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Celestine Insights

I am re-reading James Redfield’s “Celestine Prophecy” just to see if I find newer insights. I have read four books of his – The Celestine Prophecy, The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambala and The Twelfth Insight. I like the entire series. I find a lot of ideas that are very practical and applicable to … Read more Control Dramas !


Book Review 26/50 – A Gentleman in Moscow

I miss Count Rostov, Hotel Metropol, Nina, Sofia, Anna, Marina, Mishka, Emile, Andrey, IdleHour, the Boyarsky…. I miss reading this book. I want to know what happened to Sofia and to Count Rostov after the last page in the novel. I never thought I would come across a book that I felt should never end. … Read more Book Review 26/50 – A Gentleman in Moscow

Book Review #25/50 – Devil in Pinstripes

This is the 3rd book of Ravi Subramanian’s that I have read in quick succession. Have downloaded other books now so there will be a gap before I review another book of his. This book is again a good one to use for a classroom discussion on office politics, incentive programs and overbearing personalities as … Read more Book Review #25/50 – Devil in Pinstripes

Book Review #19/50 – The Silent Patient

I completed reading this book nearly ten days back and still think of it a few times … its a work of fiction that is gripping, a psycho thriller with a psychiatrist as the main character. Alex Michaelides’ maiden novel is truly outstanding !! Some of the excerpts from the book that I thought were … Read more Book Review #19/50 – The Silent Patient

Learning while doing Laundry !

Day 20 – Sept 20, 2019 Zagreb, Croatia Since we are leaving Zagreb tomorrow, we decided to get our laundry done at the laundromat near the Airbnb and later in the evening we went out to eat ice cream at a special shop. We went really early to the laundromat. We had collected enough coins … Read more Learning while doing Laundry !

Book Review #15/50 – Who me, Poor?

My friend Vidya had re-posted an excerpt from this book on FB about how a young working girl was ready to sleep with a guy for money because she needed to buy the latest smartphone and I felt a chill in my spine. I don’t sit in judgment of that young girl at all, and … Read more Book Review #15/50 – Who me, Poor?

Book Review #13/50 – Palace of Treason

While flipping movie channels ten days back, I stumbled upon a movie titled “Red Sparrow”. It had already run for 30 minutes so we missed the beginning, but it was a gripping movie. It was shown again a few days later and we managed to record it and watch the full movie. The whole Russian … Read more Book Review #13/50 – Palace of Treason

Book Review #10/50 – Grit by Angela Duckworth

This book from the cover to the notes page is life changing ! The last time Krishnan and I have said this for a book is 29 years back when we first read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by the late Stephen Covey. After that, its this book that will be added to … Read more Book Review #10/50 – Grit by Angela Duckworth

Book Review – Truth, Love & a Little Malice

For many Indians, the book title would have been a giveaway – no one else but Khushwant Singh can write a book with this kind of title :). I also think that sums up Khushwant Singh, the person. I write his name without any prefixes of “Mr” or “Shri” not out of disrespect but because … Read more Book Review – Truth, Love & a Little Malice