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Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

A delightful retelling of the Norse Mythology This is my fourth book by Neil Gaiman the earlier three being American Gods, Stardust and Neverwhere. Gaiman is one of those few authors who can keep me engaged with the material for … Continue reading

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Natural Enmity: Reflections on the Niti and Rasa of the Pancatantra

A commentary on the Panchatantra that is free from alien ideological lenses. Before coming to the book itself, something about author and his previous work which led me to purchasing the book. I was introduced to Ashay Naik’s writings earlier … Continue reading

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Review: Ten Kings by Ashok Banker

A very fertile land ruled by an able righteous ruler attracts the envy of the other clans of his own tribe. These other clans plot the ruler’s downfall by forming some sort of a Mahagathbandan. The other clans in the tribe are … Continue reading

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American Gods

Last semester, I restarted reading fiction after a gap of two years. I managed to finish George R R Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” (the five books in the series that have been published so far) in a … Continue reading

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AvaraNA

I finished reading S.L.Bhyrappa’s AvaraNA yesterday. This is my first Kannada Novel. Yeah, despite being in Karnataka for almost a quarter century now,  I didn’t bother to check out the literature apart from whatever was being taught in the school. … Continue reading

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To Read: Books and Papers

I have a huge backlog of books to be read before this calender year ends. And I don’t think I can meet my expectations. Mahabharata – C Rajagopalachari. Great Indian Novel – Shashi Tharoor. The White Tiger – Arvind Adiga … Continue reading

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State of affairs in September

It’s been almost a month since my last blogpost. But no apologies. I spent time doing some really interesting things. Some of which I am going to write about now. I started off by applying to the various universities in … Continue reading

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