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This four books will take you through the variant shades of mother-daughter relationships. A must read for book-lovers.
These four books will take you through the variant shades of mother-daughter relationships. A must read for book-lovers.
The role of a mother in a daughter’s life is pretty unstated. Unlike the moniker ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’, no catchphrases exist to simplify their tangled relationships with their daughters.
Thankfully, here are a few books on mother-daughter bonds that you must read:
Ingrid is a complex, icy woman and a famous poet. She murders a lover who dares to jilt her. The story is narrated by Astrid, from age 12 onwards as she weaves through the labyrinth of foster care parents.
Her mother’s brutality and poise both enrapture Astrid as she moves through other mother figures – the ex-stripper whose lover she steals despite her mother’s warnings, the shrew who starves her, the resplendent whore across the street, and the fragile, suicidal Claire – the mother she wants but can’t have.
Though this book is dark, the evocative writing of Janet Fitch brings this book to life.
This is a book for those who love the written word and the complexity of interpersonal relationships.
For those who loved The Gone Girl – I recommend Sharp Objects another menacing, it’s not what you think thriller from the stable of Gillian Flynn.
Not completely centered around mother-daughter relationships, it still paints an interesting, complex relationship between the protagonist and her mother.
Unlike the above two recommendations, this book is a saccharine read on the bonding between a southern mother and her daughter as they overcome dysfunctional relationships to set on the path of forgiveness.
I didn’t love the characters, but you are sure to recognize a bit of yourself and your mother in them.
Amy Tan is one of my favorite cross-over novelists. The Joy Luck Club traces the story of 4 sets of mothers and daughters.
This is a poignant, personal book that covers the journeys that mothers and daughters take together.
As they despair or take pride – the reader navigates through a mother’s journey and her challenges as she struggles to bring up her daughter in a culture far from home.
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Bollywood (and the Indian society, at large) needs to understand that women's sexuality is real, and lesbians don’t just hold hands and hug each other. They have sex too.
First, I have a few questions.
When does Gayatri (Rani Mukerji) find out that her husband is gay in Bombay Talkies (2013)? When her gay male colleague tells her that her husband kissed him.
It’s sickening to watch habitual offenders like Sajid Khan crying on national television for being out of work for 4 years. Really, now Sajid’s playing the victim card?
Big Boss 16’s notorious host, Salman Khan and the Colors Channel has welcomed with open arms filmmaker and comedian Sajid Khan, who’s accused of sexual abuse by not one, two or three, but nine women to date, on the show.
Make no mistake, Sajid Khan’s participation is the digital equivalent of flashing his dick to the world, especially to his victims.
Saloni Chopra, film journalist, recalls her horrific hiring interview with Sajid, and much more, in this piece. Here’s a sample of completely unrelated questions that Sajid asked her.