God delusion

Sun 16 June 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Richard Dawkins is a famous English atheist and staunch believer of "evolution". In "God delusion", he challenges the existence of God with evolutionary principles.

Up front, he categorizes people into 7 classes based on their belief and states that this book should be read (and warns that it may outrage …

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Salim must die

Thu 30 May 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"Salim must die", is the sequel to Lashkar. Mukul Deva has scripted a racy thriller in "Salim must die". The story resumes with Iqbal infiltrating back to India after an ambush in PoK. He is apprehended but no one trusts the valuable information he voluntarily discloses. Soon the world wakes …

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The world of Nagaraj

Fri 24 May 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Having inherited well, Nagaraj has no need to earn for a living and so his day is very leisurely spent. His begins his day early with a prayer, a relaxed coffee followed by charitable accounting at for his friend Coomar at the Boeing saree shop.

One fine day, Tim leaves …

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A brave new world

Thu 18 April 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

In 1984, the government of the future keeps it's citizens under constant surveillance and uses coercive measures to keep them under check. "A brave new world" shows us a different point of view of how future governments may administer.

In this book, Aldous Huxley writes that future governments will keep …

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Lord of the Flies

Wed 17 April 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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.

This book …

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The vendor of sweets

Tue 16 April 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 …

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1984

Mon 15 April 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 …

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Steal like an Artist

Wed 30 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Austin Kleon, is a US based writer and artist and "Steal like an artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative" is his second book. I found this book in a doctor's waiting room and started paging through because it sounded exciting.

The book comprises 170 pages with half …

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Leadership Wisdom

Tue 29 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

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 …

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The War Ministry

Mon 28 January 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

The War Ministry is the concluding book of the Raisina Series by Krishan Partap Singh (after Young Turks and Delhi Durbar).

Azim Khan and Karan Nehru make a comeback in this book and the story resumes from where it left off in the Young Turks. Azim Khan is elevated to …

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