Archive for October, 2015

The exorcism of Satish Kumar, MBA

October 29, 2015

A laugh-out-loud funny novel with a brisk pace (and takes place in and around Adayar, Pallikaranai and IIT campus to boot). Enjoyed reading.

Writing advice

October 26, 2015

Paul Graham has some writing advice: write like you talk. Good one.

Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk

October 17, 2015

A very intense and riveting read. Strongly recommended. Here is from NPR review of Maureen Corrigan:

To read her memoir, H Is for Hawk, is to feel as though Emily Bronte just turned up at your door, trailing all the windy, feral outdoors into your living room.

Have fun!

A little life by Yanagihara

October 10, 2015

As this review says, relentless suffering and a devastating read.

Flautist N Ramani: RIP

October 10, 2015

Here is the Hindu news item.