Fast Reads

Hush a Bye Baby by Deepanjana Pal – Book Review

5 months ago Shaili Desai 0
Deepanjana Pal’s first fictional novel – Hush a bye baby – starts with a scene headlined by a Radio Jockey on air with well-known Mumbai gynaecologist Dr. Nandita Rai, taking questions on sex and women’s bodies. Rai is confident, witty and naughty in her answers and very, very feminist. It’s a classic first chapter with Read More

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

11 months ago Shaili Desai 2
The last month of 2017 was quite uneventful in terms of my reading. I had finished The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri in November but was unable to read anything else, thanks to all the time spent in setting up our new place. It still feels surreal sometimes – that I am married and living with this Read More

Narrative 2: When I blow too much

1 year ago Shaili Desai 2
I was born ugly. I know I will never be beautiful, no matter how hard I try. I think it’s because of my bulging eyes and this ridiculous snout that each member in my family has been cursed with, since time millennia. Instead of limbs, I have these organs which faintly resemble paddles – although Read More

Narrative 1: When I drink too much

1 year ago Shaili Desai 0
They say I shouldn’t drink too much. I shouldn’t be drinking much because my name’s Sunny and it’s not good for my health. It doesn’t do much for my ‘sunny’ disposition, they say. That was an incredibly bad joke, although I hope you get that the joke’s on me. They say alcohol won’t make you Read More

Book Review: He loves me not by Vrushali Telang

5 years ago Shaili Desai 2
He loves me not by Vrushali Telang is the story of Jimmy Cooper and Mehroo Nasarwanji, childhood friends (sweethearts doesn’t exactly seem to be the right word). I thought it was a chick lit and was looking forward to reading it as I was in the mood for one. However, it’s not really chick lit, Read More