What a wonderful book, written wonderfully. Cal Newport creates a hypothesis around deep work and then goes about adding stories and data to validate those hypothesis. What is this book about? The book is about, well, deep work. The kind of work that is needed in today's marketplace to be in demand. The book starts … Continue reading Deep work – Book recommendation
Measure what matters had been recommended to me for quite some time now and I always thought it was about product metrics, what are the right metrics to measure and what are the vanity metrics but boy was I wrong! Finally, a month back I came across this book right in time for our annual … Continue reading Measure what matters – Book recommendation
Spoiler alert Lovely book, at least the first 95% of it. I guess the ending is fine given the time the book was written. It's an interesting read that gives insights into a Judy's life in college, coming from a orphanage and rooming with the elite. It is so well written that at times it … Continue reading Daddy long legs
What started out as an 8-books-till-december challenge, paved the path for me to get in and out of Narnia 7 times. In a true Narnian style, I chanced upon one of the books of the series, which was Prince Caspian, which led me into this whole world of Narnia and I ended up completing the … Continue reading I finished the Narnia series! yay!
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js It's been a little over a month since I last updated about my reading status. I started with the Narnia series last month and I'm happy to update that I have finished 5 books of the 7 book series. Though while waiting for the 3rd book to be delivered, I thought I will finish … Continue reading What’s happening with the reading?
One of the books that I wanted to read this year was Prince Caspian, which is a part of the Narnia series. As per the reading order recommended by the author C S Lewis, Prince Caspian is the 4th book. So, to have a meaningful read, I'm planning to complete the first three books and … Continue reading The Magician’s Nephew, The Chronicles of Narnia series
This book is a memoir of a year long stay in Bhutan, as a physiotherapist in a village called Mongar, Bhutan. Written by Britta Das, it captures her time and experiences at Mongar during late 90's. A German-born Canadian, going to a developing country has its own shock elements and this book talks about some of … Continue reading Buttertea at sunrise, A year in the Bhutan Himalaya
This is a collection of Tamil folk tales(close to 100) which have been translated into English. Only some stories are children-friendly. A lot of the stories cannot be narrated to kids as it uses foul language or the morals of the characters in the stories are questionable. Anyway, that's two books down in less than … Continue reading Where are you going, you monkeys?
Finally, a good book after a long time. The honest perspective, humor and historical background of the places visited by the author keep the reader engrossed. In the beginning, it wouldn't be a surprise if someone brushed aside the book as a derogatory book about India. But if you go after 10 pages, you realize … Continue reading Three quarters of a footprint
I used to read more earlier than now. Same with writing. Also, I feel they are correlated. Don't know how true that is. To put that to test, I'm planning to read more this year. There are certain books that require a lot of thinking (for eg. Mere Christianity) and there are some that require … Continue reading Books I plan to read this year