April 1, 2019
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Secrets, Poetry and Sci-fi @ BYOB Party in Feb 2019 (Part 6)

Shweta enjoyed reading Judy Finnigan’s Eloise: What secrets did she take to her grave?  This haunting meditation on female friendship and motherhood is the debut work of Judy Finnigan, broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion. The character Eloise has died and … Continue reading

January 7, 2019
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Communication, Everyday India and Matrimonial Ads @ BYOB Party at the Takshashila Institution in Nov 2018 (Part 7)

Anish Nair emphasizes that if there are two books you need to understand how better to communicate in the world today, read Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman and Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy by Eric Berne. Dr. Eric Berne has been … Continue reading

December 31, 2018
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Eyesores, Desire and Renunciation @ BYOB Party at the Takshashila Institution in Nov 2018 (Part 6)

A couple of gems sparkled: Chokher Bali by Tagore (Tagore adorns the posters of The Takshashila Institution), Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Lakshmi spoke about the unputdownable Chokher Bali (translated as eyesore), a powerfully written emotional … Continue reading