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Amit is a technology entrepreneur based in Pune. He is the co-founder at, a software startup focused on technical skills assessment, in the recruiting & training area. He is also the co-founder of an online tech portal for the tech and startup community in Pune. Amit is involved in advising and mentoring tech startups and is active in Pune’s startup community.
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The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee - Aug 09, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence...
Amit Paranjape
Feb 04, 2021
Today is #WorldCancerDay If you still haven't, do read - "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by @DrSidMukherjee Great book!      source
My Tale of Four Cities
Jayant V. Narlikar - Apr 01, 2016
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Language: English Pages: 523 (60 B/W Illustrations) About the Book My Tale of Four Cities is the English version of Narlikars autobiography Chaar Nagrantale Majhe Vishwa written originally in Marathi. The book is divided in four parts. The first part represents the early years (1-19) in Banaras (Varanasi). The second describes the authors stay in C...
Amit Paranjape
Jan 25, 2021
@CafeEconomics @mahambare_vidya Yes...indeed. Great book. I think he also translated it to English later? (Not sure).      source
A New Idea of India
Individual Rights in a Civilisational State
Harsh Madhusudan - Sep 21, 2020
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‘A clear look into India’s political, social and economic history unobstructed by decades of agenda-driven narratives that sought to muddy the waters of our civilisational truths.’- Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India‘India suffers from political scientists who slavishly recommend that India follow in ...
Amit Paranjape
Dec 13, 2020
@rajnathsingh @harshmadhusudan @RMantri Excellent book.      source
The Bhagavad Gita
Bibek Debroy - Jan 01, 2020
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A millennial guide to the Bhagat Gita, the foundational text on dharma. As Arjuna stands on the battlefield of the great War of Kurukshetra, he finds himself surrounded by men he has known for years. He must wound, maim or kill them to earn what the Pandavas deserve. But how can he kill those in whose laps his childhood was spent, those gurus who t...
Amit Paranjape
Dec 06, 2020
'The Bhagavat Gita' book review: Twin view of a sacred scripture - @AbhinavAgarwal Review of two excellent books authored by @bibekdebroy: "The Bhagavad Gita for Millennials" and "The Bhagavad Gita - Translation"      source
Penguin India - Oct 17, 2019
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A masterful translation of the Bhagavad Gita, along with the Sanskrit original. A faithful rendition of the 2000 year old Song Celestial, Bibek Debroys translation resonates with the spirit of the original while using modern idiom and language. He captures, verse by verse, the essence of this ancient philosophical poem which debates eternal questio...
Amit Paranjape
Dec 06, 2020
'The Bhagavat Gita' book review: Twin view of a sacred scripture - @AbhinavAgarwal Review of two excellent books authored by @bibekdebroy: "The Bhagavad Gita for Millennials" and "The Bhagavad Gita - Translation"      source
The Ultimate Goal
A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations and Intelligence Agencies Construct Narratives
Vikram Sood - Oct 05, 2020
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In The Ultimate Goal, Vikram Sood, former chief of Indias external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), explains the narrative and how a countrys ability to construct, sustain and control it, at home and abroad, enhances its strength and position. Intelligence agencies invariably play a critical role in this, an often-indispe...
Amit Paranjape
Dec 02, 2020
Finished this excellent book... great read! 'The Ultimate Goal: A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations Construct Narratives' - @Vikram_Sood (Former Head of R&AW)      source
The Extraordinary Epoch of Nanasaheb Peshwa
Uday S. Kulkarni - Jan 01, 2020
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The mid-eighteenth century began with the Marathas as the paramount power in India, and in the next two decades, they rose in power and prestige. In the Carnatic, Bengal, Rajputana, Malwa, Bundelkhand they were supreme, and in Delhi, the Marathas ruled while the Mughal king reigned. In this period when Nanasaheb Peshwa was at the helm, the Maratha ...
Amit Paranjape
Sep 18, 2020
@MiniMenon @LiveHIndia Great book, as always by @MulaMutha :)      source
The Gene
An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee - May 02, 2017
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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Emperor of All Maladiesa fascinating history of the gene and a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the un...
Amit Paranjape
Sep 22, 2019
@vikramsathaye @DrSidMukherjee @kiranshaw Great book.      source
Vikram Sampath - Sep 01, 2019
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As the intellectual fountainhead of the ideology of Hindutva, which is in political ascendancy in India today, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is undoubtedly one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders of the twentieth century. Accounts of his eventful and stormy life have oscillated from eulogizing hagiographies to disparaging demonization...
Amit Paranjape
Aug 29, 2019
Finished @vikramsampath's amazing book: 'Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past,1883–1924' Very well researched. Plenty of references, original sources. The author has invested a lot of painstaking effort in collecting all this information and presenting it together. #MustRead      source
The Era of Baji rao [Paperback] [Dec 12, 2016] Uday S. Kulkarni
Uday S. Kulkarni - Dec 12, 2016
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The "Era of Baji rao" is an account of the Empire of the Deccan. It is published by Mula-Mutha Publishers. The book has 392 plus 28 preliminary pages and 12 art pages (432 pages in all), 27 pictures and 22 maps with the narrative. The book has 36 chapters divided into five sections. Besides maps and illustrations, it has a timeline, genealogies, in...
Amit Paranjape
Aug 17, 2019
Here is an excellent book about the life and times of Bajirao, and his various campaigns, written by @MulaMutha: #Bajirao #MarathaHistory #MustRead      source
Gene Machine
The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan - Nov 05, 2018
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A Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology's most important molecule...
Amit Paranjape
May 02, 2019
Read an interesting book: 'Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome' by Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan. The book discusses the author's early years of work, the race to decode the ribosome ('gene reading molecule'), the politics of awards and more.      source
Sunny Days by Sunil Gavaskar
The Neuroscience of Emotion by Ralph Adolphs
Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella