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Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai

Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai

I am a devout Hindu and as is our belief and custom, it was ingrained in my conscience from the very childhood that whatever happens in our life, good or bad is the result of our own karmas. I firmly believe in the as you sow, so you reap theory. […]

by April 24, 2011 Review

SuPeR MooN

Enjoying a Full Moon night During my regular walk. A strange feeling stirred in me Soaking every pore. Is it the drop of first rain Drenching me whole? Or is it the fall of night dew Washing me ashore? The moon looks bigger Brighter, closer to earth. Looking at the […]

by April 9, 2011 Poetry
The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and only a few to be chewed and digested”. There is nothing better to describe the feeling I experienced while reading ‘The Monk who sold His Ferrari’ than Sir Francis Bacon’s famous words quoted above. In fact, the book under […]

by March 31, 2011 Review

A Married Woman by Manju Kapur

I was impressed with Manju Kapur’s ability to make an extra ordinary story out of the mundane lives of a middle class joint family in her novel ‘Home’. However, when I read ‘A Married Woman’, I was awestruck with her sensitivity in dealing with the inner turmoils and conflicts of […]

by March 28, 2011 Review

Nirmala by Premchand

Prem Chand is an iconic Hindi writer. From early childhood, I had been reading his books and short stories, sometimes as a part of school curriculum and at other times, for pure pleasure. His stories have an adorable earthiness. He writes about the common man and his day-to-day problems in […]

by March 27, 2011 Review
Curiosity almost killed the Rat – I

Curiosity almost killed the Rat – I

Gunnu was jumping on the parapet, peeping into the bin, looking for Deepu, his cousin and best friend. All of a sudden, he noticed a cat, hiding behind the wall. Gunnu shouted “Deepu! Deepu!! Run. The big cat is here” and saying so, he ran and hid in a hole […]

by March 27, 2011 Fiction
Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

I often associated the word inheritance with hopes and expectations. Somehow, the fantastic Hindi movies had etched it in my mind that it is all about inheriting a piece of land, an expensive heirloom, a coveted name or a mysterious treasure trove. I must admit that the romantic suspense filled […]

by March 24, 2011 Review

Right or Wrong

I drink a glass of water To quench my thirst. I eat a slice of bread To curb my hunger first. It is strange that I can’t endure thirst or hunger. It is stranger that I can’t contain resent or anger. Why is it that I need to revolt? Why […]

by March 21, 2011 Poetry