I had heard of the phrases "Orwellian Future" and "Big Brother is watching you" many times but never appreciated the seriousness they conveyed until I read this book.
In 1984, Oceania (a fictitious country) is controlled by a totalitarian regime headed by "The Party" symbolized by "Big Brother". Every member …read more
Steal like an Artist
I am a big fan of Robin Sharma's "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". The story telling technique to communicate personal improvement goals stands out among books of Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey etc.
"Leadership Wisdom by the monk who sold his Ferrari" adopts the same story telling technique to convey …read more
The War Ministry
Delhi Durbar is the second book (first being Young Turks) in the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh. In this book, Jasjit Sidhu inherits his father's power brokering business after his death and forced to return to India leaving his cushy investment banker job abroad. Here, he finds himself falling …read more
It's our perception that it takes ages to rise in politics and hence it is dominated by the 'old'. The "Young Turks" by Krishan Partap Singh debunks that perception (how I wish it were true in real life). It captures the rise of two friends with contrasting personalities who have …read more
The book discusses the practices followed and observations of 37Signals in building SaaS (restricted to webapps). It commences by emphasizing that "Less is the …read more
Robert Ludlum is a very famous author in the spy and war genre. Mukul Deva may be considered his Indian counterpart with best sellers like Lashkar and Salim Must Die.
Lashkar is the story of India's response to a terrorist attack in Delhi by LeT. The story intersperses some real …read more
Gently falls the Bakula
Sudha Murthy is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a partner at Catmaran ventures. She is the better half of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy. More importantly she is a very successful author having written about half a dozen books.
"Gently falls the Bakula" is the story of a girl …read more