Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Books Which Shaped me!

I used to read a lot when I was growing up.  That’s why most of the books I have mentioned below are ….er…. kiddie novels and story-books.

I stopped reading around the age I stopped growing (say around the age of 14).…….

…And I stopped growing when I stopped reading……

1. Calvin and Hobbes
 By Bill Waterson

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The Book still brings the kid in me out!

2. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
 By Jeff Kinney

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Whenever I read this graphic novel I feel that the 11 year old main character –Greg- is none but me. And sometimes I find myself living the character of Greg’s father….

3. Baal Bharati बाल भारती
 Hindi Textbook for primary school

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This book held my hand as I toddled my way into the world of learning at the age of 5.

4. The Three Fat Men
  By Yuri Olesha

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An engaging tale written for children.  The book made me know what is Capitalism and what is Communism, at a tender age of 8. I must have read it a hundred times.

5. Raag Darbari राग दरबारी
By Srilal Shukla

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One of the greatest book of Hindi literature. A satirical tale of reality prevailing in Indian society.

I read it in my teens and was overpowered by it!

6.  Don’t Say Yes When You Want To  Say No!
 By Herbert Fensterheim and Jean Baer

This book shook me, then punched on my nose.....
Then it changed my life!

7.   16 Personal Finance Principles Every Investor Should Know
By Manish Chauhan (Jagoinvestor.com)

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A shiver went down my spine as I started to read this book. I realized ‘This is how little I know about money….,  This is how I treat my money…., This is how I have been getting conned by so called financial advisors’.

However, with shaking hands I kept on turning the pages, knowing fully that I must not escape reading this till end.

The book shattered my wrong leanings about money and uncovered my common sense which had got buried beneath the scrupulous mal-advices about money and mis-learnings gathered over time.

Thanks Manish! For the a couple of hundred rupees I paid you for this book, you saved me thousands... or maybe more.

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