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Word: Abortive

“Abortive” is related to the word “Abortion” that indicates the end of pregnancy before the birth of a child. Thus, an “abortive” attempt is any attempt that does not bear the desired results. Remember thus.

Word: Gale

The word “Gale” should remind you of Chris Gayle, the Jamaican Cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and is known for his aggressive style of batting, often compared to a storm.

Book Review: The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh

I had heard of Amitav Ghosh because of his books “Sea of Poppies” and “The Glass Palace”. These are probably his more popular books. But “The Calcutta Chromosome” is the first book that I have read and I am glad that I read it. The book speaks for itself. You can expect nothing less from a Jnanpith award winner. The Calcutta Chromosome itself won the Arthur C Clarke award in 1997. I cannot recommend it enough.