Author: Rakshitha Rai

An oddball writer | Compulsive Reader | Books, Music, and Movie loving ambivert human | Ardent foodie with a particular weakness to chocolates and chai | Dog-lover, Cats beware. Follow Bookstagram: https://instagram.com/theoddball_diary

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Synopsis: The narrator of the novel is Eleanor Oliphant, a 29-year-old financial clerk, who in the beginning seems very peculiar and rude. She is witty and academically gifted, yet, doesn’t know what McDonald’s or Bobby Brown is. Nor does she understand the pop culture references like Los Pollos Hermanos or Top Gear. Eleanor’s completely fine […]

Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Synopsis: Connell and Marianne are two teenagers of different social standings. While Connell is handsome, popular, and school athlete, Marianne is smart, imitating, and has no friends. While Marianne is wealthy, Connell’s mother works in Marianne’s house. After a couple of encounters, they began a secret relationship, since Connell is afraid of his reputation. When […]

The Lady On The Bike: Archana Timmaraju Is Paving The Path For Hearing-Impaired People In India

Bikes. The image that pops up in your head when you think of bikes is young guys, riding, with probably some cool stunts, and swag. Motorbikes are considered a man’s vehicle, but Archana Timmaraju, shows us otherwise. An adventure enthusiast, Archana, is hearing-and-speech challenged. And she didn’t let that adversity affect her life or her […]

Book Review: The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins

Synopsis: Rachel takes the same train every day. Aboard, her routine includes staring out of the window, and every day when the train stops at a particular signal, she looks for her favourite house. Rachel is troubled by her failures, and the house and couple living in it is the gateway for her once-perfect life. […]

Book Review: Animal Farm By George Orwell

This George Orwell’s classic book is set around the fictional Manor farm in England. However, the Novella is a reflection of the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Stalin era. Did you know that Arthur Koestler’s best-selling, Darkness at Noon, inspired Orwell to use fiction as the genre to chronicle the totalitarian regime of Stalin? Orwell, […]

Unravelling the world through travelling: David Hoffmann is leaving his mark on the world by taking the road less travelled

We live in the era of travel. The industrial revolution has closed the gaps in travelling by making transportation easier and more affordable. The internet has also brought the world closer and released an unquenchable thirst among the millennials to travel. Exotic places, hidden getaways can easily be explored as well as documented through blogs […]

Swagata Dev: Cementing her name in the fashion blogging industry, one dress at a time

As young girls, we all remember playing dress-up. Draping amma’s sarees and trying on sisters’ or cousins’ makeup and bags made us feel pretty and grown-up. We would plan weeks ahead of any school or college events thinking and rethinking again, what to wear — the shoes, the clothes, and the accessories. Some of us had the […]

Building The Doorway To Northeast Tourism: Himangshu Baruah Turned His Passion Into A Profession With Finderbridge

When you hear the word “North East”, the thing that comes to your mind is momos, Shillong, and generic stereotypes that are common to any place. However, if you ask a native north-eastern they would say things that would blow your mind like how Assam was the first place where oil was found, how Mughals […]

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