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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Book Review- Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami



It’s quite easy to become Men Without Women. You love a woman deeply, and then she goes off somewhere. That’s all it takes…….And once you have become Men without Women, loneliness seeps deep inside your body, like a red wine stain on a pastel carpet.”

-page 223

What intrigues men about women? Is it their eyes, their curves, their tresses or is it their ability to transport them into trance and make them forget about the worldly sufferings? How does a man feel without a woman? Does it break a man when he loses a woman who was not even “his”?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Book Review- Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD- The Return of Damyanti by Nisha Singh



For somebody who is particularly fond of murder mysteries, detective novels and thrillers and who has grown up on a steady diet of such books would have very high expectations from any new author and his detective character. And it is seldom that a new book from a relatively new author meets many of those expectations. This is one of those rare books.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Book Review- When I Hit You or A Portrait of a Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy




What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear about somebody facing domestic abuse? Something like this:
  • Why doesn’t she retaliate?
  • Why doesn’t she pack up and leave?
  • Why doesn’t she ask for help or go to the police?
  • Why doesn’t she tell her parents? They will help her.
  • Minor altercations happen in all relationships. She is overreacting.
  • It must be her mistake.
  • She is just exaggerating. Her husband (or the person accused) is such a gentleman.
  • There is nothing called rape in a marriage.