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“Bestseller” by Ahmed Faiyaz will keep you glued

“And mate, you get this done and I can convince Dad about literary eBooks imprint you wanted to start up with us. I feel its a real possibility for you to move back to London and lead this new project in a year, but only if……”

Bestseller (2018) is a book written about the lesser-known courtyards of publishing houses and all the hullabaloo that happens in publishing a bestseller.… Continue reading

Leaves from life of Iron lady, Meeran Chadha Borwankar

Leaves of life (2017) is an autobiographical piece of writing that is meant to inspire girls between 15-25 years of age. The book contains stories from the life of Meeran Chadha Borwankar, 1981 batch IPS officer. The stories contain a treasure of learning from the life of hers and to make it more impactful, she has mentioned a course of action that young men and especially young women must take in their lives.… Continue reading

Learning the art of ‘Walking’ from Thoreau

Have you ever experienced something ‘spiritual’ while reading a book? An experience so transcendental that could open your eyes and make you question the way you had been living your life till now. “Walking” also known as “Wild”, written by Henry David Thoreau is one such book. It was initially a lecture given by Thoreau, at the Concord Lyceum on April 23, 1851, and was published as an essay for the first time in “Atlantic Monthly” after his death in 1862.… Continue reading

Two rules to rule: lesson from “four hour work week” by Timothy Ferris

As an employee, do you struggle to retain energy after 9-5 job? Do you feel inefficient even after studying all day long? Does your list of house chores seem endless no matter how much hours you invest?

I’m sure we all have been there. The hours that we put into work have never really shown proportionate results.… Continue reading

Why reading Oscar Wilde never gets old

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast” by Oscar Wilde is one of the 46 new books in the best selling Little Black Classics, which was released to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book is different in its own way thereby offering diverse options for the readers.… Continue reading

The art of war by Sun Tzu

The Art of War (written around400 B.C.) is a concise, eloquent and descriptive piece of writing about strategies of war and it is still relevant in politics, business, sports, etc where the situations are war-like. The work is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (“Master Sun”, also spelled Sunzi).… Continue reading

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