M H Chalmers’ Walks

This post originally appeared on http://pradx.posterous.com on December 25, 2011. Found the post using the Wayback Machine. While exploring the website of the Geographical Society of India – I found these gems in what is written as the history of the Geographical Society. An English gentleman, M H Chalmers, then an employee of the EastContinue reading “M H Chalmers’ Walks”

Vertical Urbanism

This was originally posted on my blog http://pradx.posterous.com on December 25, 2011. Found this post on the Wayback Machine. For the last few days, I have been hunting for two things – various clubs/hang outs/societies related to Geography and how I can become a professional geographer. In my search, I found out this beauty ofContinue reading “Vertical Urbanism”

Don 2

This article originally appeared on my blog http://lifeofpradeep.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. It was a quick decision made a little after we boarded the company bus heading to Bharuch. We would watch Don 2. The back rows of the cinema hall was booked and the cinema house had taken the opportunity toContinue reading “Don 2”

South of the Border, West of the Sun

This article originally appeared on my blog http://lifeofpradeep.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. Title: South of the Border, West of the Sun Author: Haruki Murakami Translated: Philip Gabriel Publisher: Vintage International ISBN: 978-0-679-76739-8 Pages: 213 Source: K J Choksi Public Library, Bharuch Rating 4/5 I first heard about Murakami’s name in 2008 whileContinue reading “South of the Border, West of the Sun”

A day in Baroda

This article originally appeared on my blog http://lifeofpradeep.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. I have been thinking of visiting the Planetarium at Vadodar/Baroda for the past few weeks. I have either overslept or haven’t been in the mood over the past few Sundays. A power cut early today morning woke me up andContinue reading “A day in Baroda”

The Gemenids

This article originally appeared on my blog http://lifeofpradeep.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. It’s stunning how two streaks across the sky can fill up your heart with so much joy! Standing in my balcony in the cold climes of Bharuch with mosquitoes buzzing around, that was what my heart felt – pure joy.Continue reading “The Gemenids”

An Atlas of Impossible Longing – Anuradha Roy

I read a few pages of the hardbound copy of this book every morning last week. On Saturday, I finished it in a marathon reading session. It was done. I had got back to the habit of reading books, again. I had crept away from the habit citing lack of books as the problem. ThenContinue reading “An Atlas of Impossible Longing – Anuradha Roy”