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Vivek Sharma
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On most days, Dr. Vivek Sharma is a scientist/ engineer/ professor, engaged in soft matter research full-time. Vivek is a published poet, and in a parallel universe, exists as a writer who earns his keep through science.
On most days, Dr. Vivek Sharma is a scientist/ engineer/ professor, engaged in soft matter research full-time. Vivek is a published poet, and in a parallel universe, exists as a writer who earns his keep through science.

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Bahut din beetay... (बहुत दिन बीते...)
बहुत दिन बीते… कुछ ख़ास कहा लिखा नहीं । एक ढर्रा है जिंदगी, रोज़मर्रा एक आदत है, और वक्त है किसी नदी सा, बस बहे जाता है, बहे  हैं । इस भाग-दौड़ की दुनिया में कोई बैठ कर क्यों लिखे, कोई किसी का लिखा क्यों पढ़े? और पढ़े भी तो हिंदी में लिखा कौन पढ़े? यूँ सरपट दौड़ते...

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Twenty-first Century Buddha
In this century of misquoted Buddha his statues walk into Las Vegas bars and stare at the bodies abandoning their worldly disguises. Award winning poets admit spirituality into their poems by pronouncing his name. Smiling or sulking, in bronze or wood, Budd...

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Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor takes you on an elegiac journey,
introducing you to complex personal histories and tragedies. Set in
northern Kenyan's dust, darkness and daylight, this novel is a memoir of
lives transformed by tribal and political conflict...

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An Olympian Heart
After he turned thirty, without a breakthrough or a clue to a Nobel-worthy scientific discovery, without a bestseller book, a Booker or a Pulitzer, without even a proper job, with uncertainty as his daily wake-up call and nightmare, he began to respect the ...

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Books read in 2014
Read in 2014 (99 = 62 + 37; NF 21)  FICTION IN  ENGLISH TRANSLATION --  (0): NOVEL / FICTION IN ENGLISH (2): (Home by Toni Morrison) , ( Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor ), . ENGLISH
POETRY (0): . Hindi / Urdu / Punjabi (0+1+0) :  Javidnama by Mohammad Iqbal ...

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Book Review: Jospeh Anton by Salman Rushdie
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie is a memoir of his alias-being, a
shadow-identity that allowed the author to exist in spite of threats,
insults, stress and the fatwa that followed the publication of The
Satanic Verses. Shadows are two-dimensional, and the...

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"Do I, we, westernize desi sentiments, when we write in English?
Do we, our longings, appear bastardized or contrite in English?"

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Published first in Reading Hour, July 2012 issue
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