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Bala Subramaniam

The word essay means an "effort to understand something" - which is why I write essays.

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The Golden Globe for RRR – a movie I struggled to sit through, and a few thoughts on the craze for International recognition.

January 16, 2023

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Part three of the essay on Evolution – “Origins” the book, its style, and impact.

November 25, 2022

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Hallie Rubenhold’s book “The five” – a brilliant resurrection of the lives, dignity, and social milieu of the five women who were the victims of Jack, the ripper ( 1888)

November 13, 2022

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Part two of the essay on Evolution – Darwin’s journey – the man, his endeavor, and the book that changed the understanding of life)

November 06, 2022

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Samanth Subramanian’s beautifully crafted book ” This divided Island” on the thirty years of civil war in Srilanka, its origins, and the aftermath.

October 24, 2022

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The greatness of Rajaraja Cholan a.k.a Ponniyin selvan, Kalki’s epic novel, and Maniratnam’s film adaptation.

October 06, 2022

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Babette’s feast – a book, a movie, a cultural archetype, and a deep meditation on the therapeutic significance of the culinary art

October 02, 2022

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The genius of Hilary Mantel ( 1952 – 2022)

September 25, 2022

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Roger Federer – A magical sportsman hangs his boots.

September 17, 2022

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Queen Elizabeth II – A life lived with grace, dignity, and poise in the service of her constitutional role.

September 10, 2022

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Delhi Crime – Season 2 – a worthy successor to Season one. A police procedural that can stand alongside the best productions in the genre.

September 03, 2022

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The art of David McCullough ( 1933 – 2022) – a splendid historian, a towering intellectual, and a consummate stylist of the language

August 13, 2022

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The rise in domestic violence, and Darlings – a dark comedy based on domestic abuse.

August 07, 2022

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