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Book Review Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Every Day by Todd Henry

“We live with the stubborn illusion that we will always have tomorrow to do today’s work.” “If the Final Hour comes upon one of you while he has in his hand a sapling, then let him plant it.”-Prophet Mohammed The author of the strangely titled book “Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Every Day” , Todd…

12 All-time Best Self-improvement & Motivational Books

Motivation is one of the most important drivers of creativity and action in one’s life; if you are motivated, any task looks achievable. When motivation is lacking, even molehill looks like a mountain. But how to get motivated when there are no triggers to motivate you to even come out of bed early in the…

Book Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

Steven Arthur Pinker, a Canadian-American is an experimental psychologist at Harvard, known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. A prolific writer a linguist and popular science author with eight books on diverse issues to his credit, he became famous in 199os with the publication of his books The Language…

Book Review: The White Mughals-William Dalrymple

The White Mughals by William Dalrymple was the first book of the author I read; since then, I have read four of his books, each having its its own taste but the White Mughal has an everlasting nostalgic impact on me. Although a romantic and ultimately heartbreaking tale of a passionate love affair that transcended…

10 All-time Best Self-improvement & Motivational Books

10 All-time Best Self-improvement & Motivational Books

 Motivation is one of the most important drivers of creativity and action in one’s life; if you are motivated, any task looks achievable. When motivation is lacking, even molehill looks like a mountain. But how to get motivated when there are no triggers to motivate you to even come out of bed early in the…

Relationship between Mughal Emperor and British Monarch

Relationship between Mughal Emperor and British Monarch

There was only one documented interaction between the British Empress Ellizebeth-1 and the Mughal King Akbar when the former sent a personal letter to the latter for providing security to the delegation visiting India in the summer of 1585 “to introduce the trade of marchandize of al nations whatsoever they can, by which meanes the…

What is a Foreign Policy?How and by whom it is made and implemented?

What is a Foreign Policy?How and by whom it is made and implemented?

Improving the quality of life of its citizens is the prime objective of any state. Quality of life depends upon and consists of several things ranging from protection from external aggression, ensuring law and order, improving standards of living and creating harmony among different sections of the people. For this purpose, a state formulates several…

Magnificent One Liners

Magnificent One Liners

1. The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost 2. The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it. Franklin P. Jones 3. We must believe in luck. How else can…

Sorry, Bill Gates Never Made That Speech! Really

Sorry, Bill Gates Never Made That Speech! Really

On social media we invariably come across the following 11 lessons of life allegedly crafted by Bill Gates and explained to students at a convocation at his Alma Mater in 2000; Rule No. 1:   Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” 8.6 times a day. You got it…

30 Interesting Facts About Food

30 Interesting Facts About Food

Several ancient cultures viewed the apple as a feminine symbol and found a resemblance between the two halves of a vertically cut apple to the female genital system. Alternatively, an apple cut horizontally resembled a pentagram, which was considered key in revealing knowledge of good and evil The banana tree is not a true fruit…

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