Draupadi: an inspiration for Chanakya?

Originally posted on Impractical Dreamer:
? The exotic and fiery Empress of Indraprastha. {5000 B.C.E} The homely and cool headed diplomat cum Kingmaker. {370 B.C.E} What possible thread could bind them?   I] The loosened HAIR, the oath for REVENGE: Chanakya was insulted in full court by King Dhanananda. Stung at this barb, Chanakya unfurled…

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Book Review: Down and Out in Paris & London

What’s not to love about George Orwell’s Down & Out in Paris and London. Yes, it’s written by George Orwell, I know, how can it go any wrong. And pay attention to the tittle: It says  down and out- three words enough to say that it book have enough things to remember it by. And…

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Year 2014 in Books

A week has already passed of the new year and everyone is looking forward for another year of big promise that will eventually disappoint them (and they call me optimistic 😛 ) But I am still looking back at 2014, but only in terms of books. First of all, I am glad that I completed…

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Book Review: “On Writing” by Stephen King

There are not enough writing talents like Stephen King who seldom takes more than a cigarette’s length (non scientific measurement of time representing a period of time taking to consume a cigarette) to establish the character and its motivation. “On Writing” is a partial memoir and partial writing guide. He does not take more than…

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