Favorite Species – #77 of 365 Poems

The night’s machinery with its countless pieces orbiting an egoistic man’s pale existence… And he thinks he is alive may be…. after all these years I am still waiting…. Waiting for a dream to be wiped out. brought to dust. It is just a facade; allowing the ink to drip through the nose before words…

Please Make Way #76 of 365 Poems

A long journey in between deep sighs sun rising in a black sky somewhere in the milky way a small star cries flesh bored of burning decides to blossom there is history in between the teeth grinding under every grin that falls Today is a day for long walks days of dreams; so short… that…

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Review

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is not what I imagined watching the trailer. It somewhat felt like I got down at the wrong stop and I cannot quite make out if I got down before my stop or after it. Definitely it was not at my stop. The only thing is the bus did not run…

So what is the Padmavati issue about?

They say it is the Ghoomar song, but that is already on Youtube…. So what is the issue? Maybe if you tell these protesters that let us first take all the objectionable scenes in Padmavati and mash them up together and show it to public so that people can understand how objectionable they are, they…

My Invented Country by Isabel Allende – Goodreads Challenge 45/50

“It is much easier to Kill your Spouse than get a Divorce” Isabel Allende’s humorous narration to convey how difficult it is in Chile to get out of the Clutches of the Church. My Invented Country is Isabel Allende’s nostalgic Journey through Chile. Such a refreshing read, my first book by Isabel Allende. Isabel sprinkles…

Half Earth By Edward O. Wilson Goodreads 44/50

Half Earth is the final episode of E.O Wilson’s Trilogy addressing the question “Where are we going?” and it follows his earlier books “Where do we come from?” (The Social Conquest of Earth, 2012), and “What are we?” (The Meaning of Human Existence, 2014) Also known as the Father of Sociobiology and Biodiversity in his…

Weekend Movie Review – Qarib Qarib Singlle and Ittefaq

Last weekend I watched two Hindi movies “Qarib Qarib Singlle” and Ittefaq. One is a Romantic Comedy Road Drama and the other a Whodunnit? Thriller. Ittefaq (coincidence) inspired by the 1969 film by the same name stars Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. I like Akshaye and he has been selective…

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi Goodreads 43/50

Intimacy by British Writer Hanif Kureishi is the story of a middle Aged Screen Writer. In fact 24 hours of his life as he is contemplating leaving his wife of many years and their two son’s aged 5 and 3 and move out with his much younger girl friend Nina. This is the first book…

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Goodreads 42 / 50

The true story of the prolific book and document thief John Gilkey and his obsession with wanting to own rare books. The Cat and Mouse Chase with the antiquarian bookseller turned detective Ken Sanders. Though we all know that rare books are very valuable we often don’t think of rare book thievery in the same…

The Woman Who Can’t Forget – The Memoir of Jill Price (AJ)

How do we see memory, I am sure we all have to recollect, there is a kind of effort involved. What if remembering does not need an effort. What if you cannot forget. What if you can remember exactly what happened a few years back, on a particular day, who you were with and what…

Milan Kundera’s The Festival of Insignificance

Kundera’s 11th fictional work. The Story of the intersecting life of Alain, who has not seen his mother since his childhood; Ramon a retired intellectual; D’Ardelo, a narcissistic; and Charles and “Caliban” who operate a catering firm…   Marking the 40th book in my 50 Book 2017 challenge.   One specific part is etched in…