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Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Year That Was 

A rambling discursive and wholly subjective view (having attempted and failed to get any sort of desciption going )

Best Books Read in 2006

1) On Beauty-Zadie Smith
2) Never Let Me Go-Kazuo Ishiguro
3) The Hungry Tide-Amitav Ghosh
4) Red- Irwin Allan Sealy
5) The Kite Runner-Khaled Hossaini
6) Cuckold-Kiran Nagarkar
7) Memories of My Melancholy Whores-G G Marquez
8) Taj-Timeri Murari
9) The Master-Colm Toibin
10) The Master of Petersburg- J M Coetzee
11) The Gin Drinkers-Sagarika Ghose
12) Sun after Dark-Pico Iyer

Worst Reads of 2006

1) Ludmila's Broken English- DBC Pierre
2) Panchatantra:Parables for the 21st century-Gautam Bhatia
3) Bookless in Baghdad-Shashi Tharoor
4) Kanthapura-Raja Rao
5) Fury-Salman Rushdie
6) The Lemon Table-Julian Barnes
Films Liked in 2006

1) Sehar-(Dir. Kabeer Kaushik)
2) Gosford Park
3) Rang de Basanti
4) Khosla ka Ghosla-(Dir. Dibakar Banerjee)
5) Dhoop-( Dir. Ashwini Chaudhary)
6) Shark Tale
7) Gangster-( Dir. Anurag Basu)
8) Pyaar ke Side Effects
9) Taxi No. 9211
10) Woh Lamhe

Films Disliked in 2006

1) Corporate
2) Chingaari
3) Don
4) Bluffmaster
5) Dhoom 2
6) Krrrrrish
7) Phir hera pheri
8) Zindaggi Rrrocks

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