Author Archives: Tarun Rattan

I shall not live in vain…

 

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Book Review – The Patient Assassin by Anita Anand

  The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the RajAnita Anand5 of 5 stars This is the fascinating story of Sardar Udham Singh who patiently but meticulously planned the assassination of the culprits of Jallianwala Massacre at … Continue reading

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Book Review – Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

  Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri3 of 5 stars What is the point of writing this book? Life in modern world is at best empty and barren, the rampant virus has exacerbated that loneliness in the last couple of years. But … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stranger to History by Aatish Taseer

  Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey through Islamic LandsAatish Taseer5 of 5 stars   Aatish Taseer was conceived of a whirlwind affair between a Pakistani Muslim politician and an Indian Sikh Journalist. And life can never be simple born … Continue reading

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Don’t Rush Me, Please

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How Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan, father of the ‘Muslim bomb,’ escaped Mossad assassination – Israel News – Haaretz.com

Abdul Qadeer Khan, who died this week in Islamabad, got Pakistan the bomb, stole and sold atomic secrets, profited from a shady global proliferation network, helped Iran go nuclear, aided Qaddafi’s reactor ambitions – and still passed away from natural … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stages of Meditation by Dalai Lama XIV

Stages of Meditation by Dalai Lama XIV 5 of 5 stars This book records the commentary on Kamalashila’s “Stages of Meditation” as rendered by His Holiness Dalai Lama to his close followers in Manali 1989. Acharya Kamalashila was a great … Continue reading

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I am nobody!

 

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Book Review – An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: with Hume’s Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature and A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh by David Hume 5 of 5 stars David Hume is considered the greatest British philosopher and, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez My rating: 5 of 5 stars This masterpiece from Gabriel García Márquez depicts in a most sensual way, how love transcends all boundaries of worldly existence. The book explores both the … Continue reading

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