Protected: Reading with Davos Man

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Why We Read and When It Matters

We are still at that time of the year, when everyone is compiling lists. Lists of the best books of 2022. The most popular books of 2022. Critics’ choice of 2022. And when we have just waded through enough of those, it’s time for most anticipated books of 2023. Books to look out for in… Continue reading Why We Read and When It Matters

Protected: Reading to Begin the New Year With

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A Young Girl’s Dictionary

Anyone who has read Simon Winchester’s book, The Surgeon of Crowthorne, will wonder how the story of the compiling of the Oxford English Dictionary can ever be fictionalized. It is a fascinating account of an unlikely volunteer and his helping James Murray, the editor of the first OED, with words, their meanings and usage. Anyhow,… Continue reading A Young Girl’s Dictionary

Protected: Reading to Wind Down 2022

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Neither Orphans, Nor Detectives

Finished reading the second of the three books my aged father gifted me for my birthday this August, and as someone who has read Kazuo Ishiguro, I have to say it is completely out of character with anything he has written before. I could tell from the book’s title itself, When We Were Orphans that… Continue reading Neither Orphans, Nor Detectives

Protected: Read Like Conversations

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Whirled-ly Philosophising

I just finished reading a book about economists and their theories that my aged father gifted me for my birthday this August in Goa. Looking at the title and reading the preface and introduction, it struck me immediately as mischief and meddling in publishing once again. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L Heilbroner, published by… Continue reading Whirled-ly Philosophising

Languages of Truth Coasts on the Surface

I just finished reading Salman Rushdie’s book of essays, Languages of Truth, that my father had bought last year. If it appears to be a timely read, considering the attack on his life in New York recently, so it is. If one thinks about why he attracts so much hate and vitriol even today, it’s… Continue reading Languages of Truth Coasts on the Surface

Protected: Reading for VUCA

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