Category: Books

Reading while in the metro

Travelling and reading is my favourite combination. There is so much time while traveling which can be put to use, reading. Most of my books have been gulped while in the train. Even at the station there is so much time and why kill…

Anticancer A new way of life

Current read. Immaculately written. The writer is very well informed.

#KindnessMatters

UNESCO MGIEP has initiated an International Youth Campaign on Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this Campaign is to mobilize the world’s youth to achieve the 17 SDGs through transformative acts of kindness. People from all over the world are sharing…

Kindle and Van Goh

I was gifted the e-book reader and it has come handy at all times. The Kindle has ample storage amazing battery performance and some really awesome tools like wordwise which improve vocabulary. I can navigate from my current page to the contents or any…

The Finkler Question

This devastating novel is examining the complexities of identity and belonging, love and grief, through the lens of contemporary Judaism. Julian Treslove,  working as a celebrity double, feels out of sync with his longtime friend and sometimes rival Sam Finkler, a popular author of…

Lincoln in the Bardo

This certainly is a “novel” novel! I initially got intimidated by firstly the premise and then the format, but later found it surprisingly awesome. The mysterious Bardo gives an enriching setting for the strange ongoings. . Fortunately there’s a much easier side. Dialouge depiction…

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful…

House of leaves

This book is about that point directly behind your head. Don’t look. Don’t take your eyes off this page, off the safe glow of the monitor, the comforting shapes of the letters making up this sentence. This is safe. What’s behind you isn’t. Keep…

The culture of make believe

The Culture of Make Believe “We were not meant for this. We were meant to live and love and play and work and even hate more simply and directly. It is only through outrageous violence that we come to see this absurdity as normal,…

Medival surgeon’s iphone

These pages are part of a medieval surgical manual written by the 14th-century surgeon Jan Yperman. It describes in detail how to treat various wounds and illnesses. It also shows, however, what instruments needed to be used. For a compound fracture of the leg,…

Codex Rotundus

Back in medschool my teacher told me a few interesting words “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint” =) Of course he used M. Twain’s words  because I was always short in my answers to his class and because…

New books in New York

What happens after going from pirouettes to politics? Peasantry to paparazzi? Behold the tales of two unbreakable beauties, with brains (and bravery) to boot. h/t Oxford University I’ll go with the blue one first 😉