Best Reads 2016: Omi Gurung


E-magazines pre-occupied more of my reading time this year. However, I did read few good books which are worth speaking about. 

“How is it so easy for you

to be kind to people he asked.

Milk and honey dripped

from my lips as I answered.

cause people have not

 been kind to me.”

“Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, her first book which is a collection of poetry and prose relates to love, heartbreak, abuse, feminity and life of a woman. The book touched me and it was a wonderful read. Her writing is addictive and well-thought. The book is literally words dripped in honey and served in sugar-coated sadness.

Another book I enjoyed reading is “The Sun is also a Star” by Nicola Yoon. The wistful love story is fresh, moving and profound. It will give you butterflies. A love story beautifully crafted that is smart without being cynical, it is full of hope, heartbreak, and fate.

The book I am currently reading is “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. The book is an uplifting account of a conversation between two great spiritual masters His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Nobel peace laureates share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.


Omi Gurung

Omi Gurung

Omi Gurung is a well known green Indian fashion designer, writer and green activist. He describes himself as a dare devil with quicksilver tongue and maverick mind; who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is the founder of a social group Oh My India and owner of Sikkim's first eco boutique Green Gangtok. At a young age of 23, he worked as a fashion editor for a magazine run by Shakti Media Group in Bangalore. He enjoys writing on fashion and lifestyle and social issues. At present he also writes a regular column for Sikkim Insight.