When I first started reading it I did not realize where the story was heading. But with time things became interesting and I was totally absorbed. The author has blended history and fiction in a brilliant fashion with a nice touch of humor. A must read for history lovers.
One of the finest novels I have ever read. The author was brilliant in narrating a story of mundane life on a destroyer amidst the action packed pacific during the second world war which despite the lack of any heroism [as one might expect on a novel based on second world war] kept me hooked… Continue reading The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
"I discovered that my obsession for having each thing in the right place, each subject at the right time, each word in the right style, was not the well-deserved reward of an ordered mind but just the opposite: a complete system of pretense invented by me to hide the disorder of my nature. I discovered… Continue reading Discovery
My life has been full of unforeseen events and my eventual career choice was no different. When I was very young I wanted to be a pilot. I don't know why exactly I wanted to be a pilot but I was quite fascinated by the idea of traveling from one country to another as part… Continue reading An academic’s journey – 01
যখন আমার জীবন নিয়ে লিখতে বসলাম তখন প্রথম যে ভাবনাটা মাথায় এলো তা হল লিখাটার structure কেমন হবে। যদিও সুনীলের বা khuswant singh এর আত্মজীবনী পড়েই প্রথম আমার নিজেকে নিয়ে লিখবার বাসনা তারপরেও ওনাদের মতন করে লিখাটা আমার শোভা পায় না। আমি ওনাদের মতো বর্ণিল জীবন যাপন করিনি, আর ওনাদের যশ বা খ্যাতির তুলনায় আমি… Continue reading Crossing the millennium – my story – 01
"I may yet go through anguish in hell for my sin. But if I had to live that time again I would do the same, to end Margery's ordeal. I preferred to suffer myself than to know that her agony continued. Her well-being was more important to me than my own. I have learned, during… Continue reading Meaning of Love