My favorite blogs: A review

If you are up for some food-for-thought, or feel-good stuff, Memoirs of Me is the blog for you. Going by the name of 'privy-trifles', it has the right measures of short stories, inspirational quotes, random just-so thoughts, and basically write-ups on life, as it is... The short stories, written under the title of Metro Diaries, are really good. The author is intelligent. She posts the stories in episode, series format. Once you read the first part, you can't help but search and read the next part and the next part... And I love the titles of her posts--"Inspired Inscribes", "Splurge and Emotions", "55 Fiction", "Flash Fiction", "Wishful Thinking", "Painting Life"...and many more...she does write from the heart...and she is an eternal dreamer..

If you are an avid book reader, love to read books of myriad genres, and want to chose the right book out of a few, you can totally rely on ALPHA reader- her book reviews are great, and book ratings are reliable, and hers, I can bet on it, is the best book blog one can ever come across in blogosphere!! She writes about every aspect of the book, starting from the blurb, to the plot, the characters, story line, pros and cons, making comparisons- all with a personal view and touch. Only one drawback is that, you won't find more than just a few Indian books..

If you have a weakness for cultures around the world, languages, and especially movies from nooks and corners of the world, you would surely like Passion for movies. The very young blogger Arun Kumar, watches and reviews films from Iran, Israel, Spain, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and many more countries...

And the last one is the blog of one of my favorite authors, Preeti Shenoy- Much Love! This one's an exception, because I like to read anything she writes and shares- her life, thoughts, arguments, campaigns, her likes and dislikes; posts about her day to day life, her dog, her kids,her books, book signing ceremonies and interviews- anything and everything!


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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