An Excerpt from Yudhisthira-The Unfallen Pandava

Mahabharatha, the second most famous epic of Hindu mythology has entertained, enlightened, and been a source of much thought and discussion for as long as the text has existed. It has been adapted into uncountable films, books, and TV shows. I remember how back in late ’80s the streets of the entire country would remain deserted on Sunday mornings because everyone was glued to their TV screens, watching B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharatha. The title song still remains one of my all-time favourites. 

Lately, mythological fiction has also been a source of not just entertainment but also a change in society. Narratives like Palace of Illusions and now, Yudhishthira – The Unfallen Pandava, shed light on alternate points of view and attempt to answer a pertinent question – What went on in the minds of these characters who transformed the course of History? 

So when I got the opportunity to host an excerpt from Readomania‘s latest release I jumped at it.

Written by Mallar Chatterjee and edited by my favourite Indrani Ganguly, Yudhisthira – The Unfallen Pandava is an ambitious imaginary narrative from Yudhisthira’s perspective. And judging from the below excerpt, it promises to be one hell of a read.   Continue reading “An Excerpt from Yudhisthira-The Unfallen Pandava”

A Godsend for Bibliophiles: Books Barter

The best part about being in a community of active readers is that you keep getting introduced to new authors and books you didn’t previously know about.

Early last year, I attended a fun event organised by an innovative start-up, Let’s Barter, where I met lots of new people, played some fun games, and exchanged books with fellow bibliophiles! I got quite a few great books, like Eat Pray Love, and some brand new releases from Harper Collins (they had sponsored a few books).

I think around the same time I was battling with that Great Book Flood too. I am yet to get through my loot from such events and book sales but since I have lost the battle against these unseen (and very welcome) forces I have decided to give up the fight altogether. Which means the reformed reader in me is now hoarding books like never before!

Soon a time would come where I may not need a new shelf for more books but an entire cupboard. Is it allowed to raid banks only to build bookshelves?

Anyway, I digress. The purpose of this post is to share my excitement over another such book exchange event that’s scheduled for this weekend.

Organised by the same people who had done it last year (Bless their bookish souls!), the added element kicking the fun factor up several notches is that everyone would be having blindfolds on.

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So that means, not just meeting and conversing with strangers, but doing it blindfolded! Talk about shedding inhibitions and not letting prejudices colour your opinions. It sounds scary and exciting at the same time, doesn’t it?

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Blindfolds, pseudo-names, strangers becoming friends and lots of books barter!

Being a staunch advocate for not judging people too soon, and certainly not for their appearances, this event is a must-attend for me. A huge pile of books to exchange has already been set aside. I hope to get some great new reads and meet some great new people. Who knows, the elusive Mr. Perfect may just choose to show up. Wouldn’t that be cool?

If you’re in Delhi on Sunday, June 4th, be sure to look up their Facebook Event page for details and join in.


What are the book events you attend religiously? Are there any such fun events in your city? I would love to know so do tell me.

Links go kaput! HELP ME!!!

Ever since I upgraded my website to a dotcom on WordPress , my previous pingbacks have all gone bad. Of course, since I also deleted with previous blog url too.

I expected the links to connect to the new url since it is supposed to do that. But I just discovered that that’s not actually happening. Which means I’ll be pulling my hair and the bad links out manually. And I don’t want to go bald so soon, so calling for help.

HELLLLPPPPPP!!!!  In case if you come across any bad links, please bring it to my notice.

Thank you! God bless you! May Lord be with you! Peace be upon you! Okay, I think you get the sense of desperation here.

Warm Greetings & New Tidings

From the newest ‘Admin’ of Bloggers World (Me): Do drop in and leave a comment if you want to join in the party. 🙂 🙂

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Warm Greetings, Dear Members!

The mantle has been passed on to me and although it is only the responsibility of being the admin of a blogging forum (and not the position of POTUS) I am quite honoured and anxious at this new role. Honoured because this is a great forum and the Admin team before me has done some stupendous work since its inception. Anxious because this is my very first time doing this and I would be learning as I go along.

I take this position quite seriously and would strive to discharge my duties responsibly and as per your expectations. If I falter, please do forgive me after the mandatory rap on the knuckle. 

With that out of the way, here’s a more believable end scenario.


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Blogging 101: Alumni Forum: Make Some Blogging Friends!

Come One! Come All! it’s a great place to interact and learn more. Link in the original post . Thanks for sharing this , Blabberwockying!

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Feedback is Essential 

Feedback is essential for our survival and growth. A system with poor feedback loop collapses very soon. Blogosphere, especially WordPress community is an excellent place to get feedback for your ideas. When I joined WordPress in July 2015, I hadn’t imagined that I was entering into a very beautiful world of bloggers because all I had known was Blogger and that was not a great experience despite my 4 years of blogging.

Blogging 101 Course

Joining Blogging 101 course offered by Blogging University was a boon and a transformative experience for me and during the course I felt it was not just me who felt overwhelming support, feedback, kindness and friendship but many friends. Some of us wanted to stay closely connected even after the three weeks of classes were over, so we created another blog which is called Alumni Forum. Initially the idea was to keep…

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