Don’t Believe Everything You Think by Joseph Nguyen: More space for miracles โœจ๐Ÿ“–

It was a routine year end visit to the Sapna book house at Indira nagar in Bangalore for the usual purchase of the next year’s desk calendar and a diary; this was easily accomplished on the second floor of the shop. But succumbing to temptation, I went to check out what was on display at…

Wisdom of the North โ„๏ธ: Wintering by Katherine May ๐Ÿ“–

January 2022, the Kochi airport departure terminal wears a deserted look. In keeping with the trying pandemic times, the theme seems to have shifted from aesthetics and comfortable experience to merely functional. Most of the eating joints have been shut. As a precautionary measure in the uncertain times I arrived at the airport well in…

Reading lists (2021) ๐Ÿ“

“In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left for you.” reads the lines from The Alchemist. The book whose English edition was first published in 1993, was surprisingly the most popular…

A pick-me-up for motivation ๐Ÿ“–

I was seated at a cafe looking forward to a few idle hours in the company of a book and some tasty food. As I was about to order, I recognised a familiar face emerge through the doors; a distant relative. Both of us were surprised to see each other. “What are you doing here?”…

Adding meaning to daily chores (Buddhist approach) ๐Ÿงน

Finding some inspiration to carry out the mundane daily chores around the house is a tough ask. Inspiration just like motivation is needed every once in a while in small doses to keep the spirits up. And one such small and effective source is a book I spied called “A Monk’s Guide to a Clean…

Easy Indian meal (Set #7)๐ŸŸand a fish tale๐Ÿ“–

“Following Fish” by Samanth Subramanian……what search terms do you need to enter into Amazon to throw up such a book? ๐Ÿค”Any guesses?? It’s not a collection of recipes on fish; it’s not a Moby Dick nor a Finding Nemo kind of a story. It’s a travelogue as the author traverses along the coast of the…

Ideas for profit from Peter Thiel๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Peter Thiel – founder of PayPal, his book Zero to One is regarded as a must read for aspiring entrepreneurs, but I would recommend this book for wannabe investors too. The book has been in my Amazon shopping cart for sometime; but I had a nagging feeling that we had this book in the house,…