Aug 012021
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Review: Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame.

Meera unfortunately and obviously had no say in this misogynistic practice of forced child marriage and abides by the orders that she had been given. She moves in with her in-laws and husband at the tender age of thirteen.

Aug 012021
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Review: The Great Big Lion

The first thing about ‘The Great Big Lion’ that took me by surprise was that it was written as well as illustrated by a 3 year old Mensa prodigy, Chryseis Knight. The art work and the level of detail gone into lion’s mane alone is exemplary. The bright board book caught eyes of my 3 year old instantly and I saw him flipping through the pages intently.

Aug 012021
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Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Afraid of being bullied, Aru had this tendency to twist the truth with her imaginative narratives of visiting exotic places and other stuff just to fit into her peer group. This Pandava Novel, a fiction stitched through the threads of faith & fantasy, takes you through adventures of Aru and her allies, leaving one with a high on Indian mythology.

Jul 282021
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Review: The Boy Who Played With Light – Satyajit Ray

This is a story of a boy who is happy, who could see light in the slightest of things. But then it became dark after his father’s untimely death and he started seeing shadows in his mother’s sadness and everywhere else. He could not understand or talk or describe those to others around him. Until one day, he accepted those shadows and opened a world of imagination.

Jul 252021
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Review: Mirror, Mirror

This book is about a girl and her struggle with being body shamed and her subsequent struggles at loving herself. Ananya, a bright teenager who loves baking, is fat shamed by friends at a birthday party, after which she transforms into a biryani hating, salad eating, cracker munching, hangry, “work in progress” woman, who sees nothing but her fat bulges in the mirror.

Jul 252021

Pickle Yolk Books have award winning and incredibly beautiful picture books for 3-7yrs. Each one of them is unique – from the topic/issue the author chooses to address, to the unparalleled illustrations, to the directness and candidness, to the subtle nuances. We strongly feel that every parent who is raising a sensitive and kind child must ensure at least a few (if not all!) of these enchanting books are included in the home library.

Jul 192021

Dealing with the tiring threes and fearsome fours wouldn’t have been easy if it was not for these books. Books can work like magic. I have felt this working with my boys all the time. I wanted to share our favourite books of the last one year which have made us smile and sail through all tantrums and meltdowns.

Jul 132021
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Review: Clock In The Jungle

A beautiful read, Clock In The Jungle author Ketki Pandit artfully takes little readers and listeners through the time table of jungle life, particularly the lives of the animals that inhabit the Western Ghats.

Jun 132021
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Review: Murder At Daisy Apartments

It’s about Nandini Venkat, a 15 year old girl, who goes on a murder-solving adventure from her room, since where she lives – The Lily and Daisy Twin Apartments, were sealed off by the BMC after one positive case of Covid-19 was detected.

Jul 292021

Review: Giggi and Daddy

Giggi and Daddy is a beautiful book that reminds us of the fact that fathers are equally important in the parenting journey but are often forgotten. We celebrate mothers for giving birth, we celebrate a mother’s love but what about a father’s love and celebrating them for all that they do?