Friday, February 26, 2010
Strong Men Coaster is a set of six men-shaped coasters that can be used individually or all linked together by the hand to increase the surface and potentially become a heat trivet (that is, if the material they are made out of is heat resistant). The playful and colorful set is available for $ 8.00 at Gadget Brando.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
BOOK REVIEW “The God of Small Things”
Author: Arundhati Roy
Genre: Fiction, Novel
First Published in India: 1997
“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy was on my list of ‘want to read books’ for long time now. I was eager to read the book as I wanted to know why this book received so much of hype. This is Arundhati Roy’s first novel and she won “Booker Prize” for it. So I had all the reasons to read this book.
The book is set in a small town in Kerala. The narrator of this novel is Rahel who has twin brother Estha. Their mother Ammu was married to a Bengali guy but got divorced. So they all live with Ammu’s mother, brother and aunt in Ayemenem House in Kerala. This family owns pickle factory which makes them imperialist so then comes into conflict with the communists in the end. Then there is love affair between Ammu and a guy Velutha who is untouchable. Then there is accidental death of Sophie Mol who is twin’s English cousin. How these two situations change the life of each and every member of family upside down, that is this whole novel is all about.
Arundhati Roy told the story in flashback flash-forward sequences. It keeps you guessing till the end. Her way of characterization is brilliant. Characters you love to hate or hate to love. Description of Kerala is wonderful. Although story I feel is little weak, it is well narrated. The name of book “The God of Small Things” excites you immensely. After finish reading the book although you don’t feel disappointing, you don’t feel satisfied either. At least I felt so.
If I have to rate this book, I will give it 7 out of 10.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Features a velcro closure and a unqiue kind of security through fear that only pointy vinyl teeth can inspire.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
BOOK REVIEW “The White Tiger”
Author: Arvind Adiga
Publisher: Harper Collins
First Published in India: 2008
This is Arvind Adiga’s first book and he already won “The Man Booker Prize” for year 2008. So I was really curious to read this book for some time now. I can see why this book got appreciated in west as it contains everything that interest people of that part of world in India. It has poverty, crime, and call centre. “The white Tiger” is a story of guy who calls himself an entrepreneur, who writes letter to Chinese president visiting India as a representative of Indian Entrepreneurs. So this book is his life story, story of how he becomes entrepreneur and how he reached from poorest part of India to the richest part of India.
He born and brought up in small remote village in Bihar although author did not refer to this state by name, he called it darkness. His father is illiterate riksha puller; but he forced his son to go to school. But eventually after his father demise his grandmother this school is useless when he could earn right away by working in tea stall. But guy was ambitious and he finds his way out to become a driver of landlord of that village. How he come out of darkness to light by moving from his village to Delhi with his master. And then with the help of little crime that is murdering his boss and robbing him he starts of new life in Banglore city of call centre to become successful businessman himself.
The book is really entertaining with dark humor. Book’s tagline is “India is two countries in one: an India of light and an India of darkness”. And that’s what this book is all about. There are two different lifestyles coexist in India one for poor and other for rich. Author has brilliantly described the darkness of poor people’s life contrasting to rich people’s life. This is definitely a Must Read Book. If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.
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