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The case for a Drones Club at Chandigarh in India

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature,” said P.G. Wodehouse.

Well, someone of my dubious literary intelligence cannot claim to know what… 559 more words

P G Wodehouse

Hailey's Wheels is flat.

In Airport, novelist Arthur Hailey used a single fictional airport to put in the infrastructure needs of American’s airports in human perspective.

In Wheels… 202 more words

Social Criticism

Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'

The year was 1975 and Arthur Hailey chose to showcase the dynamics of  the Banking industry at the cusp of technological changes and learn the pitfalls of subprime lending and stagflation. 734 more words

Book Reviews

Hotel by Arthur Hailey - Book Review


“No. I wish to cancel that order and place another”.
“Yes Ma’am.”

When we generally say this in the hotels and restaurants and promptly another dish is served (or not served for whatever reasons) do we ever sit back and wonder what goes on behind the scenes? 774 more words

"The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome" by Alondra Nelson

DNA has many uses. These include criminal investigations (ever watched CSI? It’s full of the stuff.); paternity suits; tracking genetic mutations of species; and predicting the fate of unborn foetuses. 422 more words

Book Review

Airport (1970) and Its Legacy

A few days ago, my wife had  Arthur Hailey’s Airport on an old retro movie channel. That movie began a lifelong aversion to plane travel. My parents took me to every one of those air disaster films throughout the Seventies and to this day they can’t understand why I detest any form of plane travel. 577 more words

Jim Langcuster