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PROFILE OVERVIEW OF BOOKS_AND_TEAA

Average engagement rate on the posts is around 8.00%. The average number of likes per post is 310 and the average number of comments is 32.

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Sitting on the bed staring at my bookshelf, my eyes fell upon these gems stacked together. I have no memory of putting them this way, no recollection of how these books that I have spent several hours reading, were resting together, basking in the dim light coming from the half open window. One look at them & I knew where the urge to get up and write comes from. These brilliant writers have created some of the finest pieces there can be, one I’m forever grateful to have read. Sadia Abbas’s The Empty Room talks about the importance of art, of creation, of cracks that appear in relationships, held back by heavy ropes tied around your entire being by patriarchs, of living during a political turmoil, and finding our way home. Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup is an amalgamation of beautiful stories, compelling narrative, and breathtaking landscapes—from Andamans to the valleys to glaciers & the no-man’s land, it’s almost like traversing across myriad places through words. Tishani Doshi’s Small Days and Nights reminds me of walking on the sand with my feet replete with tiny little particles, the waves crashing on the shores, my hair sticking on my face and dancing to their own rhythm, evoking feelings of longingness that are corollary to the vastness of the sea. It’s a powerful story of familial bonds and of trying to hold onto parts of yourself which are forever elusive. Aanchal Malhotra’s Remnants of a Separation is an earnest foray into unearthing memories that have always been sacred, of exhibiting with intricate details the events of Partition as told through material memory. It’s the coming together of  inconspicuous voices that needed to be heard. It has unlocked conversations that need to be had, of stories that should be told, and of trying to understand history from those who lived it. . . Have you read any of these? Which one is your favorite? . Image Description: 4 books are kept in one corner of the bookshelf with their spines jutting out, while the background has the books turned with their spines facing the other way. . #bookblogger #booksandteaareads #booksandteaareviews #bookishthoughts #bookstagramkolkata #bookblogger

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Book Recommendation ✨ . In a remote Norwegian island, a sea-storm has wiped out 40 fishermen. As Maren watches the sea swallow all the men including her brother and father, the women are left to fend for themselves. As their days pass in a lull, haunted by the ghosts of those drowned in the reckless storm, the women learn to carve a life for themselves until three years later a sinister figure arrives at Vardo, uprooting their very existence. Absalom Cornet has arrived from Scotland, where he has built a kind of a reputation of burning witches. He is accompanied by his wife, Ursa, who is young as much as naïve, unware of the man she has married, and clueless about life in Vardo. . . Soon enough, Absalom demands for strict adherence to his rules. He believes Vardo to be possessed by witches, where women who roam freely, and run entire houses on their own, are untouched by god. Ursa is terrified of her husband’s authority and utterly lonely till she finds solace in Maren. Absalom’s growing power and blind belief by some women of Vardo lead to a devastating result. . . The Mercies is a feminist story of the threat women pose even when they’re just existing in their own skin, of how unchecked power and systemic oppression has led to abuse and ostracization of one gender. It’s a reflection of how rumours  and hearsay can have catastrophic results. The blind faith instilled in a religious institution, the manipulation and exploitation of people who look up to a figure of authority is an issue still prevalent in today's time. The way the seeds of hatred and suspicion are woven into a community & how everyone turns against you is shown with finesse. Kiran’s writing is hauntingly beautiful; it’s visually appealing in a sense that I could smell the sea breeze, feel the force of the waves as they crash and submerge in a rhythm, and the way the women powered through despite gut-wrenching loss. . Image Description: The Mercies is kept on the table, with a cup of tea and a laptop. There's also a pen and a pair of glasses. . What are you currently reading? .

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The past few days have seen the world take an unexpected turn. It appears as if the world as we know has been replaced by a TV show, where bizarre things happen because they’re supposed to, where time becomes an arbitrary concept and people we know change their roles—swapping their existence for something more precarious. No matter how much we get drawn towards this wave of paranoia, this despair that seems to be shadowing us, we must pull ourselves back. We must rid ourselves of this entitlement, this privilege we wear as second skin. It’ll be easy to go back into our old ways, looking straight ahead, only turning back when it concerns the self. In these moments of nothingness, one must also introspect: is everything we’ve considered sacrosanct legitimate? Or have the barriers we’ve erected under the garb of protection just alienating us from each other? Why must one’s existence be a negotiation when the threat to life poses a greater danger than man-made canon’s of righteousness? It’s important to ruminate because the standards and ideals and customs we’ve set for ourselves don’t stand a chance when we’ll be scrambling to not cease. That’s when we’ll realize how superfluous our lives have been, how much time has gone to waste and how many lives were collateral damage. Maybe then we'd stop chasing after goals to notice how beautiful the sky looks after it has rained, the way our mothers concentrate while typing on their phones or how just being is a gift in itself. I’m hopeful that one day, we’ll rise above our ego, our prejudices, our short-comings, and maybe for once, see the world for what it is. . Image Description: Shumaila is sitting with her back turned. In front of her is a desk with a laptop, a cup of tea and a planner on it. She's pretending to browse on her phone 🙈 #bookblogger #booksandteaareads #booksandteaarants #existence #living #biggerpicture #rightnow #bookstagramkolkata #bookstagramindia #bookishfeatures #bookishreads #lbbkolkata #readingandwriting #introspect #important #bookdragon #bookshelves #bookblogger #indianblogger #indiabookstagram #igreads #igcalcutta

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We grow up being told segregation exists. We’re already given a tier in the hierarchal system of caste. It doesn’t come as a surprise that prejudice, discrimination & oppression are elements of a skewed society that only seems to be exacerbating. During my teaching years, I would often be asked what my religion was by a number of students. Their questions came from a place of innocence, but mainly, from conversations happening at home. It wasn’t enough to tell them I was ‘Muslim’ because not only would I be met with surprise but some would take it further to ask, ‘Sunni or Shia?’. I never took it as an offence and would always tell them it doesn’t really matter. After which they would drop the question and forget about it. Caste system has seeped into every layer of our being, taking shape and molding itself in subtle ways. You might say our family doesn’t believe in caste but it’s just your privilege talking. To assume, caste is a thing of the past, is shirking off accountability and giving up your privilege. . In this memoir, Yashica with great sincerity reveals how she spent most of her life running away from her reality, one she didn’t even question. We may not want to accept the caste supremacy still very much prevalent and spreading like wildfire here in India but many Dalits continue to face the brunt of systemic oppression that has eaten the very fabric of a ‘supposedly’ just nation. . Yashica points out the cruel treatment meted out to Dalits, the glaring flaws in not just the Indian education system but nearly every job sector, the entire narrative around reservation, lack of accessible opportunities, zero representation of Dalit voices in movies, arts or academia. Furthermore, she sheds light on Dalit women who are not only suffering caste violence but have no bodily autonomy, a recurrent patriarchal notion of women not having claim to their own body. Upper-caste men use mutilation, public humiliation to silence Dalit women. It’s just another way of making them know their place in the society. . "Continued in comments"

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The Mercies is a story set in Norwegian island of Vardo of 1617, where a storm killed 40 men. The woman are left to fend for themselves who are looked at with scorn & hate. This island houses just women. The book is inspired by the witch trials that took place in 1621 where women taking charge of their own life was considered a ploy, a terrible conspiracy, labelling them as witches. I've only read a 100 pages & this is exactly the kind of escapist read I've been looking for. The vastness of the sea & it's cruelty to swallow entire human species coupled with magical realism & a sense of foreboding have kept me hooked. @kiran_mh is a brilliant writer. I've annotated so many paragraphs solely because of her beautiful analogies, the way a sentence melts into another, giving readers an experience like no other. . Reading this for women's readathon organized by @panmacmillanindia & I'm looking forward to seeing how the book pans out. . I stopped reading because yours truly broke her glasses 😭 So, I'm waiting till I get it back. If I had a dollar every time I broke something, I'd be a millionaire. Please tell me I'm not the only one? . Tell me what you're reading ✨ Image Description: The Mercies is placed in the center while a teacup and an open book is placed on either side of the book. . #booksandteaareads #themercies #panmacmillanindia #escapism #vardostorm #witchtrials #womensreadthon #magicalrealism #bookofthemonth #readingandwriting #lbbkolkata #bookdragon #bookstagramkolkata #bookstagramindia

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Let's chat! 📚 . How are you coping with all that's going on? I started freelancing sometime last year so I'm quite used to working from home. But I do understand, that's not the case with everyone. It may feel too overwhelming & you might suddenly not know what to do. It's completely okay if you feel confused but do remember social distancing is our contribution towards flattening the curve of the virus. However, there are people who have to go to work (folks working in the healthcare dept) but also a number of people who do not have the liberty to stay at home because their livelihood depends on it. Let's be more mindful of them & hope the system that's built to marginalize a few changes. 🤞 . A few things you might want to do now that you have more time on your hands: 1.) Pick up that book you've been wanting to read. Or just read anything. 2 .) Take online classes. There are several free classes online on writing, social media marketing etc. If you don't want to do that, read up on things. 3 .) Exercise? No? Okay. 4.) Spend time with your family. I know, it's revolutionary. You'll probably find out their favourite color. 5.) Rest. There's no need for you to constantly fill your time by 'doing' something. It's alright. Give yourself some time. . How are you keeping yourself occupied? . #booksandteaareads #socialdistancing #reading #learning #onlineclasses #workingfromhome #safedistance #readingallday #socialmedia #bookdragon #bookstagramkolkata #bookshelves #bookishfeatures #bookishreads

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You're looking for a book that reminds you why you read in the first place. One written well and that will feel like it was written just for you; one that will make you think about things in a new way, or feel things you didn't expect a book to make you feel, or see things in a new light. A book you won't want to put down, whose characters you don't want to tell goodbye. A book you will close feeling satisfied and grateful, thinking, now that was a good one. If I could read only great books for the rest of my days, I would be happy. But finding those books, for myself or any other reader, isn't so easy. A "great" book means different things to different people. ~ I'd Rather Be Reading, Anne Bogel . And just like that, Anne describes the relationship readers have with books. The stumbling, falling, picking oneself up the way books do for us, is a sentiment we all know too well. Here in simple prose, she talks about books that broke our hearts, making a dent in the deepest corners, where by the end of the chapter, our eyes are moist & the world seems blurry. Then there are those books that don't sit too well with us, like oversized shoes and uncomfortable socks. But she insists, there are books that are perfectly suited for us; those books that capture our minds right from the beginning. This book is an ode to readers, to their relationship with reading and ultimately, with themselves. . It's surprising to me that I've only read half the book & I know in my heart, it's going to be one of my favourites. . What are you currently reading? . Image Description: there are stacks of books in front of a brightly-lit window and a cup of tea & saucer placed right on the top. A person is pouring tea from a teapot. . #booksandteaareads #idratherbereading #annebogles #booksandreading #readerrelationship #findingbooks #bookdragon #bookstagramkolkata #bookstagramkolkata #bookstagramindia #lbbkolkata #bookishfeatures #writing #favouritebook

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I've been noticing a pattern. Something I tend to do unintentionally. For the longest time, I have equated my self-worth with things I 'achieve' in life. The goals I smash, the to-do lists I tick off. It's almost a routine. Even in school, I'd try to branch out, participate in extra-curriculars, take in more than I could handle & then spend the rest of my days being overwhelmed by the intensity of it all. Overachieving kind of became second skin. While in college, I would be involved in multiple activities, killing myself if I didn't do very well in some. I don't even realize why I do it at this point. This need to always have my game-face on has been detrimental to say the least. Now that I think of it, I always need some kind of stimuli, maybe a little pat on the back, to reinstate this belief that I'm worth something, that I'm not wasting my time or my life. Accomplishing things makes me feel important. It helps me move forward. But I've realized how important it is to just do nothing. We're living in a time where we're inundated with so much information that we're going through content shock. This need to always be 'doing' something. At this point, we've lost track of productivity altogether. So many people telling you to work hard, to not waste time, to sacrifice sleep, is it even worth it? Do we always have to be running? Or are we just trying to run after an imaginary dream? I'm writing this because it's going to be hard to not always do something, to not feel guilty if I spend a few hours indulging in crappy Netflix shows, that it's okay to take a break if I don't want to work. It's time to unlearn this capitalist mindset. . Image Description: Shumaila is holding a stack of books. . #bookstagramkolkata #booksandteaa #booksandteaarants #capitalisteconomy #worklife #productivity #hussle #workinghard #life #bookstagramkolkata #bookblogger #readingandwrting #bookdragon #overwhelmed #contentshock #mindset

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March TBR: Part 1. . I am so stoked for March because we celebrate International Women's Day for the entire month, participate in readathons & giveaways and discover so many powerful writers. I am going all-out by setting up a rather ambitious reading goal. This is just part 1 but I will be posting a few more books I plan to read very soon! . Books mentioned here are: The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain. Unbroken by Nidhi Chaphekar Coming Out As Dalit by Yashica Duty Living A Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed. . What are your plans for March? . Image Description: There are 4 books stacked on top of one another with a bokeh effect in the background. There's a pair of glasses kept on top of the books! . #marchtbr #femmemarchfest #internationalwomensday #readinggoals #monthofmarch #ambitious #nonfiction

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I have always had a fascination for old photographs. It’s this sense of wanting to feel things that seem out of reach now. It’s wanting to go back in time, to preserve the moments of when life was simpler, where things seemed tangible, like being able to climb up the slide that felt too high up. When I was visiting my grandparents, I got to see so many pictures of myself when I was barely 10 months old, kept safely by my grandfather. He always had this ability to know where his things were kept, which files had bundles of albums, which ones had letters and articles he had written over the course of his life. There’s a picture of me crawling in his room, where I now sat flipping through heavy, leather-bound albums. My grandmother narrating incidents that sound so mesmerizing yet familiar. ‘Life was simpler back then’, she ruminates, ’No one keeps pictures in albums anymore, do they? Everything is on your phone. See we can’t even sit together and go through pictures like we’re doing now.’ It’s true, isn’t it? There are so many ways in which we’ve lost the art of safe-keeping and preserving things. It also takes me back to the days when we all had digital cameras where you couldn’t predict how the picture would turn out. The thrill of waiting for weeks to have the reel developed and gasping at the utter scam that was your face & ‘why didn’t anyone tell me my hair looked like a nest’, when the pictures finally arrived. Well, better luck next time. Now we have the luxury of choosing, of changing how we look, of acting ‘naturally’. We’re always aiming for the perfect shot, the perfect aesthetic, the perfect angle. If something catches our eye, we immediately take out our cell phone. We say it’s for memories’ sake. But is it, really? Or is it this invisible pressure, of this desire to cling onto things as much as possible? . Swipe right to see baby shum 😂 . Image Description: There are photo-albums scattered on the carpet with an open book and a Kindle. The other two pictures are of Shumaila when she was 10months & 5-6 years old, respectively. . #booksandteaarants #oldpictures #photographs #memories #keepsafe #preserving #pictures #books #album.

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Book Review 📜 What happens when women take justice in their own hands, going after their abusers, harassers, rapists–doing to them what men have been doing to women since centuries? What happens when the onus of protecting women lies no longer in the hands of the law? Women have been the victim of gruesome rapes, of constantly being stalked by serial molesters, of having their agency defined by the standards men believe to be right. It’s no surprise then that years of systematic abuse and conditioning women continue to tolerate becomes too much to take in. The likes of powerful men like Harvey Weinstein, MJ Akbar, many journalists and celebrities who have been profiting off of the exploitation of women working with or under them has been brought to light. The question still remains: what measures have been taken since the Nirbhaya case and thousand other rape cases to make sure the accused got what they deserved? The answer lies in the fact that women, once again, have faced the brunt of being raped. They risked their lives outing their abusers at the cost of being ostracised. When Rahul Satyabhagi belonging to one of the most affluent families in Badrid Bay was accused of raping Avni Rambha Ahuja, the members of the elite and friends of the Satyabhagis and Rambhas were divided. Rahul was vindicated at the trial and Avni moved to another country. This didn’t stop him from suing her and from the media from making him the flag-bearer of Men’s right activism. But a recent sting operation done on Rahul exposed him as guilty by his own admission. He not only bragged about the rape but joked about doing it again. . The sting operation broke something inside the three friends; Rhea, Amruta & Hitaishi. They were appalled at Rahul’s audacity, of his lecherous mindset. They no longer wanted to be mute spectators to such a travesty. Here’s when they decided to do something to stop these rampant attacks on women. . "CONTINUED IN COMMENTS"

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