Rasha Jameel

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

My life as an adult with a babyface

Pros and cons of having a babyface.

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

The grey area between books and screen adaptations

Reading and viewing stories have become something of a package deal.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Busting the Myth about Introverts Thriving in Lockdown

Do introverts really cope better than the rest during lockdown?

September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021

Pets Aren’t Social Media Accessories

The demand for Scottish Fold cats, a breed once popular in the 1970s, saw a resurgence in the breeding market after being extensively photographed in the arms of singers Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, as well as actors Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Dempsey.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The True Face of AR Filters

Who here remembers Snapchat’s infamous “flower crown” filter from 2015?

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

‘Rabindranath Gave It a Miss’... for good reason

Mohammad Nazim Uddin’s fictional offering ultimately hovers somewhere between pulp fiction and feminist commentary, but it fails to satisfy readers on either count.

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

How Many Copies of the Same Book Do You Need?

The sneaky connection between publishing industries and your growing bibliomania.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Why I still love Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ today

Over the years, Dahl’s work in children’s literature has amassed quite the legacy in pop culture, with actor-director Danny DeVito’s silver screen adaptation of Matilda only adding to the novel’s popularity. Looking at the anniversary today, I can’t help but wonder if the magical children’s icon from the late ‘80s can continue to exert the same amount of influence over young minds. Fourth-grade Rasha would have gleefully said ‘Yes’ in a heartbeat, but as a young adult, I believe there is some reflecting to be done. 

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Bookstagram celebrates South Asian Heritage Month 2021

This year, British Asian book blogger Minaal Reid, known on Instagram as @minaal.reads, brought the celebration of South Asian Heritage Month to bookstagram by hosting a collaborative project featuring several South Asian content creators on Instagram. The hashtag #SouthAsianHeritageMonth was launched by Minaal with a seven-slide post outlining the scheduled programmes programs and participants, with the goal of having South Asian communities all over social media interact with each other through online content creation, while simultaneously diversifying the concept of South Asian identities on the same platforms.