Category Archives: Reading

Open Letter To Aroon Purie

Dear Mr. Purie, You quite obviously don’t know me. And while I know you (well, you head India Today), I didn’t much care. Your rag always lost out to The Week in my house, God alone knew why my father … Continue reading

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Paanch

No, not the most-watched yet-unreleased movie by Anurag Kashyap starring Tejaswini Kolhapure and Kay Kay Menon. It’s time for the annual self-congratulatory pat on the back, for not giving up on this venture for 365 additional days. Yes, The NITK … Continue reading

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The Book, The Movie, The Awesomeness – A just-out-of-the-cinema-hall review of Shutter Island

I watched Shutter Island this morning. And read the book it is based on this afternoon. I liked both. That’s a first. Ordinarily, it turns out that the one you come across first reeks of awesomeness, and the other always … Continue reading

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Plagiarism 2.0 – From Email Fwd to Full-length film

I guess this end of the blogosphere now knows all about the Lavanya Mohan – Charukesh Sekar story. Poor Lavanya, down with Charukesh and Vichar Hari yada yada. I’m surprised only one person has yet accused Lavanya of having her … Continue reading

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Silent TamBrahms and other amit_123 myths

Being in a relatively quiet place where the police diary reads like “Resident reported suspicious person. Officer found suspicion unfounded” or “Caller reported loud music. Officer advised residents to keep it down”…. no, hang on, that has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Postscript in Pink

Or An Afterthought in Amber. Or Revelations in Red. I’ve been seeing so many such titles at the Jack Langson Library [At the university, all places have names associated with them – John Croul Hall, Aldrich Park, Donald Bren Hall, … Continue reading

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Review: The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar

Why isn’t this a major motion-picture yet, with Ilayaraja/Rehman soundtrack and Surya in a double role? This book made quite a few waves when it first came out. It was supposed to be a really brilliant book, nicely written etc … Continue reading

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