Tag Archives: shopping


Along with my monthly stock of new books, I ordered two copies of Heroes Die today. I already have a copy, but I figure I’ll keep one as a spare, and one to maybe gift to some nascent bibliophile. Blade of Tyshalle is already sold out (and secondhand copies are selling for upwards of 40US$), […]

Sennheiser 202

My Sennheiser 201 ’phones broke within a year of buying them—I was too rough on the poor things. I got myself a Sennheiser HD 202 instead yesterday—it seems to sound even better and looks a lot more durable.


After painful deliberation, I’ve finally ordered my own digital camera. I’ve ordered it via Amazon, because I love their customer service; and they’re cheap. Amit’s going to receive it in the ’States and carry it to India for me. I decided to get a Panasonic DMC-TZ4. It has an amazing Leica lens that provides 10x […]

New books ordered

Jim Butcher Fool Moon [The Dresden Files 02] Grave Peril [The Dresden Files 03] Summer Knight [The Dresden Files 04] Death Masks [The Dresden Files 05] Neal Stephenson The Confusion [Baroque Cycle 02] The System of the World [Baroque Cycle 03] Caitlin Sweet A Telling of Stars Rob Kutner Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into […]

Amazon rocks

I placed an order for two books (Caine Black Knife and Toll of Hounds) from Amazon.com way back in July. The estimated delivery date was November 20 (these were pre-order items). The first surprise was that I got a discount of $2.80 after my order was placed: Amazon guarantees the lowest price on pre-ordered books, […]


Nikhil had written about Landmark launching its own online store some time back; so I was very eager to check it out. The site seems nice, but the pricing’s off. They always list a higher price than Sify for the same book, and Sify actually sells books via Landmark. Sify doesn’t charge for shipping, but […]


I ordered a couple of books from Abebooks.com on Monday, and they’ve already been shipped from the vendors. Loving the service, no Indian site has been this prompt. Just have to wait out the 20-30 days’ international shipping time now… The books were cheap, including the shipping cost. Am also loving the Dollar’s slump against […]

Recent books—Daryaganj and more

I went to Daryaganj again last Sunday and bought me some new books. Eon by Greg Bear (finished reading) The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (hardcover) Hyperion by Dan Simmons Smith of Wooten Major and Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien (almost done) Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger A Long Way Down by […]


Indiaplaza.in has started spamming me with promotional emails. No more shopping there, unless I get a really great deal.


I bought a WiFi router (Netgear WGR614) the day-before. Wireless-ness feels good.