5 books I enjoyed reading this summer

I decided to take up the challenge of reading 1 book a week for 10 weeks. Some were good, some were bad, some I loved and the others, I stopped reading half way, because, life is too short to finish a book you don’t like (Don’t agree? Tell us why in the comments below!).

I am not an avid reader. I would only read 1 or 2 books a year. For me, it was important to have a take away from each book that I read. I’d rather watch movies than read fiction books. So I decided to take up this challenge because, a) I had a lot of time to spare b) I wanted to get into the habit of reading c) Oprah said “Reading is the strongest signal for success” and I like Oprah.

In this article, I will be talking about five books that I thought were incredible. These books are extremely easy to read, kept me hooked throughout and there was so much that I learnt

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Was CBSE’s move to reduce 30% of syllabus political or academic?

On July 7th HRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal announced that there would be a 30% reduction of the CBSE Syllabus only for the year 2020-21 for classes 9-12 due to the impact of the pandemic and the lack of time to cover every topic. For those who do not know, CBSE stands for Central Board of Secondary Education. It is a board of education in India for public and private schools managed by the Union Government of India.

There were many reports criticizing this reduction especially in subjects like Social Science. Some people even said that this was a deliberate move by the government. The big question was: is this move political or Academic?

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Women and the Workplace: Are workplaces cut out for women?

I recently watched a movie called “Down With Love” – a 2003 rom-com set in the 1960s, in New York City. What stuck with me after watching the movie, was a dialogue by Vikki Hiller (played by Sarah Paulson):

This got me thinking… is it actually true that workplaces aren’t made for women? Are women merely accommodated in the workplace even in the 21st Century?

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