‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’…..Lets visit India shall we?

‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’ is a collection of 39 short stories by Indian writers from the 19th century to the present, written in English or translated from regional languages. The book is edited by David Davidar, a novelist himself and as the introduction says ‘an attentive reader of Indian fiction for nearly forty years’, …

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V for Vendetta…..To the ‘V’ in all of us!

V for Vendetta is a 1982 graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Llyod. Set in 1997, the story unfolds in a dystopian, post war UK, ruled as a Police State. The protagonist, code name ‘V’, is a masked vigilante, who challenges the dictatorship of the ‘Leader’ by attacking eminent officials from …

Destination Lit Fests…..Get Booked!!

November to February are swell months for book lovers and literary enthusiasts. It’s the season of the Lit Fests!! Even as I write this piece, book lovers are enjoying literary discussions at The Hindu Lit for Life in Chennai. A 3 day long fest from Jan 16th -18th boasting an eminent list of speakers including …

The Great Gatsby – A Grand story of love & longing

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American Author F Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is about, well, The Great Gatsby, a rich man with a dubious past living in the fictional town of West Egg. Gatsby throws huge parties which attracts the who’s who, a la, Page 3 in today’s context. Gatsby is …

For the Love of Books!!

My first crush was ‘Lotpot’! Remember the Hindi comic series which introduced us to Motu Patlu, Chacha Chowdhary and Chirkut? For a long long time my literary world [if I may call it so] consisted of Lotpots and more Lotpots but that was before Archie Andrews swept me off my feet. As the saying goes, …