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W.O.O.F. Contest – Top Five Writers

September 30, 2008


My post ‘Honesty – Still the best policy’ was selected among the top five writings in the W.O.O.F. Contest hosted by PlotDog Press. Here are the top five picks for the September 26 contest. Non-Fiction1. Mike Fried – “Off the Deep End — AGAIN!” – A diatribe against PETA.2. Amritbir Kaur – “Honesty – Still […]

Quotes by Scientists

September 25, 2008


“Give us the knowledge of laws of nature, and both future and past will reveal their secrets.” – Sir Issac Newton “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” – Galileo Galilei (the inventor of telescope) “Thus the task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but […]

A Prayer

September 23, 2008


We often use Tennyson’s line: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. ” But little attention do we pay to this fact that how less we pray. We actually don’t God enough for the little things that we possess – those things are only assumed little by us because we never […]

Man Booker Prize 2008 Shortlist

September 18, 2008


The following are the final six books that have made it to the final shortlist:The much awaited Man Booker Prize shorlist was announced on September 9. The following are the list of books competing for the coveted prize: Aravind Adiga’s ‘The White Tiger’Read more about the book Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’ Read more about […]

Honesty – Still the Best Policy

September 15, 2008


‘Honesty is the best policy’ – this is a statement that we have heard most often since as far back as we can remember. But its implications have been changing for us with the changing times. At the very onset we had learnt this statement only because we were told to do so by our […]

“Is Life a Compromise?”

September 10, 2008


This question can never be fully answered to one’s satisfaction. But yes, life is an adjustment (by whatever name you call it). Ever since our birth we keep on making adjustments so that we are fit enough to survive in this highly competitive world. Even according to Darwin’s theory ‘only the fittest can survive’. So […]

John Gray’s ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ – an overview

September 8, 2008


John Gray’s book ‘Men are from Mars, Women from Venus’ (published in 1992) is a book about improving the husband-wife relationship. So it is as relavant today as it was at the time of its published. In the word of John Gray himself this book “reveals new strategies for reducing tension in relationships and creating […]