About

Hi!

Thank you for dropping by!

I am D. I love writing about books, animals, life, and feelings. Here, I also try to capture opinions which I don’t readily articulate in the physical presence of humans.

The ‘About’ section is tricky. When I try to capture any words here, I realise how everything about me is small and significant and beautiful and hideous. I don’t know which part of myself I should pluck and present. I am a stranger to myself in many ways. So, to make this section a wee bit meaningful, I answer a couple of questions from the Proust Questionnaire here.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Reading under a yellow lamp, while my dog snoozes at my feet. Watching the sky.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Books.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My dog.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I could go to a full-time college, and study literature, psychology, and philosophy.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother whose accomplishments are unsung. My dog who survived a stroke.

How would you like to die?
In my sleep, without suffering from any illness.

What is your motto?
Breathe.

What talent would you most like to have?
Writing effortlessly. Remembering all that I read.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Not sharing my roof with an animal. The inability to buy books.

Thank you for reading!

PS: If you would like a place to start a bookish conversation with me, we can start here – I often wish that many readers could meet these books:

In no specific order,
Tibet With My Eyes Closed by Madhu Gurung
Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li
Perfect Eight by Reema Moudgil
Stories of Hope, and The Doodler of Dimashq by Kirthi Jayakumar
Everything that Susan Abulhawa writes.
Books with animals as central characters.

I would love to know about you. Tell me. I am listening. 🙂

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