April in Books

Island of a Thousand Mirrors Nayomi Munaweera’s is a beautifully written book on the Sri Lankan civil war. It was really interesting to read about characters and quirks that I have learnt are more pan-subcontinental that I’ve been led to believe. From the cantankerous Beatrice Muriel to the indomitable Sylvia Sunethra to the upstairs neighbours […]

Damn! It’s 7am! : The Definitive Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Music Videos

Is it just me or is You Need to Calm Down stuck in your head too? 35. Style I honestly thought that Look What You Made Me Do would be last on this list, but I was wrong! What is this video? What are these lyrics? Having forgotten the drama with Harry Styles after that […]

Crimes of Grindelwald: The Life of Albus Dumbledore Continued

My last post on why Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a necessary prequel to Harry Potter is here. I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I loved fantastically kind, funny and sweet Newt even more. He’s a hero unlike any other. The very best! When was the last time we had a protagonist whose main […]

5 Books for Independence Day

I wrote most of this on 15th August, I swear. *side eye* Glimpses of World History By Jawaharlal Nehru In 1934, between the World Wars, a man was imprisoned, along with thousands of others, for demanding freedom and equality, even as their oppressors fought major wars with forced conscription by their colonized for what they… Continue reading 5 Books for Independence Day

Fantastic Beasts: The Harry Potter Prequel We Needed

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows left too many loose ends on Dumbledore’s life, because we were only told what Harry needed to know at the time. In one measly, fantastic information dump chapter. Why did Dumbledore place so much faith in the power of love? Why did Dumbledore wait so long to face Grindelwald? “Maybe […]