Hello to one and all,


Kuzo zangpo la!



My name is Aakanksha Singh. I am from Mumbai in Maharashtra in India. I am utterly passionate about anything related with literature be it novels, plays or poems. Off late, I have become interested in reading from all over the world particularly Asian literature and reading translation works!

My favourite pastime is to just sit back with a cup of tea and immerse in a story or a poem.

The second favourite would be to go on book hunting adventures to any nook and corner most specifically second hand bookshops that are always a delight and give you many surprises and treasures you did not know existed!

Other hobbies include travelling, music, blogging, cooking (till the time I get fed up of it as a daily chore!) and gardening!

That’s all for now!

Hope you enjoy your stay here.

Take a look at the litty things I get upto on Pinterest:

39 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your blog Aakanksha.It is so hard to find people(esp teenagers )who actually read books these days.In our days books were our only windows to the world.
    In whodunits do review Alexander Mccall Smith series and Inspector Ghote too.

    • hey varsha, thnks. I am glad you liked my blog..i do love reading books. its one of ma fav hobbies! I have never heard of alexander mccall smith or inspectr ghote, but if you tell me some book names then mebbe i can read them and review them. I too loved your blog and the poems in it….

      • hey the most famous Alexander Mccall Smith is No.1 LADIES Detective Agency.
        And Inspector Ghote is authored by HRF Keating -The Perfect Murder is the most famous one.

      • thnks for telling me the book’s name. Really appreciate it. I will definitely try to get my hands on it and read and review it as soon as possible!

  2. Dear Aakanksha

    How are you? My name is Chandru Bhojwani, and I am emailing with with regard to my book ‘The Journey Of Om’ which was recently Published by Pustak Mahal. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a feature on the given book? Please do let me know and I’ll be more than happy to send a copy of The Journey of Om across to you.

    Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


  3. seems that you are crazy behind books, 🙂 , anyways you have a very nice blog..!! thanx for visiting mine..!! and keep visiting..!! 🙂

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    • Well yeah, I am nineteen, but soon going to be 20 😦 😦 :(. Then I will change my about description!
      Thanks, I am happy that you liked my blog! Keep visiting!

      • hey akanksha
        just saw your blog and completely bowled over. I share the same devouring passion for books 🙂
        Have added you on indiblogger too, thanks for reading “Best reads of summer”.
        I write a literary review blog too, alongside Gorky Cafe.
        Calvinball: http://calvinball11.wordpress.com/
        take a look at that sometimes

        keep posting 🙂

      • hey,thanks a lot! its great to meet ppl who adore books!!!!!!
        loved that post of yours. However the other link is unavailable!
        But nice to meet you!

  5. I feel revived whenever I meet [even when remotely like this] someone who not only “likes” reading books [ whatever be the subject, since I am my self quite omnivorous] but can so vividly describe what one has liked while reading the book [ an area I am too weak].
    It is even greater pleasure to note that you are able to give written words to your own feelings and thoughts.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words on my love for books and my writing style. It is much appreciated and it means a lot to me. I hope you will keep dropping by every now and then.
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. 🙂

  6. Dear Aakanksha, I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my debut fiction, ‘Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai’ on your blog. Please visit http://www.rishivohra.com, for more info. on the book. If interested, please email me back. Thanks and look forward to hearing back!

  7. Dear Blogger,

    I’m Prachi, the author of ‘Losing It’. I’m a blogger turned author. And I’ve got an opportunity for 10 bloggers to have lunch with Saugata Mukherjee, the publisher of Pan Macmillan India, and 20 bloggers will win copies of my new book, ‘Losing It’

    Pan Macmillan India & the authors of ‘Losing it’ (Prachi and Dhruv), bring you the Losing It Contest!

    If you’ve ever tried to live healthier, then this contest is for you!

    ‘Losing It’, is about living healthy, and the goal of this contest is to help others live healthier!

    To know more, participate & win prizes, log on to: http://www.losingit.fitho.in/the-losing-it-contest/

    Looking forward to your entries. Happy Blogging!

    Warm Regards,

  8. Dear Aakanksha

    Hope you are doing well. I really enjoyed reading your blog and was tempted to share about my first book – The forbidden One.It has a collection of ten short stories.I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a feature on the my book , if you like the forbidden tales I have tried to showcase in my book? Please do let me know how can I get in touch with you and I’ll be more than happy to send a copy 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Zaarra Khader

    • For some strange reason I am only seeing this comment now. I think I was off blogging for a while and just had not read any comments or done any blogging. I restarted blogging and writing reviews in about 2018. Let me know if you are still interesting in sending the book for review!

      Thank you!

  9. Hello! I’d love to send you our book to review. It is an anthology with authors from 10 countries. It is filled with poetry and flash fiction centered on the theme of food.

  10. Hello Akanksha,
    I would love to send you my book for a review. It is a poetry collection and is titled “Method to My Madness”. Each poem is inspired by real stories and experiences of people I came across in a span of two years.
    I have a feeling you will love it!

    Thank you!!
    Warm regards,
    Rohini Kottu

  11. Hi,
    I’m Debashree Roy
    My poetry book ‘Wild Phoenix’ was recently published.
    I’ll love to send you my book for review. Please let me know if you are interested.

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