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Woke Culture, Cancel Culture, Race and Identity – problems and solutions, a simple guide to understand the USA’s modern movements

Woke Culture, Cancel Culture, Race and Identity – problems and solutions, a simple guide to understand the USA’s modern movements

Woke culture is a supposed social and political movement emphasising awareness of social and racial justice issues, particularly those affecting marginalised communities. The term “woke” originated in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and was popularised by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014. It has since expanded to encompass a broader range of progressive and…

Bestselling Books You Must Read in March 2024, from the New York Times Bestselling List Across Genres

Bestselling Books You Must Read in March 2024, from the New York Times Bestselling List Across Genres

While technology continues to advance at an incredible pace in March 2024, there is still something undeniably special about the experience of reading a good book. Turning the pages and immersing oneself in a well-crafted story or thought-provoking idea remains a source of joy and intellectual nourishment. As we look to the future, we can’t…

Must-read Political Biographies, a List of 10 Books (including controversial titles) for Lovers of Political Literature

Must-read Political Biographies, a List of 10 Books (including controversial titles) for Lovers of Political Literature

Who doesn’t like discussing politics? If you may have asked this question 10-15 years ago, there might have been a few hands raised in agony. However, in today’s politically charged atmosphere, politics runs in the veins of people. Here, there, and everywhere – politics, political parties, leaders, events, rallies, decisions and much more – people…

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, a book review

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, a book review

Well, let’s begin with something that perfectly suits the theme of the novel. Recently on the New York Times Bestsellers’ list, this novel, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, as the title suggests, is about the boat, a few boys, and an important event. Those who know, know. And I should call…

Intimate Leadership by Jayaram Rajaram, a detailed book review

Intimate Leadership by Jayaram Rajaram, a detailed book review

As someone who finds solace in self-help and motivational books, I must admit that the realm of business and market literature often feels saturated with repetitive themes and generic advice. However, Jayaram Rajaram’s “Intimate Leadership” immediately stood out to me from the moment I laid eyes on it. The pragmatic and intriguing titles of the…

5 Timeless Poems by W. B. Yeats, the poet of the past, present and future

5 Timeless Poems by W. B. Yeats, the poet of the past, present and future

W.B. Yeats’s poetry transcends the boundaries of mere memorability; it achieves a timeless quality that renders his verses immortal. Beyond their lyrical beauty and thematic expansiveness, Yeats’s poems resonate with a profound and enduring impact. Each poetic creation by Yeats seems to possess a life of its own, delving into the intricate tapestry of human…

One Night @ Call Center by Chetan Bhagat, a book review

One Night @ Call Center by Chetan Bhagat, a book review

One Night @ the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat introduces a fresh perspective on contemporary Indian literature by delving into the lives of individuals working in the call centre industry. The novel explores the challenges, aspirations, and dilemmas faced by these characters within the dynamic and often demanding environment of a call centre. Through its…

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, a book review

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, a book review

Social media addiction must not be a new word to any of us. From teenagers to those in their 80s, women to kids, students to teachers, scholars to nincompoops, everybody knows what social media addiction is. However, just to set the tone for this book review of Jaron Lainer’s popular and bestselling book, let us…

Rhythmic Reveries of a Ruminating Mind by A H Mehr – Book Review

Rhythmic Reveries of a Ruminating Mind by A H Mehr – Book Review

Poetry is an art form that intertwines the essence of emotions with the rhythmic cadence of verse, creating a profound and limitless space for exploration. The beauty of poetry lies in its ability to encapsulate the myriad facets of human experience, transforming fleeting emotions into enduring expressions. As one delves into the vast expanse of…

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – Book Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – Book Review

In the pantheon of literary masterpieces, where the shadows of timeless works unfurl like pages of a cherished manuscript, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde occupies a place of paramount significance. This novel, an exploration of the intertwining facets of beauty, morality, and corruption, emerges as a profound reflection on the human condition itself….