There are so many habits that people here in India inculcate when they are forced to do so, reading is one of them.
When people decide to write any MBA exam, suddenly they realise it is mandatory to have read certain books.At that point neither do they have sufficient amount of time nor reading as a habit can be developed overnight.
Schooling is the best time you can start reading. There is only so much to read that once you get into this habit something magical starts to happen in life. Characters of novels slowly widen your perspectives, changes your outlook and you become empathetic towards your surrounding. Slowly and steadily your intellect builds up. You acquire the ability to think, to question and above everything to come to terms with yourself.
So, if you have never read a book in your life by far other than NCERTs and other academic books, now is the time to get your first book hands on.
So here I am jotting down the list of five books, why only five…because it is so easy to be lost in this new world you are about to enter!
Let us begin!
I was introduced to manga very late in my life. I was in the second year of my college and one of my friends suggested me to read “Naruto”.
So manga is basically comics created in Japan. In Japan people of all ages read the manga.They are comics, only better.
Coming to Naruto, if you think you are in anyway less than others, you have any inborn deformity which stops you from achieving big things in life, if you think you are weird in any sense etc this manga will stay with you for a lifetime. I can write volumes and volumes about how he changed my life.
Once you read this one, please inbox us so that we can together discuss Orochimaru and I could finally ask you to read THE DEATH NOTE which is by far my favourite.
Now, this is a must-read, and this will be your entry into the world of classics. This is not a chubby book but trust me after reading this you will see a difference in the way you see the news.This 112 pages book is one of the best satires published till date. You will get to know how and why pigs rule the farm.
This book is one those books which you understand more and more as you mature. This will motivate you to look into the structure of politics in our society.
This might come handy in those intense family discussions about politics where you find escape in your cell phones these days. 🙂
While exploring reading as a habit you should read in all the languages you know.
Godaan-The gift of a cow is a novel by Munshi Premchand and he will take you to the Indian village with him. You will have an insight into the lives of rural people back then.
It is considered to be one of the finest works of the author. It is a story of stark realism.
This book will fill you with gratitude.
After reading this you will have an idea about exploitation of women, exploitation of lower class, problem due to caste segregation etc
This book will give you a sense of pride of reading in your own language.
This is a great book written by a great man. If you wish to know how great people think, this book is a must-read.
This book will teach you, why hard work is the only thing that matters.Kalam Sir will make you realise that there is no greater power in heaven or on earth than the commitment to a dream.
The book talks about his experience of meeting the numerous students from all over the country and how during the course of interaction with the people from the entire nation made him realise the potential of India to be a developed country.
5.Harry Potter Series
Don’t think you have already watched the movies because the novel has a lot more magic in store. What you saw in movies was just a glimpse. 😛
Go read it.
After reading these gems you will definitely feel like discussing them with someone. So, you can always write to us, we are listening!
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