Joy of Giving Week 2010

… Now a major motion picture

It seems as if it is the superhero genre that dominates the graphic novel made movie category. And I didn’t really think about it much before. I have for long believed that books cannot, should not be made into movies. But I am willing to make some exceptions. I really did enjoy Iron Man, V […]

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The space between

Two days ago, the painters arrived to transform my home from a dusty, lived-in apartment, to a sparkling shiny new home. Or at least that’s what I thought. They trooped in looked at the books that fill up every nook and cranny in my house and shook their head in disappointment. ‘Madam, yeh sab hatana […]

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Adventure ahoy!

Camping out on a strange island with no adult supervision around… lunching on sardines and baked potatoes with some butter and tinned orange juice, making friends with a kid from the circus who has a pet monkey, visiting a strange land on top of a tree every week… As a kid these ideas from the […]

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More than just an author

Sometimes authors do more than just write books. Isaac Asimov was a professor of biochemistry, Graham Greene was a spy, Daniel Defoe ran a brick factory… And Yann Martel sends one exceptionally good book every second Monday to the Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘to make suggestions to his stillness’ . I found this endeavour so […]

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