books

Review of Cal Newports So Good book

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Last weekend, I read Cal Newport’s latest book So Good They Can’t Ignore You and I’m very happy that I read it - this book will be very helpful for people wh...

Book Review - Focus Manifesto

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I was struggling with focus in the past week, and I needed a refresher of the basics. So I was looking for reading a new book that I haven’t read before, and...

Two nuggets from Coders at Work book

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I’ve been reading Coders at Work book, on and off, and it is a good read for coders who want to learn how their heroes think and approach programming.

Passionate Programmer book review

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The Passionate Programmer book by Chad Fowler is a must-read career book for every software developer. In this article, I show why.

Book Review - The Checklist Manifesto

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I recently read the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It is about how the simple idea of checklists transformed the medical, aeronautical and arc...

isbn.net.in updates

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A while back, I released a side-project called http://isbn.net.in - a simple tool for comparing book prices in India. I received lots of feedback, suggestion...

Duathlon and Murakami

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Last weekend, I participated in the BSA Hercules Duathlon organized by RFL.

Idli Orchid and Will Power

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I just finished reading "Idli, Orchid and Will Power", the autobiography of Vithal Venkatesh Kamat.

Why use Creative Commons license

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Many people have asked me on why I released my Vim book under a Creative Commons license instead of getting it published.

What product creation should be about

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I just finished reading "Subject To Change: creating great products and services for an uncertain world". This book is written by Adaptive Path, the same guy...

A Byte of Python in hard copy

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If you're the kind of person who prefers to read a physical book vs. online books, then you'll be happy to know that the A Byte of Python book is now availab...

Book updated for Python 3.0

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After a gap of 3.5 years, I’ve finally updated the ‘A Byte of Python’ book. The interesting news is that it is updated for the upcoming Python 3.0 language m...

Super Crunchers

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Today, I re-read a book called Super Crunchers: How Anything Can Be Predicted by Ian Ayres.

Hitting the books

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It was Day 2 of my trip (Dec 23 Sun). My plan was to go in the DHL balloon so that I can get a good view of Singapore. When I reached the MRT station, I sud...

Big Bazaar India Central Future Dreams

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I recently read the "It Happened in India" book. It is the story of Kishore Biyani, the man who created Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Bangalore/Hyderabad Central, ...

Why iCon

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I read the iCon book recently and have been wondering what makes people (like me) so fascinated about Steve Jobs?

Bangalore Book Festival

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I managed to catch the last day of the Bangalore Book Festival 2006 - I was surprised to see the number of people thronging the fair! It was truly a family a...

Internet Business Models

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A while ago, I was trying to explain internet business models to a couple of friends of mine, who are part of the brick-and-mortar business world.

The Vortal

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Ashok Banker has started a new novel called The Vortal that'll be released online in episodes format. The blurbs remind me of Jumanji, but knowing Banker's w...

Insightful books about Computing

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Banker asked me whether "you know of any good IT bios, or books related to gaming or animation or coding that are interesting enough to a layperson".

Book Tagged

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Both Vignesh and JD have book-tagged me, so I am obliged to present to the world my choice of books... hmm... so here goes...

The Second coming of Steve Jobs

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I had been to the library to look for a copy of Lee Iacocca's autobiography, but all the copies had gone out. Then, I chanced upon this book called The Secon...

State of Fear

7 minute read

I read Michael Crichton's State of Fear last week. The story starts regarding George Morton, a millionaire philanthropist who supports the National Environme...

Reason 82 to blog

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I'll soon be getting an autographed copy of 'Armies of Hanuman' from Ashok Banker! Woohoo!

Prince of Reviews

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I had written about the book 'Prince of Ayodhya' a few months ago.. it turns out that it is the featured review for the official EpicIndia website :-)

Zero Minus Ten

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"Zero Minus Ten" is a James Bond novel written by Raymond Benson. The novel is a typical James-Bond story and I expected it to be one. Fancy gadgets from Q? ...

Reading H2G2

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Yeah, I'm finally reading Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I'm reading the "Four parts of a trilogy" all-in-one book.... finished part ...

Prince of Ayodhya

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I just finished reading the book 'Prince of Ayodhya', the first volume of a series of books which are a modern re-telling of the great Ramayana by Ashok Bank...

Stories by Sudha Murty

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I just read the book 'How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories', its a splendid collection of short stories by Sudha Murty. She has a very poign...

Gloomy Weather

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It's such a gloomy weather here in Bangalore... sigh. It's been raining cats and dogs and as a result I got cold, cough and fever... and I'm just recovering...

Bourne Again

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I finished reading The Bourne Supremacy. Such an incredibly complex character - this Jason Bourne! There are two parts to this man - the past called Jason B...

The Samurai Identity

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I watched the "The Last Samurai" yesterday - excellent movie. Those Japanese are so disciplined and honourable and spiritual (well, atleast accord...