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Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar

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‘We are all but a product of our choices’, is something that we all have heard sometime somewhere. We usually agree with it, but I am not sure how well we understand this. Sheena Iyengar, an expert on the subject of ‘Choices’ brings to you the various dimensions of choices in our lives. She talks about how we deal with choices, how many choices we want inherently, how not having a choice makes us miserable as much as having too [...]



The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar

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‘We are all but a product of our choices’, is something that we all have heard sometime somewhere. We usually agree with it, but I am not sure how well we understand this. Sheena Iyengar, an expert on the subject of ‘Choices’ brings to you the various dimensions of choices in our lives. She talks about how we deal with choices, how many choices we want inherently, how not having a choice makes us miserable as much as having too [...]



Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Jhumpa Lahiri, as a writer has a very well defined space for herself, the space of Bengalis in Boston. She restricts herself to this space and tries to give you varied views of this space, entangled with some basic human emotions. Her stories are simple, sometimes just a narration of the ordinary lives of immigrants in their new adopted homes. Most of her stories deal with first generation immigrants, something that she would have seen through her parents’ experience. Other [...]



Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Jhumpa Lahiri, as a writer has a very well defined space for herself, the space of Bengalis in Boston. She restricts herself to this space and tries to give you varied views of this space, entangled with some basic human emotions. Her stories are simple, sometimes just a narration of the ordinary lives of immigrants in their new adopted homes. Most of her stories deal with first generation immigrants, something that she would have seen through her parents’ experience. Other [...]



The Corruption Conundrum by V Raghunathan

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  If only life existed in 2 or 3 variables, we could have solved all our problems using simple theories. Alas, real life has many more variables and all the problems which in isolation look very simple are equally complex in the web of real world. Raghunathan seems to be someone who lives in the academic world, where every problem is stated hypothetically and hence the solutions are also hypothetical and there is no way or even reason to test [...]



Delhi: City of Yoginis by Suphal Kumar

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My exploration of Delhi this winter not only introduced me to the soul of the city I live in, but also to many co-explorers who have been on this journey for much longer and continue to explore this city. I got to know the journey of journalist Suphal Kumar through this book that he wrote after he explored the spiritual aspect of Delhi, as it existed when this city was born, over the ages and as it exists now. Through [...]



Profitable Growth is Everyone’s Business by Ram Charan

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Ram Charan is my favorite management writer, because all he that says makes sense to me. What he says in his books is most of the times what we call basic ‘Bania Buddhi’, which is conspicuously missing in corporate world specially the ones that come from America and here in India the ones who blindly try to ape the Americans. He also keeps his work to the point and does not beat around the bush to make his books hefty. [...]