Free Press Journal
  • Social Economy Of Development In India by K.S. Chalam: Review

    From Harry Truman looking for economists who did not depend on “the other hand” to Thomas Carlyle calling it a “dismal science” and Keynes’ preference to being “vaguely right than precisely wrong”, Economics has ever remained an area of obfuscation – no less confounded by the quip about seven opinions among six economists. Though essentially it is the analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth, one has yet to come across a universally

  • Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: Review

    At a time when Thor and Ragnarok are quite the popular terms thanks to a certain film franchise, Magnus Chase and his merry band of einherjar — the undead warriors of Valhalla — are doing their all to prevent it. Unlike the movie, however, Magnus does not have the hunky God of Thunder and his hulky green friend for assistance.

  • Against All Odds by Danielle Steel: Review

    I settled down to read Danielle Steel’s Against All Odds with a wave of nostalgia. The American bestselling novelist had been a staple in my late teens, but this was going to be my first Steel in a very long time. I’d set the scene — a big bowl of popcorn, comfy blanket and a big mug of hot cocoa at the ready. I was excited. The premise seemed promising: a widowed mother

  • The New of Wealth Nations by Surjit S Bhalla: Review

    Acquisition of education is acquisition of wealth. By 2030 world inequality will be the lowest it has been since the (relatively) halcyon days of the mid-19th century.  

  • The Meaning of Civilisation by Naguib Mahfouz: Review

    Naguib Mahfouz is perhaps the most renowned intellectual of modern Egypt. A scholar, writer, journalist, a keen observer, an honest critique of society and polity, a chronicler of one of the most turbulent times in Egypt’s political history, Mahfouz is also the first and only Nobel laureate in literature from the Arab world. He has over 30 novels to his credit apart from innumerable commentaries, essays and close to 370 short stories.

  • Mind & brain: Are they the same?

    We are ‘aware of’ the mind, but we are not ‘aware of’ the brain, writes Dr Shrirang Bakhle

     Have you ever seen a school? Personally, I have never ‘seen’ a school! All I have seen are some buildings, some children and some adults. What is all this? And what has this got to do with mind and brain? Let me explain.

  • Instagram is terrible for the state of Mind

    New York: Now, this might dishearten all the Instagrammers out there! A new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK says that Instagram, the image-saturated app with over 700 million users worldwide, takes a major toll on the youth people’s mental health, most notably among young women.

  • What is transformation?

    The literal meaning of transformation is change. But it is not as simple as changing a house or a car. It is an internal process. It is also very different from reformation. In reformation there is a chance of going back to the earlier state. Transformation is permanent and irreversible. As a child we all play with toys, but when we grow up, we outgrow that stage permanently. This is transformation.

  • Here’s why your kids must play with Lego

    Playing with Lego provides an understanding of spatial awareness, promotes a sense of creativity and teaches mathematical concepts of symmetry, shape and geometry finds out Vibha Singh