My Blogging Journey

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

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

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

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