Current Bookshelf

Hardly a day goes by when I don't read at least couple of pages from a book.

... apart from what "I have to" read for work and sometimes teaching (finance, quant books and research papers), here is the list of books that I read in past few months... (July 2010 onwards, doesn't include books that are yet to be marked as read or the few that I forgot to note down) . A mix of English and Hindi books - the way I prefer to read. The top one is either in my bag or in my hands these days. * after a book name suggests that, while reading that book, I had to stop after every few lines just to say - "Wow !"(of course that just shows my taste and doesn't mean it is better than others)

151. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing: Marie Kondō

150. Shoe Dog*: Phil Knight

149. Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness: Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

148. धुँध से उठती धुन: निर्मल वर्मा

147. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think*: Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling

146. Why buddhism is true*: Robert Wright

145. Against the gods: the remarkable story of risk : Peter L. Bernstein

144. I wrote this for you

143. A Short History of Nearly Everything*: Bill Bryson

142. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies: Jared Diamond

141. Man's Search for Meaning: Viktor Frankl

140. Shantaram: David Gregory Roberts

139. The Art of War: Sun Tzu

138. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are*: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology Robert Wright

137. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom: Jonathan Haidt

136. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion: Jonathan Haidt

135. The Crisis of Crowding: Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal: Ludwig Chincarini

134. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life: Mark Manson

133. Unfu#k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life: Gary John Bishop

132. A little history of the world: Ernst Gombrich

131. Sapiens*: Yuval Noah Harari

130. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda*: Volume 1

129. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression

128. तमन्ना तुम अब कहां हो: नीधीश त्यागी

127. धम्मपद

126. Rise and Kill First* Ronen Bergman

125. The Buddhism Primer : An Introduction to Buddhism

124. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

123. The Central Philosophy of Jainism (anekāntavāda): Bimal Krishna Matilal

122. Studies in Jainism: Swami Lokeswarananda

121. The Qur'an: M A S Abdel Haleem

120. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Benjamin Franklin

119. Sometimes Brilliant *: Larry Brilliant

118. Elegant Universe: Brian Greene

117. The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank

116. मैंने मांडू नहीं देखा: स्वदेश दीपक

115. वे दिन: निर्मल वर्मा

114. मनुस्मृति

113. Be here now: Ram Dass

112. God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita: Paramhansa Yogananda

111. The Elephant Vanishes: Haruki Murakami

110. Complete works: Kahlil Gibran

109. विदुर नीति

108. चाणक्य नीति

107. नाच्यौ बहुत गोपाल: अमृतलाल नागर

106. Love in the time of Cholera: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

105. One Hundred Years of Solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

104. अंतिम अरण्य: निर्मल वर्मा

103. मित्रो मरजानी - कृष्णा सोबती

102. कैवल्य दर्शनं - The holy Science - युक्तेश्वर गिरी

101. A lover's Discourse:* Roland Barthes

100. Buddha's Brain:* Rick Hanson

99. How Now

98. Unposted Letter: Mahatria Ra

97. बाणभट्ट की आत्मकथा: आचार्य हजारी प्रसाद द्विवेदी

96. दीवार में एक खिड़की रहती थी: विनोद कुमार शुक्ल

95. तमस: भीष्म साहनी

94. The Power of Now:Eckhart Tolle

93. A Calendar of Wisdom : Leo Tolstoy

92. Jaya: Devdutt Pattanaik

91. Cosmos:* Carl Sagan

90. सुहाग के नूपुर: अमृतलाल नागर

89. पाल ले एक रोक नादां: गौतम रजरिशी

88. मेघदूतम:* महाकवि कालिदास

87. Secrets of Veda: Aurobindo

86. All about Hinduism: Swami Sivananda

85. Hindu Dharma - The universal way of life: Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

84. तीन रोज़ इश्क़ - पुजा उपाध्याय

83. ऋतुसंहार : महाकवि कालिदास

82. उर्वशी*:रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

81. Brave new world: Aldous Huxley

80. The Communist Manifesto

79. Siddhartha: Herman Hesse

78. वोल्गा से गंगा : राहुल सांकृत्यायन

77. कव्वे और काला पानी: निर्मल वर्मा

76. विज्ञान भैरव तन्त्र

75. Autobiography of a Yogi*: Paramhansa Yogananda

74. Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions: Gerd Gigerenzer

73. Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered: E F Schumacher

72. एक चिथड़ा सुख*: निर्मल वर्मा

71. वयं रक्षामः: आचार्य चतुरसेन

70. नदी के द्वीप: अज्ञेय

69. Think like a Freak: Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

68. The Lemon Tree*: Sandy Tolan

67. Mythology - Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes: Edith Hamilton

66. कितनी नावों में कितनी बार:अज्ञेय

65. अपने अपने अजनबी: अज्ञेय

64. मृत्युंजय*: शिवाजी सावंत

63. The Drunkard's Walk: Leonard Mlodinow

62. Hiroshima: John Hersey

61. Predictably Irrational: Dan Ariely

60. शेखर: एक जीवनी: अज्ञेय

59. रश्मिरथी*:रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

58. मछली मरी हुई: राजकमल चौधरी

57. 1984: George Orwell

56. Tuesdays with Morrie: Mitch Albom

55. To Kill a Mocking bird*: Harper Lee

54. गीतगोविन्दम् : जयदेव

53. कसप*: मनोहर श्याम जोशी

52. कुरु कुरु स्वाहा: मनोहर श्याम जोशी

51. सुभाषित रत्न भाण्डागार

50. What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character: Richard Feynman

49. The Death of Ivan Ilyich: Leo Tolstoy

48. KamaSutra

47. A hunger Artist, The Metamorphosis*: Franz Kafka

46. The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins

45. मुझे चाँद चाहिए: सुरेन्द्र वर्मा

44. संस्कृति के चार अध्याय: रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

43. राग दरबारी*: श्रीलाल शुक्ल

42. Thinking, Fast and Slow*: Daniel Kahneman

41. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! *: Richard Feynman

40. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald

39. रेखा: भगवतीचरण वर्मा

38. कुमारसंभव:* महाकवि कालिदास

37. अंधा युग: धर्मवीर भारती

36. Mockingjay : Suzanne Collins

35. Catching fire : Suzanne Collins

34. The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins

33. Brida: Paulo Coelho

32. रघुवंशमहाकाव्यं : महाकवि कालिदास

31. अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्:* महाकवि कालिदास

30. शतकत्रयम:*भर्तृहरि

29. A Brief History of Time:* Stephen Hawking

28. Made in Japan:* Akio Morita

27. Animal Farm:* George Orwell

26. काशी का अस्सी: *काशीनाथ सिंह

25. कुरुक्षेत्र:* रामधारी सिंह दिनकर

24. चंद्रगुप्त: जयशंकर प्रसाद

23. Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness: Annie McKee, Richard E. Boyatzis, Fran Johnston

22. Time to Think, Listening to ignite the human mind: Nancy Kline

21. Meetings with Remarkable People:* Osho

20. The black Swan: The impact of highly improbable: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

19. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

18. रसीदी टिकट: अमृता प्रीतम

17. प्रतिनिधि व्यंग: हरिशंकर परसाई

16. वैष्णव की फिसलन: हरिशंकर परसाई

15. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis

14. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

13. The Catcher in the Rye,* J. D. Salinger

12. मैला आँचल, फणीश्वर नाथ 'रेणु'

11. ययाति,* विष्णु सखाराम खांडेकर. (in English: Yayati: A classic tale of lust )

10. मानस का हंस, अमृतलाल नागर

9. Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions, Ben Mezrich

8. Market Wizards,* Jack D. Schwager

7. We the Living,* Ayn Rand

6. परती परिकथा, फणीश्वर नाथ 'रेणु'

5. बिल्लेसुर बकरिहा , सूर्यकांत त्रिपाठी 'निराला'

4. कोहबर की शर्त,* केशव प्रसाद मिश्र

3. Slaughterhouse 5 (The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death), Kurt Vonnegut

2. SuperFreakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

1. The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan,* Robert Kanigel

Abhishek Ojha