June Book Reviews: Religion for Atheists and Siddhartha

I haven’t read as much as I’d wanted to in June. Boredom and a constant need to scroll and refresh have scrambled my mind. But hey, I still managed to finish two books (albeit short), both of which were focused on spirituality and religion. Religious Traditions Aren’t Bad, Mmkay? First up is Religion for Atheists… Continue reading June Book Reviews: Religion for Atheists and Siddhartha

Lovecraft Country Review – Racism is far uglier than cosmic horror

It wasn’t until the HBO trailer dropped that Lovecraft Country jumped into my hands, escaping the clutches of my reading list. I love Lovecraftian lore and mythos, which is why this book stood out to me. Having read it, I adore it not for its depiction of cosmic horror but for its self-aware commentary on… Continue reading Lovecraft Country Review – Racism is far uglier than cosmic horror

The Body Review – Bryson does it again!

Did you know: a 30-year-old Bangladeshi is more likely to have a longer lifespan and less likelihood of contracting stroke, diabetes, and heart disease than a 30-year-old black man from Harlem? Well, now you can thank Bill Bryson for that piece of knowledge.  The Body: A Guide for Occupants is full of such tidbits and has… Continue reading The Body Review – Bryson does it again!

COVID-19 Lockdown: Oh, what a wonderful world

This has to be the slowest apocalypse ever. All jokes aside, this lockdown has proven to be quite an eye opener. For starters, it’s shown us just how stupid and stubborn humanity can prove to be. From Brahmanbaria to USA, people have gathered en masse defying common sense and rationality. People have been flocking to… Continue reading COVID-19 Lockdown: Oh, what a wonderful world

The Three Body Problem Review – Imaginative but lacks personality

The Three-Body Problem is the first book I’ve read by a Chinese author. It lived up to its hype… almost. It’s a wildly imaginative story backed by hard science. But it’s lacking emotional heft and lacks in-depth characterization. Liu’s approach to aliens is vastly different. They’re technologically more advanced than us, yet they have their… Continue reading The Three Body Problem Review – Imaginative but lacks personality

Babu Bangladesh Review – Great story, but full of itself

Babu Bangladesh was a wild ride, with steep ups and downs. Numair has crafted a story drenched in Bangladeshi history without getting too nostalgic. Sadly, a pedantic tone and a narrative that never settles mars the overall experience of enjoying the story.  Numair, I believe, focuses on the idea that reality is subjective. What we… Continue reading Babu Bangladesh Review – Great story, but full of itself

Beyond the Aquila Rift Book Review – Brilliant Stories About Transhumanism

Transhumanism is a fascinating philosophy. It raises crucial issues, the most intriguing of which is the question: “what does it mean to be human?” Of course, there are no clearly defined answers yet, and the philosophy pushes it even further. Am I human if my body parts are metal? Am I human if I can’t… Continue reading Beyond the Aquila Rift Book Review – Brilliant Stories About Transhumanism

Moments of leisure in Kolkata

I’m in love with Kolkata. It has that classic British charm with modern-day India vibes. The people, food, places – everything just comes together to make something great! Having said that, Kolkata has a dark underbelly. It’s an unforgiving place, not kind to its poor. Beside five-star hotels and posh restaurants, you’ll find beggars subsisting… Continue reading Moments of leisure in Kolkata