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'The Ego and The Id' By Sigmund Freud - Book Notes

​ “The Ego and the Id” (1923) is a prominent paper (also book) by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. The book formulates the structural personality model in which he articulates a map of the different layers which comprise the human soul: the conscious, unconscious and preconscious which correlate with the faculties of ego, id and super-ego. ​ Captures Chapter 1: Consciousness and What is Unconscious ‘Being conscious’ is in the first place a purely descriptive term, resting on perception of the most immediate and certain character....

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'The Liberation of Sita' By Volga - Book Notes

​ Thoughts Does Ramayana qualify for a feminist fiction? Post Ram and Sita’s homecoming, Sita was asked to give a chastity test, and she left the palace after proving herself. She could have left without undergoing the test but then the public would have indeed believed that she was at fault. Whether Ramayana is based on true events or if it’s a fictional tale it doesn’t matter, in either case Sita’s character is liberating....

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Art by max028

'Parasyte' By Hitoshi Iwaaki - Manga Notes

Parasyte is a manga/anime that deals on some pretty heavy subjects regarding the existence of humans. Thoughts Are humans parasytes? Action Favourite Moments This scene in chapter-48, it was a powerful scene. The arc seems to complete here

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Ghachar Ghochar

'Ghachar Ghochar' By Vivek Shanbhag - Book Notes

A look into the lives of an Indian household with all its perjudices and beautiful memories. Captures someone who simply sits there for so long must have a thousand wheels spinning in his head. ‘Sir – one story, many sides.’ Words after all are nothing by themselves. They burst into meaning only in the minds they’ve entered. At times, I’m tempted to unburden myself to him. But then, what’s the point when he seems to know without being told?...

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'Animal Farm' By George Orwell - Book Notes

The book is a satire on Communism. Fun Facts It was written between 1943 and 1945, and since Britain, US and Soviet Union had good relations, majority publication houses refused to publish the book. Summary Chapter 1: After Mr. Jones, the owner of Manor Farm, falls asleep in a drunken stupor, all of his animals meet in the big barn at the request of old Major, a 12-year-old pig. Major delivers a rousing political speech about the evils inflicted upon them by their human keepers and their need to rebel against the tyranny of Man....

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The Count of Monte Cristo

'The Count Of Monte Cristo' - Book Notes

​ In 2019, a colleague, with similar appetite as mine, recommended me to read ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ describing it as the best revenge story there is, and after deliberating on it for some time, I finally took the plunge. The book is not yet complete, but will keep adding my thoughts and notes here. ​ Thoughts on the book Hard vocabulary - The book is from centuries back and people spoke and wrote in a different form....

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The Cathedral and The Bazaar

'The Cathedral and The Bazaar' By Eric S. Raymond - Book Notes

​ The Cathedral and the Bazaar (abbreviated CatB) Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary is an essay, and later a book, by Eric S. Raymond ​ Focal points: Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch. Too often software developers spend their days grinding away for pay at programs they neither need nor love To solve an interesting problem, start by finding a problem that is interesting to you....

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'Experimenting with content' by Sattvik Mishra

​ Talk: Sattvik Mishra: Experimenting with content Who: ScoopWhoop CEO SOTS: Traditional media houses prioritizes news for you (in a generic way, by giving more space on newspaper and time on tv-shows, also by ordering and grouping same genre together) News is subjective, for some it could be a spoiler in game of thrones, for others it could be sports. To create awareness on unconventional topics, make it relatable. For example: budget to 18yo

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Sun Tzu

'The Art of War' By Sun Tzu - Book Notes

​ Summary Calculation When you encounter a conflict in your life, before you act, seek out a solitary place that balances and enhances your mind to spiritually think things through. Face the conflict and pro-actively seek to understand what lies at its root. An enemy or adversary is someone who seeks to do you harm. You and your family no doubt have disagreements, but everyone works for the same goals. You don’t want to subdue those you love and care about; you want to support them....

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'Modern Romance' By Aziz Ansari - Book Notes

Captures “People will go as far as they have to to find a mate, but no farther.” For the young people who got married in the 1950s, getting married was the first step in adulthood. After high school or college, you got married and you left the house. For today’s folks, marriage is usually one of the later stages in adulthood. Now most young people spend their twenties and thirties in another stage of life, where they go to university, start a career, and experience being an adult outside of their parents’ home before marriage....

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