...thought of sitting down and reading Reading Hour today.
Food,sex,love just gave me goose bumps. I hope the lady had the baby...
The Better Thief, actually analyzes the thoughts of a thief, wow! How ingenious! And what an unexpected ending!
The story of Angulimala makes one think how one action can spurt something which one may not imagine when doing that action.
Experiences of natural farming where Harish talks about not filling up the pot completely with soil and putting organic waste, I remembered how I used to put the left overs from the vegetables( I had cut like part of cabbages and other vegetables while cooking) into the pots and I used to wonder if I was being silly!
A Name is Everything is a very touching poem.
The poem Listening made me think - so true.
The history of credit cards was amazing to read!
I managed to get all the issues of "Reading Hour" from Jan-Feb 2011 to the latest issue
and have read all the issues.It was a wonderful experience.
I request you to caption the photos that are published along with the short travelogues.
I would have been happy to see a photo of Ruskin Bond's house.
... Am eagerly waiting for the next issue.
Enjoyed the last issue, especially the power of "Obstinacy" and the emotion of "Food, Sex, Love", plus the stunning photographs of Mussoorie.~Padma November 23 2012
The stories are good and one of them Mirage is rather bold! The one about the old father, Kabutar ka Kinara is very relevant.~Abha November 23 2012
Congratulations on another delightful issue of Reading Hour. My personal favorite was Kabuthar ka Kinara: enjoyed the simple, sensitive narration- lovely story! My best to the writer!~Rama, USA November 22 2012
Fabulous is the word for the cover of Sep-Oct issue. Satish Kumar is truly gifted. Sheela Indra's 'pindol wali' was humour evoking. Fiction by Veena Prasad, Rama Shivkumar and Chandni Singh appealed to me, so also, Bhaadvya and Phalgun shet's exchange.~Smitha, delhi October 09 2012
I read through your magazine after finding mention of it in The Hindu. Congratulations on a wonderful effort!~Usha, October 08 2012
Thanks for an interesting issue which came earlier than expected but was a pleasant arrival as it was the Onam day. Then, after viewing the list of contents, I decided to read Sharath Komarraju first but could not turn the pages on Rama Shivakumar’s piece without glancing at passages. So I ended up reading that lovely story first. Was rewarding. Sharath was also entertaining as usual and I couldn’t resist comparing the ending with Rajnikanth’s Enthiran the Robot.
Besides the fiction both the essays and the first person were enjoyable... the pictures from the Masai were spellbinding. Finally the Last Page with the postmodernism of the medieval Kabir striking an unusual dialectic left me bewildered at the philosophy.
Good show and keep it up.~Sastry, Bangalore September 04 2012
RH, quick note to tell you I enjoyed Niels Hav's poems in this month's issue very very much.~Arjun August 31 2012