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Krishna: A Journey Through The Lands & Legends Of Krishna

The book Krishna : A journey through the lands & legends of Krishna describes well known tourist places and narrates the famous legends associated with them. It also presents places that may not be known to a common man but have witnessed the glorious pastimes to a common man but have witnessed the glorious pastimes of Lord krishna and associated legends.

About the Author
M.R. Dev Prasad is an Professional residing in Bangalore. He secured his degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from R.E.C. Trichy, Though an engineer by profession. He has a wide range of interests. These include reading, travelling photography, and the study of mythology.

The Bed of Procrustes

In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form.

Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never did. Those who were too tall had their legs chopped off; those who were too short were stretched.

Every aphorism here is about a Procrustean bed of sorts - we humans, facing the limits of our knowledge, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tension by squeezing life and the world into crisp commoditized ideas, reductive categories, specific vocabularies and pre-packaged narratives. Only by embracing the unexpected - and accepting what we don't know - can we see the world as it really is.

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