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Audiobook Review : The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Title : The Mountain Between Us Author : Charles Martin Narrators : George Newbern Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 9 hours 58 minutes Rating : 1/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Two strangers, Dr. Ed Payne and Ashley Knox, stranded at Salt Lake City airport amid bad weather decide to charter […]

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Audiobook Review : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Title : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author : Helen Simonson Narrator : Peter Altschuler Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 8 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I came upon this very interesting audiobook on my library’s website. I thought it interesting because this is a romance, a mature romance […]

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Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Here’s the link to Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech (in case you haven’t read it already). A few excerpts : It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk […]

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I won !

Earlier I’d posted an entry for the Favorite Female Character contest at Women’s Web. This was fun to write, since I do enjoy the series and Mma Ramotswe is the main reason the series is what it is. If you haven’t read these wonderful books yet, do go find them; they are well-worth the time. I […]

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The poems of Udaan – II

Here’s another poem from Udaan (here’s the first), besides this other one which I liked very much. The Hindi lyrics are courtesy Happy Garg’s blog post, and my translation follows : Jo lehron se aage nazar dekh paati toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon, Wo aawaz tumko bhi jo bhed jaati toh tum jaan lete […]

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The poems of Udaan

I recently reviewed the film Udaan at my Movie Review Blog. And one of the lovely things about the movie (among the other lovely things) was it’s heartfelt poetry. Here is one poem (and here is another) by Amitabh Bhattacharya that I’ve managed to find on the internet (courtesy Abhijit Bhaduri’s blog). My rough translation follows : […]

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My favorite female character

The below post is written for the “Favorite Female Character Contest” going on at the Womens Web. I’ve written about the “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” before. Reading it is like eating comfort food. This series features Precious Ramotswe, a female detective in Botswana. While I have come across many interesting characters in fiction, […]

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The desi radio scene in Houston

The desi radio scene in Houston is booming. Starting from one Indian program, I have been told, about 20 years ago, there about 10 now. Here’s a listing of the main ones : Program Name AM/FM Day/Time Host Type Generasian Radio FM 90.1 Thursdays, 1-3 pm Varied Music, interviews Geetanjali Radio 1320 AM Sat-Sun, 2-6 […]

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