Monthly Archives: September 2016

Review: Arranging love, contemporary way!

Arranging love, contemporary way! by Poornima Dhiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A bold exposé by a strong and independent woman. It takes more than courage to write about troubling sociocultural issues. Cultural conservatism often suppresses free and frank … Continue reading

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Review: The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Inimitable. Never have I come across a writer bridging the eager anticipation and wonder of young readers with the cynical worldview of grown-ups in such imaginative and enjoyable … Continue reading

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Review: The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self

The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self by Deepak Chopra My rating: 2 of 5 stars A strange twist on dualism and psychological metaphor. The authors, described as “luminaries” in the cover of the book, invent … Continue reading

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Review: The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon My rating: 4 of 5 stars A compelling, inspiring narrative that takes one into the heart-rending anguish of post-colonial Uganda, the lives of outstanding runners from Africa, and … Continue reading

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Review: America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks by Ruth Whippman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A refreshingly honest, broad, and enlightening narrative of an immigrant’s search for happiness in a land … Continue reading

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