A mish-mash of key turning points in Indian history put together under the guise of "A Brief History of India's Geography" Sanjeev Sanyal's book starts off with an interesting premise, mapping Indian history through it's unique geographical features. India is, perhaps, the only country which has a long coastline, high mountains, deep plateaus, & dry... Continue Reading →

Devlok by Devdutt Pattanaik

A very basic introduction to the vast and complex world of Hindu Mythology    The book is a compilation of subjects that featured on EPIC channel's tv show by the same name. It breaks down various stories, symbols and rituals that form the basis of Hindu culture. The selection of subjects is varied and broadly... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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