About Me

I’m a 25-year-old engineer from Mumbai, crazy about books (NOT the technical kind) and Carnatic classical music. I started this blog in 2014, partly because I was reading books all by myself and had no one to discuss stuff with (and we all know there’s no fun in that) and partly because my writing had begun to consist entirely of flowcharts and terrible mathematical equations.

In 2015, I took on the Popsugar Reading Challenge, which, as expected, I did not complete, and then the Brunch Book Challenge in 2016, which too, I left incomplete and went off on a sabbatical-cum-writers’ block-cum-I’m really busy-vacation for nearly nine months.

So far, my only strategy has been to read; I read whatever I can lay my hands upon and then try and write about it a bit, although, to be frank, I read a lot more than I review, sometimes it’s just too much of a chore.
I also write a bit about my own life and all the attendant chaos that comes with being wherever I am.. 😛

So, dear readers, do drop in to recommend stuff (I read everything except horror and motivational books), or just for a chat.. 🙂

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11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Nice to read some background – and interesting to find you’re an engineer! We are desperately short of people with your skills in this country – if you ever wanted an all-expenses paid visit to England you could almost certainly get a short term contract with a firm here.

    How many boxes have you ticked off in your challenge? I notice one’s ‘graphic novel’ – I was quite into these when I was in my early twenties, so I can probably suggest one that’s not too ‘graphic’ 🙂 if you’re feeling a bit hesitant about that box.

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    1. I would love a funded trip to England..I’m still studying though..if someone could fund a world tour, I’m in.. 😛
      Now I’m feeling really guilty..just 11! (I’ve read a lot more though.. 😛 )
      Yes I do have my reservations about the graphic novel, I’ve never read one, in fact. Thank you! That’s very nice of you! It’ll spare me a whole lot of research.. 🙂

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      1. I’ve found some info on engineering internships that might give you a starting point for ideas. They could fit into your summer break if you get one.

        http://www.targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/engineering/282923-which-engineering-employers-offer-summer-internships-or-industrial-placements

        http://www.studyabroad.com/programs/engineering+subject/europe,england/default.aspx

        I don’t know if it counts as a graphic ‘novel’ but I recently found a copy of ‘Palomar’ in a box of books I’d had in storage. It’s the entire collection of a series called ‘Heartbreak Soup’ and is about the inter-relationships and life events of a small community in a South American village, which you might like. My recollection is that it wasn’t particularly ‘graphic’ but I’ll double check. Or you could google it and see what you think.

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        1. Thanks a lot for the links.. 🙂
          I looked up Palomar online, it’s prohibitively expensive here though..so maybe I’ll have to settle for something else..does Archie comics count as graphic novels? 😛

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  2. I’ve just looked it up online and it’s pretty expensive here too! My copy was a gift about ten years or more ago so I seem to have been lucky there.

    Most of the other graphic novels I recall are set in a violent future dystopia – I found them interesting at the time but would probably describe them as depressing now.

    I think the difference between a graphic novel and a comic is the story having an overarching narrative that shows progression, rather than being broken up into ‘adventure of the week’ one-offs. I could be wrong.

    I believe they do children’s graphic novels too – it might be a safer bet in the long run! 🙂

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    1. Oh ok..I’m not very fond of dystopian stuff as such..
      No, I don’t think you’re wrong..a comic book seems to be the equivalent of a short story, while the graphic novel is somewhat similar to a novel/la..
      I had a ‘Heidi’ in comic form somewhere..does something of that sort count? 😛

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  3. Been dropping in for your latest instalment but nothing new since October.

    Hope this means your actual life has become far too fabulous (dah-ling!) for you to be bothered with the on-line world, rather than some depressing life event.

    If it is the latter, my prayers are with you.

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    1. Hi there! I’ve been missing everyone SO much! Nothing special has happened, got a bit busy (read lazy.. 😛 ) in between, posts on my reader piled up for so long, so now I’m afraid to go near them, it will take me a few hours to read everyone’s blogs and then start writing mine..so I’m just dilly-dallying..it’s been two months already! *cries*
      Please pray that I get back to writing soon.. 😛 😀
      Have you written anything new? I’m just waiting for a fully free day when I’ll only be on wordpress and read everything.. 🙂

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      1. Yes, like that’s going to happen!

        There’s a radio programme here called ‘A Book at Bedtime’ – you could have ‘A Blog at Bedtime’ and get through one a day.

        I’ve written a few small things and a review of an academic book on Wodehouse.

        We’re all waiting for your next instalment here! – how about an account of your family’s Diwali celebrations?

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