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message 1: by Harish (last edited Jun 07, 2018 07:59AM) (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Hello guys.. how many of u are interested to join a buddy read on the book

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
By
Yuval Noah Harari

This topic is dedicated for the book..


message 2: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Further, all discussions about this book will be done here..

So when shall we start?


♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
@ Harish: When ever you and Uday are ready lets start. I read first 1 0 pages. Its good and interesting.

Few weeks back i read Naravataram in Telugu. Looks like both are on similar lines but Sapiens can offer much more knowledge and insights.


message 4: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
oh nice.. currently i am reading jackma... i will complete it by today or max tomorrow..shall we say week end read? what do u guys say?


♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
Deal .


message 6: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
what do u say uday?

anyone else would like to join?


message 7: by Siva (new)

Siva (samba_siva) | 108 comments I am in👍👍


message 8: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
welcome samba


message 9: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments that sounds like a plan....but i'm not sure if we'll be able to finish it over the weekend. A content heavy book such as this. I will start on Saturday though,


message 10: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Plan is to start weekend.. let it take its own time.. yes it’s difficult to complete it in two days..let’s see


message 11: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
So guys u started? I started and taking slowly to grasp the content.. it’s interesting.. don’t miss the book


message 12: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (last edited Jun 09, 2018 11:01AM) (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
I will resume reading it from night.

ఫిజిక్స్ ,కెమిస్ట్రీ ,బయాలజీ మరియు హిస్టరీ అంటే ఎంత బాగా డిఫైన్ చేసాడు.

"ABOUT 13.5 BILLION YEARS AGO, MATTER, energy, time and space
came into being in what is known as the Big Bang. The story of these
fundamental features of our universe is called physics.

About 300,000 years after their appearance, matter and energy
started to coalesce into complex structures, called atoms, which then
combined into molecules. The story of atoms, molecules and their
interactions is called chemistry.

About 3.8 billion years ago, on a planet called Earth, certain
molecules combined to form particularly large and intricate structures
called organisms. The story of organisms is called biology.

About 70,000 years ago, organisms belonging to the species Homo
sapiens started to form even more elaborate structures called cultures.
The subsequent development of these human cultures is called
history."


message 13: by Siva (new)

Siva (samba_siva) | 108 comments I am going to start it on tomorrow


message 14: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
ok...Cool Samba.. If you find anything interesting post here...we can discuss.


message 15: by Uday (last edited Jun 12, 2018 04:33PM) (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments Sorry guys I just started this book. Read the first chapter and am already overwhelmed by the amount of information packed in.

The author makes a very valid observation about us Homo Sapiens mostly not being comfortable accepting ourselves as just another animal. I think this sense of entitlement prevents us from looking at the larger picture most times and be oblivious to the damage that we are causing the planet.


message 16: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments On a side note, I think it may take at least 2-3 weeks for me to finish this book as I'm parallelly reading another book with this.

How do you guys feel about your mileage?


message 17: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Uday wrote: "On a side note, I think it may take at least 2-3 weeks for me to finish this book as I'm parallelly reading another book with this.

How do you guys feel about your mileage?"


you are correct...the information is huge..it takes a lot of time to process.. some were shocking revelations and bitterly true.. i am also reading just 2-3 chapters a day..

the information is so interesting that we could'nt resist ourselves without sharing it with others.. i am glad that we picked this book..


message 18: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
i finished reading it yesterday.here is my review..

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 19: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (last edited Jun 15, 2018 04:12AM) (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
I might take more than 2-3 weeks to complete depending on my work schedule, this is one of the best book am reading after a long long time.


message 20: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (last edited Jun 15, 2018 08:12AM) (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
[ Harish : ] "A random thought:
Just imagine if one more species is still existing and say, are lesser to us in intellectual terms or in any sense; would we discriminate them? Would we be species-ist??"

[Vamsi : ]
Its an interesting thought, we very well knows the answer as well. We, humans(not all ) discriminate other humans based on color,caste,creed,gender, race,region and religion knowingly or unknowingly.


message 21: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Discrimination and exploitation seems to be in the DNA of sapiens 😜


message 22: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments Looks like humans are hardwired to show at least a little bit of superiority complex. We're always trying to divide people based on caste, creed, nationality etc.

If another Homo species still did exist, it's even possible we might have them in zoos.


message 23: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
True Uday, check out this article .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...


message 24: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
U r correct Uday.. thanks for the link Vamsi..

How are u guys going with the book?


message 25: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
Harish, hmm...i have planned to read 10% of the book per day.. Seems am no where near to that target.


message 26: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Ok guys read at ur own pace.. let me know when u r finished..

I am planning for another buddy read..


message 27: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments I'm planning to finish by June end. Let's see. I think this is a kind of book that benefits from reading slowly and ruminating over.


message 28: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
Common Imagination:
Gods, Nations, Money, Human Rights , Laws and Justice etc.Are they just exist in common imagination ? What do you guys think !

Physical Reality :
We all know , not much to discuss here.


message 29: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments You know what a good example for this common imagination is? Demonitization!

When everybody is convinced that a particular piece of paper currency has a value of 500 rupees, it's all fine. When they say it's no longer valid, it's just a piece of paper. So 500 rupees doesn't exist in the paper, it exists in the imagination. :)


message 30: by ♛ ѶaɱՏ¡ (new)

♛ ѶaɱՏ¡  TM (vamsikrishnatm) | 350 comments Mod
Good example Uday.


message 31: by Uday (new)

Uday Kanth (udayk) | 42 comments Romanticism tells us that in order to make the most of our human potential we must have as many different experiences as we can. We must open ourselves to a wide spectrum of emotions; we must sample various kinds of relationships; we must try different cuisines; we must learn to appreciate different styles of music. One of the best ways to do all that is to break free from our daily routine, leave behind our familiar setting, and go travelling in distant lands, where we can ‘experience’ the culture, the smells, the tastes and the norms of other people. We hear again and again the romantic myths about ‘how a new experience opened my eyes and changed my life’. Consumerism tells us that in order to be happy we must consume as many products and services as possible. If we feel that something is missing or not quite right, then we probably need to buy a product (a car, new clothes, organic food) or a service (housekeeping, relationship therapy, yoga classes).

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The above passage is a very interesting observation, isn't it? FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing in these times. Again goes to show how society can shape our desires and make us want something that we don't need.


message 32: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
Yes..


message 33: by Harish (new)

Harish Challapalli (harishchallapalli) | 302 comments Mod
hey guys, i hope u finished reading the book.. so how great u felt :) ?


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