Category Archive for 'book'

book: one minute manager

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

In my career, I maintained a primarily technical role, with limited management experience, leading only small groups of people (though I’ve coordinated across much larger international groups). And in this role, I was definitely not the best or any kind of role model, but had a mixture of success as well as shortcomings. With this […]

total perspective vortex: video?!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I’ve mentioned earlier in one of the posts, that the first time I came across the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, it was just a very funny science fiction book that I read end to end – a laugh riot! Many years later, had chanced across it and read it again. This second read of […]

the ultimate treatise on psychology

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Someone asked about a book on psychology, and I thought of posting my reply here as a post. Here is a good simple book that I’d come across around a decade ago… Games People Play by Eric Berne

about douglas adams

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I’d read the book Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy during college days as well and had a laugh riot. But reading them recently after a many years I laughed again, but the books had an astonishing depth I’d never perceived before! I wondered why… Found some explanation for it in this article Lament for Douglas […]

a bookshop with a heart

Friday, March 31st, 2006

On a visit to this beautiful book shop – a venerable landmark of Bangalore – found that it might soon be closed. The lease for it is over and the the money-minded owner dosen’t want to renew it. Mr. Shanbag was pretty tranquil about it, he calmly explained that he’s trying to either extend it, […]

astavakra gita

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

[some corrections made on 21-Nov-2005] The story of Astavakra is pretty fascinating, and sets the background and the context. As per what I remember from a seminar I attended recently, I present the speaker’s opinions as I remember them, I hope I do not misquote anything!

book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

An open letter from Paolo Coelho on the 10th Anniversary of The Alchemist, reflecting on the book’s success and meaning.

book: Book of Pages

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

“When Jiriki, a young monk, is sent by his Abbot from his mountain monastery to the Metropolis, he finds the modern world a confusing and illogical place; the technology of the modern world, which supposedly exists to make life easier, to Jiriki’s simple eyes only makes living more complicated. And as confused as Jiriki is […]

book: The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Sunday, September 7th, 2003

Yesterday I went to this bookstall waiting for my sister to pick up some book, and as I strolled through casually glancing at the books, one of the books I passed was My Experiments With Truth… the autobiography by Gandhi. I continued to stroll through and then remembered that a friend had strongly recommended it. […]

book: Jonathan Livingstone Seagull

Monday, April 7th, 2003

You are sure to love this book. Even if you don’t have the habit of reading, nor the time or inclination… I still strongly recommend that as an exception… you read this one book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Its a very small book, but has a lightning bolt packed in it. It dosent […]