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Book Review: The Time Traveller’s Wife

Audrey Niffenegger | Published 2003 Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They get married. They live happily ever after. Only, the boy meets the girl again. And again. And again. No, not in the conventional sense of the word. And not different girls. Henry meets Clare for the first time when she is six, and he’s thirty-six. But, he’s…

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Book Review: Chasing Che

Patrick Symmes | 2000 | Non-fiction, Politics, TravelogueErnesto Guevara de la Serna is a name that is, more often than not, repeated with a revered romanticism. He is spoken of like a hero, one of the famed warriors of mythology. Yet, few know what made him so. In this book, the author retraces a journey that Guevara made with his…

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The best reasons to quit the rat race

Our hearts are filled with dreams of an ideal life, the kind where we only do things we like, a life where the money comes from work one is passionate about, a life you live on your terms. Taking that decision of stepping away from the norm is not always easy, especially when you are from a middle-class family where…

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Book Review: I’d rather be reading

Anne Bogel | 2018 | Non-fiction, humour Recently, a book walked into my life. It felt like the writer had taken a peek at my thoughts, seen the way I think and read books, and then written a book about that! I’ve seen very few books that talk about reading as a habit or practice. I highlighted (virtually, of course)…

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Dining alone, the best part of solo travel

Back in the days when I first started travelling solo, the thought of eating out alone gave me the jitters. There’s no point in denying that it was a trigger that set off severe anxiety. The most horrifying thoughts would run through my mind, and that blessing of a vivid imagination would seem unwanted then. From falling flat on my…

Chicken Dalia Khichdi | Broken Wheat & Chicken Kedgeree

The thought of ‘healthy foods’ fills my heart with trepidation. For all the love I have for food, I am particular about the taste, texture, sight of food, and there have been instances where I’ve refused to eat or been unable to finish food placed in front of me because I’ve –     Disliked the look of the food–     Been unable…

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Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith | 1943 | Semi-Autobiographical, Fiction I picked this one up because a. I had heard a lot about it. It is heralded as a modern American classic (and it deserves to be) b. The edition was remarkably pretty. I have a weakness for beautiful looking books. This one was a Reader’s Digest Special Edition, hard bound with the…

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Sesame Egg Noodles

Flipping through the photographs of past travels – a favourite pastime in 2020 – I found myself grinning at the memories created with my BFF during our 2019 trip to Sri Lanka. As I flipped through the photographs, I could almost hear our chatter in the background, like an audio cassette on the loop. A particular photograph had me bursting…

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Book Review: Summit

Harry Farthing | 2014 | Fiction, Thriller, Mystery A gripping tale, told tightly from beginning to end, without any relief or deviation. The author’s writing style is grim, almost martial in its speed. I’ve always been fascinated by the upper reaches of the Himalayas. To me, they are placed on Earth to remind us that we are nowhere close to…

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Drama Review: Midnight Diner (Tokyo Series)

2009-19 | Japanese | Food, Slice of life | Netflix Tucked away in a lane, far from the bustling noise of Tokyo, lies Meshiya – an izakaya, a type of informal Japanese bar. The Master opens the doors at the stroke of midnight, every night, to a variety of people – some regulars, some not – all from different walks…