Manpreet Kaur

Pricey books put consumers off reading

Finding it difficult to leave the bookshop once entered, ending up buying more books than planned and spending too much money on books are some of the slip-ups many bookworms may like to laugh about when discussing with others the adventures of reading. Books never spared me from this either...
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Posted Jan. 27, 2019

Trusting economists has never been harder

Economics, A Very Short Introduction by Partha Dasgupta discusses Trust in only the second chapter. Given that this book was my first introduction to the field and I did not know what to expect, I believe I may be forgiven for having questioned the worth of naming the entire chapter...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2019

The benefits of doing a reading challenge

With the end of another year, one of the things I feel very grateful for is the successful completion of my annual reading challenge. This is my first reading challenge I have finished in the history of my two years and around four months old love for reading. I exceeded...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2019

How to write the perfect sentence

Every writer has been through the agitation of not being able to write the perfect sentence. The desire to find the ‘right’ opening line, closing paragraph and the adjectives to describe events all have the power to keep even the best of authors up at night. To have experienced this...
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Posted Oct. 21, 2018

There’s no business like slow business

Nowadays, everything we want, do, or even think about is fast paced. We want a quick search on Google to give us answers. Faster internet connection. The quickest online delivery service. The speediest transportation. Despite this admiration for speed, I am slow. Very slow. I don’t know if this may...
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Posted Oct. 20, 2018

How reading can benefit other areas of our lives

The only benefit of reading isn’t just feeling prepared to contribute in a seminar or smashing exams, but realising this has not been a day’s work for me. Especially as a science student, the benefits of reading did not become apparent to me through school. Reading fiction has been a...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2018