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READING LIST 2019:


2019 WishList: As always, this year, I desire perusing a healthy combination of all types of genre. Psychological thrillers, fantasy, political memoirs, biographies and autobiographies of writers, artists, sportsmen and others; poetry, classical literature etc. Finished Reading: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King On Love and Sex: Selected Writings by Khushwant Singh Half a Rupee Stories by… Continue reading READING LIST 2019:

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Crime & Punishment Collector Edition


What's the one book you would never mind to read over and again? Why? A book that changed my life would definitely be ‘Crime & Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Translation by Constance Garnett). I read it for the first time whilst doing my undergrads in Moscow back in the Summer of 2002; and having read it… Continue reading Crime & Punishment Collector Edition

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What are your 10/10 novels?


I stopped counting a few years back. But since class VI, when I started reading seriously, currently I am 36; I must have, I believe read well over 5,000 novels, novelette and novellas in past 20+ years or so. My personal collection has 1,200+ novels; across my apartment in Bangalore, in Kolkata and 200+ novels in Oxford. Out of all the novels… Continue reading What are your 10/10 novels?

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READING LIST 2018:


Every year, I make a resolution of perusing around 100 novels. They are a mix of both English & Bengali novels across both genres: Literary Fiction & Non-Fictional genres. Here’s the list of 100 books/novels I desire perusing in 2018. Finished Reading as of today: Netaji Firechhilen (Bengali) by Anuj Dhar Lord of the Rings Box… Continue reading READING LIST 2018:

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30 Pearls of Leadership Wisdom from Robin Sharma


Reading a variety of self-help books, attending technical, or, non-technical, management and self-productivity & improvement courses and networking with like-minded individuals are a couple of "must do" things for someone who wishes to progress in life. Otherwise, you stagnate and die. As simple as that. In my personal collection of over 3,000+ books (yes, I… Continue reading 30 Pearls of Leadership Wisdom from Robin Sharma

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Entrepreneurial Lessons that MBA Schools Don’t Teach


Unforgiven. Produced, directed by & starring Clint Eastwood. A movie that I love from thousands in my collection. Besides portraying many different true facets of life, this movie is a must-watch and classic cause it de-romanticizes the commonly believed folklore. There's a special section in the movie that I can now relate to post working… Continue reading Entrepreneurial Lessons that MBA Schools Don’t Teach

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Set High Expectations


Set High Expectations. In Personal Life. In Professional Life. For yourself. For your girlfriend. For your lives together. For your friends, colleagues and network. Setting high expectations results in the Pygmalion effect, or Rosenthal effect, which is the phenomenon in which the greater the expectation placed upon people, the better they perform. The effect is… Continue reading Set High Expectations