Asian Fiction

Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures

Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures

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Love in Chakiwara and Other Misadventures is a collection of short stories set in a place called Chakiwara in Karachi (in post-independence Pakistan).

The narrator of these short stories is Iqbal Hussain Changezi, owner of Allah Tawakkul Bakery, and collector of writers and geniuses.

Through his eyes, we learn about that extraordinary invention – the Love Meter. Through his eyes, we view suspiciously at out-of-work comedian Chakori, apprentice to a Chinese dentist, meet quack cum genius Muhammad Gharib, and the lovestruck and out-of-luck author Qattar.

Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about underrated or hidden gems that we’ve read within the last year or so.

Some of these are pretty popular among book bloggers, but I am surprised how these books are not on the bestseller lists in India where I live.

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

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Hello and welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017.

Last year, I dropped the ball on this meme, and really all memes, but I thought I’d revive at least this one. I ended up with just nine books for this meme, not because I read everything else released last year, but because these books are the only ones I regret missing out on. You can be sure they ended up on my TBR list for 2017.

Weekend Shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

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The first weekend of the year has been action-packed and beyond hectic. My weekends are anyway usually full with horse-riding classes for Piglet and art classes for Snubnose. And now I have added an activity for Coco as well.

The Strongman’s Daughter

The Strongman’s Daughter

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The Strongman’s Daughter is Madhuri Iyer’s second book. I had read and liked the first one – Manhattan Mango, and based on that experience I decided to give this one a try.

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. Sadly, I have not been accepting too many review copies of late. I’ve been enjoying my own reads, and accepting less review copies meant that I could focus more on reading the books I have long wanted to read, and also be able to read them at my pace without worrying about a blogging schedule.

But once in a while, a tempting enough book comes along my way, and then it’s a slippery slope to accepting a whole bunch of other books.