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Our trees still grow in Dehra: Poignant yet ecstatic

Ruskin Bond is well, Ruskin bond in this collection of short stories titled “Our trees still grow in Dehra”. I suppose this is the first time I am reading some leaves of his own life, about his childhood, his father, his mother and stepfather, grandma and grandma and there are some captivating mentions of the places where he has spent his life.… Continue reading

Deborah Levy on writing and womanhood

Writing is a journey in itself. Experience plays a vital role in a writer’s life. With experience, you learn your mistakes and how to outgrow them. There are good and bad experiences. Some of them you will like to remember and some of them you will wish to forget about. “Things I don’t want to know” by Deborah Levy, is the first book in her three part living autobiography.… Continue reading

Night: An unnerving account of holocaust by Elie Wiesel

Night (1960) is a moving, poignant autobiographical account of the zenith of Holocaust by Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate. The brief but powerful account covers the story of Wiesel in his teenage when he was separated from his mother and sisters and was accompanied by his father to concentration camps.… Continue reading

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