Book Reading

Used up my credit card’s vouchers for a massage session on my birthday. Its been a long time since i went for one and since i was getting a good discount, i took it up. It was quite relaxing and felt, i needed one 😉 After which, met up a couple of friends for lunch. Of all the places, we hopped into a Bangladeshi restaurant. Ya, its my first time ever. But, the food was simply fabulous. The dal, chicken and fish were very tasty. Ended up wondering, how come i never ate in a Bangla restaurant even though i have been staying in Singapore for the past 7 years now.

world is flat

Went shopping after lunch and since i felt i had to reward myself, walked into a bookstore. Browsed through and my eyes fell on a book that i had been wanting to read for a long long time. “The world is flat – Thomas Friedman”. Had been reading quite a few good reviews of the book. So thought of picking up something to keep myself occupied till my India trip when iam going to raid a few bookshops in Hyderabad. I have quite a few books on the top of my mind that i want to buy on my India trip cos books are freakin costly here in Singapore. These are the few iam looking out for:

The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham
The Reluctant fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
The Kaoboys of R&AW – B Raman
Freakonomics
City of Djinns – William Dalrymple

There are so many books that i have bought and am yet to read them. Another superb book that i would recommend anytime is “Undercover Economist” by Tim Harford. The book is in one word. Magnificient. The author also writes some superb articles under the heading “Dear Economist” in the Financial Times website.

undercover economist

If anyone of you has read any of the mentioned books and has any comments about them, please do write. Sometimes i wish, the day had more than 24 hours. There is so much to do and so less time.

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