A short story based in the Mesopotamian city of Uruk about a reclusive girl and a local thief.

Review of The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was a little skeptical about starting this book. The concept seemed nice enough – Mahabharata from Draupadi’s perspective – but I didn’t want to read a deviation without knowing the […]

I definitely shouldn’t have rewatched American Beauty during exams. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like […]

While fiddling with the broken radio, Rakesh was suddenly struck with a heavy dose of nostalgia. It took him a while to figure out what had happened; the radio wasn’t broken anymore and the speakers were croaking out a familiar tune. He immediately regretted bringing over the piece of junk and switched it off hastily. […]

Exam time is the best time to plan the future. The mounting pressure grabs hold of my neck and forces me to notice the real situation that I had been ignoring for months — my life is on fire — and there isn’t enough time to put out the flames. Hence, I resort to thinking of what will come […]