Source: milkandpineapple Every true love and friendship is a story of an unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough. It was a late afternoon rendezvous over coffee of summer 2019 when I spotted this book at Hiteshree’s place, a dear friend and fellow … Continue reading The Story of Transformation: The Forty Rules of Love
Olivia Laing, in her extraordinary and compelling more-than-memoir, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, explores how hard it is to make an honest and genuine connection with another human being. The author portrays an intimate and personal portrait of loneliness by delving into the New York art culture. However, don't misjudge … Continue reading The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
@eranmendel "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." The masterwork 1984 was published in July 1949, almost 7 decades ago. George Orwell was already a literary star; however, nobody envisaged the lastingness his work is going to have over time. Like a lot of people, I read this … Continue reading 1984 in 2020: A Must Read
Courtesy: Thomke Meyer Haruki Murakami: the Japanese author who has become the darling of the discontented millennials in the English-speaking world, thanks to Instagram quote pages. Murakami masters the surrealist genre. With his writing, that spans over decades, mostly celebrates the lonely protagonists, mysteriously silent women who dress in a navy blue cardigan, as well … Continue reading Decoding the Murakami Formula- 1Q84
Courtesy: @tanyashatseva Nobel Prize winner, J. K. Rowling was famously absent from social media while she was writing Harry Potter novels. In 2009, her staff opened a Twitter account and for one and a half year her only tweet read- “This is really me, but you won’t be hearing from me often I am afraid, … Continue reading How to Pursue Deep Work?
Courtesy: @kaitlyn_ria Open a bookRead the wordsClose the bookMove to a next book We all know how to read. We all are taught how to read a language when we were in primary school. Though just reading and reading well are two different things. In this case, how do we do the latter one? There … Continue reading How to Read a Book Like a Pro