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Syed Shoaib

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Accessible and meaningful

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Reviewed: 11-01-21

I am intrigued by the degree to which traditions of heedfullness, attentiveness, and celebration are ingrained in multiple cultures across the continents. The parallels between Confucius Buddhism, Islam, and even Hindu spirituality are astounding. Reading this book I was constantly reminded of Maulana Rumi and Shams Tabrez.

Coffee and the makings of a modern world

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Reviewed: 03-07-20

As usual Michael Pollan brings his illustrious way of exploring the plant-human worlds, delving deep into their history, that simultaneously surface into observations of our contemporary life and culture. It is Michael Pollan's unique craft in bringing complex theories into a fabric of everyday observations, put them in plots that are easily accessible to a general reader. It's a very rare and unique skill, and here, it's perfectly crafted.
The content is more of a longish book chapter, than a standalone book in itself.

Beautiful and tumultuous

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

It is finally that the mind bending and almost paradoxical political revolution of Bangladesh makes sense to me.

Tania Rodriguez's reading is amazing.