A Quick Update…

As excited as I was to bake and post delectable recipes this winter, my pre-boards, practical exams and finals have exasperatingly spread themselves throughout December, January and February. Due to this, my posts might not be as regular and not exactly what I had planned but I’ll try to keep updating the blog as regularly…

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Season’s greetings!!! I decided to begin this month by posting a very simple and one of the most exciting parts of the Christmas celebration. Because, who could think of a Christmas dinner without the vibrant colours of the sugar cookies enticing you from the table? These simple yet elegant cookies are a must try, with…

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is simple and easy to make. With only four ingredients, you can whip up this delicious frosting and enjoy it with your cakes, cupcakes and cookies. So here’s the recipe for this amazing Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. INGREDIENTS 3 cups powdered sugar ⅓ cup butter, softened 1½ teaspoons vanilla 3 tablespoons milk STEPS…

Interview With Poet and Author Shirani Rajapakse

Shirani Rajapakse is an internationally published, award winning poet and short story writer. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award. Her critically acclaimed poetry collection Chant of a Million Women (self published 2017) is a Finalist…

Carrot Cake Cookies

You know what’s better than Carrot Cake? Carrot Cake Cookies, that’s what! Soft and fluffy, these cookies are a treat to eat, not to mention that exquisite aroma floating around the kitchen as these decadent cookies bake to perfection. And its quite nutritious, with juicy carrots hidden in the cookies like little treasures. So here’s…

Book Review: I Exist. Therefore I Am.

I Exist. Therefore I Am by Shirani Rajapakse is a collection of disturbingly moving short stories of the atrocities women in rural India confront and the hope they have for a brighter future. The author’s evocative and unforgiving style of writing is what pumps life into the characters as they walk through life fighting various…

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…

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…

Interview With Writer and Theater Activist Paromita Bardoloi

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…

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…