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Book Review : The Caretaker by A.X.Ahmad

Title : The Caretaker Author : A.X.Ahmad Genre : Thriller Publisher : Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press) Pages : 304 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Instead of the bookish, intellectual characters that we see in diaspora stories, “The Caretaker” has as its protagonist a desi Jason Bourne like agent. Ranjit Singh is a […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #12

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Wordless Wednesdays #11

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Wordless Wednesdays #9

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Book Review : The Invitation

Title : The Invitation Author : Anne Cherian Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company Pages : 304 Source : Publisher/Netgalley ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Vikram (“Vic”) Jha, Lali, Jay and Frances were at UCLA together in the 1970s. Now they live in different cities, and have different lives. Jay and Frances who were a […]

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Wordless Wednesdays #7

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Wordless Wednesdays #6

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Book Review : State of Wonder

Title : State of Wonder Author : Ann Patchett Genre : Contemporary Publisher : HarperCollins Pages : 353 Rating : 4.5/5 Ann Patchett’s most recent novel has as it’s stoic heroine Marina Singh, an Indian-American woman. A doctor turned researcher Dr. Singh, the daughter of an American mother and an Indian father who returned home […]

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The Texan Spirit

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The other Salman Khan

You’ve probably heard of Salman Khan, the popular hero of Hindi films (If not, head over to my Movie Review Blog). Now here is another – Salman Khan of Khan Academy – the completely free virtual school. The first time I surfed to this website after hearing about it from a friend I was astounded […]

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