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Straightened

She sat staring at herself in the mirror.Her hair was divided into small organized segments, twisted and clipped atop her head. A guy with jarring blue streaks on his head was slowly but steadily working his way at ironing the frizzy hair into soft straight strands.She couldn't see it yet, but she hoped the result would be as pretty as she had hoped it would be.
Would that even matter or will it get lost in the chaos she briefly wondered, then shut her eyes and mentally shook herself.The guy was pulling out the next segment from behind her head. A slight tug.She had always wanted to get her hair straightened. She'd been among those most excited when Hair Ironing as a concept became popular and widespread when she was still at school. But her parents had never let her iron her hair. Initially, they had just said it was too early. As she'd grown up, and crossed that point where any request of hers was met with a standard preceding statement: "After you get married, you …

Between Now and Forever – A book review

A story about a young man and woman who get a second chance at true love, against the backdrop of the beautiful tea estates of Darjeeling, written by Meera Shivashankar.
Now and forever was an easy read, Meera’s kept the chapters precise and swift
I loved the pacing and the flow of the first half of the book. It jumped from character to character, rather than chapter to chapter. All woven together by a smooth and tight plot setting thread. The second half, once the plot was set moved by rather quickly.
There were quite a few strong dialogues that had me rereading those bits, just because I really liked it.
That said, the book was sprinkled with more exclamations than strictly necessary. That was a bit distracting.
Romance took a strong foreground. What started as a complex web of problems were neatly entangled by the protagonist and the ending had all loose ends tied into a pretty bow.
I would have loved to explore more of the lovely emotions between the characters, that Meera got b…