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… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Harry Potter Prequel We Needed
I didn't know what to expect from Vonnegut. My introduction to him was to put Slaughterhouse-Five on my reading list, and leave it there, unread, with many other classics.
Delhi By Heart By Raza Rumi Delhi: The Eternal Capital. I have visited Delhi a couple of times, but it still feels like we have unfinished business. There's too much history to cram into a single trip! With a friend's wedding coming up in Delhi this year, I want to take time off to roam… Continue reading 5 Books On My Mind This Week
2018. People, mostly women and about half the men, wore black to the Golden Globes in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and in protest against the predatory behaviour of those in power against the women who still have to claw their way around various industries on less pay and more unwanted attention. Feminist social… Continue reading Women of the Year
Padma - our plump Padma - is sulking magnificently. (She can't read and, like all fish-lovers, dislikes other people knowing anything she doesn't. Padma: strong, jolly, a consolation for my last days. But definitely a bitch-in-the-manger.) She attempts to cajole me from my desk: 'Eat, na, food is spoiling.' I remain stubbornly hunched over paper.… Continue reading Midnight’s Children
Last year I tried reading books from countries around the world - The World in Books. It made me realize how little I knew of the world; most importantly how similar our human stories were. L.P. Hartley said, "The past is like a foreign country: they do things differently there". Douglas Adams describing time travel in… Continue reading Books 2017 – Pages From History
"When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?" "When there are nine." There are nine Supreme Court Justices. Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't set out to become a feminist icon, all she wanted to excel at her job and have a wonderful life with her college sweetheart and husband looking after their children together.… Continue reading Notorious RBG