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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hari Menon

Articles by Hari Menon

Boarding Now

Boarding Now

Apr 04, 2011 Hari Menon

The jacket image screams, “children’s section!” but the book itself will delight young adults

Be A Constant Gardener

Be A Constant Gardener

Jan 24, 2011 Hari Menon

Hard focus and breezy persistence can win any woman

Bala Takes The Plunge

Bala Takes The Plunge

Oct 04, 2010 Hari Menon

Reads exactly as if a mildly amusing set of blog posts has been stretched way beyond their capacity to...

The Sad Acres

The Sad Acres

Apr 26, 2010 Hari Menon

It will entertain you as it charts the many weirdnesses of urban India. But not often enough to recommend...

Dork Tales

Dork Tales

Feb 22, 2010 Hari Menon

Nothing else skewers corporate India’s assorted sillinesses so accurately. Or so funnily.

Whistle Stops

Whistle Stops

Nov 09, 2009 Hari Menon

Can’t quite pull off the trick of stripping small-town India’s facade of apparent mundaneness to find...

All Surface

All Surface

Sep 28, 2009 Hari Menon

A superficially clever work by a bright author with much better work in store.

Droll Connect

Droll Connect

Sep 22, 2008 Hari Menon

This entertaining debut novel works not as a cricketing tale but as an entirely enjoyable romantic comedy

How The Supermarket Racks Were Won

How The Supermarket Racks Were Won

Jun 02, 2008 Hari Menon

Chetan Bhagat's latest shows the first stirrings of maturity, but the gruel is thin enough

Gobbledygook

Gobbledygook

Mar 10, 2008 Hari Menon

Why do corporate types assume the tedious details of selling confectionery or detergent are as deeply...

On Manhood

On Manhood

May 07, 2007 Hari Menon

A timely book that deserves to succeed and help establish the ground rules for understanding masculinity in...

Hallowed Portrait

Hallowed Portrait

Mar 19, 2007 Hari Menon

More than just an IIT memoir—a sensitive coming-of-age account. Lovely set pieces, but no central character...

Prada, She Wears Not

Prada, She Wears Not

Jan 29, 2007 Hari Menon

Drifts somewhere between bullet-pointed advisory and explanatory verbiage

Rider Of The Surf

Rider Of The Surf

Dec 11, 2006 Hari Menon

Much like other IIM-lit, wastes early chapters in alarmingly self-congratulatory appraisal of the IIM grad

The Cat Who Missed The Cream

The Cat Who Missed The Cream

Jun 12, 2006 Hari Menon

Wish she had brought her claws out. Instead the lady's intellectual baggage weighs her book down.

Inner Psyche

Inner Psyche

May 15, 2006 Hari Menon

Succeeds as an account, both of a candid quest for true love and of a world that seems removed from the...

Being Mumbai

Being Mumbai

Apr 10, 2006 Hari Menon

With a little help, the city can be the next Hong Kong

Nasal Passage

Nasal Passage

Apr 07, 2006 Hari Menon

My midget-muzzled Madrasi submission to snouty Delhi: "You're bearable, even great fun. As long as I can cock...

By The Wag Of A Tale

By The Wag Of A Tale

Mar 27, 2006 Hari Menon

A lesser writer would have succumbed to tear-jerking, but Grogan holds the humour and tells the story simply.

The Noun That Became A Verb

The Noun That Became A Verb

Jan 23, 2006 Hari Menon

A fascinating insight into one of the world's most unusual and influential companies as it turns from being...