Book: Ramayana, The Game of Life – Shattered Dreams

Recently I got hold of the book ‘Ramayana, The Game of Life – Shattered Dreams’ by Shubh Vilas. ‘Shattered Dreams’ is the second book in the ‘Ramayana The Game of Life’ series, after ‘Rise of the Sun Prince’. The epic Ramayana never seizes to amaze me every time I read, listen to the stories or watch it in a video format. Different styles of narrating the stories, from different point of views, the sub-plots and sub stories – I can reread, listen again or watch it again any number of times. So with that curiosity of finding something new, I decided to read ‘Shattered Dreams’ even though I had not […]

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Book: Salvation of a Saint

I have read/watched quite a few thrillers and murder mysteries. And almost all of them revolves around ‘whodunnit’, but ‘Salvation of a Saint’ comes with a different plot searching for how and why the murder happened. When I read the excerpt of the book ‘Salvation of a Saint’, the blurb made it clear that who committed the murder. By clearly declaring the murderer (though not directly) by end of first chapter, it a quite a challenge to keep the reader glued to the book for the rest of the 370 pages. Salvation of a Saint is mystery book by the author Keigo Higashino who is a well known mystery writer […]

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Book: The Krishna Key

“The Krishna key” is a thriller (or should I say mythological thriller?) Ashwin Sanghi’s third book. After writing two books ‘The Rozabel Line (a theological thriller) and ‘Chanakya’s Chant’ (a political thriller), the third one digs into Hindu mythology taking us back to the times of Mahabharatha. The book is about a race between two groups/teams (the good and the evil) who want to get to that one prized possession left behind Lord Krishna. The race goes on in a very quick pace trying to bridge the gap between the current day and the times of Krishna five thousand years ago. Being someone who has intersts in Hindu mythology and […]

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Book: In the Hot Unconscious

There are books that get you hooked before you finish first couple of pages. And there are others that don’t, but changes the first impression gradually if you keep reading. I place this book ‘In the Hot Unconscious’ by Charles Foster in the second category. I was reluctant to continue reading the book even before reaching first page – right at the paragraph where Charles Foster mentions this book as a religious book! (personally I keep away from this genre of books). But I wanted to continue for two  particular reasons, one to get back to my reading routine and second, a more important one – I wanted to read […]

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Deathly Hallows

Go to bed at 2.30-3 AM. Wake up at 7 AM. My sleep time has come down to 4-5 hrs for the past two days. Courtesy, JK Rowling’s latest & final book in the Harry Potter series – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. As of now, I’ve managed to find & destroy one of the horcruxes. And I’m at Mr. Lovegood’s place 🙂 Hope to finish off the book over the weekend. HAve a nice weekend.

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On a reading spree

Got hold of few pretty good books and as of now I’m on a reading spree. Books that I have got are — Life of Pi by Yann Martel Rajanartaki/ರಾಜನರ್ತಕಿ – by Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada Krounchavadhe/ಕ್ರೌಂಚವಧೆ – by Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee Chirasmarane/ಚಿರಸ್ಮರಣೆ by Niranjana – Kannada Chomana Dudi/ಚೋಮನ ದುಡಿ by Late Shivarama Karanth – Kannada This week, I finished Rajanartaki/ರಾಜನರ್ತಕಿ & To kill a mocking bird. And today started with Life of Pi. More updates and opinions on these later 🙂

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kurigaLu saar kurigaLu

“Books” — I don’t remember when they walked into my life. As far as I remember, I developed this hobby of reading when I was in my high school (or even before that ?). Till last month I was more in to reading of just prose – novels, short stories, dramas, essays. Just for a change I thought of reading poetry and my dad suggested me to read K. S. Nissar Ahmed. And to my luck I started with the very famous poem by him “KurigaLu saar kurigaLu” — marvelous literature. Beginning is like this — “kurigaLu saar kurigaLu saagiddE gurugaLu” – he gives the reader a feeling of ‘teasing’ […]

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