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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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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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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Book Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson My rating: 4 of 5 stars A well written biography about Steve Jobs that gets a little too judgmental at times, especially when talking about Steve Job’s not so glamorous personal moments in life. The biographer got exclusive access to Jobs and his network of friends and family to write… Continue reading Book Review: Steve Jobs

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Book Review: Breaking India -Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines by Rajiv Malhotra My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very interesting book that does a good job of identifying all the agents and agencies silently and openly involved in bringing down the fabric of a centralized democracy that is India hinging on a majority religion… Continue reading Book Review: Breaking India -Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

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Book Review: Orientalism

Orientalism by Edward W. Said My rating: 4 of 5 stars Edward Said Orientalism A well written book on the subject of Orientalism that the author cuts and slices through in an almost academic fashion. This book is oriented more towards analyzing the work and Europe-centric biases of past Orientalists who helped shape the opinion… Continue reading Book Review: Orientalism

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Book Review: The Tao of Physics

The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra My rating: 3 of 5 stars Wisdom in books never age no matter when they were written. This book, written way back in the seventies, does enchant the reader with its treatment of subjects in modern physics as related to the quantum world and relativity. The highlight of… Continue reading Book Review: The Tao of Physics

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Book Review: Competing for the Future

This book is all about “core competence”, a term coined by the authors (Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad) several years before and had become an industry buzz word. I liked the book as it tried to elevate strategy to a different status, a more positive one, in the eyes of companies. It was however surprising… Continue reading Book Review: Competing for the Future

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