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Real talk, we are living in some very confusing times right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world right, but one thing that we know for sure; we’ll be spending a lot of time in our own company in the coming weeks. Why not take advantage of some of this social distancing time […]

What to Read: Social Distancing Edition

Mar 16, 2020

Books

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Real talk, we are living in some very confusing times right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world right, but one thing that we know for sure; we’ll be spending a lot of time in our own company in the coming weeks. Why not take advantage of some of this social distancing time […]

What to Read: Social Distancing Edition

Mar 16, 2020

Books

Dec 27, 2019

Books

winter reading list

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Hey guys! I’m writing this quick little update from our room at the Embassy Suites in Portland where we are going to be crashing for the next three days. For the last few years we’ve planned a post Christmas get-away where we basically eat, sleep, and chill – and I read. It’s perfection! The first […]

My Winter Break Reading List

Jul 3, 2019

Books

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What makes a book beach worthy? For me a summer holiday read is something lighthearted, not too long, that leaves you with a feel-good ending. I’m all for deep reads and never-ending books, but sometimes I just crave something lighter. With that in mind, here are 5 beach worthy reads by South Asian authors to […]

5 Beach Worthy Reads by South Asian Authors

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Walking with Nanak is a book that would appeal to anyone with an affinity for Sikhi and Guru Nanak Devji, but it will also appeal to history buffs. Like thousands of other Sikhs I’ve dreamed of visiting Nankana, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, for as long as I can remember. My motivation for visiting Nankana […]

Walking with Nanak: Book Review

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Apr 10, 2019

Books

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Walking with Nanak is a book that would appeal to anyone with an affinity for Sikhi and Guru Nanak Devji, but it will also appeal to history buffs. Like thousands of other Sikhs I’ve dreamed of visiting Nankana, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, for as long as I can remember. My motivation for visiting Nankana […]

Walking with Nanak: Book Review

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Apr 10, 2019

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Nov 12, 2018

Books

making the time to read

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How do you find the time to read so much? This is a question I get a lot from female friends – especially mothers. The truth is, I haven’t really ‘found’ time – I’ve just tricked my brain into reading in a new way. I like to think of it as re-training my brain to […]

My Secret Trick for Finding the Time to Read

Jul 11, 2018

Books

the caliphs house

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Breaking news; I found my story telling soul mate! Tahir Shah doesn’t know that we are story mates yet, but we are. After landing on (and basically inhaling) The Caliph’s House one lazy Sunday, I’m convinced it was some sort of diving intervention that brought the book to me. After reading The Caliph’s House, I […]

Tahir Shah: The Caliph’s House & In Arabian Nights

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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed is book 16 in my 2018 reading challenge, and my first official Young Adult read. (I had incorrectly labelled Step-Up To the Plate Maria Singh as YA, but it was more of a kids novel). This book centres around the life of Maya Aziz, the daughter of […]

Book Review: Love Hate & Other Filters {16/52}

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Jul 4, 2018

Books

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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed is book 16 in my 2018 reading challenge, and my first official Young Adult read. (I had incorrectly labelled Step-Up To the Plate Maria Singh as YA, but it was more of a kids novel). This book centres around the life of Maya Aziz, the daughter of […]

Book Review: Love Hate & Other Filters {16/52}

Love Hate & Other Filters, Pink Chai

Jul 4, 2018

Books

May 23, 2018

Books

What Lies Between Us

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What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. It’s dark & gritty, and more than once I thought ‘I should stop reading this’, but I had to finish it. It was like a train wreck, and I couldn’t look away. Trigger warning. This book includes content about […]

What Lies Between Us: Book Review

May 9, 2018

Books

mrs funny bones, the legend of laxmi prasad

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Twinkle Khanna started her career as an actress in Bollywood, but (thankfully) realized quite quickly that acting was not her forte, and moved into the home decor and  candle business. At some point she also took a crack at writing somewhat satirical columns for DNA After Hrs, and that is how I found her. Some […]

MRS FUNNY BONES & THE LEGEND OF LAXMI PRASAD {10 AND 11/52}

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Can you believe this was my first ever adult mystery book? As a kid I was mildly obsessed with Encyclopedia Brown, and devoured every single Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book, but then I went away from the mystery genre and never made my way back. The Widows Of Malabar Hill was the perfect re-entry […]

The Widows of Malabar Hill: Book Review (9/52)

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May 2, 2018

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Can you believe this was my first ever adult mystery book? As a kid I was mildly obsessed with Encyclopedia Brown, and devoured every single Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book, but then I went away from the mystery genre and never made my way back. The Widows Of Malabar Hill was the perfect re-entry […]

The Widows of Malabar Hill: Book Review (9/52)

widows of malabar hill

May 2, 2018

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Apr 20, 2018

Books

These Lines of Mehendi

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This week’s read is These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan. This book is actually a novella and only 148 pages. I think the only the other novella I have read is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s just not a style of writing I tend to pick up. My go to is usually longer novels that […]

These Lines of Mehendi – A Novella

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