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India’s astonishing 15,297% growth story. We are rich, people

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Enough of the wining. Enough of blaming all our beloved leaders, political parties, their partners/friends/cousins/minions, and the neighbourhood dog for our trouble. We, as a country, are rich. Period. Explain the 15,297% growth story otherwise. Here’s a quick comparison of what we were in 1992 vs. what we were in 2011. Arms Import in 1992: $215,000 Arms Import in 2011: …

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50% discount on select books on Flipkart

This season is turning out to be a book-reader’s paradise. First it was amazon.in and Kindle books prompting a few posts earlier on this forum, and during the last week there were fantastic deals on books for young adults. Now it is turn of Flipkart to do more and enhance readers. There are some interesting books being offered at 50% …

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Enid Blyton’s Famous Five [with discounted buy options]

If you ever visited a library or had parents/friends/relatives who loved books, you would have definitely gotten introduced to “the five”. The Famous Five series of books are a set of 21 books written by Enid Blyton, with the first book written back in the 40s. The initial books became so popular with children/young adults that the initial plan of …

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Terminator 2 in 60 seconds

I am a big fan of Terminator 2. That may have to do with the fact that it was the very first of its genre in my life, but that’s another story. Today, unfortunately, I cannot go around telling everyone that I am a big fan of T2. That simply shows I am too old, or worse – that I …

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Read Amar Chitra Katha, save up to 90% on popular titles

Who does not remember Amar Chitra Katha? The comics have been satisfying the young and the young at heart for more than 40 years now. Thanks to our frequent trips out of Bangalore, and my frequent visits to the library, Amar Chitra Katha ranks the first of all the Indian comics (and may I say books) in my list. Thanks …

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Book: The Immortals of Meluha

 I picked up this book thanks to a friend (a good friend at that), and this may be the only reason I read through the end. I never really gravitate towards this kind of fiction, and this book ain’t going to change it for sure. Though I am no stranger to our puranas represented in different views, this book sure …

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Book: Super Freakonomics

It takes all of 1 day to read this book, but boy do you want to remember what you read. What do you work for? This has a lot of answers right from material to utter non-sense. This book makes it simple for the realists – “we work for the reward”. Right from dealing with global warming, or prostitutes on …

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Great quick reads

“I simply don’t have time to read” is the common refrain of non-readers. All that should change. ebookfriendly ran an article recently about the 55 great books under 200 pages.  Although 200 is not a small number or magical, it should certainly open up possibilities of getting the joy back from reading. What made me happier was to find the …

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Productivity is increasing, what to do with all the extra humans?

Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) in the U.K has recently published that worker productivity has grown by 84 percent since 1970s, while productivity in information communication technology has grown by 480 percent. Cebr also believes that the productivity is slated to go up by 20% by 2020. Read a report of that here. All fantastic statistics I say, …

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Don’t miss Gravity

Go watch Gravity. Not because it has superior technical effects and has George Clooney in it, but because it is about how we need to hope for the best when it comes to future. Gravity is a thrill-ride for sure. Scifi lovers are sure going to get a wonderful treat. You never stop getting amazed at the amazing pictures, and …

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