Book Review: Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari presents a 360-view of how addiction works. It gives a chronological account of the War on Drugs, hence, it’s a largely convincing book. Johann Hari started his journey in the first place as he had a few questions like: What causes addiction? Is there any alternative to system that we have been using that doesn’t seem to work?

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Book Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel

As the title suggests, the biography is on the life of the self-taught mathematical prodigy Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar, through the lens of Robert Kanigel. Not only the book sheds light on the life and history of Ramanujan but we also get to know the lives of Godfrey Harold Hardy, his mentor in England and his friend John Edensor Littlewood.

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Book Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Although title of the book says Astrophysics for People in a Hurry but believe me the book has more depth than the label interprets. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an epitome of masterly skill at explaining complex scientific concepts into the most elementary and comprehensible manner. He makes astrophysics so interesting that even a person who has no inclination towards the subject will surely gravitate towards the space and evolutionary history after listening to his talks. His enthusiasm is contagious indeed.

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Book Review: Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M Pittman, Elizabeth M Karle

Anxiety is part of our everyday life but chronic anxiety is a type of mental illness. It is neither a temporary problem nor does it get away with medications. It can have serious consequences on health such as depression, mood swings, headache, panic attacks, pounding heart, breathing problems, extreme fatigue, increase in blood pressure and so on.

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Book Review: The Yoga of Time Travel by Fred Alan Wolf

This weekend I finished reading one of the most remarkable books, The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time by Fred Alan Wolf. Time travel, a concept has always intrigued me including movies based on the same. This book surpasses every motion picture that I have seen so far. Very deftly, Wolf has woven threads of Vedic philosophy into quantum physics and alternative philosophies like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

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Book Review: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Catch 22 is an American post-war novel written by Joseph Heller. It is one of the interesting pieces of American literature juggling dark humor, war issues, bleakness, satire, silliness, wordplay and serious theme. Initially the book looks like a noose of loose strands but as the plot progresses, we find that very deftly, Heller has been able to surface the absurdity of war and the human condition itself. It is a world of madness, where each character fits in perfectly well with his personal streak of eccentricity.

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