I recently read the book - Hindu Rites and Rituals- Origins and Meaning by K.V Singh. The book had decent ratings on Amazon and a nice attractive Saffron cover. I expected a lot of scientific reasoning behind the hundreds, if not thousands, of the rituals that we have in Hinduism. I had mixed feelings about … Continue reading Book: Hindu Rites and Rituals
I hopped on to the digital minimalism wagon once again. This time I am finding myself a little bit more serious at it than the previous attempts. I’m seriously considering switching to a feature phone but WhatsApp is the last cord. I cannot quite get rid of it just yet due to various reasons. (Excuses, … Continue reading Dopamine Nation & Thinking Straight
I hit the Crossword book store in my area this weekend with a fool proof plan. Leave the kids in the play area for an hour and use that time to browse the book shelves. I haven't been there much since the Covid hit. Crossword is the one of the favourite hangout spots for me … Continue reading The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
I read the book Effortless by Greg McKeown last week. The subtitle reads Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most. I loved Greg's previous book Essentialism and posted about it here in this link. It struck a chord and I felt it was closer to what I have been thinking about for quite sometime. … Continue reading Effortless
I finished reading the books Chanakya in Daily Life followed by the Tamil thriller Chidambara Ragasiyam this year and started reading Hyper Focus by Chris Bailey. I was well over the 50% mark and then the bomb dropped. I was casually checking my WordPress Reader feed and stumbled on this blog post: My Book Release … Continue reading The Amazing Road Trip Home
I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and a wonderful new year! I started the new year on a positive note by reading a book instead of watching the mindless shows on the telly. I completed reading Chanakya in Daily Life by Radhakrishnan Pillai. I had downloaded this book in my kindle … Continue reading Happy New Year!
“Money’s greatest intrinsic value—and this can’t be overstated—is its ability to give you control over your time.” I finished reading the first book of 2021. I should say I finished listening to. This was the first-ever audio book experience for me. The book that I completed was The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. The … Continue reading The Psychology Of Money
Anilaadum Mundril - loosely translated as A Foyer Where Squirrels Play - is a wonderful trip down the memory lane. Especially, if you grew up in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a wonderful book on relationships written by the late Tamil lyricist, Na. Muthukumar. I have always liked Na. Muthukumar for his poetic … Continue reading A Foyer Where Squirrels Play
I completed reading my second book of the year only today. Today is India’s Independence day and it was a coincidence that I finished reading this book by Darius Foroux today. No, this is not about any of the nations’ independence in anyway. It is all about personal freedom. What it means to be free? … Continue reading What it takes to be free?
Every year, I take up the Goodreads Reading challenge of reading 'n' number of books where 'n' is an insignificant number. This year, as always, I am lagging behind and thought I will catch up a little. I haven't read any Tamil language book this year. I have a great Tamil novel, Parthiban Kanavu, in … Continue reading Book Review: Kolaigal Oivathillai