Why Bibliophiles Cafe?

I began my journey into the world of literature, recipes and more in 8th grade, when I made my first No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. My mum urged me to create a blog, which wasn’t something I was very enthusiastic about, hence the long gaps between those early posts. But I would get quite into this sometimes, when I would have long stretches of holidays or was just bored. But nothing serious.

This is me in 8th grade.

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Book Review: Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi is a journey from sublunary everyday happenings to death, from Ode to Patrick Swayze to Summer in Madras, to other unflinching, haunting poems. Tishani Doshi works her magic again in this poetry collection with striking imagery, simultaneously sensual, humourous and tender, making an indelible mark on the reader.

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Interview With Writer and Theater Activist Paromita Bardoloi

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Paromita Bardoloi is an Independent writer and a theater activist. Her writings over the years have been published in many national websites and magazines, including Huffington Post, National Geographic, Women’s Web, YourStory, Bonobology, Femina , The Quint, Complete Wellbeing and so on. Her writings have mostly dealt with women empowerment. She strongly believes it’s not only laws or education that can empower our women. Empowerment is an inner process that includes self love and self esteem. Over the years, many women have benefited from them. And her work continues to create an equal better India. She has also been invited to be part of panel discussions and guest lectures.

This Interview was conducted via email.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and bananas in one muffin? If that’s not heaven, I don’t know what is. The cinnamon season is going strong and so are my recipes inspired by the delightful spice. The muffins are soft and moist inside, with a soft crunch on the top. The aroma when the muffins are in the oven is heavenly. And on top of all this goodness, the muffins are a hundred percent vegan. The taste is indiscernible from regular muffins. So here is the recipe for these decadent Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

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Book Review: Doppelgänger in my House

Nalini Priyadarshini’s first poetry collection, Doppelgänger in my House coils around you and takes you to a journey of love, heartbreak, sensuality and forgotten soupçons of the past, with sharp imagery and unique analogies, both mythological and mundane everyday happenings.

Alas counting sijo syllables, I have run out of fingers

I suppose after ten I could start counting on your tips

If you would only sit still long enough and keep your hands off me

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and one of my favourite combinations. So, you know I had to make it happen again. These brownies are super sweet, fudgey, and the sprinkled peanuts give them a nice crunchy texture. And they are ridiculously easy to make, requiring only five ingredients. So, here’s the recipe for these irresistible Peanut Butter Brownies.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple and cinnamon, the ultimate sweet ‘n spice combination is back in the form of these enrapturing Apple Cinnamon Muffins. The soft, melt-in-the-mouth consistency as well as the embedded apple soupçons buried like treasures, bringing with them the charm of fall. They’re basically small apple pies, and nothing evokes the emergence of fall like the aroma of crushed cinnamon. So, here’s the recipe for these decadent Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

Happy Baking!

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