Vivek Tejuja

"vivekian"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: mumbai, maharashtra, india
Birthday: Aug. 25
In My Own Words:
...hi this is me who loves reading....guess thats what i am.....a voracious reader. apart from reading i love trekking, watching Ally McBeal, watching lootts and lotts of old movies, relaxing, cooking and dreaming of the non-existant one...
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 496,904 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales to cherish..., March 26 2004
I just finished a marvellous book titled, "Interpreter Of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri and its truly a world-class book. It's a collection of Nine Stories - each speaking of Isolation, Loneliness, Love - sometimes unrequited, Desparation and Above all - the feeling of being home. It was no surprise that Ms. Lahiri won a Pulitzer Prize in the year 2000 for this book and she deserved it to the hilt!
Let's try and look at each story from a bird-eye's view without giving away too much:
I started the book with the Second Story "When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine" - This story as I would like to derive revolves around Mr. Pirzada who comes to dine and know this Indian Family living in Boston… Read more
Charlottes Web by E B White
Charlottes Web by E B White
Charlotte's Web - the first time I laid my eyes on this book was on an old dusty bookshelf in an old long forgotten lane of Bombay and I did not intend picking it up - till the book called out to me and demanded to be read. It demanded that I pick it up and I did.
Having said that, I have no regrets reading this one - though meant for kids and pre-teens who said a twenty-three year old cannot discover the child in him? Reading Charlotte's Web was discovering the child in me. The child I thought had long disappeared from my life...
What is Charlotte's Web all about? To put it plainly...its only about a Spider and a Pig. Or is it? There is more to it. It is about Wilbur - a pig who… Read more
Sula Oprah Number 36 by Toni Morrison
Sula Oprah Number 36 by Toni Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a 10-Star book!!, Dec 11 2003
Sula was a re-read for me and it was awesome! It was like tasting your favorite ice-cream sundae all over again. Letting the familiar flavors and fragrances wash all over you while the taste sinks on your taste buds and remains there forever. Sula is like that sundae with loads of nuts and various toppings of regret, friendship, love, betrayal and above all redemption. What made this book even more better was the fact that all the loose ends that were left untied the last time I read it, were complete and made all sense to me this time round.
"Sula" is a world in itself. A world defined by loss and womanhood. A world that is not restricted to Bottom - it could be anywhere and could… Read more