History, Fashion and Interesting Research

16 Sep

I decided to take a personal break at lunch today (before a big partner meet) and browse the book store (they had a 3 for 2 offer I didn’t want to miss). Here’s what I got:

  • Desperate in Dubai: I’ve followed this writer’s blog for a while and decided to see how that story ends (she actually got a book offer based on her blog!). Plus anything with Dubai can hook me, it’s too much a part of who I am, the good and the bad
  • Freakonomics: I don’t have my own copy and end up reading bits and pieces from my brother’s whenever I visit. It’s very entertaining and insightful at the same time and a book I can keep referring to
  • The First Floods: This is the first part of a series on the Chola Kings of South India. It was originally written in Tamil as a series in a magazine and has now been consolidated into a book and translated into English. It’s got drama, intrigue, romance, mystery and action
  • Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazar
  • The Tudors: DVDs of partΒ 1 to 3 of the T.V. series

According to most psychologists and detective novels you can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their shopping basket. I feel like mine says – loves the Middle East, history, fun research and girlie stuff – which is kind of right, however, misses out on my love of art and the fact that I’m quite a tomboy at heart.

What books, magazines and DVDs have you bought lately? What does you book basket say about you?


Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Defining Me, The Real Me


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8 responses to “History, Fashion and Interesting Research

  1. Sanjana

    October 5, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I bought Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island and Toujours Provence.
    I guess that means I like traveling. Which is kind of a given if you know ANYthing abt me! πŸ˜›

    • nmaha

      October 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Hahaha….I didn’t really need your shopping list for that πŸ™‚

  2. Kusum Rohra

    September 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Ouch I lost my earlier comment on this post 😦 Anyways I wrote that this is a interesting co-incidence, I was just filling up my shopping cart on flipcart I have some 20-25 books right now and they are on:

    1 Travel : Lanka and Bhutan, as I told you earlier we are going to Lanka in December and after that we plan to take a road trip through Bhutan with another couple πŸ™‚

    2. Food: I am ordering Arabian and Sindhi cookbook πŸ™‚

    3. History: My grandparents came to India during the partition as they were Hindu Sindhis. There is a lot I don’t know as unfortunately I lost my grandparents at a young age, so I thought it would be a good idea to get some books on life for Sindhis after the partition πŸ™‚

    4.Advertisement: Couple of books on this for my brother.

    5. TV related: My husband grew up in Kuwait and so hasn’t seen Malgudi days, so buying the entire set for him πŸ™‚ and I love the movie Jaane bhi do yaaron, and a blogger Jai Arjun recently wrote a book on this, so getting that.

    Phew! Am still not done πŸ™‚ but these are the general categories my books fall under.

    • nmaha

      September 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Hmmm….k let me try analysing that:
      – You love travel and good food (that was easy)
      – Your family history is important to you (you practically stated that)
      – You like to play big sister even today (Sherlock or not?!)
      – You had a great childhood and want to share the best bits with people close to you πŸ™‚

      • Kusum Rohra

        September 29, 2011 at 6:44 am

        One round of applause for you! You were right on all accounts πŸ™‚

      • nmaha

        September 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

        Yay! πŸ™‚

  3. nmaha

    September 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Hi there RS. Nice to see you here.

  4. RS

    September 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by at my space. Interesting space you have. Am going back and catching up on all your older posts πŸ™‚


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