• Book reviews,  Books

    Book Review | She’ll Never Make It by Masoom Minawala

    In a world where ambitious, young women often undergo a lot of skepticism, Masoom Minawala’s new book, “She’ll Never Make It,” is a light-hearted guide on resilience and empowerment. The book not only challenges those who have it in themselves to venture in uncharted territories but also mirrors Masoom’s struggles and wins across the years of her entering the influencer industry. Blurb: ‘She’ll never make it’ is something many ambitious, driven and entrepreneurial young women hear, especially if they want to do something totally different. And Masoom Minawala was no exception. Ridiculed and derided, Masoom decided to prove everyone wrong. Today she’s one of the top influencer-creators in India and…

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    Book Lists,  Books

    Books To Read If You Love Insta-Poetry ✨

    Hey there and welcome back to Readably Yours! Today, we’re talking about Insta-poetry and my absolute obsession with it. Insta-poetry is a form of short-form poetry which is quite popular on social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter, poetry that is associated with digital culture and has transformed to align with the ever-changing attention span of people that grows shorter by the day. In fact, insta-poetry has contributed to the sudden rise in poetry readership, especially given that it feels exceedingly relevant to young adults on the gram. The poetry is accessible and relatable, very brief and gets a lot of engagement. Although, this form of poetry has faced a…

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    Culture,  Personal Notes and Opinions

    Stillness in a Restless World

    How difficult could it be to embrace 07 minutes of stillness on a Sunday morning? Fearfully difficult. 07 minutes of thoughts cascading into my head, beating against my skull. 07 minutes of my eyes fluttering in vain, anxiously waiting to be unsealed. 07 minutes of listening to the sounds of nature woven into humanly sounds. 07 minutes of unfocused breathing, guided in conformity with the screeches of my ceiling fan. Maybe, just maybe, I should stick to exploring the world with my eyes open and brain clamoring. Maybe, it’s easier to live that way, unsheltered and oblivious. Read my previous Daily Poems here: And get ready to dive into the…

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    Culture,  Movies and Media,  Personal Notes and Opinions

    Exploring The Most Impactful Moments from “Laapataa Ladies”

    “Laapataa Ladies” is a heartwarming tale set in two small villages in Madhya Pradesh, India which follows the lives of two newly-wed brides who are unintentionally swapped during their journey back to their in-laws. It uncovers the wholesome bond that they end up creating with the people they are forced to co-exist with amidst societal expectations and personal struggles. The film explores themes of friendship, women empowerment, and self-discovery as these women try to find their way back home. With its blend of humor, drama, and touching moments, “Laapataa Ladies” celebrates the resilience and strength found in female friendships with an amazing touch of suburban setting. 07 Most Impactful Moments…

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    Book Quotes,  Books

    Book Quotes | The Weight of a Cherry Blossom

    Blurb: If you took a map and pinned each city I’ve lived in, I’d exist somewhere in the tautness of the string attaching one point to the other. If a life is lived across many homes—from balmy Chennai to muggy Mumbai, the crackling expansiveness of Delhi to the breath-taking splendour of Vancouver in spring—where do you truly belong? If you are constantly on the move, is home just what customs can clear? And how do you find love, in the middle of it all, when you do not or cannot stay in one city long enough? Funny, poignant and reflective, the weight of a Cherry blossom is a fable of…