The Glass Palace
Amitav Ghosh is probably the best contemporary Indian writer. His books have style and are not formulaic.
The Glass Palace is a fictional novel that begins with the exile of the last king of Burma. The story spreads across 3 generations and ends in the 1990s with the Burmese junta …read more
It was the perfect weather for an excursion and Rajith was accompanying his friends to a nearby hill station. He had picked all but the last hiker. The car pulled outside Amitesh's house and Rajith honked twice to signal their arrival. Within a minute, they received a text message from …read more
Uncle Fred is just like any other caring uncle but with one difference, his knack to invite trouble and then successfully sort it but only after a series of comic events. Lord Frederick Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred is a lovable character from P.G. Wodehouse's novel series.
While …read more
The Financial Expert
When does scarcity of money hurt the most? When you see it's grace showered on the undeserved. This is the premise of "The Financial Expert", yet another masterpiece from RK Narayan.
Margayya is a petty service agent who helps villagers extract loans from a co-operative society bank. One day, he …read more
The Bachelor of Arts
"The Bachelor of Arts" is probably RK Narayan's best book I have read so far. It has all the elements that contemporary writers abuse - friendship, infatuation, heart break, self awakening and love. But the book differs from the current crop in it's treatment. It is subtle and the doesn't go …read more
Let The People Think
"Let The People Think" is a collection of essays by Bertrand Russell, an English writer, philosopher and mathematician. He was one of the very few English men to profess his anti-war and anti-colonial thoughts during the two world wars and this nearly led to his persecution after being labelled a …read more
The Real Inspector Hound
"The Real Inspector Hound" is a satire on theatre critics and the image of English aristocracy built by P.G Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. While taking the viewers through a murder plot, the play showcases the absurdity of theatre critics. Throughout the 75 minutes, the viewers are kept guessing the …read more
"Success", a play directed by Edward Morgan of Theatre MXT (USA) explores the cost of success. Success has lot of meanings and people tend to categorize it further as professional success, academic success etc.
Rick Sterling, a media consultant is sought after by lots of politicians as he is credited …read more
Yesterday, I watched my first play after school at Ravindra Bharathi as a part of The Hindu Metroplus Theatre Fest 2011.
"The Interview", an award winning play directed by Akarsh Khurana of Akvarious Productions depicted a stressful interview of a desperate job seeker at the country's largest corporation. It showcased …read more