The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

What if you could run away from your life and assume the life of another? That’s what the protagonist of Daphne du Maurier’s novel yearns for. As a professor, John is well-versed in the French history, but he never does feel that oneness that a Frenchman would. He considers himself an outsider, leading a life no better than that of a tourist. Considering himself as … Continue reading The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

A Girl Reduced to a Series of Texts

I loved the age when technology could not touch me, could not pervade my senses, could not creep into my personal space. If someone wanted to reach me on the phone, they would leave messages for me on my landline, and I would call back, at my leisure. When friends made plans, we didn’t end up constantly texting each other to check where they were; we … Continue reading A Girl Reduced to a Series of Texts

A Migraine isn’t Just a Headache

Not every headache one has is a migraine. Not every headache I have is a migraine. It’s a pity though that people will sometimes claim they are suffering from a migraine when it is, in most likelihood, just a bad headache. A migraine is a lot more than the usual ache at the end of a stressful day. It is a debilitating condition that strikes without … Continue reading A Migraine isn’t Just a Headache

#OneLoveStory Blocked

It’s a blind date (or the version of blind dates that exist in 2016). It’s the first time the girl is meeting the guy. Girl in pink pants, golden shoes. Guy: You’re flamboyant Girl rolls her eyes. You’re judgemental. She thinks to herself. Guy: Wow, that’s a designer watch you’re wearing. You like watches? Girl: Yes, I do. Guy: I like watches too. I have a … Continue reading #OneLoveStory Blocked

An Accidental Connection

One of my very good friends once told me that to truly connect with someone, you must assess three types of attachment – physical, mental and emotional. The same friend also said that to truly discover a person you must converse with them in three ways – meet them in person, talk to them over the phone and text them (or whatsapp, as the case may be). Over time, I … Continue reading An Accidental Connection

A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin

*This book review contains spoilers* George R.R. Martin. You love him and then you hate him. Eventually you do love him. But it drives me crazy that this book is not a sequel to his last one; it runs in parallel instead. So the chapter about Jon which is really happening in sequence somewhere in “A Feast for Crows”- the fourth book – is being … Continue reading A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin