Monthly Archives: May 2011

And booklovers, here’s a list for you…


How many of the books from this list have you read? http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml My tally is at 54, and I love that Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree is there. It was one of my favourite books through childhood, and I … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama, spare the curtains….


A dear friend from London sent me this picture of a very sleek Catherine meeting Mrs Obama, to show me the 175 pound nude sheath dress Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge wore from a High Street Brand called Reiss, which … Continue reading

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Review: Bleed For Me


Bleed For Me By Michael Robotham Sphere (Hachette India) Rs 295 This book starts off innocuously as any crime fiction might, and then gets right to the business of sucking you in as a reader as any good crime fiction … Continue reading

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The Winners of the Vague Woman’s Contest…


As decided by Devapriya Roy, Author of The Vague Woman’s Handbook are Aneela Babar, MonikaManchanda, The Mad Momma, Ritu Lalit, Mona and Vanshika. Here’s what Devapriya wrote (reposting it because it got lost in the looooooong comment trail on that … Continue reading

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What is Real Beauty for me?


This Indiblogger contest was just the kick on the butt that I needed to activate myself and write out a post, and yes, the Rs 1 lakh prize money on offer was a heck of a well planted, forceful kick. … Continue reading

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet By David Mitchell In this story about the clash of cultures, a Dutch pastor’s son, Jacob is working in the Dutch East India company and is stationed in Japan at the end of … Continue reading

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And I get one more award….


…this must be my lucky month! The vivacious, warm, generous, absolutely intimidatingly brilliant Monika (who blogs at http://www.monikamanchanda.wordpress.com) awarded me this! I could get quite used to this winning of blogging awards. I could get a head so swollen that … Continue reading

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