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“Those Days In Delhi” ,Yashodhara Lal, By – Mansi Bhatia

“Those Days In Delhi” by @yashodharalal

When my friend sent this book to me, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. I had no context about the book whatsoever.

Of course, I’m never going to pass up the opportunity to read a book. I’ll definitely start reading it and if I like it, I’ll finish it and I might even tell you what I thought about it.

I finished reading this one yesterday, thank you viral fever. And I enjoyed reading it! ?♥️ A lot. Major dose of nostalgia.

If you’re a 90’s kid, like me (I was born in 1980), and if you went to school in Delhi (like I did, for a brief period of time), this book feels like you’re reading partly about yourself. Partly about home.

I wasn’t half as smart or self-aware as the Y-Lal who is in 7th standard at a school that has an airplane at the entrance gate. I too tried playing basketball like her but I wasn’t half as good as she is.

There’s a certain warmth in the writing. Of school and hiding under the bed, a younger sister, a smart Mom, and a time capsule that I can revisit. It was refreshing.

The book was an easy read and I dog-eared two pages because there’s always some lessons to be taken away.

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