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L'echafaud de mon desir

I love French films; I own well over 200 of them on DVD. And not just the New Wave films we all know, but the pre-war films of Julien Duvivier, Jacques Becker, Marcel Carne, Sacha Guitry — and above all, those of Jean Renoir and Marcel Pagnol. 1,711 more words

Understanding the Modi-Wave, Understanding India

This is a belated goat-bleating. As Modi Sarkar (ofcourse its Modi Sarkar and not BJP Sarkar, NO WAY a Bharat Sarkar) completes its fifth month in power, it’s sheer bamboozling speed and size has made it imperative to do a post-mortem for what is commonly known as the 16th General Assembly Elections, India. 1,551 more words


It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Still working my way through Wolf Hall, very slowly, but I’m halfway through! It’s one of those books that I can’t rush in a day, I have to unravel each thread deliberately, and remember that however confused I may be, he is always Cromwell. 159 more words

Weekly Challenges

Review of Garden by Jane Yates

Garden by J. Yates

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A delightful retelling of the classic Secret Garden tale; only this one is Steam Punk, and Aberdeen,our child protagonist, does not come from the exotic far-flung corners of the globe, but rather,she is from the empty blackness of Space. 274 more words

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