Hariharan S.

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India / Seattle, WA, US
Birthday: Jan. 18
In My Own Words:
Here I go...
My reading is inclined towards travelogues, international politics and history.
I watch classics and slow-paced, brooding movies. French movies, oh! I love them... Paris! I will be there on Pont Neuf one day.
Crazy about sports, an avid follower of any tennis match, Formula One and cricket.

Interested in cultivating penpals or e-pals from all parts of the world. Want to know ab… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 640,028 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tib&hellip
4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful travelogue, Oct. 23 2001
A delightful travelogue.
Travel writing is not about places, it is about the people you meet on the way and there. From Heaven Lake is a beautiful piece of work that sense. It surely deserves praise and read.
True, the eloquence, clarity and craft which Vikram Seth displays in his magnum opus 'A Suitable Boy' are missing, but then this is one of his earlier works. Still one can see his keen observation and description skills here. The troubles that a foreigner encounters to get permission to visit places in the interior and western China are very well documented. He finds fault only with the system and not with the people. Seth describes the warmth with which common people treated… Read more
Double Life of Veronique [Import]
Surreal and too beautiful.
To say this is 'one of the most beautiful movies and Kieslowski is a genius' is stating the obvious. It is a dream and ... who else to dream about, other than the beautiful Irene Jacob!
Irene herself is a dream in this movie as she portrays two gifted look-alike musicians, sharing the names Veronique (in France) and Weronika (in Poland). They share the same ill-health, destiny and sadness. And they share an unknown effect on each other's life, despite being worlds apart. The inexplicable depression that Veronique feels when Weronika dies while performing on a stage, makes you ponder 'whether in my life I too wasn't depressed for some or other… Read more
Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Opportunity Wasted, Oct. 22 2001
A great opportunity wasted.
This is my first Theroux. I am envious for he had the opportunity to travel all around the world that too in train. But, I am disappointed to see such a piece of work from one of the famous names in travel writing. As an Indian, I know how interesting a long train journey is. You meet people from a cross-section of society, of different background, professions, lifestyle, religions, languages, habits and hopes. The author is satisfied with watching the mannerisms of people than understanding a bit of these.
I find him to be a racist. Also, why does he mention about prostitutes so much, that too in a train journey? Rather than enjoying a trip of such… Read more