Saturday, April 28, 2012

Back Home BOOKS

I have been getting few queries as to how I am spending my vacation... Thought of sharing 'on-line' !!

One of the things I am trying to get away to, from heat, humidity, noice, et al....B O O K S!!

1. The Immortals of Meluha -  by Amish Tripathi

I was in a mood for some light reading. Hence, went by the strong reco by son & also observed the books by this author ( a triology!) were a big hit. The book has some good reviews by contemperory authors.

The book was written well. The script, language, the flow, etc very good. Quite 'un-puttable'! I finished it off very fast

But sadly, it is fiction ! It is not about Lord Shiva from Puranas. That was a dampener. I would rather read Siva Puranas ! Hence, not planning to read the other two books by the author.

PS : Picked up the book thru They continue to delight me with their great service.

2.  Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of The Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma

Watched a fantastic panel discussion on NDtv on this book - led by Pronnoy, with the author, Montek, Sunil 'Bharti' Mittal & former RBI governor. 

Appropriate Leadership was a key ingredient to ensure the 'miracle' actually happens... Prannoy underlined the importance of the the policy decision. Hope PM, FM & congress leaders listening. 

Placed an order thru, yet again !!

PS : I have started reading the book. Great statistics & inference. Few funny comments also, such as Putin's dog, etc. BBC aired a brief interview with the author, Ruchir, this morning (30 May 12).  

3. Apollonius - The Divine Magician by Charles DiFazio

This is the book I am currently reading. Very inspiring spiritual book about the Greek great master. He was revered 'adored as a divine incarnation...'

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