Light reading and sometimes, raw opinions..

Commute listening : July 12th 2016

Author of the day: Eric Weiner There are a couple of books by this wonderful, quirky and humorous writer. 1. The Geography of Bliss I read the above about 10 years ago and it is all about where are people happiest in the world. Yes, money is involved with happiness but interestingly boredom plays a part too. A must read because…

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Gujarat: The unconvincing economic miracle

We are being sold the notion that we should vote for Mr. Modi and become part of his cult because he has wrought miracles with growth in Gujarat. No matter if he likes killing Muslims in well-orchestrated pogroms and belongs to the same ideology that hero worships Hitler and his SA. At least, the rest of us will get richer.…

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Churchill and a couple of books that might be interesting.

Warlord  Amazon Flipkart Easy read. Early life of churchill as a philanderer and a warrior cum journalist a decided bias towards the commanders as the author is an army man himself.  The defence of Wavell is too long, even if justified to some level.  Ord Wingate and Churchill’s relationship is not really looked into. The Last Lion  Amazon Flipkart Well…

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The trouble with Muslims working in the West.

All along I knew there was something wrong about all of us who work in the West. Today, I was enlightened by a wonderful gentleman who works in Riyadh. While waiting for our respective Paan, I said, “Sir, I do admire the fact that you can come to Aligarh so often because you work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.…

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