Lord of the Flies
A group of pre-teen boys are marooned on an uninhabited island after their plane crashes. The boys decide to get together and look after themselves until someone comes to their rescue. Intriguing enough to read it? "Lord of the flies" is an award winning book by William Golding.
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The vendor of sweets
What happens when your children don't believe in the values you live by? "The vendor of sweets" is a classic story that narrates this. Jagan is a sweet vendor at R K Narayan's Magludi who believes in everything organic and Gandhiji's way of life.
His son Mali grows up to …read more
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
Upload a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files from command line
Here's a simple bash script that uploads a directory to Rackspace Cloud Files and may later on be served as a static website.
First we have to authenticate to get the authentication token that has to be passed for every request:
$ curl -v -X GET -H "X-Auth-User: <username>" -H "X-Auth-Key …
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