The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell (1930)

The only self-help book you will ever need.     The book talks about common causes of discontentment and unhappiness in our lives, issues that stand apart from acquiring basic necessities of living. The first half  of book elaborates on various causes of unhappiness such as fatigue, boredom, envy, competition, fear of public opinion, persecution mania... Continue Reading →

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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (1982)

A simple and an enjoyable introduction to Taoism. Through the lens of Winnie the Pooh, author Benjamin Hoff, explains the basic tenets of Taoism in a very simplistic manner. Taoist teachings is about achieving harmony with life's circumstances, and this may change what is perceived as negative into something positive. In contrast to Confucianist, which... Continue Reading →

This quirky and bittersweet short story is one of the best out there. Recently, I decided to take this book along with me for an hour long commute. It's a short one, barely over a hundred pages, and perfect for a relaxed train ride. As I was re-reading it,I was surprised to find that even... Continue Reading →

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Reading List 2017

  When Breath Becomes Air- Paul Kalanithi Walking Towards Ourselves- Catriona Mitchell All My Friends are Superheroes- Andrew Kaufman The Tao of Pooh- Benjamin Hoff Devlok- Devdutt Pattanaik Kohinoor- William Dalrymple and Anita Anand Heroines- Ira Mukhoty Land of Seven Rivers: A brief history of India’s geography- Sanjeev Sanyal You Can Beat Your Brain- David McRaney... Continue Reading →

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