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My thoughts on “If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai”

3rd April 2015

“You have five minutes to pick a book”, said G as we raced towards our gate in the domestic terminal of the Kempegowda International Airport. No, we weren’t actually late – we just really wanted to make sure we had time to grab a bowl of mini idlis in sambar before we boarded the flight. This has apparently become some Lagori tradition, and I really didn’t want to be responsible for them breaking it! But I have my own traditions, and one…

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Book Travels — The Indian Edition

13th April 2013

Has anybody done an ‘Indian cities’ book marathon? Not the traditional tourist type thing. I’m currently reading Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District and up next is Calcutta: Two Years in the City. Any suggestions on what book to move on to next so that I can expand my ‘travel’ map? Maybe something on Chennai or Bombay. …

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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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