Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Thinking about escaping is an inherently comparative activity coated in relativity. Walking away from something or someone involves going from somewhere to somewhere. It is, in many ways, a deceptive exit. A sleight of hands, hiding way from the roving eyes of whatever torments you. But in walks the expanse of the universe. Have you…

Quintessentially Tata by Syamlal Gupta

Loyalty as an idea has been inexplicably linked with the idea of grace, courage and moral fortitude. The ability to strive with dedication and success is something that has been revered, and always comes with its own set of difficulties and challenges. This book, despite picking up a largely interesting area to explore, fails to…

India’s World by Rajiv Dogra

Pausing to regroup, digest and rediscover an idea is essentially the sine qua non of any long term project. The case in point, is the idea of India’s approach towards its foreign policy, and the restructuring that it needs. Written by an former diplomat of high esteem and standing (Rajiv Dogra), what this book cleverly does…

Raya by Srinivas Reddy

Political leadership has perhaps been the most controversial of ships to sail in. The very shroud of mystery that encapsulates them, also deprives them of the link that allows human connections. Couple this with the vagaries of history, and you have a potent combination of either superhuman or inhuman personalities, exhibiting rather extreme shade of…

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…