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Vaani's Recommendations

Vaani's Recommendations

Vaani Mahesh is the co-founder of Chalchitra Talks.

The Little Prince

It is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and military aviator.

Catcher in the rye

It is a novel by J. D. Salinger published in 1951.

How to travel light

Diagnosed as bipolar at twenty-three, a young journalist struggles for a decade.

A moveable feast

A Moveable Feast is a memoir by Ernest Hemingway.

A velocity of being

Some of today's most wonderful culture-makers reflect on the joys of reading.

Leaves of grass

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by American poet Walt Whitman.

Essential reading: leonard cohen

Journals of sylvia plath

The complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time.

Things I don’t want to know

Deborah Levy's witty response to George Orwell's influential essay “Why I Write.”


Samskara is one of the acknowledged masterpieces of modern world literature.

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live.

A chess story by Stefan Zweig

It is a novella by Stefan Zweig written in the year before the author's death by suicide.

Kurt Cobain: Journals

Journals is a collection of writings and drawings by Kurt Cobain.


It is a 2012 non-fiction book written by Susan Cain.

H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk is a 2014 memoir by British author Helen Macdonald.

Ayoade on Ayoade

Richard Ayoade reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can.


It focuses on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners in Japan.


Flights is a 2017 fragmentary novel by the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.

The poetry pharmacy

This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary.


It is a cookbook written by Sonal Ved published in 2018.

The crying book

The Crying Book is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears.

Journal of an ordinary grief

A collection of autobiographical essays by one of the greatest poets to come from Palestine.

Stuart: A life backwards

It explores how a young boy, somewhat disabled from birth, became mentally unstable.

Dear Zari

It depicts the struggles and hopes of Afghan women.

The book of simple living

The book brings the author's brief notes from the hills.

The Insomniac City

It is a 2017 memoir by writer and photographer Bill Hayes.

Hope is the thing with feathers

A lyric poem in ballad meter written by Emily Dickinson.


Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth.

The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse

It is a 2019 bestselling illustrated book by Charlie Mackesy.

Essential reading: Eliot

A selection of the most significant poems from one of the twentieth century’s major writers.

A poetry handbook

Mary Oliver skillfully imparts expertise from her long, celebrated career as a disguised poet.

Real estate

The highly anticipated final installment in Levy's "living autobiography" series.

Albert Camus personal writing

It brings together thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career.

Woe is I

Woe Is I provides witty answers to all your questions about the basics of grammar,

A room of one’s own

It is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf, first published in September 1929.

Gua Sha Tool from Face Rituals

World Globe from Globeskart

Night Lamp from RUilY

Water Colors Set from KABEER ART

Money Plant from Ugaao Store

Black Steel Alarm Clock from Ikea

Sealing Wax from NEERAJ

Cable Organiser from Tidy Up Store

Hanging Frame from Ash & Roh

Lamp from Paradise Nauticals

Simpex Tripod C-606

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