Aunts aren't gentlemen
Based on doctor's advice, Bertram Wooster sets out to the countryside to relax and rejuvenate. At the village, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend. If that's not enough, her father suspects him of theft and her suspicious boyfriend has followed her from the city. With a lot of difficulty, Bertie manages …read more
The Mating Season
Bertram Wooster is invited to a village to be part of a theatre troupe. Before leaving for the performance, he learns through his friend that his lover is being coaxed to marry her cousin and that Wooster was going to be their guest. After soliciting Jeeves advice, Wooster sets out …read more
R K Narayan is the natural choice after a heavy reading. "Talkative Man" is his shortest novel but not devoid of the signature humour or impressionable characters.
The "Talkative Man", a struggling journalist loves a good audience who are willing to lend their ears and he doesn't disappoint them. This …read more
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
Rework might sound like a weird title for a book but after reading it, you can't think of a better one. The book is a collection of short essays on running a business from 37signals' Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Most of the essays have been compiled from their …read more
Behind the Scenes: From request to response
Cross posted from my work blog.
In the previous installment of "Behind the Scenes", we saw how the control flows from Form to File Storage. Today, we are going to see how the application reacts from request to response.
In this post, we are going to assume that we are …read more
Sencha Touch vs jQuery Mobile
Generally, I don't like to do a comparison of technologies or products in a single post because each deserves a dedicated post. But such type of posts get obsolete fast and the effort put into writing (not researching) them goes waste.
Before I start off the comparison, I need to …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