I am maintaining the following reading list online to avoid procrastination

History, Culture and International Politics.

Currently Reading:

Ka : Roberto Calasso


Migrations and Cultures by Thomas Sowell

SPQR : A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard 

Finished Reading:

  1. The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass : Acclaimed book about the Bangladesh War in 1971 in the backdrop of the cold war, concentrating on the role of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. It analyzes declassified documents and secret recordings maintained by Nixon to uncover shocking events.
  2. The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
  3. The Hundred-Year Marathon by Michael Pillsbury : An American view of how the American Establishment got the Chinese establishment and ambitions wrong.


Currently Reading:

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Finished Reading:

  1.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Trying to study original texts in Economics (its hard because of archaic English!)

Currently reading: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

Ancient Languages

I have a long term project to learn the following ancient languages: Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic.