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SHASHI THAROOR – INDIA, FROM MIDNIGHT TO THE MILLENNIUM

India – From Midnight to the Millennium is a fascinating account of India, written by the noted author, journalist and diplomat, Shashi Tharoor. It discusses the plurality that India represents and the contradictions it manifests. I was very impressed with his in depth knowledge about India and his passionate presentation.   He has been the […]

FLIRTING WITH HITLER

As I was walking through the narrow Drury lane, my dreamy eyes wandered on to a little interesting shop that was selling away loads of used books. Out of my intemperate affection for books, I curiously popped in to see if I could find a book that I may like to flirt with.  As I […]

HARUKI MURAKAMI, THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE

“Is it possible in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another? We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person’s essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but […]

HARUKI MURAKAMI – KAFKA ON THE SHORE

I am reading yet another though provoking and spell binding work by Haruki Murakami. It is called Kafka on the Shore. It is a spell binding and deeply addictive book. It is thought provoking, interesting and intense. This is perhaps the hallmark of Haruki Murakami’s work – always providing a way to look into the […]