Renaissance, Shakespeare and Teacher Shukla

The Renaissance is an important phase in European Art and Literature as it led to a renewed interest in the Arts. The period marks some of the greatest creations in Art by legends such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and some eminent architects. This cultural movement which started in Italy, in the period of 14th …

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Quill and Canvas

If you are a book lover, I am sure a book store will definitely be in your list of favourite hangouts. I, for one, absolutely love being in a book store. None of my outings are ever complete without a visit to a bookstore. Even for long holidays, I somehow always find my way to …

Parenting in the age of Facebook

I have never been into self-help books, not that I have anything against them, but I somehow have never got around to reading any. So probably I would have never come around to reading this one, if I hadn’t received this as a gift for completing a challenge. The name of the book immediately caught …

Other Side of Midnight and Memories of Midnight

I am a Sidney Sheldon fan girl. Like you have comfort food, Sheldon for me is comfort read. After a couple of heavy duty reads, I have to unwind with a Sheldon.  It works wonders for me if I am stressed or overworked. Fast paced, intriguing plots, strong female protagonists, irresistible men and a block …

Norwegian Wood – Of love, loss and longing

Norwegian wood is, celebrated Japanese Novelist, Haruki Murakami’s 4th Novel. Published in 1987, this novel went on to become a best seller.  In fact, Norwegian wood is one of his most successful novels [apparently much to the dismay of the writer] although he does not consider this as one of his best works, but more …

My Favourite Things

‘Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things’ Haven’t most of us grown up humming this?  And like Maria says in the movie, this song never fails to put a smile on my lips. …

Lord of the Flies – A Masterpiece

Lord of the flies is William Golding’s first novel. Published in 1954, though not a success at that time, it gradually went on to become a best seller. Since then it has found its way on various Best English Novels list [TIME magazine, BBC’s The Big Read and Modern Library].  This dystopian novel was apparently …