Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Have You Read - A Message to Garcia?

Have you read A Message to Garcia?

If not, it is not surprising. Simple because it is irrelevant in this time and age. 

If you would like to read it now, you can read pages 15 to 23 of this document

What prompted me to write about this short essay by Elbert Hubbard from 1899 is that, surprisingly, a lot of corporate leaders have been picking this up recently. 

But, that is not a good sign. 

Why? Take a look at some of the reviews for this essay on Goodreads (click on the pictures to enlarge them):

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Book Review: Agniputr by Vadhan

Book: Agniputr
Author: Vadhan 
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
No. of Pages: ~350 

I have received numerous books so far - sent by Authors, Publishers, Book Review programs etc. But, Agniputr, is by far the best among them (not many of my reviews start this way!). I have always been a sucker for fantasy and that is probably why it was very interesting. Thanks to the publisher for sending an author signed copy this time - gave it a very personal touch - glad you recognise that there is a human being behind the blog!

It is difficult to summarise everything that happens in the book, to be honest. The blurb for the book itself is pretty confusing - check it out on GoodReads. It is that busy a book. But, when reading the book itself, it all unravels at a pretty good pace and makes complete sense (as much as a fantasy can) leading to a pretty cool finish.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book Review - Divided Minds - Sanjay Koppikar

Book: Divided Minds - War of the Worlds Within 
Author: Sanjay Koppikar
Price: Rs.245 on Amazon 
Genre: Science Fiction 
No. of Pages: ~280

I have always felt that there is a serious dearth for good Sci-Fi by Indian authors. But, I was surprised to see that Sanjay's second book is one. His first book - Bangalored, was more like a White Paper blended into a story so that it could barely fall under the genre called Fiction. But, the author has come a long way since. And so it is safe to say that Divided Minds - War of the Worlds Within (with its rather painfully long title) is actually a quick fun read. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

An Open Letter to KSSTM

Dear Kerala State Science and Technology Museum,

We need to talk!

This Christmas vacation I was unfortunate enough to think that it was a good idea to introduce my little cousins to the idea of a Science Museum. Oh! What a big mistake it was to take them to the “Careless-State Science and Technology Museum” – Yes, given your current state, I took the liberty to rechristen you!


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