. It seems that she needs this….

Lost: A Lyric Compliation

It’s been so long I heard that song It made me sweat when I sang along And even after all this time that went pass by It hits me like a rock and I still don’t know why Take me on your motorcycle Run with you through the hairs We don’t care for what’s wrong…

Sparks

  The sparks fly Pervading the atmosphere Like a thousand little lights Floating all around Every touch is electric Hair-raising, eclectic

Book Review #4: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

It has been mere 8 months when I was introduced to the amazing world of graphic novels by a friend. Since then I have guzzled several graphic novels and I am smitten for life. Watchmen surely does not need any introduction to avid comic readers, yet I shall attempt to review it out of my own…

Book Review #3: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is known for his witty, complex and convoluted plot-lines which weave through the realms of fantasy and fiction. In American Gods, Gaiman delves deeper into the realm of the supernatural where nothing is like it seems to be yet everything is something so obviously simple. 

Book Review #2: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

At a certain point in our adolescent life, we are (at least most of us are) faced with a situation where uncertainty grips our endeavors. We find ourselves plowing through life with youthful vigor, doing everything we are supposed to when a question seeps into our consciousness, nagging at us like a woodpecker on a…

Book Review #1: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

Sophie’s World (original title- Sofies Verden) is the fourth novel by Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder. Originally published in Norwegian in 1991, the book was translated to English in 1995 by Paulette Møller. The plot follows the normal and dull life of teenager Sophie Amundsen which turns upside down when she receives two letters in her mailbox….

Music Review #1: Kveikur (2013) by Sigur Rós

(PS- This is my first Music Review & I have kept the language, assessments and analyses pretty much intuitive. Please forgive the screw-ups, if any.) Album- Kveikur Artist- Sigur Rós Release Date- 12th June 2013 Genre- Post-Rock After their ambitious attempt at creating an ambient album in the form of Valtari (2012), Sigur Rós decided…

Music Review #2: From Here to Now to You (2013) by Jack Johnson

Artist- Jack Johnson Album- From Here To Now To You Genre- Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Release Date- 17th September 2013   After To The Sea (2010) Jack Johnson continues to successfully reinvent his sound and style, and this time he is better than he was 3 years ago. This time the songs are more…