books

A 7-post collection

The Butterfly Effect

![](http://i.imgur.com/kN1UR.png)*Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?*One of my favourite thought exercise is to romanticize about [the chaos theory](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory "Chaos Theory (Wiki)"). So this other day, I was having a conversation with one of my dear friends regarding the multiple ‘what-if’s in our life line. Isn’

Continue reading »

The Problem with Choice

One fine evening, tired after the days work, I found myself seated on my couch at home lazily surfing channels on the idiot box, unable to decide what to watch. This thought I’ve had a for a long time resurfaced – Life has become so damn complicated nowadays with all the choices that we have and the small decisions we are forced to make everyday. See, around 15 years ago,

Continue reading »

Walk the talk - Sir Mark Tully

A good informal interview with one of my favourite journalist and author, Sir Mark Tully. Watch it on ndtv.com. I am currently reading one of his books – India in Slow Motion. Highly recommended reading! Maybe I will post a review in a few days too :)

Continue reading »

The Da Vinci Code

After all the hype and controversies the film finally released yesterday in Trivandrum and I was there to see it first day first show. And… hmm, the book was better! To make it clear, I wasn’t a huge fan of the book either. Thought it was a fairly good novel, but not as good as it was made out to be. Just too much hype! So all in all,

Continue reading »

one night @ the call center

![Book Cover](http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/2962/oncc0qv.gif)This is about a novel, in which God calls on a cell phone, a Maruthi 800 (with AC) beats a Lexus, the Microsoft Word easter-egg saves the world and which ends with a Bollywood style car chase and group photo scene. Could all that make a good novel? Well, it does my friend. It does! “one night @ the call center”

Continue reading »

Digital Fortress

One of my dear friends, Manju, loaned me a copy of Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress and since I did not have a lot of other things to do, I decided to give it a go. A big event for me, considering my recent laziness in reading books.. well doing anything rather, even blogging ;) It ended up being a major disappointment. Well atleast compared to Brown’s more famous The

Continue reading »

Top Ten Fiction!

Just a compilation of my favourite fiction books. Detective Arthur Hailey Odessa File Frederyck Forsyth Swami and his Friends R K Narayan Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Jules Verne The Day of the Jackal Frederyck Forsyth Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Around the world in 80 days Jules

Continue reading »