KDrama Ending Explained: Memories of the Alhambra

One of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history, Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) aired the final episode today. This was my first ever sci-fi drama and it had me on the edge of my seat right from the beginning till the end. Though the scriptwriter (Song Jae-Jung) received a lot …

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Sizzling Crepes with a Cuppa

One of the honest confessions of my love for being a morning person is the happiness of satisfying a voracious apetite with a sumptuous breakfast: a supermeal that energizes and sets the mood for the day. With my Indian roots srongly tied to my food habits, on any given day, I prefer a cooked, super-hot …

KDrama Review: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?

After having watched a serious drama like Memories of the Alhambra and having read a fact intense book like The Tragedy of Islam, the electrodes in my brain seemed to have burnt out. I badly wanted to rewire the circuitry and that was when a friend's suggestion came handy: Hey, have you watched what's wrong with secretary …

Book Review: The Tragedy of Islam

Title – The Tragedy of Islam: Admissions of a Muslim Imam Author – Imam Mohammad Tawhidi Publisher – Reason Books Date of Publishing – December 7, 2018 My Rating – 4/5 (My reading dates – 12/01/2019 to 19/01/2019) This book landed in my hands totally by accident. Thanks to a Goodreads aquaintance. Though I have …

Suttum Vizhi

It was one of those most memorable mornings spent in solitude on the streets of Madikeri where I first listened to this song on my mp3 player, beautifully tuned (in raga Ratipatipriya and Shahana) and rendered by Sikkil C. Gurucharan ji and Anil Srinivasan ji in their album, Maayaa. This song has been haunting me …

Careershift: A Perspective

Last week, I received an email requesting to complete a survey from a doctoral research student in India who is studying the phenomenon of profession change and how it affects people fundamentally. Not until I received this communication I knew that it was an area that attracted research even though I have been reaping fruits …

Book Review: When the Last Lion Roars

Title – When the Last Lion Roars Author – Sara Evans Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Date of Publishing – 2018 My Rating – 4.5/5 (My reading dates – 20/10/2018 to 30/10/2018) It's been a long time since I wrote any book review. Meanwhile, I was binge reading some of Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa's books and …

A Sourdough Morning

One beautiful weekend, I happened to watch a Netflix Original series, Cooked featuring this amazing American author, journalist and activist who is also a professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Michael Pollan. This show is about how we humans as species have regressed in terms of our food habits by …