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  • Zero Day
    on Jan 6, 2013 in David Baldacci
    I haven't read a lot of David Baldacci books and neither am I a huge reader of mystery thrillers from the new fleet of writers as you may have gauged from my book reviews. So luckily I did not have any pre-concieved notions of the kind of books that...
  • Asura
    on Dec 6, 2012 in Anand Neelakantan
    History is always written by the winner, never the vanquished. Songs are written about the goodness and valour of the victor and cruelty and cowardice of the vanquished. One never gets to hear the story from the losers point of view, especially in my...
  • Habibi
    on Jul 18, 2012 in Craig Thomson
    As a kid we all loved comic books. I remember spending hours on Tinkle, Amar Chitra Katha, Phantom and others. The natural expectation is that as you grow older, you grow out of comic book reading and start reading novels. Comic books are for kids. A...
  • Breakfast of Champions
    on Jul 18, 2012 in Kurt Vonnegut
    Science fiction has always been my favourite genre. I strongly believe that a good science fiction writer is a boon and literally shows us the future. Think of cell phones and Arthur C Clarke and Star Trek. Think of private space tourism and interste...
  • Raiders from the North
    on Jan 21, 2012 in Alex Rutherford
    In a country that thrives on dynasties - political, business, films and general life - the Moghul dynasty was arguably the first of its kind. From Babur to Aurangazeb, the Moghul dynasty impacted the culture, politics, religion, art and way of life i...
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy
    on Jan 5, 2012 in Timothy Zahn
    If you've ever read a story that ended with 'Happily Ever After', have you wondered what really happened after that? Did everything work out for the characters? Or did it all fall apart?As I watched the Star Wars series recently and the last frame ro...
  • Do you matter? How great design will make people love your company.Citrix, the company where I work, has been organising a Tech Day for the R&D division where we choose one key topic and update the teams around the world building the agenda around the same. This year's key topic was 'Design' and the book was giv...
  • The Seven Arts of Change
    on Aug 15, 2011 in David Shaner
    Change is the only constant - How many times have you heard that in life? And how many books have you read about how to deal with change? Plenty, I am sure. So what makes this book different from the rest? Think back to the times when you have manag...
  • Secret of the Nagas
    on Aug 13, 2011 in Amish Tripathi
    'Secret of the Nagas' is the highly anticipated sequel to The Immortals of Meluha. The first book of the Shiva Trilogy established Amish as an author par excellance and introduced us to the concept of Shiva being a man who became a legend and finally...
  • The Difficulty of Being Good
    on Jun 25, 2011 in Gurcharan Das
    Some books take a long time to finish because they make you think, they make you introspect, they make you link what you know with what you are reading and they make you see things in a new light. Gurcharan Das' book "The Difficulty of Being Good - o...
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