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  • This is GOOD! I have missed the actions of the society for a long time. Great to see so much has happened in that time. Finally the blog we have talked for years is out. Kudos to all who worked behind this. I daresay the blog looks great ! --Anand On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 10:24 AM, wrote: > Thank you for writing the article! > > Sent on my BlackBerryĹ˝ from Vodafone...
    Anand B Pillai Jun 3, 2013
  • Hi friends, It has been a while since I posted to the list. Happened to find this link while reading about Goethe on the several literary references in the canon and thought I would share it. http://www.trussel.com/detfic/friedlit.htm -- Regards, --Anand [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Anand Balachandran Pillai May 4, 2012
  • On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM, sumalsn wrote: > Dear Holmesians, > I came across this site , created by this remarkable man , sadly no longer > with us. It talks about mystery fiction as a genre and deals exhaustively on > Sherlock Holmes.The link I am placing here is that of SH, > http://www.mysterylist.com/holmes.html > The correct link seems to be http://www.mysterylist.com...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Sep 4, 2011
  • On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM, sumalsn wrote: > Dear Holmesians, > The Sherlock Holmes Society of London,will reach Oxford on Sep 24 to > celebrate a literary centenary of the lecture given by Ronald Knox ,in 1911 > which triggered of interest in Canonical studies. > http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/9217172.Sherlock_Holmes_celebration/ > Brings back to mind some discussions...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Sep 4, 2011
  • On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM, tim symonds wrote: > I wonder if ACD had in mind a further adventure for Holmes and Watson > investigating something 'dark' in the Mormon community - his publisher may > have pointed out the importance of the American market. > > > Whatever the reason was, it is one of my favorite "background" stories in the Canon. It is pretty well-written and...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Aug 19, 2011
  • On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:03 PM, sajan venniyoor wrote: > According to the wikipedia entry on Anti-Mormonism, "Later in his career, > Conan Doyle apologized to the Mormons for his lurid account of them as > being > steeped in kidnapping, murder and enslavement. [...] and in later writings > he presented Mormons in a very positive light." > > Evidently, it wasn't just their polygamy...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Aug 19, 2011
  • On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM, yogesh jog wrote: > ha ha ,Sumalsn that seems very much probable, Jeff Katz(has started another > topic in reply) mentions description of clothing, but reading between those > lines will need a real strong spirit ;) . > > Anyway further in article, mention of homosexual soldier, I'm sure its > Watson Mr Shrinivasan intends to point at, or am I...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Aug 8, 2011
  • Very intriguing plot - no wonder this will make for a great story if written well. Regarding "Afghan" and "Cobra", being a great fan of Forsyth, I was left quite disappointed by the lack of finesse and detail in these stories when compared to his past work. There are a series of totally unbelievable episodes in "Afghan" - the premise is improbably but Forsyth had the knack of...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai May 10, 2011
  • On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Noufal Ibrahim wrote: > On Thu, Jan 20 2011, tim symonds wrote: > > > Why doesn't the Sherlock Holmes Society of India compose a new Sherlock > > Holmes? Maybe Bollywood would be interested. Some years ago, in > America, a > > successful novel was written by 6 people, one person writing the first > > chapter, followed by the next person writing the...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Jan 22, 2011
  • On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Noufal Ibrahim wrote: > On Tue, Jan 11 2011, sumalsn wrote: > > > Dear Tim sir and Holmesians, That is quite interesting. Such skills > > are universal so it seems , particularly among those who live off the > > land. But my question would be can SH like skills be used and adopted > > in an urban setting. For eg, SH in The solitary cyclist deduces...
    Anand Balachandran Pillai Jan 21, 2011