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Wordless Wednesdays #59

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Wordless Wednesdays #58

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Wordless Wednesdays #57

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Poetry from Pink: Tu Chal

Recently I reviewed the Hindi film Pink on Amodini’s Movie Reviews. It features a lovely poem, in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, as the credits roll. Here is the poem and it’s translation in English: Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal             // Go out, search for yourself Tu kis liye hataash hai   […]

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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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Book Review : Trouble Has a New Name

Title : Trouble Has a New Name Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publisher : Harlequin Pages: 192 Publish Date : July 15th, 2014 Source : Author Rating : 3/5 This is author Banerjie’s second romance novel after “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”. And in this novel, she has model Rayna Dutt meet arrogant […]

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Book Review : Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title : Born Confused Author : Tanuja Desai Hidier Genre : Mystery Publisher : Scholastic Pages: 512 Publish Date : July, 2003 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 I’m no teenager and generally try to keep away from Young Adult books, but I chose to read this one because of the familiar […]

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Miss America Nina Davuluri at Macy’s

  Ms. America, Nina Davaluri, the first Ms. America of Indian descent, was in Houston recently and made an appearance at Macys.     The desi hordes turned up of course, moi included :-). Well, she really is very pretty, poised and well-spoken as she looks on television, and appears to have a good, strong […]

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Book Review : The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal by Adite Banerjie

Title : The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publish Date : September 1st, 2013 Publisher : Harlequin Source : Author Rating : 3.5/5 It’s been a really long time since I’ve read Mills & Boons. If you know not what these are, they are romances where the men are […]

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Audiobook Review : A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Title : A Fine Balance Author : Rohinton Mistry Narrator : John Lee Genre : Society/Culture Listening Length : 24 hours and 29 minutes Pages : 603 Rating : 5/5 “A Fine Balance” is quite a tome. I realized this when I tried to download it from the local library to my Android phone, via […]

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