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Top 5 Books

In Books on July 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Anything related to books grabs my attention, this was no exception. So for Today’s Topic, Here’s my List of 5 Important Books:

  1. Atlas Shrugged
  2. Old man and the sea
  3. The Alchemist
  4. Discovery of India
Atlas Shrugged was my first good read, it was suggested to me and many of my colleagues by our revered Teacher and guide. And it opened an entire new way of thinking to me.
Old man & the Sea, One of my all time favourite books. This book has taught me a lot. This is when ” Journey becomes paramount and the Zeal to meet the goal, Whatever be the result.”
Discovery of India, getting acquainted with one’s past is important. History teaches us lessons from the past. I am trying to do the same.
PS:  You must be wondering. Where is the fifth one… guess for that I have to wait.

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 C Ya…

Book: Fall of Giants by ken Follett

In Book Reviews, Pictures, scribblings on March 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I had this feeling yesterday, it was like I wanted to write something or the other but could not think of anything to write. So I took a break and turned to my first love-Reading.

The book I’m currently reading is Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants” – Book one of the century Trilogy. So far I have been able to complete only half of the book. Definitely, my reading speed has taken its toll. I remember having read Ayn Rand’s “ Atlas Shrugged ” in straight 8 hours and that too during break in my Graduate Examinations.

 

Ken Follett's Fall of Giants

Few good things I’m liking about this book:

  • While I’m reading it, a kind of motion picture is running through my mind. This happened earlier too when I was reading Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and Gone with the Wind. I saw the movies later.
  • I get into the characters. How interesting ! given that there are so many a characters in the book, so far what I have read. And each one is different from the other.
  • And to my surprise, this book, despite having more than 1000 pages, is light as feather. 🙂
  • My next read is Chanakya’s Chants, have Ordered it through Flipkart. Hopefully it will reach in 3 days. By that time I shall finish Fall of Giants.
Little About Chanakya’s Chants

You must be knowing Chanakya – Author of Atha shashtra “Science of wealth”. History knows him as the brilliant Strategist. Vows for the revenge of his murdered father, he with his strategic ability and acumen installs Chandragupta on the throne of Mauryan Empire. It was during his term that Alexander invaded India and it was again his brilliance that Alexander had to stop his dream of conquering the world and had to return to his land. This happened some thousands of years ago.

The wheel has turned again. Another Chanakya has breathed life in India. Will he be able to be as powerful as the real Chanakya? Will the politics of India see a change?

Aah, Chanakya has always fascinated me. And fiction based on him, worth reading.

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What If, Atlas Shrugged? what would you tell him to do?

In Art, Book Reviews, facebook, Pictures, scribblings, Thoughts, Writing on January 25, 2011 at 2:41 am

 

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“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders–what would you tell him to do?”

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