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The week in reading 15/15


The highlight of the week gone by, was the arrival of my father’s book collection from Chennai. He was an avid reader, and much to my mother’s dismay, always spent some part of this less than generous sarkari salary on buying books. 499 more words

Books And Reading

never read another book

“Her lectures became perfunctory; she no longer cared if they did not inspire her students with the same passion she felt for literature. The Mill on the Floss… 60 more words


Papa’s chosen role

“One could be forgiven for thinking Papa’s chosen role was scowling, Mama’s scolding. Since every adult had to have a role, and these were their parents’, the children did not question their choice. 10 more words


Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai

Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai, published in 1999,  was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for fiction in 1999. which was awarded to J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace… 867 more words


Welcome to Max's Travel

Anita Desai once said:

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

It is an interesting quote that provided the basis for this blog. There are numerous travel blogs on the internet, most are confined to the edges of cyberspace to be glanced upon fleetingly.

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Travelling Mercies

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
Anita Desai


Novels by Anita Desai

A person needs a loads of patience and time in hand to read books by Anita Desai. Not just because they are difficult reads, but because they make you consider, mull, stop in between and reflect your state of mind and heart, and make you come back to the book/s in bits and parts. 692 more words