Book Review: Tantra by Adi

9 years ago Shaili Desai 4
You could say that Tantra by Adi falls in the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre. I generally try to avoid the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre of Indian Fiction. You may not believe it, but there’s usually at least one person in the Delhi Metro who’s reading a Chetan Bhagat book. Everyday. We may criticize him all we want, Read More

Book Review: Boats on Land by Janice Pariat

9 years ago Shaili Desai 3
Boats on Land by Janice Pariat is a collection of short stories based in the North East, mostly Shillong (a place that I’ve always wanted to visit). The common theme that connects all the stories is that of Change and how each person deals with it in his or her own way. Some become quite Read More

Feature and Follow #1

9 years ago Shaili Desai 6
 This weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Today’s Question is: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her. In real life, I think I’d like to meet Nishita @ Nishita’s Rants and Raves.The books she reviews always fall in the genre that Read More

May Wrap up

9 years ago Shaili Desai 7
Monthly Wrap up – May 2013 ! This Post is inspired by Harley Bear Book Blog. 🙂 Thanks to the Metro and the two hours in which I daily commute to work, I have been able to finish so many books this month! However, I am so tired after coming back that I am too Read More

Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Home (PICTURES)

9 years ago Shaili Desai 2
As per an article by Huffington Post, it’s been sixty years since Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Old Man and the Sea). I was reading this and other stuff on Hemingway on the internet and tweeting at the same time when one of my friends tells me he has been to Ernest Read More

Book Review- Aerogrammes and other stories by Tania James

9 years ago Shaili Desai 4
I’ve had a massive realization. I’ve realized that I have finished a LOT of books while travelling in trains. And now, add one more to the list. I finished Aerogrammes and other stories by Tania James while travelling between Valsad and Anand on the Gujarat Express. There was a particularly chatty middle aged person sitting next to Read More

Book Review- Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

9 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Yesterday, I finished reading Last night in Twisted River. The foodie that I am, what I remember most about the book were the descriptions of food! “Today the cook was working on a red wine reduction for the braised beef short ribs, and he had both a light and a dark chicken stock on the Read More

Did I tell you about my Goa Trip?

9 years ago Shaili Desai 2
In the middle of farewell parties, convocation, packing bags and shifting from my room (sniff, sniff), I almost forgot my Goa trip! Well, it was quite an eventful trip, especially the circumstances in which I went. I do not know how I could have forgotten about it but I guess I was still suffering from MICA Read More

Jugni- A Poem for NaPoWriMo 2013 !

9 years ago Shaili Desai 0
I have never really fancied myself as a poet (okay, little bit, I have 😀 ) but since it’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo 2013) , I’ve decided to write a poem each day of April (I can try, at least!). I am no Maya Angelou or Sylvia Plath, but I guess it’s better to write Read More

A diploma, a farewell and some tears

9 years ago Shaili Desai 5
So, this March, I finally left Ahmedabad (although not for good, I hope) because my education is over. I got my post-graduate diploma in Management! Officially, I know everything now! 😛 I stayed back for some days after the Convocation, hoping to spend some days in solitary confinement, enjoying my own company in my own Read More