Palace of Illusions

palaceSomething really strange is going on. Have you ever had the feeling that you just wake up one fine day and start noticing a particular thing that never really seemed like a big deal to you till now? ‘Cause I, it would seem, am waking up to sexism. Now, I’m not blind or stupid so of course I knew it existed. But what I guess I didn’t really realize was how it’s so ingrained in our systems that we barely even notice it anymore! Or at least I didn’t. And suddenly the universe seems full of signs! However, more on that later (I promise the rant will make more sense soon)

Getting on to the booky part of the show… I don’t know how many of you know of or remember ‘Mistress of Spices’ (book/movie) by one Chitra Bannerjee Divakurni. If you’re clueless don’t worry. I hate to say it but you haven’t missed much. In spite of the much publicized Aishwarya Rai starring Holly-Bollywood project it was turned into. The book was, nonetheless, quite a painful read I thought (I suddenly have a deja-vu-y feeling… I’ve whined about this book before somewhere havent I!) Continue reading “Palace of Illusions”