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Travelling through Fiction (Part I)

After months and months of isolation, mind-numbing drudgery and a minor nervous breakdown, I recently took a much-needed vacation. It wasn’t easy convincing my husband but for the “greater good of all” aka for my sanity and his continued happiness, he agreed to come with me to Goa, albeit loaded with sanitizers and masks. I…

A Unique List of Unconventional Romantic Books

Valentine’s Day is here, love is in the air, and yet, I feel like recommending books other than romances this week. That is why my list today has a twist – most of the books don’t fall strictly in the genre of romance but have some elements of romance in them. There is fiction, non-fiction,…

Movies, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I recently got a piece of advice that I should try and not become like the person in the picture above. I think the advice was kindly meant and advised me to avoid becoming the slapper, not the slapee. Keeping aside the fact that I’m non-violent and have slapped no one in my life, I…

The Case of the Misunderstood Aunt

A few weeks ago, I had written a post on the joys of being an aunt. I had made a strong case that doting aunts and uncles bring a lot of value to the lives of their nieces and nephews. I had even recommended that Archies and Hallmark come out with Aunts’ Day and Uncles’…

What to read after you have exhausted all Georgette Heyer books?

In an earlier post, I had written about my disappointment at not finding the true literary heir of the highly popular novelist, Georgette Heyer. Having given it more thought, I feel I may have overstated my case, because I know of a few novelists who can do justice to her writing, even though – IMHO…