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Atlas Shrugged

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Ayn Rand wasn’t merely writing novels, she was proposing a philosophy of life. Her hero is an ideal man, only she puts forward the theory that there isn’t something godly about this ideal. It is ideal because it is the only way of existence that is worth considering and makes sense. The only way man was intended to live. Create. Excel. Be a master and solely responsible for his own life. “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters:…

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Jane Eyre

I have just finished the last page of Jane Eyre and am writing this review  while I am still reeling from the impact of the book. It has been a few years since the last time I read Jane Eyre. I choose to believe I have seen more of the world and formed stronger opinions about everything, in these past few years. Does that mean the hold of the book on me has diminished? Far from it. I feel young and naive, and completely enthralled…

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The Martian

What happens if one throws you in a corner of your hometown? You get up, walk/ride your way to home, right!! Now, consider this… you find yourself in a different country altogether. The difference will be the sudden panic within you, but eventually it will giveaway to a sane state of mind. Now to take it to the extreme, assume that you are stranded 40 million miles away from home. Most of the earthlings, will need some time to it…

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Agatha Christie And Her Art of Murder

Agatha Christie Murders

I have recently been watching the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels featuring David Suchet as the renowned fastidious detective, Hercule Poirot. It’s a charming television adaptation of the books.  So, thought it was time I spoke of this love of mine. Agatha Christie wrote over 60 crime fiction novels. Hercule Poirot, the Sherlock Homes like detective penned down by Agatha Christie, is the only known fictional character to have received an obituary, that too on the front…

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Rebecca

What is astonishing is that at different stages of one’s life the same books retain the familiar feel and continue to unlock something new each read. I sometimes wonder what lies within these books that their memory lingers years after I read them. In fact, I have never really kept them aside, but carried them within me, and now given the slightest chance I read, re-read and write to share with you. Today, I attempt to write about Rebacca by Daphne Du Maurier. An…

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Enter the Realms of Sci Fi

The other day on twitter I saw a photograph that said Star Wars had predicted hand held tablets and virtual reality glasses much before Apple and others invented it. There are numerous tales out there of Leornardo Da Vinci, who as early as the fifteenth century, created works of art that would later get mimicked in veritable scientific revolutions. The inventions followed almost half a century later than the man who made the sketches. His drawings of machines that could fly foretold…

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Love Story

What can you say about a 131 page long book published on the valentine’s day of 1970? That it is present on all bookshelves of Hindi movies that are love stories. That it has one of the most famous lines of all, and I will get to it. That it reached a cult status in the hallows of love stories. Erich Segal’s book is a simple read. Quick paced straightforward story telling. I think what appeals to the reader is…

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