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    Book Review of Being Hindu

    Being Hindu is a book written by Hindol Sengupta. The author has put forward his ideas properly with a solid research. He also expresses his personal life honestly which engages the reader from time to time. On a personal note, I agree to most or all of the views expressed by the author in the book. In fact, I had similar observations that Hindol has mentioned in one of his chapters. Example: I never understood why there would ever be a conflict between Hinduism and Science. I know that the Church did not like Galileo for his views but I don’t think that our temples would ever deny the statements…

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    Review of Book – Talks on The Gita by Acharya Vinoba Bhave

    Link for the book (HTML online): http://www.mkgandhi.org/talksongita/talk_gita.htmE-Book (PDF): http://www.mkgandhi.org/ebks/talks_on_the_gita.pdf ‘Talks on The Gita’ or ‘Gita Pravachane’ are a series of talks delivered by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1932 in Dhule jail where Vinoba had been incarcerated by the British for his participation in the freedom movement. In the note from the publisher of this book: Vinoba agreed to give a talk every Sunday and delivered 18 talks on the 18 Chapters. P.S. Sane alias Sane Guruji, a great writer and freedom-fighter, wrote them down in long hand. There was no question of their being taped and their publication was also not thought of. In fact, Vinoba had given talks on the Gita many…

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    Review of The Kite Runner ( the book , not the movie )

    My friends gave me The Kite Runner as a birthday gift ( after checking my ‘to-read’ list on Goodreads 🙂 ) . As this book was shorter than Shantaram, I decided to go with it first. The book was a refreshing change from the books I have been reading lately – Rich Dad Poor Dad , Cashflow Quadrant. The last book I read which made me forget my daily activities and stick to reading was Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, when it was released. And now, The Kite Runner. In one word, this book is – touching. Emotional. Not to mention a bit depressing in between.Actually, it is a…