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Books read in 2019

After being stuck in a bit of a rut in terms of reading books, I ended up reading more books in 2019 than previous years. I read a lot of things online and this year I had to make a conscious effort at switching off from a screen and carry a book.

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Culture Learn

The romance to open web

This weekend I ended up listening to a podcast by Matt Mullenweg with Anil Dash. For me, both are pretty much people I most admire when I think of the words “open web”.

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Songs, Choirs and A.R Rahman

While looking around on a Saturday afternoon to find something new to listen to while working, I came across this wonderful mixture of “Hey Jude” – Beatles and “Tere Bina” – A.R Rahman. This song is performed by the Shillong Chamber Choir group. The fun thing about the video is that, the whole group looked […]

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The Russian folk song and its Hindi cover “Darling” in “7 khoon maaf”

The Russian folk song and its Hindi cover “Darling” in “7 khoon maaf”.

Also Usha Uthup’s brilliance…

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Culture Reflect

Yuvraj Singh: Swagger and Inspiration

Today Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement. He was known to typify the man who walked on the field with swagger, played with flamboyance, and showed ability that borders on genius. Who can forget his 6 sixes against England during the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa. But the most enduring memory was Yuvraj Singh, […]

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What’s really important in your life?

A couple of days ago, I met a friend with whom I went on a very long walk. We walked for over 3 hours, waiting for breakfast, coffee later and some cheesecake by noon. There is something great about walking and talking with a friend for hours. For some reason there is a lot of […]

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Mr. Ambassador, you say light at the end of the tunnel, but how long is the tunnel?

Over the past week or so, I have been watching this riveting, well edited documentary series, namely “The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick”

I like documentaries by Ken Burns and hence started to check this one out now that it’s available on Netflix.

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Culture

A couple of books about our world

I recently picked up a couple of books on Kindle. Starting with the An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor.