By far the best view I’ve read on the matter. ‘Not by turning inward’, he says. Arthur Levin in an interview - OLSWANGER: You’ve worked with many writers over the years. In your opinion, how does a writer grow?LEVINE: I think writers grow by pushing themselves to be more honest and revealing about themselves in their work. They … Continue reading How does a writer grow?
This region gets prettier by the year. Wai, Kas and now Bhilar http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/cOAzB4CLFJ5KQzLtFGvySK/Pune-to-Bhilar-The-book-village.html “आयुष्यात मला भावलेलं एक गुज सांगतो. उपजिविकेसाठीआवश्यक असणाऱ्या विषयाचं शिक्षण जरुर घ्या. पोटापाण्याचा उद्योग जिद्दीनं करा, पण एवढ्यावरच थांबू नका. साहित्य, चित्र, संगीत, नाट्य, शिल्प, खेळ ह्यांतल्या एखाद्या तरी कलेशी मैत्री जमवा. पोटापाण्याचा उद्योग तुम्हाला जगवील, पण कलेशी जमलेली मैत्री तुम्ही का जगायचं … Continue reading Pustakanche Gao
“Thinking about … how close I was to the abyss, gives me chills. I am one lucky son of a bitch.” He asks:How much of our lives, good and bad, should we credit to our personal decisions, and how much is just the inheritance of our culture, our families, and our parents who have failed … Continue reading Vance’s Hilbilly Elegy
Trust this bookstore to always throw up a gem of a book, which comes through as a meteor striking. There are two meteors this afternoon and they were promptly taken. Vak, continues. Its shelves have the same variety of literature, which hasn’t changed over the years but which makes a different meaning everytime the visitor … Continue reading
The secondhand sector was dying, and his father thought he should try another trade. But by then Fred had been thoroughly infected. The book-dust he had been sweeping up since schooldays had got into his blood, and he never got it out. Working with his father, an immigrant from Lithuania who had battled destitution by … Continue reading Second-hand
It has been an extraordinary year in academic realm, especially in public policy and economics. This is the year when economics got realistic, if one regards the annual Nobel Prize in Economics as a defining moment in economics research. Richard Thaler won it for for showing how the human traits of 'limited rationality, social preferences, and lack of … Continue reading Economics, Development & Policy Takeaways, 2017