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Land of the Seven Rivers

“A Brief History of India’s Geography” proclaims the strapline, which was why I picked the book during my usual travel tradition of stocking up for a long flight at the airport bookstore. How much do natural elements such as terrain or weather inform the evolution of a civilization? Prisoners of Geography tackles this question head-on while Seven Rivers uses it… Continue reading Land of the Seven Rivers

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Wonder

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer Auggie Pullman is intelligent, funny and immensely lovable. There’s just one thing. Before people can see Auggie, they see his face. Disfigured, droopy eyed, with a hearing aid. What is it about humans that makes us uncomfortable around someone who looks different? Yet,… Continue reading Wonder

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Vish Puri: The Case of the Missing Servant

Tarquin Hall’s book is a bag in which mixing is happening (Translation: It’s a mixed bag). Vish Puri and his compatriots are always talking in the present continuous. Their parts of speech also are all over the place. It’s because this is how they talk in Delhi, na! It’s all Hinglish, yaar. I am not knowing anyone from Delhi,… Continue reading Vish Puri: The Case of the Missing Servant