James Hadley Chase novels were once the favorites of all college going boys and girls in India. When I was in college, the paperback versions had started coming out and I too got addicted to him and his racy style. I am not sure he is being read now, but people of my age or… Continue reading No Orchids for Miss Blandish – James Hadley Chase
The first time I saw the book ‘The White Nile’ was when I was a probationer in Delhi. One of my fellow probationers was carrying it which I borrowed for a few hours. I immediately became a lifelong fan of the author. I rushed that evening to Connaught Place and bought the book from the Galgotia… Continue reading The White Nile – Alan Moorehead
My love with Bradman started when I was very young. One of the first English books I ever read was Bradman’s ‘Farewell to Cricket'. Later I discovered in one of my friends’ house a set of clippings from ‘the Hindu’ which to my delight were a series of articles written by Jack Fingleton titled ‘Brightly fades… Continue reading Sir Donald Bradman, A Biography – Irving Rosenwater
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWUhaOCiyos I wrote on Facebook yesterday that Indians are the world’s worst book lovers. The reason was that I found to my horror it was exceedingly difficult to get a copy of E P Gee’s classic, “The Wild Life of India”. Even the National Digital Library of India doesn’t list his book, I found to… Continue reading The Wild Life of India – E P Gee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXDG_-8b6M There was a time when I was reading a Don Camillo book almost every other day. I was then deeply interested in politics and most of my friends and mentors – to the immense anger of my father – were hardcore Communists. Few of them had heard of Don Camillo books. The others who… Continue reading The Little World of Don Camillo -Giovanni Guareschi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtTVGu4-ySM Today, I am going to talk about a book which has just come out. The book’s name is The Gun, The Ship and the Pen written by Linda Colley. It has got some rave reviews, and deservedly so. It is a one of its kind book and it speaks about the evolution of Constitutions… Continue reading The Gun, the Ship and the Pen – Linda Colley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDhGEXZPhk Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves From today onwards, I am going to introduce to my friends the books I have read and remembered. I hope to do it every day or at least every other day, until I feel exhausted! I hope to continue until I reach the one-hundredth book. The list,… Continue reading Goodbye to All That – Robert Graves
அரவிந்தன் கன்னையன் ஐஐடி சென்னையில் நடக்கும் சாதியம் குறித்து ஒரு நீண்ட கட்டுரை எழுதியுள்ளார். விடுதலை அதை மறு பிரசுரம் செய்யும் என்று நம்பலாம். "ஆமக்கா பப்படத்துக் காரி பார்வதியின் அத்தை மகள் அப்படித்தான் சொன்னா அன்னைக்கி" என்று புதுமைபித்தனின் வரிகளை நினைவுறுத்தும் வகையில் அவர் சொன்னார் இவர் சொன்னார் என்று கட்டுரை முழுவதும் இருக்கிறது. ஐஐடி சென்னையும் மற்றைய ஐஐடிகளும். அறுபது ஆண்டுகளுக்கு மேல் இருந்திருக்கின்றன. அவற்றிலிருந்து ஆயிரக்கணக்கான மாணவர்கள் படித்து உலகம் முழுவதும் சென்றிருக்கிறார்கள்.… Continue reading ஐஐடி சென்னை – உண்மை என்ன?