The Oraganized Mind

Despite my several attempts to organize information in different ways, I am still to find a way that works decently for me. My job frequently requires synthesizing a lot of information,  and to do that I need to quickly retrieve information, often stored in different digital formats across multiple machines. Retrieving information is primarily aContinue reading “The Oraganized Mind”

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hours Bookstore – A nostalgic read

Some places might not be very exotic, scenic or on people’s list of must see-must visit but often they offer something that many places do not: nostalgia and comfort arising out of familiarity. The neighbourhood park where one spent many of the childhood evenings playing with friends is one such place. If we take thisContinue reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hours Bookstore – A nostalgic read”

Decoded – An Unusual Thriller

Although, Decoded blurb and reviews considered the book to be a thriller, it is surely not a thriller in the traditional sense. It is a languid and intriguing story of a mathematical genius who worked for a top secret cryptography unit of Chinese government. However, this is surely worth a read for its beautiful, poignant Continue reading “Decoded – An Unusual Thriller”

Night Train to Lisbon

Some stories gradually grow on you and some characters seem that they have been made from ingredients picked from your own life. And when this happens in a book, which is written lyrically and full of erudition, for readers like me, it is a something mesmerizing. A few weeks back I finished Pascal Mercier’s “NightContinue reading “Night Train to Lisbon”

My Reading List, 2008

Fiction Sacred Games By Viikram Chandra Bandicoots in moonlight by Avijit Ghosh The Girl with Dragon Tatoo by Steig Larsson Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Non-Fiction Egonomics by David Marcum and Steven Smith The Cult of Amateurs  by Andrew Keen A Perfect Mess by David Freedman Super Crunchers by  Ian AyresContinue reading “My Reading List, 2008”