"Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson

A must read for everyone who wants to realize his/her real potential and move ahead against all odds.


Tuesdays with Morrie- Author:Mitch Albom

This book is a very touching book .The book mainly deals with the conversations that the author has with his professor with whom he lost touch for almost two decades. He reunites with this Sociology Professor who is at the last stages of a terminal illness ALS . He recalls the earlier days when he used to have a class with his Professor every Tuesday. Now that he meets him ,they decide to begin classes again on Tuesdays ,But now the topic is “meaning of life”.
Throughout the book we see how this professor welcomes death with dignity. Though he is in pain and has to depend on somebody for every single act, he never shows any self pity. Instead he showcases courage ,optimism and humour.He never mourns or grieves his illness but tries to live the last few days meaningfully and happily.The book has 14 Tuesday classes each discussing different aspects of life.forgiveness family ,world caring for the society, to mention a few.
The relationship between the student and the professor is almost like a Son Dad relationship and when meets Morrie on the 14th Tuesday for the last time he cries for the first time in many years.The beauty of the book is that it does not talk too much about the illness or how the professor suffered physically.The conversation itself makes us understand how Morrie sees life and how he is ready to face death
The Tuesday lessons are not just for the author, but for all of us.

The Man Booker Prize 2013 – The Luminaries , Eleanor Catton

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

This year’s nominees most certainly gave a tough competition , One of the shortlisted books was by a well known Indian origin author- Jhumpa Lahiri,

The other nominees –
*A Tale for the Time Being
By-Ruth Ozeki
By-Jim Crace
*The Testament of Mary
By-Colm Toibin
*We Need New Names
By-Noviolet Bulawayo


House of Cards By Sudha Murthy : A Review !

Title: House of Cards
Author: Sudha Murty
Genre: Fiction / Drama
Publishers: Penguin Publications

“House of Cards” is a story bringing into force the suburban lives of people, with the simplicity of village life clashing with the city life. Mridula , the protagonist is a young , smart and hardworking girl.She is introduced as the daughter of Bheemanna, who is a very rich person in Aladahalli, a small village near the towns of Hubli , in Karnataka. She enjoys her life, and is always brimming with energy. Years pass by and Mridula grows up into a beautiful young lady, and talk of marriage starts. Then Sanjay comes into the picture , a talented, but poor doctor, who works in Mumbai.

Mridula is a mother’s girl and her dad’s world , She marries Sanjay for his intelligence and simplicity . After marriage Sanjay slowly starts moving from the life of a doctor from a government hospital to that of a hospital magnate.Things appear to go smoothly, till he takes up private practice after getting tired of the job at a government hospital.Money and more money , becomes his ultimate goal of life. The tension of too much money and sudden success seems inevitably slides into corrupt means and practices.Material success does not change Mridula but strains her relationship with Sanjay. Their son , Shishir , who is pampered by his dad , grows distant from Mridula .

The story line is based on how the family overcomes all these issues and realizes the better meaning of life and family .Its a must read book for any Indian who is aware of how Money and fame can strain personal relationships.”Money is a useful tool , its like a knife , you can either kill a person with it , or cut an apple ” A character sums it up wisely .

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