The Visitant

It has been so long since the last time I smelled these pages! Metaphorically speaking, of course; please, don’t panic.) Life (and, more often, my own mind; alas!) get in the way. It’s not as though I’ve stopped reading, no. I promise you I’ve put in as many “prone hours” with my nose in some […]

The Fishing Fleet – Husband-hunting in the Raj

OK I’m going to admit this right off the bat and tell you that I am a huuuge history junkie. I’m one of those people who get misty-eyed when they look at old buildings and their heads get flooded with (imaginative, hence, probably inaccurate) images of the people who must have once lived there and […]

Roads to Mussoorie

So here it is – the first post of 2013. And from the stacks and stacks of books I seem to have devoured in the recent time of transit the one I want to talk about first is Ruskin Bond’s Roads to Mussoorie. I’m unsure how many of you would be familiar with the name […]

No Vacancy?

Whether it’s all a brilliant publicity gimmick or there’s some truth to the murky tales regarding JK Rowling that are surfacing, there’s hardly anybody who’s unaware of the release of her new book, Casual Vacancy. And this is one that’s already made the bestseller list. Whether or not its good enough remains to be seen. […]