Magyk

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Of late, I have been really reading a lot of Fantasy novels, so while doing this review, I just could not help but compare this one to others that I have read. I know it is really unfair to compare novels written by different authors, but I just could not review this book in ...

Scintillating Convo on Bowling

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Went bowling with office friends yesterday. Came back home really excited and chirpy and blurted out: Me: I had a great time bowling today. You know I bowled really well! Hubby: That's great, did you make a strike? Me: Ya, several times, I was very consistent today!! Hubby: Wow, what was your score? Me: I scored 42!! Hubby (scratching head): ...

The Bartimaeus Trilogy

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My obsession with the Fantasy genre of novels shows no signs of abating. Last couple of weeks, I have been immersed in the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, occasionally looking up to face real-life. Even while doing other things, I was constantly wondering about the next twist and turn that would come up in this ...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard – Book Review

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You can read this slim book (only about 65 pages or so, depending on the edition) within a couple of hours-totally easy reading, but also leaves you feeling a bit cheated (this book is very short and simplistic). "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling is apparently a collection of short stories meant ...

Furniture Shopping in Bangalore

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This week, there have been quite a few advertisements in the TOI (Times of India) advertising huge discounts on furniture. We have been on the lookout for a long time for some children's furniture - a table and chair, and a bookshelf to help keep the snubnose's stuff a bit more organized. In search of a ...

Dhoni vs Teddy: Which is cuter?

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The snubnose who is quite possibly Dhoni's youngest fan insists that this teddy bear looks just like Dhoni... What do you think? For people who don't know who he is, Dhoni is the Indian cricket team's highly successful and popular captain.

Love at Louis Vuitton

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While waiting for a table to free up at Khansama, we all strolled over to the uber-pricey shops in UB City to window-shop. As expected, most of the shops were empty and patrolled by bored sales staff and security guards. The only store that had a sizable number of people was the Louis Vuitton store. I ...

Mother’s Day Lunch at Khansama

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To celebrate Mother's Day, I took the family to Khansama, the Indian fine dining restaurant run by the BJN group. I pretty much know what to expect from a BJN group restaurant - good food, good ambience, and not too high a price. Khansama (which means Royal Indian Master Chef) does not disappoint. Being a Sunday ...