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Television

Ashes of Love

My first full 65 episode, and all Viki Rakuten comments included, Chinese drama and I was amazed at the creativity. Creativity in story telling and in the visuals. Was tempted to fast forward a bit when things got a bit boring without the main story progressing, but there were always Viki live comments to keep me laughing. It’s a predictable start, a jilted queen of the Flower kingdom ensures with her final dying breath, her daughter will not fall in…

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Television

Riverdale | Should you watch it?

When I watched Riverdale Season 1, I loved it. This sizzling and sinister town of Riverdale was full of shocks and surprises. Ms. Grundy is a seductive music teacher. Mr. Lodge is a mobster. Jughead and Betty become a couple. The parents, specially, the senior Mr. Jones, are exceptionally good looking. To top it all FP Jones is a South Side Serpent. Haven’t heard of them before, even though you are a die-hard Archie comic fan? Read this to find…

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Road Trip to Mt. Rainier : Rise Above

Mt. Rainier is around 2.5 hours drive from Seattle. However, if you don’t hike or ski then the primary source of enjoyment on the trip has to be the glorious vistas on your way to the various famous view points. One late sunny morning, 10 of us piled into 2 cars and punched in the address to the Visitor centre of Mt Rainier. The picturesque drive starts much before you reach the mountain summit, but prepare for slow moving traffic.…

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Literature

Everything I have to say on the Throne of Glass Series, Celaena Sardothien, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius and the men in her life

*** Spoliers ahead : This post is not a review but a discussion for people who have an opinion on the books (or don’t mind spoilers at all..) *** ** I also skipped Tower of Dawn and you’ll see why below ** Hot. It’s a word I don’t use often, specially when describing characters from a book. Sarah J. Mass’s epic Throne of Glass series might be badly edited but nevertheless is fantastically imagined. Also, am still confused if this…

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Literature

Why Shoot A Butler

why shoot a butler book review

I did not know that Georgette Heyer wrote mysteries. I picked the book from its place on a crowded shelf in the mysteries section for its clever title – Why Shoot A Butler? And finally ended up buying the book for its author. A murder mystery by Georgette Heyer, I had to read it. Think of Agatha Christie meets P. G. Wodehouse and a dash of Sherlock Homes thrown into the mix. There is a good balance of levity in…

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aarwen

To Give or Not to Give..

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Many many years ago, so many that I no longer remember how many, I remember writing an essay for my school magazine. During a train journey, a thin little girl had sung while holding her infant brother in her arms. The coins that people threw into her tin bowl had held strange haunting music of their own. I must have seen beggars before, but this girl had felt real. Real enough that I had written about her. My teachers had…

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Literature

War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings)

war of the fae book review

My favourite part of War of the Fae is the beginning – the setting of a high school, complete with a rebellious teenage heroine and her dorky best friend. In fact, it was so normal that I quickly verified if I was actually reading ‘War of the Fae’ and not some other YA book accidentally. Don’t worry, this is a fantasy novel. The author Elle Casy has a few surprises planned for her reader. **Minor spoilers ahead** You can get…

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Television

Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2

Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 Review

Its hard to admit, but I will. I am watching Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2. And when I wanted to read about it online I found a bunch of articles pre-launch but less post-launch. So 3 months or so in I want to discuss with you how is it going? Well am still watching, and while I could blame it entirely on nothing else catching my interest, it’s not entirely true. So here goes the number game.. The hero. Parth Samthaan as…

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Espresso Shots

What she learnt at school that day…: A short story

going back to school short story

She had hoped to take the bus to the school, but as usual, had allowed herself to get distracted by one last hallway discussion which truth be told could easily have been deferred. If one were to dig deeper, the true reason for the delay was the subconscious opposition to walking in the cold. For it was cold that morning. She was still distractedly typing on her phone, the elevator deciding to stop at every other floor, when she realized…

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