Cat Among The Pigeons

You randomly decide to catch up with a friend at a bookstore which has a cafe that is known for chai. Well, no suspense there it is called Cha Bar and the bookstore goes by the name ‘Oxford Bookstore’. This is in Connaught Place of New Delhi, India.

So, I was in the metro today with a book that I bought from the above-talked bookstore. Yes, you go to a bookstore and you have to have to buy a book. The reason I bought this was because I remember reading ‘Cat Among The Pigeons by Agatha Christie’ back in 2007 when I was in a school.

The weather was perfect, the temperature showing 16 °C, the metro coming out of the tunnel and sun shining on your back and an empty metro which means you get to sit and read in silence.  That is when I clicked this photograph.

Tell me what you guys are reading these days? And how’s the weather at your end?

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Change and Acceptance

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Tell me if you like this photograph and the quote. The quote is from The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. It is one of my favourites.

 

Harry Potter Always- Photo Post

Harry Potter Always

Photography is undoubtedly one of my favorite things in the world. I really like settings things and playing with light and recently I started to take photographs of the books I own. So I got this nice deal and bought The Hogwarts Library and they looked real nice.

I took out my weapon, and mounted my new 50mm like a boss and started taking photographs.

Title of this post was suggested by Miss Book Thief, Thanks Miss. 😉

 

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Book Fair 2016

Went to the Book Fair 2016 in Delhi last Sunday. There was a long queue to get into the fair, had to wait for almost half an hour.
Had a good time and bought these books besides some urdu ones for my mother.
If you happen to be in Delhi, then going to the fair would be a good idea. 🙂

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The Pyramid

Mr. Mankell died of cancer some weeks ago. He is one of my favourite writers, having read several of his Kurt Wallander series I decided to pick this one up. This is where you get to read about how Kurt became a detective, read till page 70 and so far it is good.
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Lastly, he was and is an inspiration to me.

The Forty Rules Of Love

I have finally completed this book I have been talking about( The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak). This is an achievement for me and believe me when I tell you that this was one fine read. I started reading this book on 15 April 2015 and I took my time because I find it hard to read on mobiles/laptops (this was an eBook). But I did not stop in the middle and continued with it, read it during my recovery after surgery and read it while commuting, read it whenever I could.
Now I took more than 6 months to complete this book and I don’t regret it. I had to start over several times but I am glad I didn’t stopped reading.
Coming to the topic, this is not a review of the book because I don’t think I will be able to write one(not right after I am done reading it). But this is a post just to tell you that the book was great and I’d suggest you to read it as well. 🙂

Guest Post #1 – Book Review.

This is from a friend Radhika Chauhan,you can visit her blog here.We often talk about books and she mentioned this book and I asked her to do the review,so it can reach to more people,more than one.She reviewed a book called Secret & Lies.

Secrets & Lies by Jaishree Misra
The book Secrets & Lies by a prominent Indian author Jaishree Misra amongst many other things, is a poignant take of the two contrasting lifestyles of women: one as a powerful ambitious woman, a woman of the world and the other of a housewife struggling to find her own place in her own home. The book features four such women; Anita, who works for BBC; Bubbles, who is the wife of the billionaire business tycoon and has anything but love and respect at the click of her fingers; Zeba, who is a leading Bollywood diva and Samira, who is trying to keep her marriage from tearing at the seems. These four women who are so different from each other share a common childhood of growing up in Delhi in one of the most prestigious all-girls convent school, St. Jude’s. However, they share more than a common school, a disturbing secret of the death of their classmate Lily D’Souza who also happened to be a relative of their much respected and beloved principal Ms Victoria Lamb. Fifteen years after the incident, the four old school friends are brought together when they receive a letter from their now retiring school principal for an invite to the school reunion and her last desire to see her girls before retiring. Shocked by the letter as the four friends contemplate whether to attend the reunion or not, each one of them goes into the past and events which led to the death of Lily and how the horrifying incidence has shaped their life, affecting it more than they ever could have realized.
The book runs parallel between the era of the year 1993, describing the events that led up to Lily’s death and the present day 2008, describing how the four friends are handling their life ridden with guilt and regret. The book drives home a nostalgic feeling of the days of the familiarity of the convent schooling and this was the reason I personally loved it. The author has very delicately and passionately shaped the different lifestyles and feelings of the characters in a beautiful manner. The way she has woven together the contrasting lifestyles but the strong bond of friendship that binds them together is commendable. One of the best parts of the book is that it portrays the Indian woman, working or non- working, as a strong woman independent of the need of her husband’s affection and respect when none is given. I love how the characters grow to become an ideal image of that. This book is a benchmark in Indian fiction and I’m waiting for some more marvelous works from the author.
You can find more about the author at www.jaishreemisra.com
Radhika Chauhan