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Swami & Friends by R.K.Narayan

Swami and Friends is the first novel written by R.K. Narayan, the classic Indian English writer. The novel is set in pre-independence era and revolves around a ten year old kid, Swaminathan, living in Malgudi. This is the first novel in the trilogy of novels written by Narayan, the next […]

by July 6, 2010 Review
Love Birds

Love Birds

“Red, Pink, Black, Green, Yellow, Peach”. “No, not peach, its fuschia.” “What? Come again, Fu…fu…uuschhiaa, What’s that?” “Its the colour of Delhi, my dear, at this time of winter. Can’t you see flowers blooming, with enchanting aroma around you, lending an ever sweet flavour to the hair raising cold..” “But, […]

by July 4, 2010 Fiction

Water by Bapsi Sidhwa based on Deepa mehta’s Film

This is the first time, I have read a novel based on a film. Usually, it is the other way round ; Books inspire Film makers to make movies, following their creativity, adding much needed spices to transform a good written story into a commercially viable cinematic experience. But, I […]

by June 26, 2010 Review

Eleven minutes by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes struck me as a title and the excitement increased manifold when I noticed the author’s name – Paulo Coelho. I had heard this name many times before, but never had the opportunity to read his books, so I picked it up instantly. The author’s preface made it clear […]

by June 3, 2010 Review
River and Woman

River and Woman

An unobstructed river has two options- to maintain her carefree flow, act benevolently for those on her banks and then merge happily with ocean, losing her identity, becoming one with sea, exchanging its sweetness for the salty existence of the ocean. Or, to be divided into numerous channels, some of […]

by May 28, 2010 Articles

Poor Squirrel

A squirrel came into the house I mistook her as a mouse. But a mouse would not venture in day And, her long tail gave her away. She was running at frantic speed I was afraid to eat or sleep. She wagged her tail & chirped aloud Making all kinds […]

by May 27, 2010 Poetry

My Corner Window

I have a book in my hand But dont seem to comprehend. So, I look out of window And discover grass and meadow. They are not supposed to be here It is summer, how they dare. They grow so profusely Standing against all odds Have they forgotten The law of […]

by May 22, 2010 Poetry

I Wish I Had Wings

I wish I had wings Could fly high in sky Feel the clouds and Say Earth Goodbye. It  must be calming To watch from such height Near the stars Must everything be bright. For a moment I would Drown all my worries Flying atop hills Must seem heavenly. From far […]

by May 20, 2010 Poetry