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RIP: Ted Kennedy

I don't really follow politics too closely, particularly American politics. But today, when I got the news that Ted Kennedy (Democratic Party senator from Massachusetts) had passed away, I really felt ...
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Tagged by the Tag Queen

Shilpa from A Rose is a Rose is a Rose has tagged me for the Mind Game meme. Thank you, Shilpa! Tag Rules: Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends. Use the first letter of ...
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It’s Award Season, Folks!

Humane as being characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion; marked by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns. Wow, I am so honored. Thank you so much, Shilpa. I hope to live up to this award. I still need to decide who to pass on this aw...
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Black Order – A Book Review

The Black Order is one of the Sigma Force series of books written by James Rollins. These books mainly deal with the adventures of an elite American special operations team called Sigma Force. This team g...
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What Kind of Book are you?

Another Blogthings quiz... You Are Action Adventure You are lively and spirited. You like to be in the middle of the action, and you have a ton of energy. You are very driven, and not just with your career. You like to play hard as well! Yo...
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Some Poetry can be so Humbling…

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer o...
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The Graveyard Book

As part of the Young Adult Reading Challenge I am participating in, I decided to check out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman from Eloor Library. The Graveyard Book starts rather abruptly with the murder...
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Wow! My First Blog Award

Grace from Grace's Book Blog has very generously awarded me the Zombie Chicken Award :) The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie a...
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Tagged Again…

...by Amrit of the The Midnight Sun. He has tagged me for the 8 wonders meme. Here are my responses: 8 TV Shows I Love to Watch: None, I don't watch TV at all. If I had to pick something it would be True...
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The Eight

I picked up this book at Eloor Library, because the blurb on the cover stated Readers thrilled by The DaVinci Code will relish the multi-layered secrets of The Eight. The blurb was sooo right, because I just lo...
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Lunch at Serengeti

Last weekend, we had a huge meet-up with friends to celebrate. The occasion was the birth of a baby girl for one of the guys. Based on good recommendations, we decided to go to the Serengeti restaurant in Total Mall, Madiwala. Set amidst a lush jung...
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Raksha Bandhan Confusion

This year, Raksha Bandhan was very special for me. This is the first time in my life that a rakhi was tied on my wrist. Yep, you read that right. The snubnose has gotten into full festival spirit and has mad...
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The Month That Was

Last month was my birthday month and turned out to be a super-party month. There were so many occasions to celebrate that towards the end, my mind and body were left whirling. Summary of activities: July 17 - Shopping the sales at Sanctuary in search fo...
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The Associate

It has been a long time since I read a John Grisham novel. I used to be a huge fan of his, and read all his earlier novels obsessively. However, in between my interest started to flag after I read his f...
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Love aaj kal

Since seeing the promos for weeks on end, I have been dying to watch this movie. So, last night I did the unthinkable. Went for a movie with my friends before getting first-hand feedback on the movie. I usually wait for a couple of weeks, decide (based...
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Snakehead

Snakehead is the seventh novel in the Young Adult Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. And, this is the first one I have read. The Alex Rider series is a series of novels about B...