Must Calendar: November 2023

Must Calendar: November 2023

Must Read/
Three highly-anticipated books of the month:

The Yellow Book
Through words and drawings, Amitava Kumar unveils the intricate process of a writer's observation of the world around us and the depths within us. Much like The Blue Book, The Yellow Book illustrates the art of crafting not only a journal or a book but also the creation of a meaningful life. In these tumultuous times, it reminds us of the significance of sowing memories and maintaining our unwavering faith in the arrival of spring.

So Late in the Day: Stories of Women and Men
Across three compelling stories, Claire Keegan delves into the intricate gender dynamics that influence various aspects of life. She dissects the complexities within workplaces, intimate relationships, and the echoes of past love. The collection presents an ensemble of freshly revised and expanded narratives that cast a keen eye on what may appear as minor miscommunications between men and women.

The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation
In her compelling new memoir, Raquel Willis unveils the journey that shaped her into the trailblazing Black transgender activist she is today. The Risk it Takes to Bloom transcends a personal transformation narrative, emerging as a jubilant tribute to the LGBTQ+ community that ignited her passion for a collective quest for liberation. This book serves as a testament to the power of community and the resilience of an individual driven by the pursuit of justice and equality.

Must Watch/
Three highly-anticipated shows and movies releasing soon:

Three of Us
Set in Maharashtra, Three of Us is directed by Avinash Arun and stars Shefali Shah in the lead along with Jaideep Ahlawat. As the protagonist, Shailaja, grapples with the early symptoms of dementia, she stands at the crossroads of her past, present, and future. Fearing the gradual erosion of her memories, she embarks on a poignant journey, a trip down memory lane, to reconnect with her cherished childhood moments and experiences before they slip away.

All the Light We Cannot See
Based on Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, the series chronicles the journey of Marie-Laure, a visually impaired French girl, and her father, Daniel LeBlanc. In their quest to escape from German-occupied Paris, they carry with them a legendary diamond rumored to bestow eternal life to the owner. Together, they strive to safeguard this precious gem from Nazis.

The Crown, Season 6
Netflix has made the decision to extend The Crown for a sixth season, altering its earlier intention to wrap up the series after the fifth season. The upcoming season six will encompass significant historical events, including the passing of Princess Diana, the 9/11 tragedy, Prince William's initial year at college, Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, as well as the demises of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother.

Must Listen/
Music albums to tune into:

Ali Sethi and Nicolás Jaar are set to release their collaborative album, Intiha, on November 17. This album marks their first extensive collaboration, and it's already generating anticipation with the release of its debut single, Muddat. The track offers a tantalizing glimpse into the project, seamlessly blending Jaar's jazzy, chillout-inspired beats with Sethi's emotive classical vocals. Sethi and Jaar's artistic synergy creates a genre-defying trance that powerfully conveys the poignant sense of losing a cherished cultural milieu.

Dolly Parton's highly anticipated debut rock album, Rockstar, is set to be released on November 17. The album is a star-studded affair, featuring a lineup of esteemed collaborators from across the music industry like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lizzo, Chris Stapleton, Debbie Harry and Elton John. The album comprises an impressive total of 30 tracks, including nine original compositions and 21 rock anthems.

Words Platform Desk
Date 01.10.2023