I brought home a plant

It’s a torenia for the tomato. A few days ago, it surprised me with two yellow flowers. It’s been tricky this tomato, almost an enigma. Just when I am about to give up, it grows a few new leaves, a stem, the promise of a bud. For a year now, it’s been showing these abruptContinue reading “I brought home a plant”

The Sense of an Ending & A House for Mr Biswas

This is an introspective read. Julian Barnes cleverly steers you towards the truth while questioning the role and shape of memories. Just how much can you trust them? How coloured are they by your biases, self preservation and perspective? Is history truly how we remember it? Divorced and retired now, an unexpected letter from aContinue reading “The Sense of an Ending & A House for Mr Biswas”

On Beauty & The Goat Thief

The Goat thief by Perumal Murugan: This collection of short stories from the Tamilian writer takes you into the villages, where both the children and adults make a beeline for the well, hoping to escape into its depth every chance they get. There’s the consternation of the housewife who doesn’t know what to do withContinue reading “On Beauty & The Goat Thief”

Not on the same road

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as in ever on the road The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything atContinue reading “Not on the same road”