26 March 2018

Travel Diaries #1: Authentic Flavors of Tiretta Bazaar

Every city in the world has a mini China Town beyond the facade of urban madness. Even the city of joy, Kolkata, too has its own China Town, established in the early 18th century when a Chinese business man moved a few kilometers away from the city to start his sugar mill industry. Later after his death, the Chinese settlers and those mill workers moved to the heart of the city in an area called, Tiretta Bazaar. Initially, the area was populated by over 20,000 ethnic Chinese families whose primary source of income was from working in the nearby tanning industry, shoe-making business and by selling Chinese cuisines. 


21 March 2018

Review #700: A Closetful of Skeletons by Tanushree Podder

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”

----Haruki Murakami

Tanushree Podder, an Indian writer, has penned an interesting and slightly intriguing thriller called, A Closetful of Skeletons that revolves around an actress of yesteryear who escapes the silver screen glory to a quiet life at a sleepy hamlet somewhere up on the hills, but her life drastically changes when she meets an ambitious and mysterious young woman, whom she asks to ghost-write her autobiography. But little did the actress knew that her birthday party with her guest list of ex-lovers would go so terribly fatal when she announces about her tell-all autobiography.