Hello. My name is Himadri, and I’m an argumentative old git.
Well, no, I’m not really – but it’s best to be self-deprecating before someone else deprecates you!
I started this blog in February 2010, shortly after I turned 50, not really knowing what direction it would take. I had a vague idea of writing about books, and sharing my views and opinions on literary matters. And maybe a few other matters as well. What I think I was hoping for was a sort of literary cyber-café, where like-minded people can drop in and discuss literature.
I can, I realise, be opinionated at times, but I do think it a mark of civilised discourse that one may disagree without being disagreeble. Even on the internet!
As for other matters, I am, by profession, an operational research analyst; I live near London with my wife and two teenage children; and what little spare time I have is taken up with reading, listening to music, and, lately, indulging my logorrhoea on this blog.
Please feel free to join in. I look forward to hearing from you.