Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of those books where you enjoy the story without necessary liking the main character. Onkonkwo is a lot of things but I doubt being "likable" can be considered one of them. Things Fall Apart is the first book that I … Continue reading Things Fall Apart -Chinua Achebe
20th Century: History As You've Never Seen It Before by Richard Overy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Any person remotely interested in history will find this book very captivating. This book is a visual delight. It is filled with records, photography and illustration designs from the various eras making it easier to get a … Continue reading 20th Century: History As You’ve Never Seen It Before – Richard Overy
This is where I look back to what I have done this year. Usually, it is for the sake of a trip back to nostalgia lane before a new beginning but also about trying to make sense of how the year went by, whether it was any good. So the question "Was 2018 any good to me?" is a difficult one and I am going to try to answer it in my own way.
I thought I knew what to expect with this one but I was taken by surprise. This is in my opinion the best book of Khaled Hosseini that I have read, his masterpiece. I found reading from the various perspectives and timelines very pleasant. Khaled has a way with words that I wish I had. His characters are humane, with flaws, that feels relatable.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman My rating: 4 of 5 stars We think we are the paragons of rationality; that we have valid and logical reasons to makes decisions the way we do, to have opinions the way we have, and to choose what we do. Kahneman's research might be hard to digest … Continue reading Thinking, Fast and Slow -Daniel Kahneman
A metaphor is a figure of speech. Metaphors are the spices to a good biryani. (note: I just used a metaphor).
No matter which society or civilization we look at, progress/big changes have always stemmed from having rallied people behind a cause/system/individual/group of individuals. The causes in themselves might be controversial; Sometimes motivated by selfishness, self-righteousness, stereotypes, and animosity. So what makes it work then? How do certain individuals/group of individuals get the rest to rally behind their ideas … Continue reading #7 The meaning of “Rhetoric”