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Something Borrowed : Thoughts on the book

11th September 2011

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin My rating: 2 of 5 stars So, a confession : I actually watched the movie before I read the book. Which may influence a lot of what I felt – I really, really tried hard to like this book but I have to say that I didn’t. Although I liked the movie, there are some things I chose to ignore while watching because overall I like the actors and just the “chick flick” movie in…

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Adele, Writing and Test Cricket

4th August 2011

I know that I really need to be writing more often, but I suppose this is what happens if writing is a major part of your day job! Also, this is what happens when you get used to restricting yourself to 140 characters *glares at a certain micro-blogging site* Anyway what have I been doing? Listening to Adele, pretty much all day long. Her voice is so incredibly beautiful and her words seem to pull thoughts right out of my…

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Finishing a book

3rd July 2011

I have forgotten what it feels like to finish a book. The physical turning of a page, or the filling up of that electronic status bar. It’s all the same to me, really. At this point I just want to pick up something and read it from start to finish and I just can’t seem to do that any more. I’ve never had to beg anybody to lay my hands on something interesting to read, I’ve been lucky that way.…

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My first collection : Bits of BMTC

5th May 2011

 My first collection of writing! This is a collection I wrote for my final semester writing portfolio. Each piece is a reflection of what 
I  have  felt/seen/heard/experienced while traveling through Bangalore using BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses. To download as .pdf, click here.…

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

28th April 2011

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua My rating: 3 of 5 stars I finished this book in one go, so I felt that Amy Chua’s writing was simple and easy to read. She obviously wrote the book with a goal in mind, which was to highlight the differences between Chinese and Western parenting styles, and she does achieve this through her narration of how she brought up her two daughters, Sophia and Lulu. The book itself did…

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Just A Writer

14th March 2011

Two days ago, I turned on my Kindle 2 (recently handed down to me after the ‘rents acquired a Kindle 3 – with a gorgeous new burgundy cover that I’m so in love with) to try to get through some boring, blah reading material for college. Instead, I see that at some point during the day, my father had put  Wil Wheaton’s ‘Just A Geek’ on it, which he had finished reading in one shot the night before. Now, I’ve…

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Fifteen Authors – Part 1

16th November 2010

There’s a meme running around on Facebook with instructions that go like this : The Rules – Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors, poets included, who’ve influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag a few friends, including me, because I am interested in seeing what authors you choose. To do so, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste…

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4th November 2010

Today was a day for heroes. First, there was Rahul Sharad Dravid and his magnificent 104 against New Zealand. I didn’t watch any part of his innings, but kept a close eye on the score. I can’t help but admire this man, I don’t know how exactly it started, but he’s been one of the few people/things I *believe* in and no I am not saying that in a fanatical-SQUEEEE-fangirl kind of way (okay, maybe just a little bit). Then,…

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