Some recent Reads and in Progress Stuffs

The_White_Tiger‘The White Tiger’ by Aravind Adiga, you will love it if you like some dark humor. The Indian english novels are quite interesting and gives a whole different perspective. And here Aravind showcases a man’s quest to break off from his current existence and how he self analyses and defends all what he does how ever bad and brutal it is. The author is able to guide you perfectly through the mind of a guy whom you finally confuse to relate as an entrepreneur, victim, murderer or opportunist

Also had a chance to finish Rashmi Bansal’s “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” which talks about 25 IIM graduates who got into business, some by planning for it, some accidentally. More that the individual journeys what is interesting is each person’s advice to entrepreneurs.

Also two audio books in progress which I know will take a long time as it is primarily to use the time driving in the car and while waiting somewhere.

Will and Ariel Durant’s “Lessons from History”. I have always been a fan of Will’s Story of philosophy and this is a collection of many such stories within his books compiled to answer a question he himself poses at the start of the book.

“What did you gain from studying the history that is beyond just the knowledge acquisition?

What perspective do you get of the present by walking through the past?

What are the lessons in history that help you make the present better?

And the most interesting sentence comes in the first part it self when he says that “the present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding” How true..

And Finally the master piece of Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers also in progress with the help of Audible as they came up with the Android app. I had missed them since I switched from Windows mobile to Android.

For those who have read it before would surely remember Christopher Langan, the self thought genius who also authored the theory of “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)

I tried a rough read of CTMU, but did not get it, may be when I have time. You can check it if you like

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2 replies

  1. Sadly to say, I ddin’t like the White Tiger, I felt it was too dark and depressive till the last page. Though starting off intrestingly…it didnt keep the pace, there seemed to be nothing to look forward for and by the end, the pessimism gets on to you. But I finished it, the tone is chatty…

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