I climbed up the staircase. On my way up, I saw a lovely set of yellow lampshades decorating the white wall on my left. A beautiful lady dressed in hues of kumkum red, holding an instrument in her hand, adorned with traditional jewellery lent the lampshade an ethnic tinge. There was something about the decor that made me like the place at once.

As I climbed further, I reached a corridor. I turned left and found the glass door that opened into the world where I believe I belonged. I pushed the door and entered. Wooden cabinets with glass doors were lined in a row. One glimpse at what they housed was enough to tell me that the next hour was going to be spent there. Continue reading


Half_GirlfriendThis is a book review. It is not addressed to the writer and does not wish to offend him or anyone. It is restricted to the plot of the book and its stark similarities to the plots of previous books of the same author. 

If you haven’t read the book, then don’t read this. It has spoilers. If you haven’t read the book and you are a Bhagat fan, I wouldn’t recommend the book to you.

A Bollywood film on paper. That is how I describe this book. The title seemed a bit intriguing, simply because of the ‘half’ attached to it. But the book didn’t engage me the way I had expected it to. I am a Chetan Bhagat fan. Definitely not one of those who believe that his writing is not good literature because of the simple language. Simple suits me. But this time, I was disappointed. Very disappointed. Continue reading