The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli My rating: 3 of 5 stars An authority bias I developed some years ago by someone who had significant influence on my rationality (or irrationality) was that self-help genre was for the “weak lacking confidence in themselves”. It was looked down upon; even below the mediocrity plinth… Read More The Art of Thinking clearly
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book would have been so much better had it been written today. There are rumors online about the book being ghostwritten. The voice of the writer changes throughout the book leaving the reader wonder what… Read More Dreams from my Father
Mafia Queens Of Mumbai: Stories Of Women From The Ganglands by Hussain S. Zaidi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Hussain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens of Mumbai is a captivating summary of the lives of 13 women caught in the underworld. Despite being poorly edited, it’s an enthralling read that one can’t put down till the… Read More Mafia Queens of Mumbai
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fear putting into words what this book means to me. Some books I can read 300 pages in half a day. Some books I read, savor and be silent the whole day hung over by the story and devoured by the words. I… Read More Shantaram
The opening scene of Tanu Weds Manu-Returns is four years after where it’s prequel ended. Four years after marriage, Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu (Madhavan R) are seeing psychiatrists ‘cause they cannot stand each other anymore. The movie opens with Madhavan claiming his wife is mad and has bipolar disorder. I almost threw a glass… Read More Queen Returns.
Who doesn’t love ads? Even though they bug the flow of an interesting show, break your TV hypnotized state during a climax, they are entertaining no less! Art has no language. However, more than music or a movie, it’s easier to watch an Ad in any language, at least for me. I have absolutely no… Read More Indian Commercials: Bringing a desi flavor in ads
Indian Advertisements have a larger and more diverse audience than any other country. Having to reach out to people of various ethics, languages, religion and cultures and of course, promote the campaign/product/service. Keeping up with the humor and cultural sentiments, Indian commercials give great insight to an average Indian’s life. Not just commercials, any form… Read More Top Ten Indian Commercials