Since the advent of online shopping (specially for clothing), my life has been much easier – I am sure it’s the same for many others. Standing in queues outside trial rooms, trying out a humongous selection of clothes making me frustrated & sweaty many a times & at the end too confused to decide & then bringing home some useless stuff, getting tempted to buy a top or something when all I wanted to shop for was a formal kurta- and the list goes on….! And this is when online shopping websites came to my rescue. Today I buy stuff as per my requirements (well, most of the times), the filters available for size, color, type, etc. suits me perfectly and makes my job so much easier. The returns & exchange option & Cash-on-Delivery mode of payment in almost all the websites are of course the added benefits. (more…)
Author – Siddharth Dasgupta
A love story between an Indian photographer and a French artist, Letters from an Indian Summer, is suffused with a strong sense of serendipity and spiritually liberal doses of the things Arjun Bedi and Genevieve Casta hold dear in this world. The past, though, lurks constantly around every chosen corner. Will the secrets they harbour end up destroying them, or will the unspoken belief in their entwined cosmic paths be much too strong a force . . ?
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Author – Shobhan Bantwal
What makes a marriage-love or compatibility? Passion or pragmatism? Shobhan Bantwal’s compelling new novel explores the fascinating subject of arranged marriage, as a young Indian-Americanwoman navigates the gulf between desire and tradition…
To Siya Giri, arranged marriages have always seemed absurd. But while her career as an environmental lawyer has flourished, Siya is still a virgin, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. She wants to be married. And she is finally ready to do the unthinkable…
Siya’s first bridal viewings are as awkward as she anticipated. But then she’s introduced to Roger Vadepalli. Self-possessed, intelligent, and charming, Roger is clearly interested in marriage and seems eager to clinch the deal. Attracted to him in spite of her mistrust, Siya is also drawn into a flirtation with Lou, a widowed colleague who is far from her family’s idea of an acceptable husband.
In choosing between two very different men, Siya must reconcile her burgeoning independence and her conservative background. And she must decide what matters most to her-not just in a husband, but in a family, a culture, and a life…
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Author – Various
From the intimate to pure fantasy, from first person experiences to travelogues, Potluck is a collection of stories and reflections by a group of Mumbai-based writers from diverse backgrounds. Working mothers, single women, senior executives, a Catholic priest, a Hindu monk, and a writer from Slovenia, are all a part of the Critique Group. You might relive a fond or long-lost memory or be happily transported into a new world as you savour the stories. (more…)
It’s Wednesday and time for another episode of WWW, the weekly book meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along, we just have to answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
And here are my answers this week: (more…)