Author Archives: Amrita

Book Review: Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

I spoke about this book in an event organised by Speak India Here is the link to my presentation on youtube

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De-cluttering and Writing-A.K.A. The Tale Of Conquering Two Monsters

End of October is, traditionally, not the time of the year to retrospect. But, strangely, for the past hour or so, I have become rather overwhelmingly aware of the fact that 2016 has, so far, been  rather good to me.  … Continue reading

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The Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme 2016

Originally posted on The Sunday Book Club:
Let’s welcome 2016 with a bang, shall we? Please welcome the Great TSBC Book Exchange Programme 2016. 😀 #TSBC is a labour of love for us and we haven’t let limited resources or our…

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri My rating: 2 of 5 stars Reading books about revolutions usually plunges me into a deep melancholia specially if it features and idealist revolutionary willing to lay down his/her life for the revolution convinced that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best of Father Brown- G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton remarked that the “detective story differs from every story in this: that the reader is only happy if he feels a fool”. Chesterton’s detective is a clumsy, amiable little Roman Catholic priest with “a face as round and dull … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot- Carl Sagan

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and … Continue reading

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It will be Happier

“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson The year 2012 ended on an introspective note. December 2012 witnessed the extraordinary courage  shown by an “ordinary” girl. Her ordeal galvanized Indians … Continue reading

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I think the Facebook is really weird!

Lots of FB users are in a tizzy these days and quite justifiably so, about a change in “FB policy” As individuals, we want complete and inviolable control over access to the content on our profiles. Status updates, photographs, comments, … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – by Mark Haddon

 A murder mystery…. Christopher, a 15 year old autistic boy as the detective and dog as a victim of murder ! Does that sound promising as a novel!!??. Not to me, it didn’t. Even Siobhan, Christopher’s teacher, tells him that … Continue reading

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Originally posted on A HOUSEWIFE'S CHRONICLES:
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher   When I was growing up, there used to be a joke about a child…

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