Category: Reader’s Club

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“Malice” – Planting the Perfect Motive

Japanese author Keigo Higashino (ludicrously dubbed as ‘Japanese Stieg Larsson’) is best known for his crime & murder mystery novels that have carefully wound back-stories and characters with enough psychological depth. Higashino hasn’t entirely reconstructed...






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Life and Literature

  Academically I belong to the science stream. Apart from language papers, I had no other touch with literature. In fact, there were days where I’d even wondered how people spend money to buy novels...






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Reading Indians!

On electric trains and other local transports, I have often seen many gentlemen carrying the dailies tugged tight under their armpits or folded disrespectfully or suffocating under their firm palm grips. Hardly have I seen...






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Linguistics and Cyber Kids

Among my peers I’ve always been the last to embrace any technology. It wasn’t planned, yet it happened that way, always. While I decided to enter into Orkut, and finally did so, one of my...






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The Falcon in my Backyard

  I came from a familial background that insisted too much on academics. Hence I was always encouraged to read, but they saw to it that my reading never went beyond text books. Groomed under...






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The Grim(m) Side of Snow White

  The 2012 Spanish black-and-white Silent drama “Blancanieves” offered a dark but a beautiful and smart take on the classic fairy tale “Snow White”. The general audiences might have felt that the retelling and character...