• Family
  • Notes for my children: 33

    Dear Zoya and Veer, When it comes to taking a decision from the head or the heart, choose the heart. The head will catch up with the heart anyways. Love, Dad

    By Arun Verma April 24, 2015 Leave a comment
  • Family
  • Notes for my children: 32

    Dear Zoya and Veer,   Breaking rules is what makes life worth living. But always remember, before you break the rules, know the rules. Otherwise you’re just a rebel without a cause. [ Not that there’s anything wrong with being that, once in a while 😉 ]   Love, Dad  

    By Arun Verma April 24, 2015 Leave a comment
  • Authors
  • The Books I Read In 2014

    There have been better years in terms of the amount of reading I have managed along with my other pursuits. In 2014, I challenged myself to five books a month, 60 books for the year and eventually managed to read just 50. Not a bad number but way below the 83 I had read in […]

    By Arun Verma February 20, 2015 Leave a comment
  • Family
  • Notes to my children: 31

    Dear Zoya and Veer, More important than talent is passion. Find that one thing in life that totally consumes you. Every bit, every being of you. Love Dad

    By Arun Verma February 20, 2015 Leave a comment
  • Authors
  • The Books I Read In 2013

    Having read 50 books in 2012, I upped the ante this year. I still have about 200 pages to go of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and doubt that I’ll be able to finish it before 2014 steps in. So here is my list of books read in 2013. 83 in all – one book […]

    By Arun Verma January 9, 2014 1 Comment
  • Family
  • Notes to my children: 27

    Dear Zoya and Veer, Your journey in life will be different from someone else’s. Don’t ever compare. It’s a journey, not a competition. Love. Dad  

    By Arun Verma August 21, 2013 Leave a comment
  • Family
  • Notes to my children: 26

    Dear Zoya and Veer, Turn off the TV. Hang up the phone. Put down that book. Give someone ten minutes of your undivided attention, atleast once a day. Love, Dad

    By Arun Verma August 21, 2013 Leave a comment
  • Authors
  • Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writing

    Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later became one of America’s foremost crime writers, died on the 20th of August 2013. He was 87. His researcher, Gregg Sutter, said Leonard died from complications from a stroke he suffered a few weeks ago. Leonard won an honorary National Book Award in 2012. His more than 40 […]

    By Arun Verma August 21, 2013 Leave a comment