Archive for January 29th, 2007

“The season of thefts on our serene campus”

January 29, 2007

According to Maud Newton, it is her best short story yet: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Cell one in New Yorker. This is probably the second Adichie story I have read; so, I cannot say if it is her best. But, it is one of the best short stories that I have read.

Just to whet your appetite, here are a few sentences from the story:

This was the season of thefts on our serene campus.

By then, it was the season of cults on the Nsukka campus, when signs all over the university read in bold letters, “SAY NO TO CULTS.

It was inane. It was so abnormal that it quickly became normal.

Read the story — it is an uplifting experience!

Top twelve programming books

January 29, 2007

Vishal tells us

what books a programmer or a Software developer must have in his/her bookshelf.

Take a look!