26 May 2013

Your Call

“It's hard being left behind. (...) It's hard to be the one who stays.” 
― Audrey NiffeneggerThe Time Traveler's Wife

These 100 hundred words describe the journey of a wait - a wait of years, a wait for one phone call!

13 May 2013

Dark Secrets

“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”  
― Andre Malraux

There are secrets everywhere - in every lane, in every closet, behind those dazzling eyes and between those lovely smiles. Some secrets are kept by you and some are kept from you! This post is my 100 words on the darkest secrets.

07 May 2013

Book Review - Salvation of a Saint

Author : Keigo Higashino
Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Year : 2013
Pages : 384
Source : Blogadda Book Review Program
Rating : 4.2/5

When a man is discovered dead by poisoning in his empty home his beautiful wife, Ayane, immediately falls under suspicion. All clues point to Ayane being the logical suspect, but how could she have committed the crime when she was hundreds of miles away? As Tokyo police detective Kusanagi tries to unpick a seemingly unrelated sequence of events he finds himself falling for Ayane. When his judgement becomes dangerously clouded his assistant must call on an old friend for help; it will take a genius to unravel the most spectacular web of deceit they have ever faced. Salvation of a Saint is a magnificently complex and page-turning thriller starring international crime fiction’s most enigmatic sleuth.This is essential reading for all fans of exceptional crime fiction.

06 May 2013

Quiet Conversations

“I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it.
It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” 
― Chaim Potok, The Chosen

I believe the best conversations happen without words and without sound. One such emotion in this short poem, in 100 words.

03 May 2013

Book Review - Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Author: Anuja Chauhan
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Year: 2013
Pages: 400
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4/5

In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhi’s posh Hailey Road, Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife Mamta spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful (but troublesome) alphabetically named daughters.

Anjini, married but an incorrigible flirt; Binodini, very worried about her children’s hissa in the family property; Chandrakanta, who eloped with a foreigner on the eve of her wedding; Eshwari, who is just a little too popular at Modern School, Barakhamba Road; and the Judges favourite (though fathers shouldn’t have favourites): the quietly fiery Debjani, champion of all the stray animals on Hailey Road, who reads the English news on DD and clashes constantly with crusading journalist Dylan Singh Shekhawat, he of shining professional credentials but tarnished personal reputation, crushingly dismissive of her state-sponsored propaganda, but always seeking her out with half-sarcastic, half-intrigued dark eyes.

Spot-on funny and toe-curlingly sexy, Those Pricey Thakur Girls is rom-com specialist Anuja Chauhan writing at her sparkling best.