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Devi & the Battle of Meghadhanush
A Rasa Bhugola Story
Gayatri - 2022-11-30
Harini Calamur
Lovely book. The child in me loved it. And I am sure many children (and their parents) will like it too ⁦@G_y_tri⁩      source
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Preeti Shenoy
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Legacy of Violence
A History of the British Empire
Caroline Elkins - 2022-03-29
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Explore the dark history of the British Empire in Legacy of Violence. Award-winning historian Caroline Elkins takes readers on a journey through over two hundred years of violence used to secure and maintain British imperial interests. From the ideological roots of violence in the Victorian era to the systematized practices of later years, Elkins delves into how violent tactics were exported and institutionalized in colonies around the world. She exposes a legacy of violence that impacted all sides of Britain's political divide and continues to shape our world today.
Harini Calamur
i can't recommend this book enough. warning - you blood will slowly boil.      source
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A Novel
Robert Harris - 1993-04-01 (first published in 1992)
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In an alternate timeline where Hitler has won WWII, a detective investigates a murder that leads to a web of conspiracy and secrets that could shake the German Reich to its core. With time running out and the Gestapo hot on their trail, the detective and an American journalist pursue the truth that could change history.
Harini Calamur
@appadappajappa fabulous book. loved the lead character.... reminded me a lot of Gorky Park and its hero.      source
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The Storytelling Animal
How Stories Make Us Human
Jonathan Gottschall - 2012-04-10
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Discover the power of storytelling with a captivating new book. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology, and evolution, this author offers the first unified theory of storytelling. Learn how stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems and how they have evolved to ensure our survival. With charming anecdotes and examples, this book explores why storytelling is a fundamental human instinct and how it can even change the world for the better.
Harini Calamur
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human fantastic book on how we are wired to crave for stories. i am both reading and listening to it.      source
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Bill Gurley
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The Price of Peace
Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Zachary D. Carter - 2020-05-19
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Discover the vibrant and deeply human vision of economist John Maynard Keynes in The Price of Peace. Follow Keynes from turn-of-the-century parties in London's riotous Bloomsbury art scene to diplomatic breakthroughs in the mountains of New Hampshire. Unearth the lost legacy of one of history's most important minds, and learn how his innovative and radical ideas can reinvent national government and reframe the principles of international diplomacy in our own time.
Harini Calamur
@nayanikaaa there is sylvia nasar's brilliant Grand Pursuit - fabulous book on economic thought and the influences. price of inequality by stiglitz then there is the Price of Peace - by Zachary carter. beautiful book.      source
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The Price of Inequality
How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Joseph E. Stiglitz - 2013-04-08 (first published in 2012)
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The Price of Inequality, a bestselling book by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, exposes the vicious cycle of growing inequality in America caused by politics shaping market forces. Stiglitz examines the harmful effects of inequality on the economy, democracy, and system of justice. He offers a concrete program to achieve a more just and prosperous future for all.
Harini Calamur
@nayanikaaa there is sylvia nasar's brilliant Grand Pursuit - fabulous book on economic thought and the influences. price of inequality by stiglitz then there is the Price of Peace - by Zachary carter. beautiful book.      source
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Grand Pursuit
The Story of Economic Genius
Sylvia Nasar - 2011-09-13
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Experience a breathtaking journey through modern history with pioneering men and women who changed the world in this New York Times bestseller. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of how economics saved humanity from poverty and despair by placing its destiny in the hands of those who understood its power. Join the acclaimed author of A Beautiful Mind as she takes you on a sweeping narrative that will change the way you see the world.
Harini Calamur
@nayanikaaa there is sylvia nasar's brilliant Grand Pursuit - fabulous book on economic thought and the influences. price of inequality by stiglitz then there is the Price of Peace - by Zachary carter. beautiful book.      source
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Joe Gadway
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The Eagle Has Landed
Jack Higgins - 1998-07-02 (first published in 1975)
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A team of Nazi paratroopers attempt to abduct Winston Churchill and cripple Allied war efforts during World War II. The plot is led by ace agent Kurt Steiner and aided by IRA gunman Liam Devlin. Only the quiet town of Studley Constable stands in their way, forcing its residents to become unlikely heroes in a race against time to save the fate of the war.
Harini Calamur
@NakulShenoy loved that book. it hasn't aged. i read it a few years ago. finished it one sitting.      source
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Stolen Focus
Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again
Johann Hari - 2022-01-25
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Discover the groundbreaking examination on why our ability to pay attention is collapsing and how we can get it back. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes Stolen Focus, an eye-opening journey across the world that reveals the troubling truth about who and what is hijacking our attention, and how we can reclaim it. Explore twelve deep causes of this crisis, including the decline of mind-wandering and rising pollution, all of which have robbed us of our attention. Learn from Silicon Valley dissidents who learned to hack human attention, and veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD. Discover a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers' productivity. Essential reading for anyone who struggles with constant device switching and information overload.
Harini Calamur
i cannot recommend this book enough ... must read. a lot of things we suspected is true .... @johannhari101 #attentiondeficit. #informationoverload .      source
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How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky - 2018-01-16
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Discover the dangers of eroding democratic institutions and norms in "How Democracies Die". Written by Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, this eye-opening book uses historical and global examples to show how democracies can break down and ultimately fail. From Trump's presidency to political crises in Latin America and Europe, Levitsky and Ziblatt offer insightful research and perspectives on how to save democracies from authoritarianism. This nonpartisan book is a must-read for all Americans concerned about the current state of affairs.
Harini Calamur
#Books2021 - How Democracies Die - Steven Levitsky fantastic read on the history of the rise of authoritarianism via the ballot box.      source
Range by David Epstein
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
The Growth Delusion by David Pilling
Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee
Revenge & Reconciliation by Rajmohan Gandhi
The Satan Bug by Alistair MacLean