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Just Invest and Become Insanely Wealthy by Jayaram Rajaram – Book Review

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I just took the book in my hands and began with random observations on random pages. Somehow, I reached page number 102, the one with an interview with Pavitra Shankar, Brigade Enterprises. The interview was solid with important observations on the real estate in the country and how one can ensure better gains with a little caution. I got to know about REITs and how one can assure safety even when the market goes down. This interview aroused my curiosity

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Nehru’s 97 Major Blunders by Rajnikant Puranik – Book Review

Nehru's 97 major blunders book review

History has always served as a source of inspiration, a mirror for mistakes we should not make and a foundation on which we stand in the present, shaping our future. India’s history is long, long enough to contain many things that we like or dislike depending upon our political and ideological biases or merely rationale. For example, there are historians who are hell-bent on proving that Aryan immigration theory still holds ground even after it has been debunked and proven

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5 books you must read – November 2021 list by Active Reader

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The latest trends in Indian literature, whether it’s Hindi or English, the two widely read languages in the country, have been varied and widespread, from the issues that affect human lives directly to the issues that we think only when we sit with the luxury of leisure hours. There are books that you will find interesting, enjoyable, entertaining as well as well-written, well-planned and well-thought. I am listing 5 books that you must read if you are thinking about

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The Concept of Complete Fiction for Modern Readers – an opinion

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Every reader has a perception of the best kind of fictional works – be it a novel, a poetry collection or even a 4-page short story. Something that goes beyond entertaining and pleasing, something that remains as the residue of a fictional encounter, something that we can name a creative residue. Do you agree? If yes, you must have a perception of what should be the best fiction. We read many books in our lifetime (I can speak for many

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A Dumb’s Story: A silent rattle that rips the rug of raunchy! by Sudipta Roy – Book Review

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Do you remember the days of your school when our teachers used to keep repeating the word ‘keep quiet’? I guess it was the teachers’ most favourite word or phrase. However, it used to sound funny to me at that time and I did never care to think otherwise. Children are like that only! And I am sure, like me, it was the funniest phrase for you too then. Could anyone remain quiet? I used to think and laugh.

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Can poetry survive the test of time? A serious concern

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This is more than an opinion piece because I am really worried. An opinion piece, in general practice, is written when you need to defend or attack a party (maybe an idea, a person, an institution or anything else). Concern for poetry, however, is not an opinion. As a literature lover and as someone who reads a lot, have read a lot and wants to read more and more in the coming future, I am worried because I see a

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Sriramcharitmanas aur Prabandhan Neeti – Rajeev ‘Acharya’ & Surabhi – book review

Sriramcharitmanas aur Prabandhan Neeti book review

This year has been productive enough for me in terms of reading modern novels, non-fiction books by contemporary writers and many other genres that I would have wanted to read all the time. It is always a good thing that you get to read various authors and various kinds of books. Though religious literature in the modern days have almost been knighted as obscure and ‘too much’ of fiction by many critics who have only one eye when it comes

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Where to go? The world out there is just the opposite of world inside!

I have been reading for almost a decade now. Not only reading, in fact, I have also been watching movies of various genres and I really liked some of them. However, in books and movies, there are many that I simply find rather amusing because they show what we cannot expect, ever, in reality. Yes, that can only work better in the fantasy or comedy genre. A guy making love to a donkey (except for some instances where we find

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Cross Connection – Preety Praveen, book review

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Naveen and Simar’s love story reaches its pinnacle and they become the talk of the town on their educational campus in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Simar is a Punjabi girl who has come to Salem to fulfil the dreams of her parents and become a doctor, (Dentist). Naveen, on the other hand, has lost his father at an early age and has huge expectations of his family on his shoulders and he wants to become an engineer. As it usually happens,

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Hinduism in literature meets a new and different perspective – Kumar Dipanshu tells his story

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Hinduism is the ocean that serves everyone who comes with a thirst – for knowledge, intellect, motivation or even cynicism (but it depends upon the interpretation of the seeker). There are millions of pages filled with the profound waves of mysticism, wisdom, devotion and mystery. However, recent Hinduism literature, with some bitter realities buzzing around, has more or less turned into a wake-up call or siren reinforcing the values and the ancient wisdom that are casually being insulted or subjected

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