Chup: Breaking the Silence About India's Women by Deepa Narayan

Check it out on Goodreads It’s a uniquely strange experience, when you try to put yourself into others' shoes. It feels fake, dishonest even, to say that you “understand” how the other person must be feeling. Empathy can be a strong force, but it can never be a substitute for the original feeling. A caucasian man can never feel what an African-American man must be living with, day in and day out....

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

If you want to understand how the opioid crisis began, read this. Recommended.

So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal Newport

A series of blog posts that unfortunately became a book. Not recommended.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

A book about time and our relationship with it. Recommended.

Life Between Buildings by Jan Gehl

A gentle introduction to the study of buildings and the way they enable societal interactions.

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer

The ethical dilemma of eating. Highly recommended!

Annihilation of Caste(Annotated Edition) by Arundhati Roy

Check it out on Goodreads I find India really fascinating sometimes, even though I’ve lived my whole life here. What the cultural multitudes and colorful festivals hide underneath is an ugly facade which threatens to break everything that has been built over the years. What I find most fascinating is how we’ve conditioned ourselves to ignore the blatant reality and move ahead with an oblivious calm, living in shit and aspiring for the gold....

Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan

Check it out on Goodreads I have had a very curious relationship with religion, although now that I talk to others, it was a much more normal experience than what I led myself to believe. I followed the typical path of receiving a particular religion from my parents (born a “Hindu child”), which had a supporting role in my life up until my late-teenage/early-adolescent years. As is the norm for every child brought up in religion, I used to consider myself special believing that I had a “personal relationship” with God....

I Do What I Do by Raghuram Rajan

Check it out on Goodreads I had picked up this one thinking it to be an autobiography, and with an expectation that it’ll cover Rajan’s tussles with the government in more details. I was pleasantly surprised to find instead a good collection of technical essays covering the workings of RBI, and economics in general. If you’re looking for a good explanatory work in the field of Economics (and especially those concerning India and its policies), you’ll enjoy this....

Azadi by Arundhati Roy

A series of essays on the bleak reality in India. Highly recommended.