Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. It is to the mind what exercise is to body. It is one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have. When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it.
Many times people keep questioning ”Suggest me some good reads”. So here are 5 essential Indian reads that deserves a mention. You will surely cherish their writing and their content.
1. What Moving To Mumbai For My Girlfriend Taught Me About Male Pride
Prayaag Akbar writes this astute essay about how moving to a new city just to foothold his girlfriend’s career made him feel in the starting days. It is so beautifully written.
2. How Zenzi Made Mumbai Cool
Bhanuj Kappal writes about how a classical lounge-bar Zenzi became the most creative hangouts in India. This place is surely a must visit.
3. Igniting Brown Pride: Why The New Swet Shop Boys LP ‘Cashmere’ Is The Most Important Hip-Hop Album Of The Year
Uday Kapur writes for Border Movement about the importance of “Cashmere”, the latest collaboration between Indian-American rapper Heems and British-Pakistani Riz MC.It veraciously captures life as a brown person in today’s strained political scene.
4. Ours But To Tweet And Die
Varun Grover, the comedian describes his viewpoint on a war with Pakistan in The Indian Express and joyfully captures the irrationality of the entire situation.
5. Meeting Dylan In Shillong
Shail Desai beautifully writes on Livemint about apprehending a bunch of Bob Dylan superfans in Shillong. It also describes what his songs mean to them.