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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

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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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