Five Celebs Tell Us What They’ve Been Reading While In Quarantine
Sapiens– A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
In Sapiens– A Brief History of Humankind, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the way we are now. The best thing about this book is how, unlike other books of its kind, Sapiens takes a multi-disciplinary approach that links history, biology, philosophy and economics in a very exciting way.
Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses, a novel by Irish writer James Joyce, first published in book form in 1922. A modernist novel of supreme stylistic innovation, James Joyce's Ulysses is the towering achievement of 20th century literature. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Declan Kiberd. For Joyce, literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'.
Ali Rehman Khan
The Prisoner by Omar Shahid Hamid
An incredibly flavourful book, combining an excellent plot, a clever narrative voice, and a uniquely Pakistani perspective, The Prisoner is excellent as a book. It is even better as a slice of culture.
Bilal Abbas Khan
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
This amazing book by Eckhart Tolle is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and stresses; the importance of living in the present moment; and transcending thoughts of the past or future. This book takes you on a spiritual journey and can be a means for radical inner transformation.
Ghalib was one of the rare poets to write Urdu verse in a simple language which can be understood by readers of any age and gender. Whether it is Ah Ko Chahiye Ik Umr Asar Hone Tak or Hazaron Khwaishen Aisee, Ghalib’s verses still touch millions of hearts with its simplicity as they remain relatable even after hundreds of years.