All work and no play...
As the sun gleamed through the news paper plastered window, he regained his senses but shifted his position and tried to get back to sleep. Ten minutes later, he was awake but struggling to get off the bed. He felt a lump in his throat, eyes burning and his back …read more
Hackers and Painters
When I picked up "Hackers and Painters", I didn't believe that I would be bored even for a moment but my premonition was wrong.
"Hackers and Painters" is a collection of 15 essays on startups and programming by Paul Graham, an eminent VC and the founder of Y Combinator.
"Why …read more
Catcher in the Rye
"The Catcher in the Rye" is J.D Salinger's novel that depicts teen turmoil through the story of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Holden is a student of Pencey prep school and just like in his earlier schools has been kicked out for failing all his subjects.
The book starts off …read more
Time to grow up
This world is full of immature kids! Kids, who might have grown up physically and hold responsible positions in society but display immaturity by posting your private conversations with them on online public fora. Conversations that are harmless, with titbits of gossip and usually forgotten in a few moments.
These …read more
Jeffrey Archer's Cat O' Nine Tales
Cat O' Nine Tales was my first Jeffrey Archer book. I picked it up with great hesitation because I hadn't read any of his previous books and a friend warned me that his books required lot of patience to finish.Luckily, Cat O' Nine Tales was Jeffrey Archer's fifth instalment …read more
How cricket can save other sports
The recent impasse between the Indian hockey players and the federation that finally caught the attention of the nation, might have been resolved till the hockey world cup next month. During this impasse, the media highlighted some disturbing questions like "Why other sports are meted step-motherly treatment?" and "Why is …read more
5 funny myths on losing weight
With the new year day past us, lots of us would have made resolutions. It's another matter that most of the resolutions would have already been forgotten by now. A couple of friends resolved to lose weight and regain their shape.
In India, where every Tom, Dick and Harry gives …read more
R.K Narayan's "A Tiger for Malgudi"
R.K. Narayan happens to be my favourite author because most of his stories are timeless and make for a light reading at the end of a heavy work day. He is undoubtedly the widest read author in India, right from high school kids to retired grandparents. Clearly, this reflects …read more
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A movie review: Quick Gun Murugan
"My name is Murugan...Quick Gun Murugan". Sounds familiar? No, it's not from a 'desi' James Bond flick but from the movie Quick Gun Murugan that released all over India this weekend.
Murugan, played by seasoned actor Rajendra Prasad is a garishly dressed, gun-trotting 'vegan' cowboy out there to save …read more