Monthly Archives: July 2014

Replugging the Eid trip to Gwalior

A bird was trilling somewhere in the branches above my head as I walked towards the tamarind tree next to Tansen’s tomb. Legend has it that chewing its leaves bestows upon the eater a singing voice akin to that of … Continue reading

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Three books

“Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe”Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors and with this book I crossed another of his humorous travelogues off my reading list. This time Bryson is criss-crossing Europe, detailing his experiences in countries … Continue reading

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Movie review: "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania"

It’s tough to think of a Karan Johar production that doesn’t have memorable music. But “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” is no “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani“. Indeed, there were moments in the movie hall when I wished I owned a universal … Continue reading

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Two books

I’ve just finished reading two books. Both were a delight and are highly recommended. The first – Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” – is a monster tome at nearly 800 pages but Tartt is brilliant and this modern-day David Copperfield had … Continue reading

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