It was December 31st, 2010 and I was sitting in the Computer Lab at SZABIST 90 working on a group project with my group mates sitting on either side of me. They were working on their parts and I sat … Continue reading
Author Archives: Hina Tabassum
Zoe And The Reclaimed Dream
This is an entry from Zoe’s private diary and thus in first person narrative. My parents tell me that I have been telling them I want to go abroad for my studies since a time I was not even 3! … Continue reading
2018 And The Books I Read In The Year
I did a wrap up of my reads last year (2017) for the first time and I decided it was a tradition I should keep up with this year as well. Though the year ends tomorrow, I have already finished … Continue reading
Religious Intolerance, Is It?
It is no secret that Christmas is one of my favourite festivals. Nothing extraordinary, right? No. At least it should not be so, but my experiences for the past couple of days suggest otherwise. You may wonder how me being … Continue reading
A Date at FLOC
Some moons ago I promised my sisters that I will take them out for coffee. The promise remained forgotten until one fine day, one of my sisters decided that enough was enough and we had to go out for coffee! … Continue reading
Miss Marple: Gender and Age Traditionalist? A Feminist Radical? Or A Subtle Social Revolutionary?
Gives you so much to mull over.
Miss Marple represents different things to different readers. To some she is simply a source of entertainment, a good way of spending an idle weekend afternoon. To others she may bring a sense of nostalgia, for a way of life no longer existing or evoke memories of a well-loved elderly relative. But for me, I have increasingly found her to be an important cornerstone in the way women are represented as detectives in fiction.
When detective fiction first emerged as a separate genre in the 19th century, women on the whole did not have it easy as fictional detectives, struggling to maintain both the literary and social expectations of the heroine and the hero, (which the role of detective aligned itself with). If fictional female sleuths were young as well, they found this even harder. These difficulties came to a head at the height of the Golden Age detection…
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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The first I knew that a book of this name existed was thanks to the bookstagrammers I follow on instagram. This one on the left is the bookcover that I first saw. I … Continue reading
The Taboo of Reading Romance
I love reading Romance. There, I said it. View this post on Instagram @vibhybatra's #GlitterAndGloss had been on my TBR for long but I started reading it today. From Misha's POV, it's exciting to see the mundane in a new … Continue reading
Blue is one of my favourite colours and for a long time now, I have wanted Blue hair. Many say I am crazy but I have been adamant about Blue hair. The plan was to get my hair dyed for … Continue reading
Times of Sorrow
I have recently lost someone very important in my life. And, the time that followed showed who was really there and who could be relied on. Sitting down, a few words just formed something in my head. This is a … Continue reading