The one where I announce my Bungee Jumping

6 years ago Shaili Desai 4
This is the one in which I announce that I am taking a break, from work. By work, I mean the humongous and boring definition of it – you know, the kind where you go to an office, pretend to be busy while you are busy checking memes on facebook, reply to a few emails, Read More

Because the sun also rises, and for Hemingway

7 years ago Shaili Desai 1
The sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway is not one of his books that he is renowned for. Released in 1926, it received mixed reviews, although since then, it has often been hailed as Hemingway’s most meaningful work. Now, I have tried (and failed) to read this book thrice. However, I have an excuse for Read More

Books and a lot more in Kolkata

9 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Lot of things have changed in the last few months…I am coming out of my rut and learning some important truths, especially because of changes on the work front, among other things and not to forget, the presence of some people in my life who have helped me do so. It is time I took Read More

Never say never

9 years ago Shaili Desai 4
It’s been a tough time. I think I am having a mid-20s crisis, if there’s anything like that. Probably it’s caused by having too many expectations of what life should be. Sometimes I think the MICA hangover still continues. Or maybe there is no cure for one. Some of my batch mates would probably scoff Read More

Free: A Poem for Independence Day

10 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Today is Independence Day. Time to feel sentimental and patriotic. Blogging a poem I had written some time back on Facebook. FREE Yes, I am free To roam around Watch movies Have a milkshake in the cafe As long as I come back before The sun sets   Yes, I am free To wear whatever Read More

No Reservations- Train Journeys in India

11 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Something that was waiting to be heard, somewhere in a corner of my laptop hard disk. After all, this blog need not always be about just books! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- NO RESERVATIONS Train journeys are boring, especially when travelling alone. More so, when you are travelling in an air conditioned coach. The windows are closed, with dark Read More