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Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You by Meena Kandasamy: Book review

Meena Kandasamy's "Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You" is a powerful and provocative collection of poems that solidifies her position as a fearless and radical voice in contemporary literature. Kandasamy's work is a seamless blend of the personal and the political, tackling issues of sex, desire, family, caste, the refugee crisis, and freedom of expression with unwavering defiance and grace. The poems in this collection are a testament to the practice of resistance and solidarity in the face of a hostile state. Kandasamy's words are a call to action, urging readers to sit up, listen, and engage with the injustices that plague our society. Her poetry is a rallying cry that denounces caste and gender inequalities and the terror of right-wing state oppression. Kandasamy's writing is succinct and clear, free from prevarication, making her message all the more powerful.  Kandasamy's words are a call to action, urging us to stand up against injustices
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The Bad Cook's Guide to Indian Cooking by Aakanksha Sethi: Book review

"Cooking is not about being perfect; it's about being real. This book is for all the bad cooks out there who just want to make good food." "The Bad Cook's Guide to Indian Cooking" by Aakanksha Sethi is an accessible introduction to Indian homestyle cooking. The book is a collection of well-illustrated recipes (illustrated by th author herself) , each presented with detailed flow-charts and illustrations to guide even the most inexperienced cooks through the process. Sethi, has compiled these recipes over a decade, ensuring they are foolproof and easy to follow. The recipes range from elementary dishes like elementary paneer and microwave ghiya to more complex preparations such as straightforward chicken and homely chicken biryani. This cookbook has the ability to make Indian cooking approachable for everyone, regardless of their culinary skills.  The flow-charts break down each recipe into manageable steps, making the process less int

Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

"An open mind and an evidence-based approach can lead to more effective and compassionate policies." Just finished reading 'Good Economics for Hard Times' by Nobel laureates Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo ! 🌍📚  Their insightful and well researched analysis of immigration, automation, inequality, and climate change offers fresh perspectives and practical solutions for today's biggest challenges. This book is a testament to the power of evidence-based economics and the importance of humility in policy-making. What economic issues are you most concerned about, and what solutions do you think are most effective? Let's discuss! 🤔💬   "Good Economics for Hard Times" is a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of some of the most pressing economic issues of our time. Written by Nobel laureates Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, the book delves into topics such as immigration, job displacement due to automation and trade, inequa

How we vote - The factors that influence voters by Surjit Bhalla and Abhinav Motheram

  Title: How We Vote Authors: Surjit S. Bhalla and Abhinav Motheram "Times may have changed, but the substantive basis on which people vote - their perception of leadership and the improvement in their well-being - remains constant." Economics has been a favourite subject for me in school. Although I had no aptitude for statistics or numbers, the teachers were good. They compelled curiosity in me for the subject. In How We Vote, Surjit S. Bhalla and Abhinav Motheram present an exploration of the evolving dynamics of voting behavior in India. As the nation approaches its eighteenth general election, the authors delve into the intersection of politics, economics, and psephology, offering readers an understanding of what truly influences voter decisions. The book examines historical voting patterns, correlating them with significant changes in income, employment, welfare schemes, and gender equality. It highlights how despite the rapid technological advan

Happyness - Life Lessons from a Creative Addict" by Dr. Yusuf Merchant

"Happiness is not a destination but a journey of self-discovery, where every step, no matter how small, is a triumph over despair." Dr. Yusuf Merchant's "Happyness - Life Lessons from a Creative Addict" is a guide that looks into the depths of human resilience and the power of self-belief. Drawing from his life experiences, Dr. Merchant shares forty-two insightful strategies to cultivate a fulfilling and serene existence. The book is a fusion of scientific insights and existential reflections, providing readers with practical tools to combat negativity, manage stress, and pursue their dreams. Dr. Merchant's narrative is personal, enriched with stories of overcoming adversity, addiction, and betrayal. His approach to mindfulness and visualization techniques is grounded in both psychological theory and spiritual wisdom. Each chapter is a testament to his belief in the transformative power of self-belief and integrity. One of the book's features

Tenth Avatar - A Quest for Answers by Dr. Kanchan Joshi

"Only when we break the shackles of our perceived limitations can we truly unlock the boundless potential within us." Tenth Avatar by Dr. Kanchan Joshi is a fusion of ancient mythology and modern science, exploring the depths of human potential and spirituality. The narrative brings together a brave prince from ancient times, endowed with superhuman yogic abilities, and a contemporary genius mathematician delving into the mysteries of the universe.  Despite being separated by millennia, their shared quest to unveil the true nature of reality and guide humanity towards its next evolutionary step. Joshi’s expertise in both history and advanced scientific research is evident, making the book an educational read. The blend of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge physics invites readers into a world where spirituality and science converge in fascinating ways. This novel is also a profound exploration of life's deeper questions. Born and brought u

The Last Island by Adam Goodheart

 "In a world rushing towards the future, the last island stands as a beacon of what we leave behind – both the beauty and the burden of history." - Adam Goodheart The Last Island is an exploration of a remote island's struggle against the forces of modern imperialism and technology. Goodheart's narrative begins with a personal obsession and spirals outward into a profound examination of the human condition and the value of contact.  North Sentinel Island is a tiny speck of land in the Indian Ocean, inhabited by a reclusive tribe that has almost no contact with modernity. Located on the fringes of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, it caught the attention of the world in 2018, when a young, Bible- clutching American missionary tried to visit the island and was killed by islanders.  While not the only reclusive tribe to survive into the twenty-first century, the Sentinelese are the only ones to have an island wholly their own and have been described by Sur