7 Quotes From Devdutt Pattanaik’s ‘Shyam’ That’ll Make You Want To Read It Right Now!

As kids, they were just stories. Stories of a charming boy called Krishna, who grew up to become a fascinating figure and went on to achieve impossible feats. But as you grow up and take another look at these childhood stories, you realise just how much there is to them that you haven’t ever considered. An entire, expansive mythology with universal themes, intricate character details and most importantly, lessons that lend themselves into the modern life as well. If there is a man who knows how to brilliantly mould mythology into the most suitable retelling for the modern readership, it…Continue Reading

What Book Lovers ACTUALLY Mean When They Say These 10 Things (…)

Do you have friends who love reading and at the same time always find excuses to stay at home? For starters, this is a very common phenomenon, as reading can be a bit of a solitary activity. Most book lovers spend hours upon hours in bed, or at home, buried deep in the fictional realm. And while that may seem abnormal to others, it is their way of relaxing and rejuvenating in life. Some people might not get it but for hardcore readers, books aren’t just an activity or a hobby. Books are a way of life! And here’s a…Continue Reading

This Small Book Business Helps You Meet The Book Of Your Destiny (WHAAAT!)

A couple of weeks ago, I received an Instagram DM from a lady named Shariya Aman. She had been following my work for a while and she told me that she ran a small book business. The mention of books instantly caught my attention. Shariya told me about how she believed each one of us had a book destined for us. This book, as unexpected as it may seem, was out there, waiting for us to take notice. What Shariya and her team did was to seal the distance between that destined book and its reader. I was trembling with…Continue Reading

15 Bookish Quotes Every Book Lover Will Swear By (Sniffs A Page)

I think the first time we readers encountered a good book, it shattered us right through…in all the good ways possible. Suddenly, we have a new pair of eyes to gaze and understand the world with. We’d seek fellow readers and more often than not, try to gauge the title of a book that was being read by someone in a train/bus. We’d wait to finally meet someone who’d read the same books as we had and to indulge in bookish conversations for hours on end. If books are the first loves of your life, these 15 quotes will make…Continue Reading

15 Young Adult Books That’ll Make Your 20s Just A Little Bit Easier

So, I grew up reading. A lot. I grew up sneaking Harry Potter into my room during the exams, wondering why I couldn’t go on an adventure like The Famous Five and of course, crying over not getting my Hogwarts letter. And as I’ve grown up some more, I realised that a lot the books aimed at ‘young adults’ have actually helped me as an apparently, fully-grown adult. These books can be anyone’s cheat-sheet as they get through their 20s, all while making you fall in love with words. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman On the surface, this…Continue Reading

14 Brilliant, Award-Winning Books You Probably Haven’t Read (But Should)

One of my favourite things to do after a bad day…or really, any day, is to read a good book. A book that will slowly, but surely change the way I think for the better, have me imagining worlds I never really could and push me to explore parts of my mind I didn’t even know existed. And here’s the thing: some of the best books often win the hearts of critics while going unnoticed by the mass public. We get so caught up in our Twilights and Chetan Bhagats, that we forget to look beyond. But if you’re the…Continue Reading

20 Of The Greatest Books…All Under 200 Pages!

Did you know that the Japanese have a word for when we keep buying books, and never end up reading them? Because it’s a universal feeling! And more often than not, it’s the bulk of those pages staring at us from their corners on the bookshelf that makes us hesitant to pick them up at all. Books, reading and cherishing them, is a commitment. But if you think that you aren’t ready for a long one, here are 20 classic books under 200 pages that will make for the perfect quick read you’re looking for! Of Mice and Men by…Continue Reading

19 Beautiful Tattoos That Will Melt The Heart Of Every Book Lover

My idea of a happening weekend is snuggling in and reading AS MANY books as possible. Before you get on my case about parties and “experiencing life”, here me out: books take you to a million different worlds. A million different parties – all with words that’ll leave you enthralled. So yes, I’m a booklover. And yes, I love books enough to get inked for them – a reminder of the magic I hold on to, even on the drabbest of days. This honest truth. vintage books I did on the beautiful @savannah.allison #books #bookworm #booktattoo #jkrowling #georgerrmartin #johngreen #tattoo…Continue Reading

21 Murakami Quotes On Love And Life That’ll Heal Your Soul

The first ever Haruki Murakami book I read was a collection of birthday short stories curated by him. A lot of the short stories were also written by him. I remember finishing the book off in a few days and sitting there stunned. See, Murakami isn’t your typical modern writer. He doesn’t use fancy metaphors or blow you away with his vocabulary. This brilliant Japanese author goes with simple observations, and language that’s even simpler. But in the simplicity of it all, his words have the power to captivate and heal. Silver linings. To the star that lights up your…Continue Reading

13 Reasons That Friendship Will Always Be Purer Than Romance

I never really understood those who gave up their friends for romance. Perhaps I haven’t yet found a romance that is all-consuming, perhaps I don’t want to. Because friendship, I believe, can never be replaced by any other relationship. And Ashok Chopra’s Memories Of Fire kinda reconfirmed this for me. A book based on the life of five friends, separated by communal beliefs, distance, time, and experiences. This book is proof that of all the things we do, being a friend might be the greatest. It’s a bond that survives through the ages, regardless of fickle 6things like chemistry and…Continue Reading