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Lectures from Colombo to Almora

What a marvellous orator Swami Vivekananda was! When he spoke amidst a huge audience, he had the power to inspire each and everyone in the crowd.

On his journey from Colombo to Kolkata, a...

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Snow
Orhan Pamuk

This is a book that makes you feel cold to your bones, true to its title.

The story unfolds slowly, layer by layer. After several years in political exile in Frankfurt, Ka returns to Ista...

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The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama

I am glad that I chanced upon Barack Obama’s award-winning book The Audacity of Hope – Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream at one of my favourite stores in the city last month, wh...

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Inspired Talks
Swami Vivekananda

He is a man with astounding oratorical skills – Swami Vivekananda. The legendary Chicago speech still makes a thrill run down my spine. He is the man who has, through his immortal words, insp...

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Brain Rules
John Medina

From inception until death, it is the brain that keeps us alive. Literally. I always used to wonder how our brains keep working, and how it remains awake even when we sleep. Mankind has discovered ...