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Hardboiled & Hard Luck: Dreamy prose of Banana Yoshimoto

What do you do when you are having a hard time in life? When the onus of regrets and grief is making you weak. Will you give up? Certainly not! So, is there any choice? Yes, definitely. The choice is to accept it and move on. And there are some books that could help you in accepting your grief, working as a pacifier to your soul.… Continue reading

“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

5 must-read books for all the ‘misfits’

Ever felt yourself at odds with the rest of the world? When you don’t know why the world is the way it is. When you are not able to relate to this obnoxious nature of mankind and the predefined rules set in this world and the only thoughts dominating your minds are: What the heck is wrong with the world?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

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

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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