Book review: Mockingbird 

: Is there a future for humanity? A future where we can continue to be the way we are? Walter Tevis’ Mockingbird, a pathbreaking novel in the science fiction genre, explores this thought through a poignant tale of man, woman and machine. Walter Tevis | Science Fiction | Published 1980 What does it mean to be human? Is it the small…

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller | Book Review | From The Corner Table

Book Review: If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver was released in 1979; it is written in postmodernist narrative and takes readers through a whole spectrum of sensations as they read the 10 stories woven together in this masterpiece. Highly recommended! Italo Calvino | Italian publication 1979 | English transl. 1981 | Postmodernist novel Not…

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Book review: Archangel’s Light (Guild Hunter #14)

Guild Hunter Series | Author Nalini Singh | Published 2021 | Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, Urban Thriller, M/M Romance “It’s not weird. It’s us.” It was that simple. This was their story and they’d be the ones to write it, the ones to decide which turns to take. The first M/M romance in Nalini Singh‘s immensely popular Guild Hunter series has…

Toasted Coconut and Date Balls | From The Corner Table

Toasted Coconut & Date Balls

Tasty, easy to make and nutritious, these naturally sweet Toasted Coconut and Dates Balls are great as energy-boosting snacks and guilt-free desserts. Please tell me I’m not the only one whose snack cravings touch record-breaking levels in the colder months! With work from home being a permanent part of life and desk breaks equalling ‘munchie time’, the need for snacking options…

Bengali Pilaf | From The Corner Table

Bengali Pilaf #1

A fragrant twist to the regular rice and a delicious way of upgrading your daily meal, this Pilaf is easy to make and an ideal companion to curries, stir-fries, or a simple salad. The midweek upgrade to boost your mood. Cookbooks are a treasure trove – not simply of recipes but history, information and above all, stories. It is one…

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Winding through the Isle of Skye #2

In times of the pandemic, the Scottish Highlands have been in the limelight for… well, locals testing positive. And a while ago, there were news reports about an increasingly large number of people opting to live closer to Edinburgh rather than commute daily from far-flung corners of the Highlands. A rather obvious decision, isn’t it? And back in the day…

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Winding through the Isle of Skye #1

Its winter in Ahmedabad, India, and the minimum temperature has been hovering between 10°C-16°C. Huddled at my desk, feet tucked in thick socks, I shivered and bemoaned the ruthless cold during a telephone conversation with my best friend. Imagine my indignation when she burst into laughter rather than express sympathy over my frozen toes! “Rapti, if you are shivering in…

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Grit+Glamour+Culture = Glasgow

On March 6, 1989, a 44 year old and his colleagues boarded a British Railway train at the Edinburgh Waverley railway station. The group of six men – all town planners from developing cities of India – was headed to Glasgow as part of a government initiative facilitating knowledge exchange. Among them was my father who returned thrilled with the…

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Crushing on Edinburgh #Chapter2

Around the time I had been reading about Scotland, especially Edinburgh, I remember stumbling upon the statement “But Edinburgh is a mad god’s dream.” Now I don’t know about mad gods and goddesses but I do know that it is a city of Good Samaritans. Do you remember where we left off in the last post? That bit about me…

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Crushing on Edinburgh #Chapter1

I confess. I have a crush on Edinburgh. I have been in love with Amsterdam from when I first set foot on that gorgeous slice of heaven on earth. But now Edinburgh, with its cobbled streets, mix of old-new structures and a skyline that gives off a broody Gothic vibe on a cloudy day, has found its way into my…

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