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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Happiness Quotient by Dr Rekha Shetty, Ph.d

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This book is a perfect example of:       The power of a catchy title and a good cover design          Bestsellers that are rarely read         A bestseller since the time it was released, that has not been reviewed anywhere in any media (Ok, my search is limited to Internet and leading publications, but they are a good indicator). They have only spoken about the events connected with the book. Oops, I am […]



Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

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Chanakya as a historical character was discovered not too long ago, but he has caught the imagination of all who heard or read about him. His work on statecraft and theories on economics remain a reference point for the generations since his discovery. He has inspired filmmakers,writers, students of politics and economics. I had read him few years back and was taken aback by his shrewdness, which as the years pass I see as part of many things happening around. […]



Small is Beautiful by E F Schumacher

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The byline of the book reads ‘a study of economics as if people mattered’, and I can add to that economics as if common sense prevailed. This is a classical book written sometime in early 70s, almost 40 years ago and its every word still hold true, actually it means much more now than it did then. Everything that the author says is simple and commonsensical and you wonder why this even needs to be said. But the fact of […]



The Eighth Guest & the other Muzaffar Jung Mysteries by Madhulika Liddle

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10 mysteries, which the young, handsome and rich Amir from the times of Shahajahan solves in Dilli & around, form this collection of stories. The character of Muzaffar Jung was introduced in Author’s first book The Englishman’s Cameo and the same character this time solves many murder and theft mysteries but the less complicated ones. Madhulika’s forte lies in re-creating the Shahajahanabad for reader. She is brilliant and flawless there. Her description of Dilli, its galiyan, its bazaars with coffee […]



I have a Dream by Rashmi Bansal

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20 stories of people who have chosen an unusual path for themselves, driven by their dreams to make an impact on the lesser privileged in the society. Most of them are well-educated people from premium institutes in the country or outside the country. They are not usually expected to choose these options as careers in their lives, and hence they stand out in the crowd. If you are a regular reader of business magazines and newspapers, you would have most […]