Don’t Think That Love Should Be Permanent.

I remembered one sunny afternoon in Delhi’s Khan Market. I was inside a small bookstore–looking for some Hindi poetry books for Ollie. The room was packed with books, starting from the floor all the way to the ceiling. Books were stacked here and there. I needed to walk very carefully to avoid collapsing those book piles….

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9 Things I Miss The Most About India

I fell in love with Indian literature when I first read Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies. It was then that I got obsessed with Indian–and South Asian–literature in general. Soon, I found myself immersed in the works of other Indian writers like Thrity Umrigar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Chetan Bhagat, and Raj Kamal…

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One Night @ the Call Center

Chetan Bagat, 2005 | 276 halaman Novel ini diawali dengan pertemuan ‘tak sengaja’ antara seorang penulis pendatang baru dengan seorang perempuan cantik, dalam perjalanan kereta dari Kanpur menuju Delhi. Untuk membunuh waktu dalam perjalanan malam hari yang panjang, si perempuan kemudian menawarkan diri untuk menuturkan sebuah cerita. Dengan satu syarat: si penulis harus menjadikan cerita…

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