To kill a mocking bird

Thu 01 November 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The movie with the same name has been recommended by scores of friends and I haven't been able to watch it. At the library that I recently joined, they had the book by Harper Lee and I thought why not read the book than watch the movie.

Atticus Finch, is …

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The Alchemist

Wed 24 October 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I always knew Paulo Coelho's books dealt with a little bit of spiritualism and hence kept these books at bay but ever since he wrote this blog post encouraging people to pirate his books I was finding an excuse to buy or read one of his books. That time came …

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To Cut a Long Story Short

Tue 23 October 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Jeffrey Archer is a master story teller. When my eyes fall on a book written by him, I pick it up without a second thought and this is exactly what happened when I saw "To Cut a Long Story Short" in our office library. Yes, agiliq has an enviable collection …

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The Outsider

Mon 22 October 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Meursault is informed about his mother's death and barely displays any grief at her funeral. This is how Albert Camus' "The Outsider" starts off. Inmates at the old age home where his mother breathed her last are shocked at his lack of emotions.

Back in the city, Meursault tries to …

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Jeeves in the Offing

Wed 22 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Jeeves gets a much needed holiday but Wooster, his master lands in trouble after he finds the 'out of the blue' announcement of his engagement to Bobbie, a girl he had broken up with ages ago. He visits Brinkley Court without his trusted lieutenant, Jeeves to set things right but …

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Ring for Jeeves

Tue 21 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Bill Belfry, the Earl of Rowcester and his temporary valet, Jeeves con Captain Biggar at the derby and have a hard time getting away. Bill needs the money to stay afloat and also sell his leaky mansion.

Bill gets caught and in return for legal immunity is forced to steal …

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Lawgoff

Sat 04 August 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Yesterday, I heard the shocking news of the passing away of my mentor and India's prolific Python and django evangelist, Kenneth Gonsalves, KG to friends or lawgon by his IRC nick. I had the pleasure of knowing KG for 7 years and working with him on a variety of projects …

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Spring Fever

Sat 07 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

It's common knowledge in PG Wodehouse books that English aristocrats are rich and spend a lot of time socializing with their peers at clubs over lunches. But in "Spring Fever", Lord Shortlands, an Earl is hard pressed and has to depend financially on his eldest daughter. He dotes on his …

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The impact of Science on Society

Fri 06 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This book is a collection of essays by renowned author "Bertrand Russell" studying "The impact of Science on Society".

The first essay is the most enjoyable of the seven in the book and lists the major inventions from the wheel to the nuclear bomb and how they were responsible in …

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Waiting for the Mahatma

Thu 05 July 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Sriram grows up under the strict supervision of his grandmother and has just received his twentieth birthday gift in the form of a bank passbook. He now has financial independence and inherited a lot of money and life is beginning to look good when it turns upside down after he …

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