The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Narcism has always largely been considered a supremely individualistic trait. We tend to assign this trait to rather smaller units, that too mostly individual humans. To that extent, it is often an exercise worth indulging to be examining the human race from this perspective. We’ve always placed ourselves at the centre of any system imaginable….

Amnesty by Arvind Adiga

The centrality of moral conflict in human life is such a given, that describing it seems a cliche. Yet, it seems to be a reasonable exercise to test one’s compass hypothetically once in a while, especially if self-discovery is something you hold dear.It is absolutely fascinating how human beings react when they’re confronted with equally…

Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

The spirit of innovation is what drives the human spirit. The humdrum repetitive action of doing the exact same thing again and again might sound perfect from an automated robotic efficiency utopia’s perspective, but the fact is that being mindless drones is a thought that repulses humans at some point or the other. This is…

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

The fact that strangers play a critical role in our lives seems antithetical and counter-intuitive to our rather narcissistic way of thinking. But the truth is that in a world of over 7 billion individuals, our immediate family, friends, communities and acquaintances, are merely but a statistical dot. True to his rather unorthodox choice of…

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The beauty of reading is the fact that often a reader will end up interpreting something larger, something personal from an author’s work, with absolutely no intention on the writer’s part. More so than ever for non-fiction work, which is largely deemed to be non-interpretative and instructional, rather than embracing the wide interpretative spectrum of…