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Winning Like Saurav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly | Book Review

Pradnya Joshi Nair | August 17, 2018

I have never been a fan of cricket. Why, then, would I pick this book, you may wonder. I like to read about people who have fought their way to the top; about people who have broken the mold, who…..

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Birthing Naturally by Dr. Mahima Bakshi

Pradnya Joshi Nair | June 4, 2018

Dr. Mahima Bakshi’s book, Birthing Naturally, is a guide to a stress-free pregnancy and natural childbirth. As a girl, the delivery scenes in movies filled me dread. As I watched the pregnant women on the screen wail in pain on…..

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Why I Am A Hindu

Pradnya Joshi Nair | March 6, 2018

Why I Am A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor is a beautiful book that describes the concept of Hinduism, explores how it’s followers practice it and what sets it apart from other religions. Shashi Tharoor has done a brilliant job of creating, what I would…..

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The Inheritors: Stories of Entrepreneurship and Success

Pradnya Joshi Nair | February 13, 2018

One look at the synopsis and you know you absolutely have to read the book. It promises all the scoop on some of the most successful family-owned businesses in India and does deliver to a large extent. Another reason for…..

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