Thus Spoke Chanakya [Book Review]

Thus Spoke Chanakya Book Review

Pillai's book draws heavily from Chanakya's Arthashastra. Amongst Hindu scholars of the day, there is a clear consensus for Arthashastra to be the most influential book ever written on statesmanship and politics. Unfortunately, though, Pillai's book fails to evoke the same emotion as expected out of a book following Arthashastra's suit.

The Wisdom of Finance [Book Review]

The Wisdom of Finance - Book Review

Book review of Mihir Desai's 'The Wisdom of Finance'. In a long time, I have read a book about finance where the author talks about ‘great values’ in finance. Mihir Desai appears to be against the demonization of finance when the prevailing discourse out there is Wall Street Economy vs the real economy.

The Power of Broke

When your back is against the wall, when you are knee deep in sh**, you become twice as more inventive and it is in those times, you think of ingenious ways to dig yourself out of the hole. That's the Power of Broke

Joy on Demand

Chade-Meng Tan is an ex-Googler, often credited with establishing the personal-growth program called 'Search Inside Yourself' at Google. 'Joy on Demand' is Meng's second book, a follow-up to the bestseller 'Search Inside Yourself'. I haven't read the latter, but, I can confidently put on record that 'Joy on Demand' turns out to be a half-baked … Continue reading Joy on Demand

The Business of Cricket

It all starts from the performance on the field, without it nothing else matters. Charisma, rivalries and media reach expand the sports market. Famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once termed cricket as a game played by 22 flannelled fools and watched by 22000. The great dramatist's banter sounds nothing more than an asynchronous, witty … Continue reading The Business of Cricket


I don't read many marketing books these days. Unless they happen to be from one of my favorite authors, I wittingly avoid marketing literature. There was a time when the only books on my reading list used to be from marketing and related domains. That initial routine sharpened my b******t radar and over the time, … Continue reading Likeonomics