Monthly Archives: May 2010

The hacker and the hack

In The New York Times, a review of ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ by Stieg Larsson: If you’re a latecomer to the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, here, briefly, is the deal: Larsson was a Swedish journalist who edited a … Continue reading

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The Kite Runner

[Click on the image to visit Khaled Hosseini’s homepage] The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Bloomsbury. Book Club Meeting: May 7, 2010 Members Present: Indira Kapoor, Gita Aggarwal, Pakhi Bhatia, Shakun Ashok, Sushmita Dasgupta and friend. Runa and Madhushree could … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Penguin India. Rs 299. Present : Indira, Pakhi, Susmita, Madhusree, Gita, Shakun (fleeting appearance) Georgie (new canine member of The Illiterati) It happened to be the in thing again. Habitat Centre … Continue reading

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The Palace of Illusions

The Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Picador India. Rs 395. We expected this session to be long . In fact, it would have been unending if we didn’t have to vacate the premises . After all, this was … Continue reading

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Chowringhee

Chowringhee, by Sankar. Translated by Arunava Sinha. Penguin Books, p.403, Rs 295. Present : Indira, Pakhi, Runa, Gita, Susmita Welcome to the two new members Gita and Susmita. Madhushree was content to remain an onlooker for the time being. I … Continue reading

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The Immigrant

The Immigrant, by Manju Kapur. Published by Random House. Rs 395. Members present: Indira, Pakhi, Runa . We have decided to record our lively discussions on the selected books. Since some structure is necessary to make the account coherent I … Continue reading

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