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The Complete Stories
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Invisible Cities
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Julian Barnes's disclaimer on life stories:

''How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but mainly to ourselves.'' Julian Barnes

I grew up mainly in Madras, India (a.k.a. Chennai) but also lived at a bunch of other places during my childhood of which I remember Mumbai and Dubai the best. I withdrew into the jungles in the heart of Madras circa 2007 for 4 years of deep introspection before emerging Fourier-transformed and taking the grad school plunge.

Things I have been into for a long time now: books, debate, racquet sports, watching tennis, coffee, old rock music, languages, history, sitcoms and podcasts.

Things I am learning/newly getting into: playing tennis, swimming, jazz, blues and classical music.


''Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.'' Jorge Luis Borges

Check out what I'm currently reading in the widget in the sidebar on the left, and books I recently enjoyed in the montage below.

Books I recently read and liked

The God of Small Things
Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Pride and Prejudice
Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings
Infinite Jest
India: A History
If on a winter's night a traveler
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
The Brothers Karamazov
The Great Gatsby
The Old Man and the Sea
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Three Men in a Boat
The Color of Magic
Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories
White Teeth
Funes, His Memory
The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote

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