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“Bestseller” by Ahmed Faiyaz will keep you glued

“And mate, you get this done and I can convince Dad about literary eBooks imprint you wanted to start up with us. I feel its a real possibility for you to move back to London and lead this new project in a year, but only if……”

Bestseller (2018) is a book written about the lesser-known courtyards of publishing houses and all the hullabaloo that happens in publishing a bestseller.… Continue reading

After Life: Ricky Gervais on loving, sharing and letting go

Life is like a long road without any turns. You can never go back to live again and that is what makes it ‘magical’ and worth living for. So, all that is left after life are the memories. These lines speaks the truth that we often forget about and to remind us of that the ‘After Life’, a Netflix Orginal British web series, directed by and also starring Ricky Gervais was released on 8th March, 2019.… Continue reading

5 must-read books for all the ‘misfits’

Ever felt yourself at odds with the rest of the world? When you don’t know why the world is the way it is. When you are not able to relate to this obnoxious nature of mankind and the predefined rules set in this world and the only thoughts dominating your minds are: What the heck is wrong with the world?Continue reading

Made in heaven: A breath of fresh air.

The big fat Indian weddings. I’m sure there would have have been a series of snaps in your head while reading this phrase. The wedding is a huge affair with so many people and so many tantrums involved.

Made in heaven (2019) talks about all “behind the scenes” that happen in Indian weddings.… Continue reading

Review: A streetcar named ‘Desire’

‘Desire’, what a simple word with such a complicated meaning. Just like a streetcar, it can take you on a rollercoaster ride. It can drive you crazy, making you a mess. But, still people never fear to ‘desire’. Be it the desire of ‘love’, of ‘attention’, of ‘money’ or of ‘lust’.… Continue reading

Two poems for the gloomy days

We all have our dark, gloomy days when getting up from bed seems like a herculean task. Nothing seems interesting, except your negative emotions which surprise you. They bring a testimony of how wicked your thoughts can be and you are intrigued. Life seems meaningless. You curl up your feet in the blanket and bring it closer to your chest and start imagining all the wrongs.… Continue reading

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