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A quote credited as Anonymous says: 'Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden.' I couldn't agree more, but at the same time I can’t help wonder, how does it speak for our society when these very flowers, beautiful and fragile as they are, start discriminating against each other on religious grounds - a subject they aren't even equipped to comprehend?

If a mother has to start thinking whether the name she chooses for her child should establish their religious identity or not, it becomes a cause of great concern. Surely, every parent has a right to name their child without having to mentally run through its religious repercussions?

Unfortunately, in a country claiming to be secular, people are becoming increasingly divided over religion. While there is the strong political angle to it, Nazia Erum, the author of Mothering A Muslim, discovered the shocking reality of the religious segregation that has slowly and steadily, crept into the classrooms and playgrounds of India's elite schools.

Mothering A Muslim is not an argument over religion. It is a conversation on the values with which children are being raised today. Children perceive actions more than words and unknowingly imbibe the sentiments of the elders around them. This book is a call to parents and teachers on the role they have as nurturers and educationists. For they are the ones who must rise to fight for what is right, in the hopes of creating a better future for all of us.

Mothering A Muslim by @naziaerum . Published by @juggernaut.in.

Detailed review now up on blog. See link in profile.

Garden of paper flowers made by Origami.

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Happy Friday Salt Water Readers, let the holiday weekend begin!! Who has Monday off and plans to squeeze in extra reading time? 🇨🇺🇨🇺🇨🇺
We love how fellow book club member @bookishfixation paired NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by @chanelcleeton with her gorgeous purse. #saltwaterreads

“Staring at that figure I painted, I realize there is something sad about the chain-saw artistry of Buddy Gui. Here we all are, struggling to be noticed, trying to be what the vuvv want us to be. We all have to find someway to live with the world as it is now. We all have to become something new, something the vuvv want, each one of us trying to translate the thoughts of the vuvv from something that just sounds to us like scratching and broken zippers.
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As it turns out, my landscape of Gui’s Human Idol Emporium is not sarcastic at all, I don’t think. Instead, it looks like a human trying to hew a life and a believe out of nothing but deadwood – which is, in its own way, heroic.”
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This meticulously researched account of a crime of passion from 1959 reads like an unputdownable thriller, except that this is not fiction but true-crime. A case which shook the constitutional framework of the country; one where every rule was broken, inside and out of the courtroom, to save the handsome commander destined for great things.

The author narrates detailed events which trace the legal and political history of the country and how it eventually lead to the jury system in India being abolished. She recreates the social portrait of post-Independence Bombay and its impact on the case and the trial.

The bollywood film inspired from the case is just that: an inspiration. Most of the events shown are nowhere close to what actually happened.

In the book, on the other hand, the author has tracked down people who were directly involved with the case as well as those who watched and heard what was happening at the time, to put together a most comprehensive account of the Nanavati case and the Constitutional crisis to which it gave birth.
In Hot Blood by Bachi Karkaria. Published by @juggernaut.in.

Picture composition ideated by @jain_amit84 and myself.
Props include an old toy gun from his collection, a kitchen ziplock bag with an evidence sticker printed off Pinterest, and fake blood I made using sugar syrup diluted in water, red food colouring, red chilli powder and cocoa powder.

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I made cinnamon waffles this morning and they were delicious. 😋 I did get some more reading in this morning for the #25infive #readathon and my total accumulated time is 11hrs and 30 mins ish. I have a lot of reading left to do but I also have some adulting to do today. 😞 I plan to do my work and a bit of cleaning then get back to the readathon. I’m almost done with Fire Sermon and I also started Daphne which is why I haven’t finished Fire Sermon. Oops🙊
What are y’all up to today? Are you reading anything exciting?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts, roses, and teddy bears have already hijacked our social media timelines. It is only apt then that I chose to read this book in the month of February.

When American author Peter Davidson’s grandson, Joel, got engaged, he decided to jot down a few words of marital wisdom for him, based on his own experiences as a husband. Then he thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when he could share it with the whole world. So, he started a blog, listing new marital advice every week. As the popularity of the blog grew, people suggested that the material be turned into a book, and, well, he did turn it into one! A book that explained to the reader – How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out of the window in the middle of the night.

I wouldn’t deny that much of his advice is off-the-charts wacky. Nonetheless, it is a hilarious look at marriage. Davidson’s nuggets of wisdom are as entertaining as they are insightful which makes this book a priceless find.

Most importantly, this may be the one book that helps you decide how important marriage is to you. In the author’s words, it might convince some of you to take the plunge, or perhaps confirm your belief that being single is a blessing. If you’re still stuck deciding, I strongly recommend you pick this up. It is a quick read that is sure to brighten up your day, one way or the other.

Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel by @peterdavidsonauthor.
Published by Sweet Memories Publishing.

Detailed review now up on blog. See link in profile.

Sketch from Heartly.Se. Colouring creativity by me.

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Surprise 🍕 made by my husband +🍷+ a wrinkle in 🕰 = Friday night vibes #latergram
Who else is waiting impatiently for the film premiere in March??!! This book is so special to me as I’m sure it is to many. My husband has never read it so I bought a copy for him last year as a gift :) We are pretty much opposites when it comes to reading: I read anything and everything with a much higher proportion of fiction than non-fiction, and he prefers thick, serious biographies. What are your reading tastes? Did you celebrate #nationalpizzaday ?
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La Rose Jacqueminot by Coty, heritage edition (edp & edt). Ultimate rose, initially created back in 1904 had some difficulty getting recognized & accepted for public distribution.
February is the shortest month, yet typically is the most eventful.
Dumpling Week PDX is going strong, bigger & ever more inclusive this year (if you follow me @severinkanorse you know about marathon ).
The Olympics official opening is just a couple of days away.
Valentine's, Galentine's & Single Awareness Day next week, as well as Chinese New Year - rose invasion is upon us. The whole world, not (still or suddenly) covered in thick snow, goes through early blooming stage - Portland parks & some residential areas are subtly yet distinctly refined by Daphne Odorata intoxicating charms. Some traditional areas of perfume production will be sending off seductive waves with blooming citrus groves shortly.
This lush, quintessential rose that knows the game of light & shadow, deception & resurrection, loyalty & immortality, starts my modest contribution week of #RoseOrangerChallenge - I will be posting fragrances, chocolate & other paraphernalia, near & dear to me, as a tribute to festive sensual awakening, week of Feb 7 - 15.
I will also feature a #giveaway, rules announced in the next post. Please, casually join me in sharing & creating collective memories & dreams.
Background photo: The Taxidermist, 2013, Starlet Series, by Anja Niemi. Featured in Firecrackers. Female Photographers now. Thames& Hudson.
Chocolate Naive, craft gem from Lithuania, featuring porcini from chocolatier & avid wild forager, Domantas Užpalis.
The perfect rose is from New Seasons Mountain Park. Does you local marketplace stock perfect roses day & night for your esthetic pleasures? :)
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I loved the slow, yet graceful movement of this story through time. The characters evolve through the years while they are busy writing letters to each other, in a way that carries an old world charm to it. It reminds one of the era of black and white romances.

Lovers Like You and I by Minakshi Thakur.
Published by @harpercollinsin.

Origami tulips made using handmade paper.

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Most people see celebrities and their lifestyles as aspirational than anything else. But underneath all the glamour and fame are some regular people living very real lives.

How that came to be for Soha Ali Khan, what changed and why, makes her seem more girl-next-door than a star, which, incidentally is also what her name translates to.

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous is exactly as the title suggests. Hilarious, honest, warm and wise. As long as you don’t expect it to be a Bollywood flavoured gossip column, you will chuckle at the author’s wit and marvel at her courage and charm with which she has written this self deprecating memoir.

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous by Soha Ali Khan (@sakpataudi). Published by @penguinindia.

Detailed review now up on blog. See link in profile

Photobooth Prop Designs by SomethingTurquoise.com.

Psst, don't miss the props chosen for each member of the family 😁

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Jak zmieścić w jednym wpisie dwa elementarne klasyki?! Gdzie nikt nie może, tam Taka Piana pomoże! Elementarz z zasobów własnych i #darlosu (dzięki Krystian!) przywieziony prosto z Belgii!

W aromacie z butelki karmel i orzechy i ze szkła przewaga banana/ goździków/ melanoidyn zahaczających o kawę (ciemne słody), barwa brunatna z jaśniejszą opalizacją, klarowność, piana écru/ bujna/ z całym spektrum wielkości pęcherzyków/ szybciej redukująca się do grubszego pierścienia, bardzo dobra koronka na szkle, wysycenie średnie, pełnia i wyczuwalna gładkość, w smaku banan/ karmel/ goździki/ pieprz nieco pobudzający się nawzajem z alkoholem (mógłby delikatnie się jeszcze ułożyć) przyjemnie ogrzewającym przełyk, niebezpieczna pijalność, goryczka niska/ zalegająca umiarkowanie ziołowo z delikatnie pieprznym posmakiem.

Ala ma Asa, a As ma ochotę na dobre #darylosu! Masz ciocię w Kanadzie, wujek urodził się na granicy polsko-brazylijskiej, babcia znalazła miłość swojego życia w Belgii i na dodatek każde z nich śle Ci piw do przesady?! Taka Piana chętnie przyjmie i zaopiekuje się jak własnym!

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Set in a hospital, The Midnight Gang is a beautiful story of friendship, loyalty and hope. In his trademark style, Walliams brings unusual characters to life - some you hate and others that you love - while the young residents of the Children's Ward set out on an adventure at the stroke of midnight, only to carry forward the hospital's long standing tradition. ~ The Midnight Gang by @dwalliams. Illustrated by Tony Ross. Published by @harpercollinsin

London Skyline at Night Image source: Pinterest

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How many times in a week do we crave for five magical minutes of peace amidst a particularly rough day at work? Just so we can take a step back, breathe, and jump back into action, reinvigorated.

Imagine the aching desire for those same moments of peace when you are in a nation torn apart by war. A war which brings your entire world crashing down around you. A war that consumes all that is material, all that is human, and destroys every little emotion inside of you, and reduces it to the devastating remains of blood and tears. Imagine how precious those rare moments of peace would be, if at all, and how hard would you be willing to fight to keep them close.

Caught in the cross hairs of a raging civil war in Syria, is Ameenah. Displaced unexpectedly as a child bride, she navigates out of the heart of Dimashq (Damascus), and plunges into the ancient city of Haleb (Alleppo). Her voyage of self discovery is a heady mix of the personal and the political, and the maddening noise of conflict weaves a fabric that entangles her with the lives of many around her. As missile after missile brings the city down into a hapless pile of rubble, Ameenah builds it back up with her simple act of resistance: doodling.

In The Doodler of Dimashq, Kirthi Jayakumar (@kirthipotamus) brings a heart wrenching tale of hope that rises from Syria’s rubble like a phoenix.
Published by @iamreadomania.

Detailed review now up on blog. See link in profile

Doodles in Blue by me.

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Night Flower by Eris Parfums & Scent & Subversion, required reading for any perfumista, flavor fiend & olfactory missionary, whether with or without penchant for vintage. Daring reinvention of tastes & expectations from a few decades ago, this surreal woody-tarry floral from Barbara Herman, the author of the book & founder of Eris Parfums, and Antoine Lie, the perfumer, won me over irrevocably. Perfect for my self-reflection needs. It brought back Venice by Yves Rocher from my mid-teen years & Must de Cartier from a bit more mature stage. Currently Night Flower comfortably presides over Bel Ami by Hermès (old cocktail shaker edition) & Ebene by Balmain, proud voices in my non-extensive vintage collection. The great news is that Barbara Herman is coming to town to share her sea stories in search & rescue of provocative perfumes from yesteryear @FumeriePDX on February 10th, and I believe you can still sign up to attend. Thrilling, isn't it?
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