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Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan The spirit of innovation is what drives the human spirit. The humdrum repetitive action of doing the exact same thing again and again might sound perfect from an automated robotic efficiency utopia’s perspective, but the fact is that being mindless drones is a thought that repulses humans at some point …

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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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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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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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Suspected Poems by Gulzar (Translated by Pavan Varma)

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan I have found myself pondering over the weight of words quite a lot lately. Quite literally, each letter that strings together to make a word, every delightful ‘s’ of plurality or every possessive apostrophe, makes me marvel at the beauty of the written, and even spoken, word. In that context, …

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In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan In collaboration with The Eclectic Book Reviews (Checkout their Facebook Page and Instagram Account) The morality of utilising my privilege had always been something that I stood for. The societal effort of vesting its prime resources in educating and inculcating a better citizen directly implied a moral imperative to utilise …

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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

Originally posted on Kitabi Karwan Human beings are inherently flawed, and somehow, reconciling ourselves with this simple fact is perhaps the greatest task a human ever faces. People like to hold themselves by certain ideals of perfection, and often that drives them, overrules them and takes them over. But perfection is a myth. This book …