Bitter Fruit: The Best of Saadat Hassan Manto Edited and Translated by Khalid Hassan Penguin Books This anthology aims to bring to the reader the best of the works of Saadat Hassan Manto, the noted and mostly controversial Urdu writer who has not had a peer in terms of quality and prolific writing. Considered a… Continue reading Bitter Fruit by Saadat Hassan Manto- A Book Review
The book I would definetly re-read, even if I do not have the time is ‘Siddhartha’ by Herman Hesse. ‘Siddhartha’ traces the spiritual journey of a young man as he goes through the various phases of his life, from youth to old age. A simply written book, it brings forth the idea that every man… Continue reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Shoma was a fluffy white sheep in farmer Bholu’s pen. She was the fattest of the young sheep. While other sheep ran here and there when they were let out, Shoma merely waddled. Other sheep thought she was lazy and teased her. Shoma, at last was tired of all the teasing. She wanted to do… Continue reading Shoma Learns to Fly- A story for Children
Yesterday was just bland-it had no flavour. Thankfully, it had none of the bitterness of the days I feel down and out, with the thoughts joining hands to make a loop, going round and round, like the song ‘posies in my pocket’, round and round with dizzying speed till I am ready to collapse in… Continue reading Flavours of my Days
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
All of us encounter boredom some time or the other. For most of us it is simply a blip in our life. But for many this malaise can surface with alarming regularity. Tackling the empty feeling with no radar to guide you can wreck your nerves and ironically can leave you feeling more drained than… Continue reading 3 Ways to Counter Boredom
‘When you stop to consider The days spent dreaming of a future And say then, that was my life.’ For the days are long From the first milk van To the last shout in the night, An eternity. But the weeks go by Like birds; and the years,the years Fly past anti-clockwise Like clock hands… Continue reading Dog Days- A Beautiful Poem