Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ambling Plots, Elusive Endings: Damon Galgut’s, The Impostor

Since I just started reviewing books recently, I generally read reviews by readers on Goodreads or google up reviews from the media. I do this in order to gauge my understanding of the book, and to reread portions in the … Continue reading

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Journeys to the Unlikeliest of Places with the Unlikeliest of Companions

My sister once asked me what is your passion? I fumbled around for an answer with several ‘umms’ and ‘hmmms’. And then it dawned on me. Travel. Since the time that I stepped out of my home at the age … Continue reading

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I missed the love- India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century

A few months ago, while placing a phone call from the United States to my mother in India, I became an involuntary participant to another phone call, taking place in Lahore, Pakistan. The call was between a man and a … Continue reading

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Conversations for the End of our Lives – Reflections on Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

My friend and I frequent a quaint little café near our apartment in Columbus because of a delicious coffee beverage called the Vienna Kaffee. We also call this café as the ‘Old People’s Café’ because whenever we visit this café, … Continue reading

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Of Promises and Disappointments: The House on Carnaval Street

It is unfortunate that a promising book turns out to be a tacky read within just the first 10 pages. An encouraging title, a quirky front cover, and an enticing summary that hinted at a charming travelogue-memoir-esque tale led me … Continue reading

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The Calcutta Chromosome

Again, from the past in an attempt to consolidate my reflections on books that I have read over the years. This book was and remains, singularly, one of the most brilliant books that I have ever read. The Calcutta Chromosome. … Continue reading

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Things that I do and Catch 22

Originally posted on Telling Tales:
Finally my bike is home after being through hell. It looks all shiny-shoo, it also feels good to touch. But the best part is that it actually moves now. After refusing to budge an inch,…

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