The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

‘Not so good, not so bad’ “Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we have not loved enough. ” – Elif Shafak , The Forty Rules of Love The Forty Rules of Love is written by Elif Shafak, a French-born Turkish writer….

Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen? I read Reading makes me happy George Martin has said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” When you read, you know that feeling. When you…

Letters to Milena – Franz Kafka

This is one of a kind book I have read. And I enjoyed it literally. Kafka’s language was painful and also beautiful at the same time. But at some point, the book felt boring because of one-sided letters. I have never before encountered writing most amazing, touching, beautifully crafted one-sided missives of love, longing and…

life beneath layers

“What can we expect from an empty shell Where many hearts of pearl once beat to dwell Waves fail to break hard layer’s bond of love Wailing shore sends memoir to the sky above” ― Munia Khan “She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind…

Unconditional wait

He asked me, would you wait for me? (No matter where I travel to I’m coming home to you If you’ll just wait for me) I’ll wait, I said. (Our time together will be worth waiting for) Waiting  

Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami

“In everybody’s life, there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore ‘Kafka on the shore’ is one of the…

Mrs funnybones – Twinkle Khanna

I was dying to read this book because of good reviews but was lazy enough to go to the store or to order it online. So while travelling when I was getting bored and waiting for my flight at Kochi airport I decided to get this one from a book store. I started with a…

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

“Toru: What happens when people open their hearts? Reiko: They get better.” A depressingly beautiful novel I have read so far. I read it while travelling in train, bus, cab with so much interest that my fellow passengers had to tell me about my stations. A story of love and loss from the perspective of…

An afternoon made from happiness

There was a scent of petrichor and chocolate ice cream within the air, a simple day and a drop of Heaven. looking into his eyes, a perfect bliss, lying down, the monsoon serenity making him blush, Grasping one another’s hand, Vowing to never let go. plucking a piece of an afternoon to cherish it forever….

​Transient love

You came like a sudden flash of lightning and disappeared. I waited. The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. I waited. Transient love

You’re always in my thought

On the afternoon after a spring rain, I lay down and think of you my heart pounds fast as I breathe I crave your Tender kiss.

Temporary Love

The day I fell in love Was the day you told me, You didn’t feel the same. That even though it was nice, I didn’t inspire you Or make your heart stop. The day I fell in love Wasn’t some beautiful perfect day. It was cloudy and murky A stench of things rotting. There was…