Drawn from her travel experiences and subsequent research around the rich folklore and history of Jhansee, Moupia Basu spins a fascinating historical thriller inspired from the life of the Rani of Jhansee, leading up to the events of the 1857 Mutiny.
This short story, written for Women's Web's Muse of the Month January 2019 prompt is about a young women who discovers her true 'financial independence' despite having been financially independent for a decade.
Here's me reflecting on another year of reading books under various genres and selecting my top favourites.
As 2018 ends, I share the list of 108 book I read this year.
What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies? If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman? These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories of twelve successful women who grew up with strong business lineages.
Ruby Lal, in this remarkable biography titled Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, traces the rise of Mihr un-Nisa, born to a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, who became the twentieth and most cherished wife of Emperor Jahangir, and later co-sovereign and ruler of Mughal India.
A fiction and self-help rolled into one, Koi Good News is exactly what you need to know about surviving an Indian marriage AND a pregnancy. Outrageously funny, this is the most hilarious book you'll read this year.
Amaya and Rohan meet online while playing scrabble and soon get chatting, enjoying each other’s company without the usual baggage face-to-face interactions bring. They become an integral part of each other’s lives even before they realize it, and decide to meet. What happens to their virtual relationship when they meet in the real world? Can texting really be the key that unlocks the heart?
Mild-mannered Vijay is the perfect Indian husband - responsible and predictable. Well, at least he was, until he decided to turn Farmer! Vijay's unsuspecting wife Yashodhara is caught off guard when, tired of the rigours of city life, he actually rents land and starts dairy farming! Will these earnest but insulated city-dwellers be able to battle the various difficulties that come with living a farmer's life?
Announcing the release of my second book - an anthology, in which I am a contributing author with two short stories.