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Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman

The biggest stories often start with a scrap of paper, a phone number and an obviously fake name…. From Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jeffrey Gettleman, comes a memoir spanning three … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin

As an Indian I have had the privilege of observing various religions in my country and the rituals that the religious adhere to in their everyday lives. As a non-observant … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar by Phillip Barlag

According to Phillip Barlag, human nature doesn’t change all that much. People today, have the same “operating system” as those in Caesar’s day. The difference lies in the social context, … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

” …It’s not enough to say you want to raise a daughter who can tell you anything; you have to give her the language to talk to you…” Chimamanda is … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cursed at Kedarnath and Other Stories by Deepta Roy Chakraverti

A woman in Delhi remembers the hell which surrounded her at an old sacred site in Kedarnath; A murdered courtesan from centuries ago appears in a mirror at a Jaipur … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s The ‘Principal’ of It by Goolbai Gunasekara

  According to Mrs. Goolbai Gunasekara, “While the saying goes that teaching is a noble profession, it has always been one of the worst paid. Yet somehow, great men and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Let’s Talk Books!

This April, we at The Good Book Corner, decided to feature interesting bits of conversation; conversations over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, in an elevator or … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walking With Nanak by Haroon Khalid

For a wondering Sikh like me who constantly questions if Sikhism today truly reflects the spirit of Guru Nanak and his teachings, this book by Haroon Khalid was a wonderful … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jump by Steve Harvey

Invictus by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

…You get pissed off at the stupidest, most inane stuff, and you have no idea why. And the fact that you get pissed off so easily starts to piss you … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment