Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Reads + Infographic - Hidden History of the Owaisis


  • Hidden history of the Owaisis: what the AIMIM doesn't want you to know. (FirstPost)
  • Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe. (Fortune)
  • The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo invented time and gave rise to the modern tyranny of the clock. (Brain Pickings)
  • Uber co-founder is always on the warpath. (Vanity Fair)
Check out the below infographic, from Reuters, on women's land rights.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Excerpt: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Today was the second and final day of the CAT. I was told by a student that there was an RC on Genghis Khan. I am pretty sure it must have come from the brilliant work titled Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.

I have often recommended this work in my classes; its sweep is wide and Weatherford's storytelling is riveting. I think this is a book everyone should read, just to understand the way Genghis Khan shaped and in fact, continues to shape, our world.

Title: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Jack Weatherford
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages featured here: 3-9

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