To kill a mocking bird
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 …read more
To Cut a Long Story Short
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 …read more
Jeeves in the Offing
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 …read more
Ring for Jeeves
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 …read more
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 …read more
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 …read more
The impact of Science on Society
Waiting for the Mahatma
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 …read more