Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 8

    The World of Fatwas by Arun Shourie (2012-07-15)

    by Arun Shourie

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    The Shadow of the Great Game

    by Narendra Singh Sarila

    "The partition of India continues to make the headlines with new facts emerging even today, six decades later. In this untold story of India's partition, Narendra Singh Sarila unearths documents which bring to light the hitherto unexplored link between the partition and British fears about the USSR gaining control of the oil wells of the Middle East, and how the British used religion as a political tool in pursuit of the great game against the Soviet Union. While focusing on the role of several prominent political figures of the era, he also brings out little-known facts about the pressure the US exerted on Britain to grant India her independence. This timely volume offers a radical reassessment of a key moment in the history of the Indian subcontinent."--Book cover.
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    India's China Challenge

    by Ananth Krishnan

  • Votes: 4

    The Ultimate Goal

    by Vikram Sood

  • Votes: 2

    The Billion Dollar Spy

    by David E. Hoffman

  • Votes: 2

    Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power

    by Rajiv Malhotra

  • Votes: 2


    by GBS. SIDHU

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    by Robert M. Sapolsky

  • Votes: 1

    Talks with Ramana Maharshi

    by Ramana Maharshi

  • Votes: 1

    The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    by Swami Nikhilananda

  • Votes: 1

    10 Judgements That Changed India

    by Zia Mody

  • Votes: 1

    Deep Work

    by Cal Newport

  • Votes: 1

    A Man Called Ove

    by Fredrik Backman

  • Votes: 1

    On Power

    by Bertrand de Jouvenel

  • Votes: 1

    The Master and Margarita

    by Mikhail Bulgakov

    Presents a satirical drama about Satan's visit to Moscow, where he learns that the citizens no longer believe in God. He decides to teach them a lesson by perpetrating a series of horrific tricks. Combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem.
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    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama

    In this anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
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    An Era of Darkness

    by Shashi Tharoor

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    Lost River

    by Michel Danino

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    Algorithms to Live By

    by Brian Christian

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favourites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian (who holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry, and works at the intersection of all three) and Tom Griffiths (a UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and psychology) show how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living."
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    A New Idea of India

    by Harsh Madhusudan