The Notebook: Issue 09

Hi there,
Welcome to the June issue of ‘The Notebook’.
This is a list of books, movies, blog posts,
interviews, video clips and other stuff
I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
If you have any feedback, please drop me a line…
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
I love Haruki Murakami.
And this is one of my favourite non-fiction books.
I have read it thrice and want to read it again.
“The book is part training diary,
part reruns of escapades undertaken at the
behest of magazines and part memoir.”
Here is an excellent interview with him
on Runners’ World magazine:
Grab the book!
A Movie Worth Sharing –
This is a stunning film by South Korean
director Lee Chang-dong.
It won the best screenplay award
at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Film critic Peter Bradshaw said the film is
“It is a picture of something inexpressibly gentle
and sad, something heartbreaking and
absolutely normal, but something stirred
up by a violent, alien incursion.
Something lands with an almighty splash in this
calm millpond of melancholy regret.”
Read the complete review here
An Idea Worth Sharing –
“I asked 100+ people I consider mentors-
many of them modern giants in the tech space,
what their most worthwhile investment they ever
made was, either in terms of money, time or energy.
Here are few of my favourite responses…
Invest in reading.
Naval Ravikant, co-founder and CEO of AngelList:
“Every book I read that wasn’t assigned to me or that
I didn’t read with a purpose in mind. The genuine love
for reading itself, when cultivated, is a superpower.
We live in the age of Alexandria when every book and
every piece of knowledge ever written down is a
fingertip away. The means of learning are abundant
— it’s the desire to learn that’s scarce. Cultivate that
desire by reading what you want, not what you’re ‘supposed to.”
Read the complete article here
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper
and a dirty mind.” —Patrick Dennis
Random Stuff –
I must thank Abhijit for showing me the article.
Jim Carry’s latest film Dark Crimes is based on
this David Grann‘s article
This is a real-life mind-blowing murder mystery.
I opened the link on my mobile and devoured
the article.
I just couldn’t move without finishing it!
Trust me, it’s completely unputdownable.
Thanks for reading.
Krishnendu

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