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Book Review – Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity

  Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity by Sam Harris5 of 5 stars This book is the concise summary of Sam Harris’s podcast conversations with number of influential thinkers of our time. The common theme … Continue reading

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Book Review – India from Curzon to Nehru and after by Durgadas

  India from Curzon to Nehru and after by Durga Das5 of 5 stars   I would rate this as the best book to understand India’s freedom struggle and to understand the role played by its heroes like Gandhi, Nehru, … 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 – Promised Land by Barack Obama

  Barack Obama sees his elevation to the highest post of US president as a logical conclusion to the black minority struggle for legitimacy and equality within US. That is the reason he picked the title of his memoirs from … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Myths We Live By Mary Midgley

The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this book Mary Midgley explores the common myths of modern civilisation. According to the author myths are not lies nor are these detached stories but instead … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ten Principal Upanishads by Sree Purohit Swami & W. B. Yeats

  Ten Principal Upanishads by W.B. Yeats5 of 5 stars W. B. Yeats found incredulous the various renditions of Upanishads from different translators, so he decided to translate one himself with help from his friend Shree Purohit Swami. The original … Continue reading

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रश्मिरथी – One who rides on the chariot of sun rays…

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar is the national poet of India and in this lyrical poem written in 1952, he covers the life of Karna (Sanskrit: कर्ण), the tragic hero of Indian epic Mahabharata, the record of war between Kauravas & righteous … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 4 of 5 stars Khaled Hosseini has certainly made Afghanistan proud by capturing the contemporary life in his beautifully crafted second novel. I’d read Kite Runner when it came out and was spellbound … Continue reading

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Book Review – Trinity by Leon Uris

  TrinityLeon Uris 5 of 5 stars Trinity has as big a canvas as Exodus, another recounted tale from the same author about the misery and glorious fightback of Jews. Arguably exodus forced on the Irish was not as brutal, … Continue reading

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