Read my blogger friend Gulnaz Sheikh's mesmerizing reflections in "also of moon beams and lizards". About herself, she says: "saint or a sinner, depending on the provocation or the mood. Most times, just an ordinary woman enjoying the sweet and the sour of life." And from knowing her and her blog ~Apple Pathways~, I can assure, she is one fantastic person who embraces the sweet and the sour of life, adding her own unique flavor to them...
A peek into this piece:
i want to write about something light and frothy today, let me write about you. oh there i go again! the night air is sweet, the moonbeams are dancing in the courtyard, solitary dancers. why is my mouth bitter.
Read more at http://the-apple-pathways.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_archive.html.
Photograph provided by Gulnaz, taken by her father one evening in Bombay.
About FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA (Cedar Books, New Delhi); By Nabina Das
"Fittingly for a poet, Nabina’s novel also has a strong lyrical core. 'Footprints in the Bajra' takes the homely image of the millet field as its central metaphor. ... But the novel is less a thriller about guerrilla action than a subtly colored character study of a fascinating group of individuals who intersect at various points in their lives ..." -- DEBRA CASTILLO, author, editor and distinguished professor (Cornell University, April 17, 2010).