i am swimming in an ocean of images, of coherent thoughts, of brilliant cliches and hardworking words… i am traveling, lunching in multiple cities, dreaming in new continents, sleeping in different beds and trying to understand life through another’s strife. i am seeing a new part of myself as i discover my own roots too! the brilliance of stories. presenting the list of books done … Continue reading 100 books in #365days by August 2014 – where am i today?
my foray into reading non-fiction began with city of djinns by william dalrymple. i loved the book, the narrative, what he chose to include and what he chose leave out, his entire journey of discovery of this city. with the lens of an outsider he managed to get under the skin, and show me a delhi that i actually fell in love with. (am a … Continue reading book review: degree coffee by the yard – good & bad
‘A’ got back from Kolkata yesterday. He really liked the city, except for the traffic. (that might be true of most cities in India. You take away the traffic from Mumbai and it’s gorgeous and grand) It got me thinking about Kolkata and this great old city that stands strong in the East of India – though many people feel that it has lost it’s … Continue reading rabindranath tagore still lives in kolkata
i got an e-book reader (kindle) for two reasons – it’s lighter on my hands and it’s green. the lighter bit i am sure it is, but the green bit, i assumed because of the fact that no paper is used. after i bought it, i did some secondary research. there are some interesting things to say. read these pieces if you are considering an … Continue reading e-book readers or paper: which one?
given my hand issue (like calling it that) and me being told to stay away from the computer, i set up a target (unrealistic, i realise now, but it’s been set and i want try to chase it. no i won’t cheat and read books with just 10 pages!) 100 BOOKS IN 365 DAYS. from august 2013 to august 2014. 5 months into the challenge and … Continue reading 100 books in 365 days by august 2014: where am i today?
you wonder why i chose that title. it is a long way to go but i am happy to end this year with a bang. warning: this is a bit of a egoistic post. it’s about me, some more me and then some more! but then those who have blogs are rather egoistic people don’t you think? we want to talk, and want people to … Continue reading it’s my lonely planet
if i haven’t reached you through facebook or twitter, then i will try and reach out to you here. my article on my trip to purushwadi is now up at thealternative! yipeee 🙂 this is one of my favourite websites for sustainability, though really bad pay masters! if you haven’t come across them earlier, then do visit their site now. they cover a range of really … Continue reading purushwadi is now up at the alternative!
THE END OF BOOKS? so much is changing around us; the way we consume art definitely is! this article made me think about books, reading and me… so a tangential stream of wandering… there was a time when ‘new ideas’, ‘broadening horizons’, ‘learning different cultures’ and all those other brilliant things were attributed to books, definitely for me! but is that true even today? i … Continue reading interesting articles i’ve been reading this week
i owned the book for a good 4 years before i read it… i usually buy books on impulse and that’s in the middle of another book, though with online shopping these days i think the impulse purchase is just killed, i never discover a book, but know the title and then hunt… ok digressing…. so 4 years ago, the city of djinns made me … Continue reading the city of djinns – a book that takes you on a lovely journey unraveling delhi!
one of my favourite authors growing up was jane austen. and i read or rather devoured all her books, atleast a couple of times each. i still remember the order: pride & prejudice, emma, persuasion, mansfield park, northanger abbey, sense & sensibility… i didn’t like sense & sensibility. i have watched the BBC production of pride & prejudice twice, watched the movie emma once (not seen … Continue reading ‘living’ in my favourite teenage novels