Browsing Category Literature

A basic guide to attending JLF

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jaipur is gearing up to host the much awaited Jaipur Literature Festival and so are many other literary enthusiasts to visit the fest spanning five days. Attending JLF has become a sort of ritual to me and my excitement graph, as the years go by, has only seen an upward curve. I love the potpourri ...

View post

From a Dead Poet’s Society to A Slam Poet’s Society

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ARE WE MOVING TOWARDS A SLAM POET'S SOCIETY?   Kalki Koechlin performing at the debut edition of Spoken Fest 2017. Source: EventsFAQ In earlier times when the TV and Internet were not there yet, the sources of entertainment were limited to dance, music and literature and while the former two got swept in the advent of technology ...

View post
The heart of Buddha's Teaching

Book Review : The heart of Buddha’s Teaching

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book Review: The heart of Buddha’s Teaching Author: Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-present)   Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist that resides in Plum village, France. He is active in the peace movement and is constantly promoting non-violent solutions to conflicts. He has written over 100 books on meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism. He has ...

View post
The Different Drum, book review, stop commotion

Book Review : The Different Drum

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book name: The Different Drum Author: M.Scott Peck (1958-2005)   M.Scott Peck is a psychiatrist well known for his first book “The road less travelled”, which has sold more than 10 million copies approximately.  He has had experience working in various environments most notably as a Lieutenant General of the US army in Okinawa (Japan), Assistant Chief of ...

View post
Susan Cain, Quiet Revolution

To the Introvert in you.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Solitude is a state of being, where a mind speaks to self and a quiet outside is fostering the thoughts inside. Susan Cain, co-founder of The Quiet Revolution lay hold of the fact that Introverts tend to be philosophical than materialistic; They feel exceptionally strong emotions- sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy and fear. In ...

View post
Uttar Pradesh, Bijnis, yash, random yash, stop commotion

Extraordinary Tales from Uttar Pradesh Narrated through the Eyes of Ordinary People.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Grandmas are perhaps India’s best storytellers, enlightening and transporting young minds to the lands of yesteryear, when times were different, almost magical. That’s the vision that Tanuja Chandra has tried to encapsulate in her book, ‘Bijnis Woman: Stories of Uttar Pradesh I Heard from my Parents, Mausis and Bhuas’, albeit in a quaint manner. A ...

View post