Crime and Punishment

Air, I need air. That is exactly how I felt when reading the book. This is the third work of Fyodor Dostoevsky that I read. Considered one of his greater works, Crime and Punishment takes you deep into the mind of one of literary world's most fascinating protagonists, Raskolnikov. And all through the reading of... Continue Reading →

A Dostoevskian End to 2014

"Read Russian literature and alienate your friends" This quote that I came across on a T -shirt of a really grumpy looking New York fellow passenger aptly sums my social life of the¬†last two months of 2014. Having purposefully kept¬†myself in the dark about Russian literature I finally gave in and have started bingeing on... Continue Reading →

Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky is a name that is not very easy to pronounce. Unless you happen to be one of those who has read him. Then that name attains a halo. So much so that I tried convincing my visiting mother in law that the pesky squirrel she feeds daily (and grows unruly every day, the... Continue Reading →

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