Interpreter of Maladies: Stories of Bengal, Boston and Beyond

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers India   The book is an anthology of stories which carry a common theme of a regional household setup being established in a foreign land and how the characters often fight their own battle with the self and the surrounding in trying to amalgamate cultures, cuisines and concerns. The…

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Published by: Scholastic A graphic novel written together by Paro Anand and Orjan Persson and illustrated by Garima Gupta and Kaveri Gopalakrishnan is one of the most beautiful books that I have come across in terms of thought, concept and craft. The story of two teenagers Ganga and Helga who amalgamate in the sea to…

Confessions of a Bookaholic!

This article is a very ‘I’ oriented one, something which I have never posted on this blog. I am the I behind everything that goes on The Grey Story but I am never the I. I happened to watch this movie ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ which made me think what is it that makes me go…

The Head that won’t Stand

Author: Kavita Chandran Publisher : Wisdom Tree Year of Publication: 2016   Yoga has been one activity which has spiritually and physically healed numerous who have come in contact with it. For some it is an activity as regular as drinking tea every morning, for some it is an occasional event of getting back to…

By the Bay

Somewhere beyond the sea Somewhere waiting for me My lover stands on golden sands And watches the ships that go sailing! The tone in the cafe shifted from the melody of Jazz to the sounds of applause, as she ended the song Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin. With beer mugs in hand and the…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke “Take and eat; this is My body.” (Mathew 26:26) Jesus took the cup, gave thanks and said “Drink from it, all of you.” (Mathew 26:27) Disciples did as was told by Jesus “devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and…