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Oscar Wilde : An Inspiration

Oscar Wilde : An Inspiration

I have just begun reading Picture of Dorian Gray and I am bubbling with so many emotions that I could hardly wait to finish it before writing about it. So decided to air my views in this article before they lose steam. Let me begin by saying that Picture of […]

by April 21, 2014 Articles
05 Books I Struggled To Read

05 Books I Struggled To Read

As far as reading is concerned. 2013 was a great year for me. I discovered many old classics and fresh talents, read a total of 43 books and had a great time reading and sharing my views, reviews and comments on facebook and twitter. But, it was also a year […]

by January 14, 2014 Articles
30 Indian Books You Must Read

30 Indian Books You Must Read

When I was a kid, I was crazy for Nandan and Champak, their simple mythical tales and animated world painted my childhood with many colors. As I grew up, Tagore and R. K. Narayan replaced the lighter reads, progressing onto Amitav’s lyrical prose and Anita Desai’s heartrending tragedies. As I […]

by November 11, 2013 Articles
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

After reading the two famous novels A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four featuring the unparalleled genius Sherlock Holmes, I have finally reached the much more widely acclaimed short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories, first published as individual […]

by September 10, 2013 Articles, Review
Story vs Novel

Story vs Novel

They say “A picture is worth a thousand words” but for a self confessed book lover, thousands of words are much more tempting than a mute canvas. In fact, the more the merrier. Right now, I am reading 852 pages long Fall of Giants by Ken Follette and I just […]

by August 25, 2013 Articles
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

I recently purchased Sherlock Holmes – The Complete Novels and Stories (Vol I) written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Loren D. Estleman. Though, Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detective ever created in fiction, but somehow, he always deluded me and I never read […]

by August 18, 2013 Articles, Review
Blurring Line between Imagination and Reality

Blurring Line between Imagination and Reality

Yesterday, I watched a program on National Geographic Channel about Space Elevators. Apparently, the scientists are working hard on building a direct line of contact between earth and other planets. The rough concept is that a nano-material of infinite strength would be stretched between a specific location on earth and […]

by July 13, 2013 Articles
Paperbacks or e Books

Paperbacks or e Books

What do you prefer Paperbacks or e books? If someone asked me this question a few days back, I would have strongly voted in favor of paperbacks. After all, I have been reading them for almost two and a half decades. The woody smell of paper, the slightly pungent odor […]

by March 3, 2013 Articles, e-Books