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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

This book was recommended by my friend Axinia. Siddhartha is a German novel written by the Nobel Prize winning writer Hermann Hesse. The German-turned-Swiss author’s book was first published in 1922. Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha . . . I read the … Continue reading

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The expansionist meme

Axinia tagged me for this meme. I don’t like doing memes, but I have decided to do it as I don’t want to disappoint her. I’m not tagging anyone, though. One religious work from a non-familiar tradition you’ll read: I … Continue reading

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A chapter on superstar Rajinikanth in school textbooks!

Rajinikanth (Tamil: ரஜினிகாந்த், Kannada: ರಜನೀಕಾಂತ್, Marathi : रजनीकांत, Telugu: రజినీకాంత్), one of the most influential and bankable film stars in the Indian movie industry and the person who is synonymous with the title superstar, now features in an English textbook … Continue reading

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