Of Byomkesh Bakshi and other mysteries

I wonder how many of you remember the days of DoorDarshan (that’s National television in India and what some of us fondly refer to as pre-cable days). Ah, now those were the days! When television was basically about a few (read, 3) good shows and endless hours of News delivered in that beautiful newsreader monotone […]

The Catcher in the Rye

  This is one of those books that I’ve been told (Well, not told so much as read about!) is a must-read classic. I’ll admit, I’ve tried reading this book many a time in the past and barely got beyond the first three pages! Can’t say why, but that’s moot now that I’ve finally finished […]

A Woman of Substance

Barbara Taylor Bradford’s ‘A Woman of Substance’ is easily one of the most vivid and poignant books I’ve ever read – irrespective of what happens later in the series and how it seems to endlessly drag on after a point. All this, nonetheless, takes away nothing from the story of Emma Harte, the girl from […]

Emma

Have you ever met a smart, pretty young thing who, thanks to her presumptuous and patronizing ways can’t stop grating on your nerves, despite having her heart in the right place? And no, I am not talking about any young lady lawyers here. I am just describing Emma – the lady as well as the […]