[NOTE: This review DOES NOT contain any spoilers. It is meant to act as a reference if you are planning to read the book, and want a foreword on it.] Author: Khaled Hosseini. Release date: 22 May 2007 Point of View(s): Mariam, Laila. Synopsis: Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly … Continue reading A Thousand Splendid Suns : Review
Don't we all wish that we could pause time and rewind back to the days when we were children? Childhood was a time of pure innocence, joy and mischief; with no worries in the world, and nobody judging you for the things you did. It was pure bliss, a time we all have lost and … Continue reading My Favorite Books As A Child
So today is Holi! It is the festival of colours in India, and is considered a major festival in the country. A saying in Bengali goes along the lines of 'বারোমাসে তের পার্বণ' (baro mashe tero parbon) which literally translated in English means that Indians celebrate 13 festivals in 12 months. It is apt for … Continue reading Holi Diaries: 2017
Hello everybody! I am thrilled to let everyone know that soon I will be travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands! For those of you who do not know where it is, it is actually a group of small islands in the Bay of Bengal near the Indian Ocean. As far as beaches go, it … Continue reading Andaman Travelogue: Coming Soon!
A candle stood aloft the corner of my table -glowed with pride but span unstable. Subconsciously enough, I placed a tumbler On the ebullient flame. Struggled for a moment, strangulated at the same. Death! A choked death caused at the cost of whims alien so loaded upon. Man now lives a life of such innumerable, … Continue reading Human Inhibitions
I learnt in school that war is what happens when nations disagree, but the textbooks never told me that war is also what happens when parents disagree; and when children throw insults harder than they throw baseballs, and when I cannot get out of my bed in the morning, because there is a voice in … Continue reading Wars Within
[This goes without saying that I’m new at blogging (as in very, very new) and I do not have any idea what I’m going to do. Okay, let’s begin.] Hello everyone. My name is Melanie, I am 16, and today, the 9th of March, 2017 is the day I start with my blog. I have … Continue reading The Awkward Introduction