Review

The Matsya Curse by Shweta Taneja

The Matsya Curse by Shweta Taneja

Giant spiders hanging out in a bar, delicately featured Bharundas, shrieking at high pitch and Maut Worshippers banging their head and tapping their feet in tandem with high music. Unknown and unheeded, among these charas smoking, piss drinking Sups, a preta tantrik from Banaras is roaming on the streets of […]

by June 29, 2017 Review
A Decent Arrangement

A Decent Arrangement

There are stories, one can remember for decades. There are movies, one can watch umpteen number of times, without getting bored. And, then there are conversations, one can never forget, despite not playing any active role. The connecting thread here is, of course, the one and only one, myriad emotions. […]

by June 27, 2017 Review
Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi! I have been out of sync with you for quite a while. Busy in my head, trying to figure out the emotional rollercoaster, I have been plopped upon by not so favorable circumstances. Worry, stress, tension have been my constant companions with a steady stream of tears providing […]

by June 25, 2017 Review
Meri Pyaari Bindu

Meri Pyaari Bindu

Just finished watching Ayushmann Khurana and Parineeti starrer Meri Pyaari Bindu. Released a few weeks ago, on the same date as that of RGV’s much anticipated Sarkar 3, this movie failed to garner much collection at Box Office. However, Parineeti Chopra’s oomph and Ayushmann’s deceptive Bengali appeal, ensured that I […]

by June 22, 2017 Review
मधुराक्षर : अप्रैल-जून 2017 : समीक्षा

मधुराक्षर : अप्रैल-जून 2017 : समीक्षा

“मधुराक्षर” का अप्रैल जून 2017 अंक कुछ दिन पहले मिला.. खूबसूरत कवर पेज और विविध विधाओं को सम्मिलित करती ये पत्रिका, पहली नज़र में ही भा गयी.. कारण रहा बृजेन्द्र अग्निहोत्री जी द्वारा लिखा, हिंदी साहित्य की सामयिक बुराइयों पर चोट करता सार्थक सम्पादकीय.. एक कड़ा रुख अपनाते हुए बृजेन्द्र […]

by June 6, 2017 My Published Work, Review
The Castaway by Rabindranath Tagore

The Castaway by Rabindranath Tagore

The Castaway is yet another short story by Tagore that I have just finished reading. The story revolves around a Zamindar family, relaxing leisurely in Chandernagore, to aid in healing of their daughter-in-law Kiran. The story begins with a small discussion between Kiran and her husband Sharat, wherein they discuss […]

by May 2, 2017 Review
The Riddle Solved by Tagore

The Riddle Solved by Tagore

Short stories by Rabindranath Tagore are pithy, engrossing and appealing gems that expose various facets of society and humanity in a very subtle manner. Almost all his stories leave a deep impression on mind, the names of characters may slip but the basic plot remains etched on the psyche for […]

by March 24, 2017 Review
A Rendezvous with Avadh Coin

A Rendezvous with Avadh Coin

Yesterday, I was wandering aimlessly in the mighty corridors of National Museum, New Delhi. I had gone there to attend an event, but had some free time on hand, so couldn’t resist taking a dekko at the artifacts. There were some busts, old sculptures and masks placed strategically in the […]

by December 13, 2016 Articles, Review