Book Review 26/50 – A Gentleman in Moscow

I miss Count Rostov, Hotel Metropol, Nina, Sofia, Anna, Marina, Mishka, Emile, Andrey, IdleHour, the Boyarsky…. I miss reading this book. I want to know what happened to Sofia and to Count Rostov after the last page in the novel. I never thought I would come across a book that I felt should never end. … Read more

#VoteKar #PhirEkBaarModiSarkar

A few days back, Ms. Priyanka Chaturvedi, the very vocal CONgress spokesperson suddenly quit the CONgress and joined Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP. She felt let down that some goons who had misbehaved with her and she had complained about it to the “Family” were brought back within 6 months of the incident … Read more

Osho Story #4 – Ego

This beautiful anecdote from Bodhidharma’s life is from the book “The Search” which is a compilation of the talks that Osho gave on “The Ten Bulls of Zen”. “……………………………………………………… Bodhidharma went to China. The emperor said, “I am in a deep turmoil within. I am very ambitious though I have one of the biggest empires … Read more

Memorable – Twenty years later ..

He is Hareesh’s favourite violinist and Krishnan and I had attended his concert live with Hareesh some 20 years back … In the intervening 20 years, Hareesh is married and his son will be in college soon.. We both don’t live in Chennai any longer and while parts of the city remain the same, it’s … Read more