2022 1. The Archer by Paulo Coelho2. At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop 2021 1. Shadow City - A Woman Walks Kabul by Taran N. Khan 2. Life After Death by Deepak Chopra 2020 1. My Favourite Nature Stories by Ruskin Bond 2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez … Continue reading List of books read over the years
To think of Kabul and of the culture, the people, the snow-capped mountains surrounding the brown, barren landscapes—the 3000-year old city has always felt familiar. This is a land that I have never visited, but in my mind’s eye, Kabul is vivid and intriguing. Faces of young men and women with flushed cheeks and bony … Continue reading Sometimes all that is left of a place are beautiful memories. Taran N. Khan’s Shadow City is a revisit to her beloved land—Kabul.
Sometime back, I came across this piece in The New Yorker magazine. It was an interview with the Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, on writing The Boundary and few other works in Italian. I read the narrative, which she had translated into English. I am glad she did. Perhaps, I would have never known her … Continue reading Unaccustomed Earth: A Book That will Rekindle a Part of Your Life