Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay: A tale of Japanese art, an Indian craft and three resilient women

‘Kintsugi’ is mystifying as a title for a work of Indian fiction. This word comes from the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by using lacquer containing powdered gold, silver, or other metals. At a deeper philosophical level, ‘Kintsugi’ is about appreciating beauty in imperfections by highlighting the breakage instead of concealing it.  Anukrti Upadhyay … Continue reading Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay: A tale of Japanese art, an Indian craft and three resilient women

Once Upon a Crush by Kiran Manral: Book Review

In ‘Once Upon a Crush’, Kiran Manral, the author spins around Rayna De’s story of surviving an office crush amidst a tumultuous relationship with her immediate boss. Rayna’s character is quite relatable, cast as a working woman living independently in an apartment, shuttling between work and home and some friends.   This is my first … Continue reading Once Upon a Crush by Kiran Manral: Book Review