Summit by Harry Farthing | Book review on From The Corner Table

Book Review: Summit, by Harry Farthing

Written by Harry Farthing |Published January 2014 |Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery A gripping tale, told tightly from beginning to end, without any relief or deviation. The author’s writing style is grim, almost martial in its speed. I’ve always been fascinated by the upper reaches of the Himalayas. To me, they are placed on Earth to remind us that we are…

FTCT Catches up with... recommendations for books/movies

#Issue1 – Catching up…

I want to, but I can’t write off 2020 yet. After all, August was the month when I found myself hobbling back to reading for fun and giving the concept of ‘binge watching’ another shot! This is something I may have mentioned before and perhaps will repeat in the near future. Because you’ll be the one taken for a ride…

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Things to remember when you plan a blog

A blogger need not be a ‘writer’ or an ‘expert’. Because while people do like to know what an expert has to say, a first-hand encounter or experience shared by someone they identify with is more credible. That said, blogging regularly and over a period of time is a step towards becoming a better writer and more knowledgeable about the…

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Spicy Toor Dal

My computer is like a labyrinth, an intricate and complex set of things where I keep losing documents. Only to recover them after weeks or in some cases, months. This recipe and photographs are an example! It was part of a ‘dal series’ I’d planned to post on the blog and it had been kept ready sometime in April –…

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Tips to make journaling helpful & fun

When we think about ‘journal’ or ‘journaling’, most of us think about those hefty biology/physics/chemistry journals we laboured over as schoolkids or writing a daily ‘diary’. The task of writing a daily diary or even writing a diary may seem tedious at a time when we seem to be more stressed than ever! But have you ever thought there may…

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Hacks to make phone photography a breeze

We live in a visual world. Look at your social media accounts and you’ll realise they are pictorial journals – especially about food and travel. But with the pandemic curtailing movement, the reservoir of places and foods that can be photographed seems to have dried up. Or perhaps not. The lockdown has seen several of us pick up older passions…

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Memories of a first foreign trip

A few days ago, while going through my inbox to delete unwanted mails, I found a note sent by a friend. Mailed in May 2019, this note was an account of his eventful (and harrowing!) overseas trip in April 2019. It brought back memories of my own first foreign trip to Thailand – I accompanied my elder sister to spend…

Scottish Highlands, from the corner table, #fromthecornertable

Winding through the Isle of Skye #2

In times of the pandemic, the Scottish Highlands have been in the limelight for… well, locals testing positive. And a while ago, there were news reports about an increasingly large number of people opting to live closer to Edinburgh rather than commute daily from far-flung corners of the Highlands. A rather obvious decision, isn’t it? And back in the day…

Neist Point, fromthecornertable

Winding through the Isle of Skye #1

It had been a cold winter in Ahmedabad, the winter of 2018, the minimum temperature hovering between 10°C-16°C. Huddled at my desk, feet tucked in thick socks, I shivered and bemoaned the ruthless cold over a telephone conversation with my best friend. Imagine my indignation when she burst into laughter rather than express sympathy over my frozen toes! “Rapti, if…

Buchanan Street in Glasgow, #fromthecornertable

Grit+Glamour+Culture = Glasgow

On March 6, 1989, a 44 year old and his colleagues boarded a British Railway train at the Edinburgh Waverley railway station. The group of six men – all town planners from developing cities of India – was headed to Glasgow as part of a government initiative facilitating knowledge exchange. Among them was my father who returned thrilled with the…