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What to read this summer

art-and-culture Updated: Jun 02, 2012 23:51 IST

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It may be the world of 140 characters but when it comes to hobbies, nothing beats good, old-fashioned reading. So this one is as simple as it’s highly recommended — pour a glass of lemonade and transport yourself to another world. Here’s what these folks are reading...

Aamir Khan, Actor
Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
The book: Pulitzer prize-winner Boo tells a tale of inequality and the search for greener pastures in maximum city, Mumbai.

Milind Deora, Politician Life by Keith Richards
The book: The autobiography of a founding member of the Rolling Stones. An honest look at the life of the
guitarist, songwriter, singer and rock legend.

Arundhati Roy, Writer and Activist
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia by Rebecca West
The book: This work of non-fiction chronicles the author’s travels with her husband in 1937 with the Second World War looming on the horizon.

Pavan Varma, Diplomat
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit Of The Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma.
The book: A journey through the most promising emerging markets of the world and the challenges they face, notably that of sustainable growth. Who will prosper and who will flounder as new ‘Breakout Nations’ emerge?

Anil Ambani, Industrialist
Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The book: Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman explains the systems of the human thought process — the emotional and intuitive as well as the logical and deliberative. The book is an insight into how different patterns of thought can be beneficial in personal life and in business.