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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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The tale continues, winding here and there. This was the slowest among the GoT books, often investing in great and minute details of characters that will possibly never be developed again. New threads opening but several old ones still not pursued fa ...more
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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“Nothing is more deceitful,” said Darcy, “than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”
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Health Inequality by Mel Bartley
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One of the best books on health inequity research that I have read, especially on theories and tools to study socio-economic inequality. The examples are all exclusively high-income country oriented, but currently very little material exists by way o ...more
Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag
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Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead
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Can we ever know what it is like to be a bird? As poetic as the question may appear to be, it’s fascinating how the question has fascinated a bunch of  cientists and artists ranging from neurosurgeons, ecologists, physiologists to bird illustrators a ...more
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A Great Clamour by Pankaj Mishra
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I picked up Pankaj Mishra’s latest book “A great clamour: Encounters with China and its neighbours” at the Raipur airport, on my way back to Bangalore from a short consultation on tribal health. I have discovered a deep interest in China, after my mo ...more
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Christopher Hitchens
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Christopher Hitchens
“In an average day, you may well be confronted with some species of bullying or bigotry, or some ill-phrased appeal to the general will, or some petty abuse of authority. If you have a political loyalty, you may be offered a shady reason for agreeing to a lie or a half-truth that serves some short-term purpose. Everybody devises tactics for getting through such moments; try behaving "as if" they need not be tolerated and are not inevitable.”
Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

Christopher Hitchens
“Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan.”
Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

Siddhartha Mukherjee
“This was yet another colonial fascination: to create the conditions of misery in a population, then subject it to social or medical experimentation.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

J.M. Coetzee
“That was why, later on, he began to lose interest in photography: first when colour took over, then when it became plain that the old magic of light-sensitive emulsions was waning, that to the rising generation the enchantment lay in a techne of images without substance, images that could flash through the ether without residing anywhere, that could be sucked into a machine and emerge from it doctored, untrue. He gave up recording the world in photographs then, and transferred his energies to saving the past.”
J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

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