Few good reads

July 8, 2014

[1] The silkworm by Robert Galbraith

[2] The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

[3] The collected works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

All three are great. I have finished 1 and 2 and am about to complete 3.  If I have to order the books by my preference, it would be 3, 1, and 2.

Amit Chaudhuri on DD Bharti

June 29, 2014

In Telegraph; DD Bharti is my favourite too!

 

Andrew Gelman on Seth Roberts

April 30, 2014

An excellent piece.

HowTo: memorize poetry

April 28, 2014

A nice piece!

Seth Roberts: RIP

April 28, 2014

Lots of interesting stuff I read in his blog. Will be missed.

Ten rules for teachers and students

April 21, 2014

A must-see at MR

HowTo: Read a serious book

April 20, 2014

Tyler Cowen at MR has some useful advice (that involves re-reading and reading without going through the reviews); a nice piece..

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore

April 1, 2014

The novel kept me occupied till the end. Here is the NPR review; here is Pradeep Sebastian on the book.  As was noted in one of the reviews, some parts of the story are too convenient to be believable. But barring that, it  was a nice read.

Yashwanth Chittal

March 29, 2014

I have not read any Yashwanth Chittal except for some sections of his introduction to Moovaththu Kathegalu — a selection of thirty short stories of Masti. I understand that he passed away recently. The Hindu Friday review has a piece by Deepa Ganesh and a translation of a section of one of his books, Anthahkarana. The photos that accompany Deepa Ganesh piece are also a must-see.

 

Mewar Ramayana

March 22, 2014

Here is the piece in The Telegraph; here is the link to British Museum page. By the way, I recently visited CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya); strongly recommended.


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