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BOOK BLITZ: ‘The Broken Home’ by Lopamudra Banerjee

THE BROKEN HOME English Translation of  Rabindranath Tagore’s  Nastanirh by LOPAMUDRA BANERJEE Blurb The Broken Home (Nastanirh), the novella, takes place in late 19th-century Bengal and explores the lives of the aristocratic Bengali gentry who were part of the Indian Renaissance. Within the peripheries of such a distinct, culturally liberal society, the world of Charulata, […]

The Fragrance of Frangipani

  The Fragrance of Frangipani   It was the first thought that came to her as she woke up. He was gone. And, soon, this bedroom, the house in whose eastern corner it sat, and the tiny garden outside with its gnarled old red hibiscus and the half-grown mango tree they had planted together, all […]

Maya’s New Husband – A Review

I was twelve, when I can’t remember who gifted me a book called World’s Best Horror Stories. The first story was ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W.Jacobs. I was terrified, so terrified after reading that story I have never ever read another piece of horror since, nor do I watch any horror movies. And then things […]

The Broken Home – A Review

The Broken Home – English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Nastanirh’ By Lopamudra Banerjee A Review Nashtanirh is a Bengali novella by Rabindranath Tagore set in 19th Century Bengal which was published in 1901. There is a lot of speculation that the story is loosely based upon Tagore’s own relationship with Kadambari Devi, his sister –in-law […]

Going Home In The Rain & Other Stories – A Review

On a beautiful May evening, Going Home In The Rain and Other Stories by Monideepa Sahu was launched at Walking Bookfairs, Bhubaneswar, India. I was lucky enough to be present at the Book Launch and listen to the author talk passionately about her stories. I was fascinated by her tales and bought the book. I […]

The slippery shadows from my mind…

  The slippery shadows from my mind inject furious poems into my skull Fumes of raw torment crawl underneath my eyes Lacing my eyelashes, with a hope of infinite endless red skies Of a morning of never ending indigo dewdrops The laughter of lunacy beckons me towards an untamed yearning for existence My deep dark […]

Inky starry night

Inky starry night, in arms of torment I stay awake Biting back drops of insolent tears I search for you a million times In my memory Hoping to find the answers Hoping to find your promise of return But, you had made none!   On evenings cold, I walk alone On the same paths Retracing […]

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