Book Review: The Billionaire Raj

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age by James Crabtree My rating: 2 of 5 stars I picked this book based on rave reviews and strong recommendations in certain websites. I wasn’t aware who James Crabtree was until I bought the book and checked out his super-strong credentials. This topic on Billionaire’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Billionaire Raj

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Indian Tales: So, what did you do over the weekend?

“So, what did you do over the weekend?” Mike asked, as a matter of fact. It was one of the top questions from a standard list asked by Americans on a Monday morning in office. It is not asked with a serious intention of really knowing what you did over the weekend. It is just… Continue reading Indian Tales: So, what did you do over the weekend?

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Indian Tales: Grandma’s Gift

This story goes back thirty years but so are the power of memories. They last longer than the thought of what you had for dinner last night. Summer holidays start with great hope during the school years. From the time the bags are packed, to the time the train is boarded and the destination is… Continue reading Indian Tales: Grandma’s Gift

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Indian Tales: The Call For Water

In the 80s of India, one could have had a more resourceful life living in the villages than in the so-called cities. Growing up in one such city, Chennai, was no easy challenge. It had the dubious distinction of being a metropolitan city, one among four other cities in India where something related to development… Continue reading Indian Tales: The Call For Water

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Indian Tales: A Weekend Road Trip

The state highway leading out of Bengaluru crisscrossed through narrow busy city streets. It was about six on a sleepy Saturday morning. It is generally considered taboo among the Bangalore techie crowd to wake up this early in the morning. If one did wake up, it was considered even more odd to drive a car… Continue reading Indian Tales: A Weekend Road Trip

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Book Review: The Idol Thief

THE IDOL THIEF by S. Vijay Kumar My rating: 4 of 5 stars A wonderful book by the first time author and most importantly a passionate volunteer who has worked very hard to protect the rich, cultural heritage of India. This is compelling given that within the country, there are enough people highly enthusiastic enough… Continue reading Book Review: The Idol Thief

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Book Review: On Education

On Education by Bertrand Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bertrand Russell enchants the reader on the topic of education too. While this book touches on topics very briefly and much focus is on early education, it still leaves a good impression. He even studies the effects of education from a Chinese and Greek… Continue reading Book Review: On Education

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Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy and religion are not one and the same. But, of what use is philosophy if it doesn’t touch religion? and of what use is religion if it has nothing to do with philosophy? Well, that is at least how my thinking works. My favorite philosopher of the modern age is Bertrand Russell. I don’t… Continue reading Philosophy & Religion

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Book Review: The God Delusion

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is certainly a strong influencer of rational thoughts in the human mind. It singularly targets religion and shows the hollowness of several beliefs that are no match to the encompassing reality of the theory of evolution. So much to the point… Continue reading Book Review: The God Delusion

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