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My favourite quotes from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A few months ago, I wrote a post on my favourite and funny quotes from Murderbot Diaries . It's my favourite Sci-Fi series right now. I'm currently reading the sixth book in the series, Fugitive Telemetry .  I just love Murderbot and Marvin. Both of them are the reason why Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Murderbot Diaries are so popular. I still wish I can go back to the first time I read this series. Douglas Adams is a genius when it comes to humour.  Anyway, I've already written a post on quotes from Murderbot Diaries here , in case you want to check it out. Now, I want to share some of my favourite quotes from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in this post. 1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1. “You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."

Book series similar to Agatha Christie's novels

  I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie and love her books. Even the ones that are less entertaining. She will always be my favourite crime books author. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was a masterpiece and it's my favourite book from the series.  I've read several books of hers, which include And Then There were none, The Murder at the Orient Express, Cards at the table, The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, ABC Murders, and I'm yet to read so many good books of the series. Especially ones that include our favourite Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. We can never have enough of these two. My top three books were : 1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 2. ABC Murders 3. The Murder at the Orient Express Now, I have always wondered, are there any other crime fiction authors like Agatha Christie?  If yes, there must be a masterpiece like the Murder of Roger Ackroyd too. So, I packed my bag, took some clothes and food and went on a journey to find these diamonds. I trouped, travelled, was

A ride to Egypt with Amelia Peabody

When you think of Egypt, what's the first thought that comes to your mind?  Pyramids? Egypt's famous for pyramids. The country has lots of them.  Mummies? Of course. With great pyramids comes scary mummies. They were terrifying in 'The Mummy' movies we watched in our childhood. The popular TV series Hatim also had a plot exploring a similar story.  The Pyramids and tombs of Egypt are fascinating. Centuries-old tombs of kings and their beautiful wives, having their reliefs on the walls of the chambers. It makes you wonder about their life, their beliefs, and their rituals. The tombs are also decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology.  There's so much to know about Egyptian mythology and their old culture. A simple search on the web will give you a vast amount of information that will be enough to keep you occupied for years. But the best way to learn about them is through a story. A story told by a writer who has a Ph.D. in Egyptology. A writer so popular that th

Ram Chandra Series book 4 release date : UPDATES - Amish Tripathi

Update After 3 years of waiting, the latest book of the Ram Chandra series, ' War of Lanka ' is now out. It was released on 3 October, 2022. It is a massive 500 pages long book. Going by the cover and the number of pages it's giving the Oath of Vayuputra vibes for sure. It's going to be a hell of a ride and I'm sure it'll be worth the wait and patience. You can check it out and order it on Amazon using the link below. R am Chandra series is an ongoing mythological-fiction series by Amish Tripathi about the life of Lord Ram, Lady Sita, and Raavan. Three books have been released as of now. The first book Scion of Ikshvaku  was released in June 2015. The second book Sita: Warrior of Mithila  was released in May 2017. And the third book Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta   was released in July 2019. Amish is currently working on the fourth book of the series, tentatively titled ' The War of Lanka '.  Amish currently stays in London an

My experience at Dakshana Foundation - JNV Pune (2013-15)

 Today morning, I received a package. A package that I didn't expect. I hadn't ordered any books in the last 7-10 days. So naturally, I was intrigued to find out who had sent it.  To my surprise, it was from Dakshana Foundation.  Every year, Dakshana scholars (current and past) receive a gift from Dakshana in December, wishing them a Merry Christmas. It includes a t-shirt, a gift card that has a message from Mohnish Pabrai (Founder of Dakshana), and a yearly report of the organization. If it isn't at Christmas, they send it later in January to wish Happy New Year. Let me just post the pictures for you. I think I must have received 7-8 gifts by now, from 2014 to 2021. Okay, let me just check how many Christmas and New Year cards I have at home. It will only take few minutes... So, that took an hour. But I found some. These are from the years 2015, 2017, and 2018. I was planning on writing a post on the Dakshana foundation for a while now since there isn't much informatio

Wrath of the Hellfires Book Review - Vikramaditya Veergatha #4

 Years ago, back in 2015, I saw a beautiful cover of the book ' The Guardians of the Halahala ' while I was browsing on amazon for Indian mythology books. At that time I was still new to this genre. I had recently finished reading Shiva Trilogy by Amish and loved it so much that I wanted to read more and more books like this.  The recent editions of 'The Guardians of the Halahala' is different than what it used to be before. But I liked the first one, depicting Vishada's dagger in blue colour and purple background. It instantly attracts attention, prompting anyone to read the book or find out what it's about. After a month of putting it in my cart, I bought the book.  In my childhood, I used to read a lot of books in Gujarati, about Vikramaditya. That includes Betaal Pachhisi, Singhasan Battisi, and individual stories of King Vikramaditya's adventures. I think I read around 40-50 such books. I still remember a lot of them and I've told them numerous