Category Archives: Books / Reading

Salisbury Park, Pune.

Salisbury Park is an upscale locality of Pune. One of the most expensive places to purchase residential accommodation in the city. Many leading lights of Pune’s society live there. I wonder if the residents realise that their locality is named … Continue reading

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Behavioural Science.

The problem with Pravin, who has suggested this week’s topic, is that he is very much younger than I am and his touch with Behavioural Science is of a more recent origin than mine. I acquired my Masters degree in … Continue reading

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Future Shock.

Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term “future shock” as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a … Continue reading

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Possibility Of Being A Saint In Suit.

I bet that Pravin who has suggested this topic has never heard of Leslie Charteris or Simon Templar         or The Saint. If he had, he would not have suggested this topic. Luckily for me, these three … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Vs White Collar.

It has not yet come to Vs in India. It is still peaceful coexistence, albeit with a subtext of unease. The Blue Collar population striving hard to get its children move up the social and economic ladder by sending them … Continue reading

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Polite And Quick.

This is an extract from a short story in the book Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. “Speaking of being quick on the draw” I said, “I remember a scene from an old Francois Truffaut film. A woman says to … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 17: Separated Brothers.

In the good old days of Bollywood films, young boys getting separated during fairs, calamities etc and growing up to be one good guy and one bad guy was quite common. I could not resist the temptation to write this … Continue reading

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History.

Strangely enough I am currently reading A Brief History Of India by Alaine Danielou. The beginnig, that is where I am, itself is fascinating enough for me to get deeply engrossed in it, leave alone the hard sell that my … Continue reading

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Meaning / Purpose / Happiness.

This Mark Twain quote was shared by a friend on facebook and led me to muse over it and the result is this post. In Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl often quotes Nietzsche: “He who has a … Continue reading

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Doing Something II.

Cheerful Monk while commenting on my post Doing Something asked – “So what are you choosing to do? How are you making that choice?” In the same post, Wisewebwoman commented – “You need to share, Ramana!” My response is This. … Continue reading

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