It was 4.00 am on August 14, 2018. I frantically woke from a deep slumber. The downpour was violent and scary. The ensuing couple of days witnessed torrential rainfall of the sort that the state of Kerala had not witnessed in a hundred years. It was frightening indeed and resulted in massive flooding all over […]
The reverie on fasting on Arafat (the day before Bakrid) which falls on the 21st of this month reminded me of the Ramadan musings I jotted down in my journal during the month of Ramadan. But then I didn’t feel determined to publish it on my blog. When I re-read what I had scribbled down […]
We dream of bringing readers, book-distributors, and independent publishers together so that the community of serious readers out-number the community of hard-core pseudo-intellectuals, who while away their time preaching nonsense; policing morality; and targeting and attacking women.
Summer has set in. Seasonal changes followed by health issues are inevitable. One whole week of medication for throat infection, fever and cold drained my energy. And hence I desperately needed a change from my routine. I also missed my folks badly, so instantly I decided to visit my home-town, Parkala However short or long […]
I often wondered why a woman cannot go through certain manifest emotions.
My friend, who has recently joined an institution to facilitate communicative English classes, was reading out one of the chapters from the prescribed text book. He paused, and with a bewildered stare, pointed to me the text he was holding and said, “Hey look at these lines” and I read it. We both were stunned […]
One Sunday morning, while I was glancing through the newspapers I came across a bold title ‘Lipstick under my Burkha.’ That catchy title motivated me to read more about it and by the end I realized it was a movie slated to release on the 21st of July. Out of sheer excitement, I counted the […]