(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. The rising sun greets the land of India with its mild incandescence. The cacophony of the public morning alarm bell rings through the air. Its everyday thoroughfare involves belching out an ear-splitting clangor twice a day. The purpose of this daily exercise is to let the Continue reading
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 January 2016 that I discovered the book. It took me two months to finally obtain a physical copy of the book and a further 15 days to get down to reading it.
Look Who’s Back is the debut novel by German-Hungarian Continue reading
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 Bones. A book with white pages in a second hand bookstore? Of course I bought it.
The Lovely Bones is the second Continue reading
(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. But for me it just doesn’t make Continue reading
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 and what’s not Continue reading
The sparks fly
Pervading the atmosphere
Like a thousand little lights
Floating all around
Every touch is electric
Hair-raising, eclectic Continue reading
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 whim Continue reading