Format: Paperback and Kindle Pages: 134 Publication:ConsciousLeap Insights Pvt. Ltd. ISBN:978-81-949172-0-5 When a book oozes out positivity through its bright sunflower cover; When a book is all about its content and no picture of the author to remind you of the high perched author status; When a book intersperses non-fiction with fiction to make it… Continue reading Jasmin Builds on Shifting Sands : A Review
Title: Lal Bahadur Shastri – Lessons in Leadership Authors: Anil Shastri – Pavan Choudary Genre: Management/History/Politics Publication: Wisdom Village Publications Pvt Ltd. Pages: 156 “Though Shastri was seeped in the tradition of non-violence, and in not initiating violence, he demonstrated real politic in this instance. After Chanakya, he was among the few Indian leaders who… Continue reading Jai Jawan Jai Kisan – Lessons in Leadership: A Book Review
Book Title: My Journey – Transforming Dreams into Actions Author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Publication: Rupa Publications Genre: Non Fiction/Autobiography Pages: 147 Price: 195 I can hear my father tell me, '‘I know you have to go away to grow. Does the seagull not fly across the sun, alone and without a nest? You must forego… Continue reading A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s My Journey: A Humble Review
The Dalai Lama says, “The theory of interdependence allows us to develop a wider perspective.. ..In today’s world every nation is heavily interdependent, interconnected. Under these circumstances, destroying your enemy – your neighbor –means destroying yourself in the long run.” Forgiveness doesn’t come easy to most. I count myself amongst the ‘most.’ Not that I… Continue reading Learning to Forgive From His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Book Review
Book: The Partition and The Chakmas Author: Sneha Kumar Chakma Genre: Non Fiction Pages: 320 “Nehru was opposed to the idea of the CHT (Chittagong Hill Tracts) joining the Indian dominion, since he thought that re-opening this issue would spark off an international controversy and would amount to antagonizing other countries. Ironically, at the cost… Continue reading The Partition and The Chakmas: A Tribute to the Netaji of CHT
It is definitely not easy leaving a place one has considered home for more than a decade.
It is certainly not comfortable leaving a country one has been obsessed with for years.
It is hard letting go of amenities, status, social setup and the like especially when one knows that one may have to settle down for something less.
“America, however, continued to seduce with the promise of wealth and the ‘good life.’ Like many others, I succumbed and stayed put, haunted by my homeland’s childhood warmth, but lacking the courage to return to its chaotic systems.”
BOOK: POOR LITTLE RICH SLUM AUTHORS: RASHMI BANSAL AND DEEPAK GANDHI PUBLICATION: WESTLAND LTD PAGES: 189 Dharavi Rocks! The book, ‘Poor Little Rich Slum’ is a great valiant effort in bringing to the forefront what urban dwellers in cities would rather hastily sweep under the carpet. The book writes about not just any slum but… Continue reading Why the Poor Little Rich Slum Matters!
Book: BALASARASWATI – HER ART AND LIFE Author: DOUGHLAS M. KNIGHT JR. Publication: TRANQUEBAR With the first touch and glance this wonderful book, I knew I was being transported into a different world. What I did not know then, was that I was holding am exquisite piece of precious history that was to reveal to… Continue reading Mesmerising Life of Balasaraswati, Dancer: Book Review
I know that a book like this can make you feel, ‘oh not one of those books again’ but when you read this book as I did, you realize in the words of Eknath Easwaran that “a slower life is not an ineffective life. It is much more effective, much more artistic, much richer than a life lived as a race against the clock. It gives you time to pause, to think, to reflect, to decide, to weigh the pros and cons. It gives you time for relationships.”
The book is about a family that bravely came to terms with terminal illness and is a personal account of the survivor of that family. The family was an ordinary family just like you and me.