Books I Read: November
Last updated: December 3, 2019
I lost my job and I lost my interest. After 19th, I read no books, didn't watched a movie. It was really hard for me. For everybody who lost job along with me are also suffering. Problem for was different. Bad things happens. But, they didn't treated us like employees. They sound harsh and didn't paid salaries and compensations. It is not about compensations. I have worked with other organizations and they dissolved too. But their treatment, voice was different.
Starting everything from scratch is actually good. [thinking of Edison's quote] I felt tensed and worried. Thanks to Anivar, Kailash and others I am recovered. Those days I read, I didn't get enough time to read. Anyway, I found time by not watching netflix. I consider reading as an activity which will make me creatively engaged.
Yes, Moothon the movie was nice and was a creative inspiration. My wanderings also helped.
Subhash Chandran Kadhakal - Subhash Chandran
I might have liked this book if I read this at least 10 years back. Except for one story, Rest of them are really crap. I recall a story - worst among them, of a Pravasi, who returns and meets a friend. He affectionately grabbed his friend's 10ish old kid to his lap. And that child refused to sit, commenting she is aware of her body. ( this is a consolidation for me ). That Pravasi lad felt he got beaten.
What these people are thinking of. Knowing the body and differenciating good touch and bad touch are essential life skill. And these shit-holes are romanticizing it. Pathetic.
Thiruvasthram - Benyamin
The story first appeared on 15th Nov edition of Malayalam Weekly. It is a good one - not nice or really a significant work. Have a lot of similarities with NSM's Higuetta in story craft.
Adam - S. Hareesh
Reading for the second time. Started for Jellikkettu. Then read all the stories. Enjoyed almost every stories. Nice. Except for one story - which I didn't understood properly, I likes whole of them.
Puttu ( പുറ്റു് ) - Vinoy Thomas.
Its been long I am reading Puttu publishing at Malayalam Weekly. I complained Abhi about the craft the book is going through. I felt the treatment somewhat similar to Karikkottakkari - his debut book.
But latest issues are super cool and they are really engaging me. I am a migrant. I can relate things very clearly. I salutes his courage to challange to Victorian morality the community posing now.
Permenant Record - Ed. Snowden.
Ed's story is really haunting me. Even though I was following both him, Assange, Wikipedia, Chelsea, Greenwald for long, most of them weren't a surprise for me. I love the way he transformed.
If I was in his position, I would have supported the government and might have betrayed the people for my goodwill and well being. But, He, Ed did something really important for the humankind.
But the impact the incident made is something I felt it need to be investigated. I doubt, The documents released by Wikileaks a CIA covert operation. By that, sensitivity of data has lost. WWI was the outcome of a misinformation. From that point to a trove of real information did no impact is something fishy.
After his revelations, ICJI released Panama papers, and a lot of other whistle blowers leaked lot of data. But none of them made any significant impact.
I can't even imagine of his mental situation he went through. His girlfriend, family.. Anyway, This is a must read for anyone who values democracy.
Curfewed Night - Bhasharat Peer.
I am half way through the book. It is nicely written and and an easy read for me(Usually I take so much time to read English books, especially with Indian authors).
ഡോ. അംബേദ്കർ സമ്പൂർണ്ണ കൃതികള് - വാള്യം 6 - Bheemrao Ambedkar
I have no comments on this book. He, the author is a real scholar and I can sense his feelings, his approach towards this problem. Nehru popularized Scientific Temper as an idea, but Ambedkar really practiced throughout his life.
The book discusses about Hinduism, How it is organized etc. He is searching the validity of the claim of Hinduism as an organized religion. Book as a whole I am liking. Again this book is also on half way through.
Started reading Go 101. A free book with a lot of detailing. I strongly recommend to anybody who is going to kickstart learning Golang. Still on first few chapters. But, Still it is good.