Hello everyone! This time I am back sooner. Its the bright sunshine, I tell you. Well I was not a fan of the sunshine as we get it abundantly in India. But, a short stint under the grey, wet, cold skies of London and I fell in love with the sun.
The last week with the Navratri holiday on Tuesday was more hectic than usual, so much so that I now hate holidays happening in the middle of the week. It just piles on the work. It completely threw off my reading and writing schedules. I have to review two books – Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan and She Leads, She walks by Gunjan Jain. Both books are out of my comfort zone, one is fantasy and the other is non-fiction. Reviews will be coming up next week.
The Navratri speakers kept me awake at night and I watched two movies during the time. Dhoni the Untold story was good. But the second half of the story sounded very fake. But hey, Sushant Singh Rajput was good in the role. I also saw the movie Parched. I started to watch the movie at 12am and finished it at 2am. It was excellent. The movie has been following me around since then. Very well-written and directed. The movie plays out very simplistically. But it is the underlying deeper issues which it highlights that has left me shaken and thinking. It has some shades of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns although it is not as complex. Forget Pink and Dhoni. Watch Parched. Tanishta Chatterjee and Radhika Apte have given stellar performances.
Next I am looking out for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Books and Movies and lazy weekends. What else does a girl.. err.. woman want!
Aah Diwali cleaning.. there is still couple of weeks.