Kashmir, a Killer, and a Kunal
Interesting Reads - Oct 09, 2021
Hope you are doing well. Today’s book recommendation is:
Nothing Ventured, by Jeffrey Archer
After successful completing the Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer took the pen of his titular character, Harry Clifton and started the William Warwick novels, of which the next instalment is coming out within 48 hours. In Nothing Ventured, Warwick, a detective constable joins the Metropolitan Police and attempts to solve art crimes. If you have read Archer and don’t enjoy his archetype, you can skip this book. If you have not read Archer or if you liked his earlier books, this is a good read.
I came across an article in my archives which I loved reading. In this article, Safwat Zargar brings out an archaic amendment to the Constitution of India which is yet to be enforced. The refusal of successive governments to enforce this amendment, which would provide respite to innocent citizens who are repeatedly subjected to preventive detention, has been criticised multiple times by the Supreme Court of India. Interesting constitutional issues aside, it makes us wonder how the executive could resist something that the legislature, the only representative organ of the state devised decades ago.
In this video, Kunal Shah of Cred shares his thoughts on the kinds of human actions which create wealth and make meaningful change in products:
As promised, I launched the second episode of my podcast on Youtube and Spotify on Saturday Morning 10 O’ Clock Indian Standard time. I look at Manu Pillai’s ‘The Courtesan, The Mahatma, & The Italian Brahmin’. The Kindle edition of the book is now on sale for a mere 79 rupees!
Also, I am working on a written interview with Manu himself and that should come out in the next few editions of this newsletter. So, stay tuned.
Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.