The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Mikael Blomkvist is a respected journalist in the Swedish circles. But a case involving a businessman turns bitter, when Mikael is unable to defend himself in court and prove the allegations he has penned in his article. With his career sliding down, Mikael has every intention of going into exile and that’s when an intriguing opportunity turns up. Henrik Vanger, an industrialist with a vast business … Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Patient Zero of Internet Shaming

The year – 1998. The headline –  Clinton Accused of Urging Aide to Lie. A seemingly innocuous statement. Politicians after all seem to be surrounded by tales of lies and deceit. But this headline from the Washington Post, was the spark that ignited the scandal that caused the impeachment of a President. What happened to the woman in the tale? People who were surfing the Internet then are … Continue reading Patient Zero of Internet Shaming

A Tramp in Vienna

Well, that’s not what would have immediately come to your mind if you were to think of Adolf Hitler. Seventy years since his death, the very word Hitler continues to remain synonymous with uncontrolled tyranny, unwarranted violence and unjustified racism. But before all the hatred and bitterness in him was invading other nations and wrecking havoc on Jews, there was a time in his life when … Continue reading A Tramp in Vienna

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

**This book review contains spoilers** Plot: Honor Harris is a strong heroine, one of a rare quality. She makes an early enemy of her sister-in-law Gartred Grenvile, and would have been destined to always stand in opposition to the Grenviles, had it not been her fate to fall in love with Gartred’s brother Richard, at the age of eighteen. Young and carefree, Honor has many … Continue reading The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier