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Book Review / Notes on Literature: Brief Thoughts on “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”

Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel that’s easy to like, even love. This is due in large part to the hypnotic narrative voice of Changez, its first person narrator-protagonist. The novel is set up as an apparently casual … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies: Omohide Poroporo: When Memories Came Tumbling Down!

I gushed over Hayao Miyazaki’s Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro) and Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky) when I first watched them as an eight year old in Chiba, Japan. It was the era of video tapes … Continue reading

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