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The Weirdest Book I Own

The other day, I received an unexpected package from Amazon.  A book that is, without doubt, the weirdest book I own. L’apéritif a.k.a. The Title Did you know that Anthony Bourdain has written a graphic novel?  Neither did I until the postlady delivered it to my doorstep.  Imagine my bemusement […] Read more »

Cover art for Green Day - American Idiot

Uncle and Aunty watch American Idiot

You’ve heard the Green Day album ‘American Idiot’.  High energy, jangly guitars, soaring vocals.  Clear enough lyrics that you can sing along easily, and just grungy enough that you can feel slightly devil-may-care, anti-establishment while doing so. I bring up this specific musical enterprise because we just saw the stage […] Read more »

Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene


Some time ago, I signed up for Twitter (@ManasiMajaama).  Their algorithms suggested my life was a barren wasteland that would be much improved by following @StephenFry.  The algorithms were right.  In one of his tweets, Fry suggested a website where I finally found good tickets for his soldout performance as […] Read more »

Shakuntala in Amar Chitra Katha's Mahabharata

Don’t Read Amar Chitra Katha as an Adult

Sometime last year, I came across a beautiful hardbound box-set of the Mahabharata by Amar Chitra Katha. Obviously, I melted into remembrances of things past.  Misspent youth, neighbourhood kids, gulli-danda, all of that.  Not that I even know what gulli-danda is, mind you, but it sounds more sentimental than Catch-Catch.  […] Read more »

Windows 8 Start Screen on Dual Monitor

Printable Windows 8 Hotkeys Chart

12 essential Windows 8 hotkeys / keyboard shortcuts in a printable chart. I’m trying to get used to the new Windows 8 hotkeys and put together a chart with the more common ones.  Here it is, if you’d like to print a copy out yourself. Download the PDF → The Printable […] Read more »