Miguel Street – Experience the world in one street

“A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say “Slum!” because he could see no more. But we who lived there saw our street as a world, where everybody was quite different from everybody else. Man-man was mad; George was stupid; Big Foot was a bully; Hat was an adventurer; Popo was a philosopher, and Morgan was our comedian.”

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Whatever happened to the Romance novels?

Either the romance novels available everywhere have taken a wrong turn or I am too old to enjoy a cheesy

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Suicide, Illness, Plath and Bourdain: Reading the Bell Jar

It would be a travesty on my part to declare I was a fan of Mr. Bourdain or his work.

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A Quirky Artist Celebrating our Fictional Femmes: Meet Sandhya Prabhat

36 Days of Type is an art movement pioneered by Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, of Barcelona, who decided to design

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A Simple Guide to start reading Tagore

For most of India, Bengal’s favorite bard is not more than a symbol – a legend falsely associated with nationalistic

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Are Books and Bookstores Dead: What we learned from the West!

I woke up to some bad news yesterday. The Strand Book Stall in Mumbai is closing down. Last week, social

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The Voice of the Queen: Review of Sutapa Basu’s ‘Padmavati’

While the rest of India obsesses over ‘Padmavaat’ today, we are defiantly sticking to the ‘i’, and talking about the

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Books on our TBR shelf in 2018

The readers of Blank Slate Chronicles know this by now. We, the co-founders of this website, are nerds. In our

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ORIGIN – Is Dan Brown losing his magic?

After a long wait for nearly four years post Inferno (2013), Everyone’s favorite mystery hunter and code solving genius Robert

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5 Book Hangover Memes you can relate to after you finish a book

The bookworms have all been through this phase. The joy and the simultaneous horror of finishing a book. This mixed

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