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Notes on “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens

Collection of short notes on the classic novel Assignments for the class LIT 118 Dickens’s Masterpiece: David Copperfield, Stanford Continuing… read more Notes on “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens

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“The Metropolis” and Freud

Viewing Fritz Lang’s classic “The Metropolis” from the lens of Sigmund Freud’s seminal essay “Civilization and its discontents” Manish S…. read more “The Metropolis” and Freud

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Don Quixote: A SWOT Analysis

Manish S. Vaidya Prof. Vincent Barletta LIT14: Don Quixote 31 August 2021 Don Quixote: A SWOT Analysis In the present… read more Don Quixote: A SWOT Analysis

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Al-Zarqali and the Astrolabe in al-Andalus

(Essay submitted to complete requirements for the class HIS189: Muslim Spain: Philosophy and Culture., Fall 2020, Stanford Continuing Studies) Manish… read more Al-Zarqali and the Astrolabe in al-Andalus

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Paris: City of lights, love and life.

TL;DR: Must do once in a lifetime. Don’t over plan. Soak in the city by just walking around. Louvre, d’Orsay… read more Paris: City of lights, love and life.

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10 days of bliss

The vipassana meditation camp goes for 10 days. These days are filled intense meditation and self-discovery What happens in a… read more 10 days of bliss

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What does Vipassana meditation mean to me?

An analysis of the Vipassana mediation technique from a critical and scientific viewpoint Vipassana is a form of meditation. It… read more What does Vipassana meditation mean to me?

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Manish’s travels

Read about all my travel adventures here roamingtheplanet.blog Comments/Feedback welcome!

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Book Review: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. What a fascinating, wonderful book!  The brief wondrous life of… read more Book Review: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz

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Book review: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson – Great portrayal of a genius yet troubled mind

Steve Jobs was a complex person. Mr. Issacson has done an admirable job of presenting a balanced portrayal that delves… read more Book review: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson – Great portrayal of a genius yet troubled mind