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Book Review: Transactions of Belonging, by Jaya Padmanabhan

Some books see the light of a reader by word of mouth. Such books sometimes make for wonderful reading, because it is suggested by a friend, someone who you know knows your book tastes well. This book came to me in such a way. First that friend gave me her copy. I liked what I read, so I bought a copy of my own. Continue reading “Book Review: Transactions of Belonging, by Jaya Padmanabhan”

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Book Review: Living to be a Hundred, by Meera Shashidhara

“You’ll live a hundred years.”

How many of us might have been told this when we walked into a room at the exact time as the people there were talking of us. I haven’t really thought about what I’d do if I live a hundred years, but only wished that the life I live be satisfactory. The last century has seen a lot of landmark events, some good some bad. People who have lived through that, been a part of that, their thoughts and stories are something to take note of. To compile such a set of stories is something as difficult as it is interesting. And through this book, that is exactly what Meera Shashidhara does. Continue reading “Book Review: Living to be a Hundred, by Meera Shashidhara”