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Readalog Issue #6 | Calm After The Storm

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Readalog by Neha

November 10 · Issue #6 · View online

I collect words the way some people collect coins or butterfly specimens.
And this is where I share some of them with you.


The past few days have been chaotic, for the lack of a better term, with the two major events - demonetisation of 500 and 1000-rupee currency in India, and election results in the USA - dominating the public (and private!) discourse. Both of these events have brought along innumerable opinions, facts, analyses, forecasts, critiques… And it’s been nothing short of an exhausting overload. I feel as if I might hit the wall anytime now. And I’m sure, so do you.
And because of this information overload, I’ve taken the liberty to skip the ‘From Around the Web’ section in this issue. It will be back next week. For now, let’s take a break.

Book of the Week
Dark Things. Sukanya Venkatraghavan.
Dark Things. Sukanya Venkatraghavan.
And monsters don’t look anything like monsters. They look like you and me. In fact, they look more like me than anyone else.
In three words: Inspired. Taut. Loopy.
Beyond the book: The gorgeous cover (which made me buy the book) has been designed by mixed-media artist Asma Kazi. It’s her first book cover. Incidentally, this dark fantasy novel is the author’s first (of many, hopefully!) book.
Buy the book here.
Word Wise
kalopsia
n. a condition, state or delusion in which things appear more beautiful than they really are
e.g.: When talking about collectible teapots, it appeared that she suffered from selective kalopsia.
(notice how this Greek-based word manages to even sound beautiful, while its loose English counterpart is the crude beer goggles)
#FF
@roshnee. Roshnee is a multi-faceted artist, whose fierce and unabashed stance makes for an interesting perspective. She also has multiple projects running at any point of time, allowing the common (wo)man a peek into the creative world of art.
#OnLoop
Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. Distressed times call for comfort. And what better than the magical voice of Eddie Vedder to soothe your soul in these troubled times. They say that nostalgia is a good place to revisit sometimes, and this song tells you why.
With warmth and gratitude
Neha
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