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about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
clicks 118 View   Vote 0 Like   9:29pm 27 Apr 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
clicks 134 View   Vote 0 Like   9:14pm 27 Apr 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
about a supern Japanese crime fiction.... Read more
clicks 120 View   Vote 0 Like   8:59pm 27 Apr 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
Blessed are those who have lived through the "Times that are a changin" Imagine this, Mr. Rustamji was inducted into police from pre-independence era, served in  post Independent India covering the Hyderabad police action, liquidation of dacoits in MP, serving with Nehru and Indira G, raised the BSF, involved in the Bangladeshi war etc. It was sad to see this book in a corner of a book shelf in crosswords. I tried replacing it in a strategic location but damn, no one touched it for 2 long years. That is the level of interest in our history. Now please don't ask me the same question. :) We can't exactly call it a autobiography. The book is basically a collection of his... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
This book is about the 2008 financial crisis. How few people by using common sense, risk management and good timing became billionaires in few days.The book tells the story through the lives of 5 characters. Their beginning, their lives currently and how they ended up doing the trades. The characters areA. John Paulson: The main character in the book. He was a merger & acquisition expert who started his own firm Paulson & Co. He saw how toxic was the housing market and bet against the subprime mortgage loans. In just a few days he earned close to $15 billion for his fund. He was the 61st wealthiest person in the world in the forbes 2012 list.B. Paolo Pelligrini: A middle aged Italia... Read more
clicks 119 View   Vote 0 Like   6:10am 18 Apr 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
This is one of the books that i just picked up. If i search for the reason, there is nothing specific apart from the fact getting to know my country better. There will always be tit bits of information that every book will give. To better understand the book some questions and answers to clear the air1. So what is this book all about?This book is all about the author travelling around India only by Indian railways and that too by 80 trains. To cover all the corners of India what is covered by Indian railways. Udhampur at the northern most, Kanyakumari at south, Tinsukia in east and Guj for west.2. Why & how did this book start?Keeda to travel her Mother Land that she had left 2 decades ... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
Tavleen Singh has always been a favorite as she is one of the few journo's who have tried doing their job. In the book Durbar, she has carried the torch forward in a very simple and clear manner.But before we process one statutory warning: No where in this book is anybody tarnished in any manner.This book Durbar is about India, Congress and Gandhi family mainly. There are some references to the overall political culture & life that was prevalent around that point in time. Tavleen singh had the privilege to be at the right place, at the right time and around right people. Few important people with whom she has interacted are the Gandhi family starting from Indira, Rajiv and Sanj... Read more
clicks 140 View   Vote 0 Like   9:15am 26 Mar 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
This book is a huge book that may look scary like a reference manual. This book can also be used as a personal weapon in closed quarter battles. This book can also be used to learn from other people's mistakes and not commit the same. Pardon me if something doesn't go too well in the review as tweeting a lot has really resulted in me writing like the way a blue bird speaks.The book is about Guerrilla warfare since the earliest days till this date. I heard that it took 6 years for the author to write the book. This shows as lot of interesting people and facts are sprinkled all around the book. Now why would anybody be interested in guerrilla warfare of 4000 years and why would anybody... Read more
clicks 142 View   Vote 0 Like   9:10am 25 Mar 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
This is the second book by this Author that i have been able to get my hands on. He is a Japanese crime fiction writer, and ladies and gentlemen he does a damn fine job of it. This author has a very strange template to his stories. Each novel starts of with the murderer being advertised at the first or at the max 4th page in the novel, along with the crime being committed in the first few pages itself.The best part of the book is, the author helps maintain the interest throughout the book in-spite of the  crime and criminal being advertised. That is the genius of this book. The story is not too complicated. The main character Ayane and her husband Yoshitaka who are having an argument a... Read more
clicks 130 View   Vote 0 Like   5:26pm 26 Feb 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
The book got hold of my attention because of the title. It is a very strange title and still am not clear as to what it exactly means.Before i start off, one important point that i would like to put across, this is not a review. The book is just a conversation that the author has with us and i have really tried to write few lines at the height of depression. So please pardon me.The book is divided into 2 parts. The first part is about his story, his childhood days, his school, friends, house, parents, grandparents and neighbors with a sprinkling of Kashmiri history. Then about that particular day when the exodus started and its aftermath.The second part is narrated by his uncle. It is abo... Read more
clicks 149 View   Vote 0 Like   3:33pm 25 Feb 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
This is not really a review as anything related to Steve Jobs is known to lot of people. Each new article of that man is just an active to passive voice conversion. So after giving that gyan one more important thing to add, the growing literature on Jobs carries the same thing again and again which this book tries to condense it and help others learn through examples and correlation with his life.This book has been written by Carmine Gallo, who is a communications coach and author of 1 more book on Steve Jobs and couple of more on Apple. Just like Modi bashing there is a similar cottage industry in the US, i.e. Apple deifying cottage industry. This book tries to condense and convey on the... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
It was an absolute pleasure reading Mr. Dalrymple's book on a pleasant Bangalore evening with yellow street lights just outside my house with all the hustle and bustle. I can still remember the scenes vividly till now.Who says that history is boring with dates and some weird names. It is much more than that, its our and his story which the author has managed to convey in the most pleasing form.Design: The book has been designed with lot of consideration for the readers of the book. Why you ask? The reasons as per me areA. The cloth book mark attached the book. (I read quite a few and found them a rarity these days)B. The art work at the top of each page for a new chapter. Just by looki... Read more
clicks 155 View   Vote 0 Like   6:08am 31 Jan 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
The book's title was intriguing and on top of that i am interested in Maoist problem. The reasons are as followsA. It is at the heart of our country and if destabilized will result in a dangerous cut from inside out. B. It was a simple issue of governance in the beginning that was messed up big time by secular as well as saffron parties.C. The biggest bane is the ground beneath their feet. It is the richest source of minerals. Especially the high purity ore. The resource curse.D. The patronizing attitude towards tribals is one of the worst forms of racism practiced till date.E. And last but not the least the idea that we know better/one size fits all maibaap attitude.Now about the book. ... Read more
clicks 151 View   Vote 0 Like   3:47am 26 Jan 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
PS: I am a long standing, loyal and virulent Rajni fan.So after setting the expectations let me continue with the biography. The reason i picked this book was, that anything with Rajni and looks even remotely interesting i pick up. The book is divided into his initial days of growing up in Bangalore, his studies, friends and family. His first job as a contract labourer, bus conductor and foray into films. The next chapters are his movies in 70's, 80's, attaining cult status in the 90's and individual movies in the millennium.And after reading a few chapters i must say it was extremely disappointing in a lot of aspects. The biography is chronological and the relation ends the... Read more
clicks 169 View   Vote 0 Like   7:19am 5 Jan 2013
Blogger: Srikanth
There have been lot of angst over the recent horror in Delhi. There have been lot of calls for death, public hanging, chemical castration to asking Maunmohan to say something from his Vocal chords. They are all good to hear but not practical in real life especially for a country like ours.So how do we stop this kind of atrocities and where is the fault, the root cause of the issue. It all boils down to one thing and one-thing only.                                                  Respecting law is considered being a wuss.And therein starts all the usual templatized one liners Thu jaantha nehi mera baap koun hai. Sir thoda dekh lena. Sir thoda adjust karlena. K... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
Dear Sisters and brothers of India, i am proud of you for the angst that you have shown on the streets of Delhi. But thought i could help in my own way for a much effective protest.A. Cause/Fuel: This is a fuel that the opponent doesn't have and you have. So you are bang on target when it comes to the cause. Now let us come to the fuel part, the general trend is, they come, they protest and they go. This is where we need to take care of few things.The clothes that you wear should be comfy and preferably jeans and T shirt with extra pair of socks(Very very important)Always wear a helmet, in fact i would suggest go the way of a batsman with full gear.(Pads, guard(for guys a must) and... Read more
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Blogger: Srikanth
Dear Sisters and brothers of India, i am proud of you for the angst that you have shown on the streets of Delhi. But thought i could help in my own way for a much effective protest.A. Cause/Fuel: This is a fuel that the opponent doesn't have and you have. So you are bang on target when it comes to the cause. Now let us come to the fuel part, the general trend is, they come, they protest and they go. This is where we need to take care of few things.The clothes that you wear should be comfy and preferably jeans and T shirt with extra pair of socks(Very very important)Always wear a helmet, in fact i would suggest go the way of a batsman with full gear.(Pads, guard(for guys a must) and k... Read more
clicks 139 View   Vote 0 Like   2:42pm 22 Dec 2012
Blogger: Srikanth
This is the second book of the author that i have read in the recent times, i must say i am impressed by the content. After reading all 3 of his books one there is a distinct pattern that emerges which as an Indian i have come to admire.2 parallel stories that go neck to neck.It always is about the golden period of India or about controversial mythology.A very thorough research with average present day characters.A strong set of characters from the past with lucid clarity.So having said that let me start of with the book that i have read. There are 2 parallel stories. The first one is of Chanakya and how brought about the rule of Chandra Gupta Maurya. The second story is set in modern day In... Read more
clicks 170 View   Vote 0 Like   12:17pm 17 Dec 2012
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The title sounded like another fiction book by another author in which i would not be interested. I started reading with my usual sense of apprehension, ki yay bhi aisa hee hoga.I mean the title sounded a bit like an Indianised Enid Blyton of 21st century. So to make it much easier for you i will give a simple autobiography of the main character Vish Puri. The author has managed the whole online profile of his protagonist in a rather nice manner, please do visit it.                           http://www.vishpuri.com/A. Name: Vish PuriB. Previous occupation: Military Intelligence.C. Current Occupation: Self employed and a decorated private detective.D. Vices: Chicken and Indian j... Read more
clicks 160 View   Vote 0 Like   12:22pm 5 Dec 2012
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This is one book that i really took my time to read. A week spent in pure bliss. The author is a Srilankan and must be a sports maniac. Everything that he writes in this book is related to cricket or some other game. And please do not get mis-leaded by the title, it is not about anybody from China, but it is a bowling action as depicted on the cover of the book.After 96 world-cup debacle at Eden gardens between India and Srilanka i swore myself off cricket for the better part of the decade. And after a long time i was able to digest and enjoy cricket related literature.The main plot of the story is about a sports writer cum drunkard who is past his prime and on an obsessive search for a s... Read more
clicks 153 View   Vote 0 Like   7:36pm 28 Nov 2012
Blogger: Srikanth
The book devotion of suspect X is an awesome and a devious Japanese thriller. In a very different sense. The crime is already known!! The murderer is also known in the first page itself!! But the in-between part of the what and why is the most interesting!!There are very little to absolutely Zero Gaali's in this book!! A first for a thriller at-least for me.The name of the characters are kind of cute and hard to remember, you have to really think to connect them to the character.The characters are subdued and speak in a very civilized manner. They are like single malt vintage very subdued but make you high without you knowing it.The plot is about a single mom who is a double divorc... Read more
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