This and That

March 17, 2011

Is this for real?

Filed under: books — Tags: , — yaadayaada @ 8:39 pm

A book with no words! And someone published it! Really??? And people buy this for real?
Check it out for yourself if you think I am lying!
What Every Man Thinks About Apart from Sex
All said and done, smart and interesting idea though!

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December 27, 2007

Kite Runner

Filed under: books — Tags: , — yaadayaada @ 4:49 am

No book has affected me this much in a long time. Amazing book. Couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. Feels like I lived through it. Though I am not from Afghanistan, still could identify with the storyline at so many levels!

What else can I say? An amazing book!

 Can’t wait for Boo to come back from her vacation so that I can discuss it with her!

October 1, 2007

Tamil Nadu textbooks available online

Filed under: books — yaadayaada @ 5:00 pm

You can find the tamil nadu text books online in this link.

http://www.textbooksonline.tn.nic.in/

 A very nice effort by the TN Education board!

September 6, 2007

Invisible lives by Anjali Banerjee vs Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Filed under: books — yaadayaada @ 1:42 pm

I heard about the book “Mistress of Spices” 3-4 of years ago.  But never had the inclination to read it as the synopsis did not interest me much. Then I came to know it is being made into a movie, so I thought I would watch it. Beginning of this year, I found this book “Invisible Lives” by Anjali Banerjee in the local library. So decided to give it a shot. What does it remind me of, “Mistress of Spices”? Then I saw the movie “Mistress of Spices” last night, it confirmed my doubt. Invisible lives has the same knot as the other. Mistress of spices deals with an Indian woman who can heal people with the magic of spices and whose magic gets clouded when she falls in love with a caucasian man. Invisible lives deals with an Indian woman who can heal people with the saris that she chooses for them and whose magic gets clouded when she falls in love with a caucasian man. Do you see the similarity or is it just me? Am I the only person who knows about these two books?

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