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The Devil Wears Prada

15 Aug

This book has been written in a very readable style.  But I wonder why this made it to the best sellers list for such a long time.  [spoiler alert] It is a book about a girl taking up a job with a hope that this job will be the key to future success.  The job doesn’t turn out to be what she expected – rather it turns out to be a lot of things that rob her of her life and outright demeaning at times.  She finally gathers the courage to quit – without actually having another job.

This may be every employees dream – quitting on the boss after showing the middle finger; however it is not a good action for anybody.  Having source of income is very important as long as one has a hollow called stomach …

Good fairy tale though …………

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Controversially Yours By Shoaib Akthar

15 Jul

Recently read the autobiography of the cricketer Shoaib Akthar.  The book is popular, I guess, based on the long waiting period in my library.

The book is well written and eminently readable.  This statement is also a comment on the life of Shoaib Akthar 😉 very interesting to read.  Shoaib takes this opportunity to call himself a “good boy” and all the unsavory events in his life were due to the many villains in his life; the enemies he made in his refusal to kiss-a**.  Conforming, a large part of life, most importantly adult life is lost of Shoaib; though it is true that there is no dearth of pointy-haired-bosses (aka Dilbert‘s boss) who make life difficult for non-suckers.  Sorry Shoaib, though I feel sorry for you at times, like the leaked (untrue as per Shoaib) personal medical reports, seniors considering juniors as competitors, etc., there are a lot of times where you do not come across as a “good boy”.    Shoaib goes out of his way to pull-down Sachin Tendulkarnon-conformist again.

However it is a good read … as long as you are not in an impressionable age where you believe everything you read.

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