The White Tiger

By Aravind Adiga
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Aravind Adiga's debut novel, "The White Tiger", is a story of self-made, successful entrepreneur, Balram Halwai, and his many other identities set in the background of India's developing technology industry. He is an exemplar of darkness emerging into the light; the poor triumphing in life by the sweat of his brow and some street-wise intelligence.

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The Time Traveler's Wife

Based on a 2004 best-selling novel of love transcending time by Audrey Niffenegger, "The Time Traveler's Wife" is a tale of Henry (Eric Bana), an involuntary time traveler with a rare genetic anomaly that sends him to and fro times and spaces in his life. Each time leaving his clothes behind and hence, having to run for his life at where he ends up at. Despite the inconveniences that comes with Henry's disappearing acts, his love interest, Clare (Rachel McAdams) seeks a marriage with Henry.

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Set in the future, Gamer is about a society not long from now where humans control humans. The perfect "Sims" experience. Where people get paid to be controlled, and people pay to control. Kable (Gerard Butler) stars as an inmate on death row. He is part of a virtual reality game where he is controlled by a player. Survive 30 games, and he goes free. Ken Castles (Michael C. Hall), the creater of "Slayers", the game that Kable is part of, serves to entertain and is also a driving force of the economy.

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Food #03

Nestled among the mess of shophouses along Rowell Road in Little India is vegetarian cafe, Food #03. The environmentally friendly cafe also plays host to several small, interesting events such as the Really, Really Free Market where people come together to swop things they no longer want for something else.

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The Ugly Truth

In the latest chick flick, "The Ugly Truth", Katherine Heigl plays Abby, a typical career woman type producer who loathes the guts of Mike (Gerard Butler), a cable TV character she has to work with to save her job. Mike delivers relationship advice in a racy, disturbing but admittedly, humorous way that bears truth in them. And like any other generic romantic comedy, opposites attract and the two eventually falls in love but not before a hilarious segment on how Mike assisted Abby in pursuing the man of her dreams, doctor Colin (Eric Winter).

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