Tag Archives: Books

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, News & Politics, People, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Sanskrit | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Literature, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review – Ministry Of Utmost Happiness

I was expecting better from Suzanna Arundhati Roy but alas, this book does not come anywhere near close to the brilliance of her first novel. I’d bought this at a book promotion event at Dublin where author explained her reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Literature | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Airfield Reader’s Day: Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival

Today, I attended along with my wife the Reader’s day event at Airfield estate held as part of Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival mountainstosea.ie. It was a great event and an opportunity to meet with a number of talented … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Julian Barnes: my life as a bibliophile

I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through books that I first realized there were other worlds beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, People | Tagged , , | Leave a comment