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The Taste of Words – my review

My father bought this book last year and I took it along as a light read on a recent trip. And boy, was I glad I did! I must start though, by stating that if you’re into Urdu shayari deeply, this book does not have much to offer you. You would already know the life … Continue reading

Perpetual City – My review

It’s a small book, not a scholarly tome on the origins and development of India’s capital. That is not what Malvika’s book is about. What it does instead, is act as a time capsule. It brings to life a Delhi nestled between the powerless masses and the powerful classes. A genteel, upper middle class life … Continue reading

Agent Garbo – my review

It’s a tough act to pull off. To strike a perfect balance, especially when writing a biography. What do you keep and what do you discard? How far do you go and where do you stop? These are difficult questions to answer, so when an author manages to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the … Continue reading

Two phrase story #24

I provide the first phrase and you complete the sentence and we see in how many different directions one thought can be taken…. This week’s phrase “What a sweet…….. ” My attempt “, the thought remained incomplete as he crumpled to the ground.” Your turn!


Here’s a link to my goodreads 2015 booklist. I thought I’d have read more than the 20 I’ve added there.

The Mahabharat Quest : The Alexander Secret – My review

Here’s a link to this book review. I haven’t done these in a long while….

Two Phrase Story #4

“She turned the ignition off………”       …….and lay back, hearing the rain batter the windscreen. Your turn.


Yesterday’s post reminded me of this picture lying around. I planned to post it, but it slipped through the cracks. Happens. It’s about as full as can be. This is the pile of unread books I’m getting around to these days. It would have been smaller but I went crazy buying more than I should … Continue reading

Confessions of a Bookaholic Tag!

Thanks again to Soumya for this nomination. Standard rules but I will nominate some people for this, they just might accept, it’s a nice one to get The questions 1) Who is/are your favorite author(s)? Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Hardy, P.G. Wodehouse, Sadat Hasan Manto, Isaac Asimov, Humphrey Hawksley, Arthur Conan Doyle, the rest are … Continue reading

One liner Wednesday (copyright Abyssbrain)

You know you’re a Lit. nerd when…. You make your dog something as stupid as Spot, just so you can quote Shakespeare at him.