Author Archives: Chandra

Sachin knows: A fan’s take on critics

Sachin ka number kab ayega? When is Sachin’s number coming. This was part of the title of a show that one of the prestigious Indian news channels was running almost all the day on 20-02-2012. So pathetic it was that I almost laughed at the foolishness of the host and the people who were discussing [...]

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Remembering Grandpa

Article type: Personal Reading time: 5 to 8 minutes Almost for the first time, I am attempting to write something very personal and sort of a small memoir here. *** If you are fortunate enough to experience the love of grand parents, I am sure you definitely know that they love you more than your [...]

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What is Biryani?

Article type: Writing exercise, non-fiction Reading time: 5 to 8 minutes I am writing this quick post to make sure I get into the habit of updating this blog more frequently from now. Being busy is a lazy excuse. My friend, Karteek inspired me with his 100th blog post.  I started blogging at least a couple of years before he [...]

Posted in: Life, Musings | 8 Comments

Book review: Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat

Revolution 2020 is the story of three childhood friends: Gopal, Raghav, and Aarthi. The story is setup in the holy-city of Varanasi. Gopal and Raghav are schoolmates from the childhood and share the same bench in school. Aarthi is also from the same class. Gopal loves Aarthi from the school days. The story’s narrator is Gopal. I [...]

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Aleph by Paulo Coelho: Book Review

Title: Aleph Author: Paulo Coelho Pages: 320 In this autobiographical account of what Paulo calls at few places in the book as ‘Journey back to my Kingdom’, he writes about his experiences through his journey of personal discovery. This is one of the most personal novels written by Paulo. ‘Aleph,’ as described in the book [...]

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