The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri. Book Review.

The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri is a novel about nostalgia, loss & moving ahead in life. Pankaj is from Gangtok, a beautiful place situated in the lap of mountains. This is where the story of this novel is set. Title: The Fragile Thread of Hope Pages: 408 Publisher: Self Published Available on…

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Storytelling Happens By Writing Everyday. Why I Am Not Writing As I Used To & Happy New Year.

Storytelling is an art that requires time and tender care. Don’t agree with me? Try writing a story that rings a bell or two in someone’s heart. Perhaps, try writing a story that moves people without time and care. See how it turns out, if you succeed, please come back to taunt me. I have…

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Book & Movie Review

A Monster Calls is not a novel or a simple book. It is a baton of ideas that Patrick Ness hands down to the generations reading this book. At the start of A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness tells us how he got handed down an idea from Siobhan Dowd who had the idea, characters, a…

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Book Review

Alice Hoffman paints a beautiful painting of Coney Island, New York with her novel ‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’. This is my first novel of Alice Hoffman. However, after some search, I found that Alice Hoffman’s novel Practical Magic is also adapted into a movie starring Sandra Bullock, Nicol Kidman in 1998.  Another one of…

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Essential Year End Post. Looking Back, Looking Ahead… Goodbye 2017.

At Year end we usually celebrate for the coming year and we make new resolutions for the coming year. Soon, every Year comes to an end.  Yet, every year I go on living as if I am going to live forever. Not just me, most of us do that. Well, who expects to die anyway?…

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COCO (2017 Pixar Animated Film). Día de los Muertos Back again.

Coco is one of the best movies I have seen this year. With Día de Los Muertos nothing can go wrong, right? Maybe, not… COCO… Miguel, ‘Music tore her family apart. Shoes brought them together.’ Thus, begins a tale that keeps you smiling and your heart racy until the very last moment in the movie. …

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Europa by Richard Hywel Pinto. Book Review.

Europa by Richard Hywel Pinto is an Indian sci-fi novel. When I came across Blogadda post for review copies I immediately filled it up. Indian quill in sci-fi novel kingdom? Must read it. The simple cover of the book is catchy, it draws you in right away. I received a signed copy of this book,…

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A Brand New Life… My Petridish Has Moved to Bangalore!

Did I tell you I moved to Bangalore, like 2 months ago? Yep, things have been pretty busy, hectic busy around My Petridish. Firstly, you all know that I got married in May this year. It has been 5 months since then and I have no sense of what I have been doing all these…

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Thor Ragnarok. Marvel’s Latest Marvelous Gem.

Thor Ragnarok is Marvel’s most marvelous gem till date due to many reasons. We kept wondering what will be the story and who is Hela? So, the answers are here now. But, the movie only gives birth to a few more questions. Doesn’t every Marvel movie do that? Not on this scale. In Norse mythologies,…

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My Secret SuperPower Is – The Ability To Never Give Up.

Never Give Up. Never giving up the passions you had as a child and the ones you develop as an adult is an important character trait…. Believe it! It is my super power. Since we are young we are told that something or other are not what we should be. Because society and families have…

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