reading

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

At the Blums’—A review of 'The Netanyahus' by Joshua Cohen

Cohen’s book confidently deals with the comedy of the Jewish family.

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

How BookTok motivated me to read again

It has made literary criticism—often regarded highbrow or excessively academic—feel accessible.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

‘Persuasion’, ‘Bridgerton’, ‘Emma.’ What’s missing from these quirky period dramas?

Studios seem to think female characters need to be glossed with a “zany” and “feisty” persona in order to be relevant. 

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

How it feels when you can’t finish reading a book

As I have grown older, my mind is calmer but it’s a void now, empty of any voice.

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

Books to read against a beautiful sunset

Here are some books that, for their various tropes and themes, go hand in hand and allow us to relish these July evenings.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

On books that became memories over Eid holidays

I remember Ma through her books as well, the little of her thoughts and ideas that she could share with the young me then.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

What’s stopping us from reading books?

How did I get here? Can I unleash the wee bookworm that could devour books back? 

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

The beauty of reading without a purpose

Purposeless reading can bring you relaxation and comfort.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Joty in awe of Mithali being a voracious reader

Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj announced her retirement from international cricket this Wednesday, drawing curtains on an illustrious career of 23 years during which she established herself as the country's greatest female batter. Many cricketers around the globe look up to Mithali's career and Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana Joty is no different. 

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Too much self-help doesn’t work. Here’s why

There is no end to the pursuit of self-help.