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#THELABELBOOKCLUB: 14 STORIES SET IN CONTEMPORARY BOMBAY

#THELABELBOOKCLUB: 14 STORIES SET IN CONTEMPORARY BOMBAY

“Perhaps there is no other city in the world where the struggle spills so vividly and unabashedly out onto the streets.... How many trades? How many dreams? How many journeys can a single city take and deliver?" author Murzban F. Shroff wonders in the introduction to 'Breathless In Bombay' going on to explain how he loves The Maximum City of sharp contrasts. ⠀ The book is a collection of 14 exquisite stories that explore love, friendship, and longing in the city of Mumbai. The city is the sometimes-intolerable, sometimes-lovable backdrop & catalyst of all the stories, whether it be in form of bringing people together or just awing one with the beauty of it's huddled lanes. ⠀ The stories all carry a strain of melancholy through them, think of those monsoon afternoons where the streets turn to rivers and all appears grey. However, some of them do end on a note of hope and happiness like the peeking sun, others are not so fortunate and stay grey till the end. They follow an unabashedly realistic narrative, with characters you see (still!) on the streets of Mumbai, like the dhobi, maalishwala, imperious aunties on a bench, coconut sellers, artists, clerks and more. ⠀ Shroff makes no distinction in choosing stories, and as such they cover a wide variety of topics, from the threat of mechanisation to traditional trades, to broken love, to corruption, and karma. Each tale covers multiple facets of Mumbai, and we suggest you give it a read because who knows, you might fall in love with this city just as much as we did. ⠀ ⠀ #TheLabelLife #BreathlessInBombay#MurzbanFShroff #Bombay #Mumbai#BookReviews #WeekendReads#NowReading #BookClub #WhatToRead#ShortStories

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#THELABELBOOKCLUB: THE CAROUSEL, A SWEET LOVE STORY

#THELABELBOOKCLUB: THE CAROUSEL, A SWEET LOVE STORY

Rosamunde Pilcher is a prolific romance novel writer, who wrote over 28 novels & short stories between 1949-2000. The Carousel is one of her shorter works, which nonetheless is a brilliant example of her ability to capture the glamour and lethargic restlessness of the 50s & 60s. The setting of the tumultuous shores and gorgeous scenery of Cornwall, England, is a silent character in the novel as many parallels are drawn between the characters and the sandbanks, waves & secluded beaches. The story follows a young, independent woman named Prue, who is helping her bohemian artist aunt, Phoebe in the countryside after the latter broke an arm in a commonplace accident. Prue is at the cusp of her life, deciding between her job at an art gallery that she loves, and a marrying a nice man who she doesn't love quiet as much. When Phoebe calls for help, Prue is glad of the chance to get away from London and do some sorting in her head with help from her perceptive and supportive aunt. However, plans are upended when an old student of her aunt, Daniel drops into the area and has an instant connection with Prue. To complicate matters there is also the shy and neglected child, Charlotte who is visiting her grandmother but infinitely prefers being with the loving Phoebe. She takes to Daniel instantly and it seems that they share a bond from past, even as Daniel avoids meeting her grandmother. As Prue steps into this quiet storm, she not only discovers what she wants from herself, but what she expects of the world and people around her. The Carousel is a sweet, undemanding read that makes you want to walk along the sandy shores, perhaps stopping for a classic pasty on the way. A perfect read for the vacations, when you'd like to step into a new world but with a certain sense of comfort all the same. #TheLabelLife #BookClub #WhatToRead#WeekendReads #NowReading#BeachReads #Cornwall#RosamundePilcher #England#VacationMode #Countryside

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#THELABELBOOKCLUB: IKIGAI, JAPAN’S REASON FOR BEING

#THELABELBOOKCLUB: IKIGAI, JAPAN’S REASON FOR BEING

The author Héctor García lived in Japan for 10years and observed a strange peace found in the people. Looking at people in Okinawa, he and co-author Francesc Miralles found they live longer & healthier lives than most people by following the concept of Ikigai. Ikigai is a 'reason for being' i.e the reason we get up in the morning. To live is to connect to life, but also to aim our goals. Ikigai is the point where a number of aspects come together, it is where our passion and mission intersect, and it is believed to slow down the ageing process. The book describes the moving stories of the locals of Okinawa and what they believe is the reason for their long life. They believe if you live fully in the present and calmly accept everything that comes your way, you will find that you are able to deal with every situation. The key, according to them is to dare to look deep within yourself and find your Ikigai, because each person has their own individual one. The flow to achieve your Ikigai is to know what do you want do, how to do it and what skills are required to do it. Among other things, the author recommends stretching in the morning, practice yoga and go on short walks. The core tenement however is, do not worry about what you cannot control and live in the moment. The book is a wonderful read for those at a crossroads in life, and those who have chosen their paths as well. As it enlightens you to find the path to your happiness, and how to fully enjoy the peace of the happiness you possess. So the only question is, have you found your Ikigai? #TheLabelLife #Ikigai #Okinawa#HectorGarcia #FrancescMiralles#BookClub #NowReading #Weekend#WeekendReads #WhatToRead

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#THELABELBOOKCLUB: STEPHEN KING’S MASTERFUL THRILLER

#THELABELBOOKCLUB: STEPHEN KING’S MASTERFUL THRILLER

#TheLabelBookClub: "In those days I still believed the love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man was stronger than the love of drinkin and hell-raisin — that love would eventually rise to the top like cream in a bottle of milk. I learned better over the next ten years. The world’s a sorry schoolroom sometimes, ain’t it?" We have always applauded author Stephen King's ability to create really strong female characters in his novels such as Carrie, Gerald's Game, Lisey's Story, Rose Madder, etc. Dolores Claiborne is no exception. Written in a unique format of a monologue with no chapters or section breaks, it tells the tale of Dolores Claiborne and Vera Donovan, two strong and formidable women who have weathered a great many storms in their lives. In 1992, Dolores goes to the police station in connection with the death of her wealthy former employer Vera, who had become rather old and senile. Suspicion naturally veers towards Dolores as she was the only one looking after her. She agrees to confess her crime but not of killing Vera, but her husband, Joe three decades ago. Dolores speaks in a tongue that is witty and razor sharp as she recounts her tale of woe to you, the reader. Of her difficult yet compounded relationship with her employer Vera, her daughter, her violent husband, and a terrible truth that finally makes her kill him. Her story makes you chuckle at times, especially when she remembers Vera's antics as she grows old, her story makes you sad but most importantly it makes you realise that she is only human just like the rest of us and that sometimes the lines between guilty and not guilty are not so black and white. King weaves a story that, unlike his writings, is not supernatural but is so powerful that it truly moves you. Here is the story of a woman or rather two women who, whether they wanted to or not, took charge and changed the course of their lives. We'll leave you to get started on this one by quoting another one of the many wonderful quotes this book boasts of: "Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to." #TheLabelLife #NowReading#WeekendReads #WhatToRead

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#THELABELBOOKCLUB: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE

#THELABELBOOKCLUB: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE

#TheLabelBookClub: Being a team of writers & readers, we were drawn to 'That Summer In Paris' by Abha Dawesar as it is the story of two writers who find themselves in an unexpected relationship. ⁣ ⁣ Ageing Nobel Prize-winning author Prem Rustum & much-younger aspiring novelist Maya, who idolises Prem take us through their May-December romance of idolatry, societal conventions & beautiful conversations. ⁣ ⁣ Prem finds Maya, on an online dating site while Googling his own name, after being convinced to do so by his best-friend Pascal (who is also a writer). While the initial meeting between the two is almost like every first date ever, it sets the stage for the main background of the story; Paris. Maya who has been invited for a fellowship there, and Prem who spontaneously shifts his annual plans to coincide with her dates. ⁣ ⁣ Both of them derive great pleasure & inspiration from their time in Paris, with their love for music, gastronomy & art drawing out their seduction in a most tantalising will-they won't-they way. Interspersed between those balmy days are also Rustum's mental flashbacks to his long & varied list of lost-loves, and Maya's encounters with sexuality & dating in the modern world. A very sultry read for these sultry days. ⁣ ⁣ Dawesar frames each sentence beautifully, adding delightful differences to the protagonists’ tone depending on their conversation. While Prem & Maya's conversations are charged with poetic tension, Pascal & Prem's is a series of witty repartee in eloquent words. Using provocative prose with a breezy tempo, Dawesar ensures you keep turning the pages till the very end. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #TheLabelLife #AbhaDawesar #ThatSummerInParis #BookClub #NowReading #SummerReads #WhatToRead #IndianAuthors #Weekend #Readers #Paris #Love #MayDecember #Bookstagram ⁣

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