Just Read – The Dhandho Investor

I first saw this book in a bookshop in India. Didnt buy it then as i found the price a bit too high for my pocket.  Also i hadnt read any reviews of the book and i didnt want to spend so much money on a book that i didnt know much about. Recently i…

Just Read – Halliburton’s Army

Everything about the United State’s war in Afghanistan and Iraq is well documented.  What is little known is the details that goes into the well oiled war machine of the US Army.  A company by name Halliburton, which in the general sense is known to people as a company that is into oil discovery and…

Just Read – Games Indians Play

Finished reading 3 books actually.  2 of them are pretty small and I could finish them in2 days each. 1. Games Indians Play – Why We are The Way We Are If you are someone who easily gets offended by criticism, this book is surely not for you.  If you are someone who believes in…

Just Read – The Three Trillion Dollar War

The book goes into the details of how much it has cost the United States to go to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The book also explores if the war was necessary; could it have been avoided; could the money invested in the war have been better invested in some other productive activity etc….

Just Read – The Terrorist Hunters

Picked this book at the library just for the heck of it and it really turned out to be a racy read.  Andy Hayman, Asst Commisioner at the Scotland Yard was in overall command of the counter terrorism offensive at the time of the bombings in the bus and train tunnels in London. He writes…

Just Read – Learn to Earn (Peter Lynch)

Am on a reading spree these days.  Actually started reading this book almost a month ago.  Considering the speed at which i read, its a miracle that i managed to wrap it up around 30-40 days. The book is by legendary investor, Peter Lynch.  Its actually a book for beginners to investing.  Peter writes about…

Just Read – Darwin for Beginners

A good book on Darwin, his life, his theories and their explanations.  Also comparison with creationism as per the Bible, Lamarck’s theory, Mendel etc all in the form of cartoons for easy understanding.  Its good for kids who like to be introduced to Darwin’s theory on the Origin of Species. Its a small book and…

Just Read: Madonna – A Biography

If you are looking at something that goes into the details, you can skip this book.  But if you are just wanting to read a concise and crisp book about what made Madonna what she is and if you want to read her struggles to make it to the top, this is the book.  Not…

Your Phone May Already Be Mining Monero Cryptocurrency Without You Knowing

There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero. Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations. A security researcher discovered the latest attack last weekend, finding the…

Reading

As technology encroaches on our limited available time, the incidence of reading full fledged books have come down.  Instead i read more of texts, supertexts etc as a part of my daily work and interests.  I will share them here as a means of cataloging them in case i need to come back to them…

Now Reading: Imagining India – Nandan Nilekani

Just started off, so not much to say about the book.  Its not a small book (almost 500+ pages) and considering the speed at which i read, its bound to take more than 2-3 months for me to finish 😉 Meanwhile, I will put up a small review from Amazon.com. India’s recent economic boom—similar in…

I just cant wait…

After years of eating in Singapore, i will soon be able to taste the real ‘Hyderabadi Dum Biryani‘. Yummy, the very thought makes my mouth water. Bawarchi, Parwaaz, Paradise….here i come. Yup, i will be spending my Christmas and New Year in Hyderabad. Iam eager to go around the city and see the changes, shop…