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The Red Tenda of Bologna by John Berger

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan Over the eons, acknowledged literature has ranged from elegantly crafted haikus to verbose tales of valour running into thousands of pages. This very craft of communicating with an unique method is what has captured the interests of human beings ever since the beginning of civilisation. The Red Tenda of Bologna …

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I Have Never Been (Un) Happier by Shaheen Bhatt

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan Honesty is often simple. It is found in unflowery language, easy yet elegant sentence structures and mostly, impassioned emotional outpouring. Talking about depression, anxiety, and/or any other mental ailments is slowly gaining grudging acceptance in an increasingly democratised online society. Yet, the taboo associated with actual conversation about the same …

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan The strange nature of art that continues to baffle both creators and connoisseurs is the fact that more often than not, some of the artist’s most widely spanned, criticised and even hated work, is often one that is deeply personal, and oddly satisfying. This is the first Murakami non-fiction book …

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan The fact that strangers play a critical role in our lives seems antithetical and counter-intuitive to our rather narcissistic way of thinking. But the truth is that in a world of over 7 billion individuals, our immediate family, friends, communities and acquaintances, are merely but a statistical dot. True to …

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan The beauty of reading is the fact that often a reader will end up interpreting something larger, something personal from an author’s work, with absolutely no intention on the writer’s part. More so than ever for non-fiction work, which is largely deemed to be non-interpretative and instructional, rather than embracing …

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How the World Thinks by Julian Baggini

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan Listening to an Audiobook on a serious topic is a tough endeavour simply because we are generally not trained to train our auditory senses to function as stand alone inputs of absolute information processing. I say this to emphasise how this book stands out. Dispensing information about abstract issues is …

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So All is Peace by Vandana Singh-Lal

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan This article is done in collaboration with Cafes and Cities, and the entire article (this is just an excerpt) can be found here Digesting emotions from a clinical perspective is an arduous task, but a deeply revealing one. Although it appears strange and rather inhumane to analyse feelings, and extreme …

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Everything is F*cked : A Book about Hope by Mark Manson

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan Common sense, logical analysis and critical thinking are powerful tools to understand practically everything, and that’s what Mark Manson is all about. Everything is F*cked is his follow up book, and it shines just as much as the previous one, which is…not a lot. Forgive me for being counterintuitive in …