Sometimes Dreams Come True: Musing on “Mousetrap” play


I don’t have any bucket list as such because I am not sure in long run what will remain significant for me. For instance I am no more interested in opening a candy store or become a gupchup (panipuri) vendor (both profession would have catered to me mostly). However in “iss rang badalti duniya mein” … More Sometimes Dreams Come True: Musing on “Mousetrap” play

Journey Into A New Continent: Musing on “Things Fall Apart”


I have a strong tendency to settle down in my comfort zone. As I have written few times before (like thousands times maybe) I have been consciously trying to challenge the reader in me and try to read as many different writers as possible. From last year geographical area got added to my criteria too. … More Journey Into A New Continent: Musing on “Things Fall Apart”

A Collection of Mysteries: Review of “Famous Detective Stories”


After a long time I finished a short story collection. To be really frank, I can’t even remember when was the last time I completed a short story collection. Since last one decade it has been difficult for me to read anything. For various distractions on home front it is difficult for me to be … More A Collection of Mysteries: Review of “Famous Detective Stories”

Few Disappointing Murders: Cold Granite by Stuart McBride


I got recommendation of the writer Stuart McBride from someone in a book group describing McBride as a writer who writes about murder mysteries with touch of humour. Murder and humour are both my absolute favourite things to read. In addition when I looked him up and found out he is British, I immediately decided … More Few Disappointing Murders: Cold Granite by Stuart McBride

The Heart Wrenching Second Step Into The Sea Of Futility: Thoughts on Runaway Horses – The Second Book in The Sea of Fertility tetralogy


Last year I was so much affected after reading Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow that I had decided to finish The Sea of Fertility tetralogy this year. Spring Snow is the first book of the tetralogy. I worked on my decision by ordering the rest of three books in January but after that started the most … More The Heart Wrenching Second Step Into The Sea Of Futility: Thoughts on Runaway Horses – The Second Book in The Sea of Fertility tetralogy

Magpie Murders: A Homage to British Murder Mystery


Susan Ryeland may have been me if only I had a drink with Agatha Christie’s descendant, I have my own murder mystery and also I have enough grammar knowledge to not only being able to write using immaculate grammar but also to correct others’ grammar. Apart from that we are almost the same living and … More Magpie Murders: A Homage to British Murder Mystery

Watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in Post #MeToo Era


I love anything with which Tina Fey is associated. It is not only because I am her non-unbiased fan but also because of the innovative ways she presents comedy. As someone who has been dabbling in comedy writing I find her writings as a master class. She never dumbs down writing or there is never … More Watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in Post #MeToo Era

Musing on The Age of Reason (with few existential questions)


After trying since 2015 I finished reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Age of Reason. In case you are wondering about my memory of remembering everything since 2015 then let me clarify I re-started from page 1 recently. Anyway yay for finishing the book but not so much yay as after finishing the book I found out … More Musing on The Age of Reason (with few existential questions)