Tag Archives: engineering

What's on my bookshelf

I’m not a bookworm and I don’t remember the last time I purchased fiction … it must have been five years since I glued to computer screen and ditched books but I still cherish what I have. I keep my books organized and tidy. So just for the records I made a quick video about the things on my bookshelf.
You might notice that I deliberately missed few very popular books such as freakonomics by Steven Levitt or Rich dad Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I tried to cover the books which are rare and not much known. Now, of course there’re some GMAT & MBA related books here but I’ve talked in depth about those; it’s not a GMAT books review video by the way. (maybe some other time).

I know you would not understand my accent well, so here’s commentary/ transcript:

Let’s see what’s on my bookshelf: Starting from the top what you’re seeing, right now, here are some over-sized books. It’s an encyclopedia of engineering workshop in Marathi language. It’s rare and one of a kind book, but it’s not well marketed and distributed so it’s not much popular or easily available. Second: it’s visual encyclopedia- good for kids, informative, entertaining.
RC 2- chemical engineering; (Richardson & Coulson’s Chemical Engineering Volume 2) it’s very important book for your graduation studies in chemical engineering. I bought it for fifty rupees (50 Rs.), the retail price is actually about four thousand Rupees (4,000 Rs.) but I bought it from the ‘withdrawn-section’ of British library.
…Then again few workshop handbooks- comes handy for gears manufacturers and workshop owners in general.
These three books- actually it was a big thick book- Unit Operations by McCabe & Smithbut I tore it into three parts for easy reading.
…Then again few chemical engineering books from my college days.
OK. Let me open the window… yeah, it’s much better now.
Then there’re some magazines that I subscribe,
Entreprenuer… they just arrived, India, last year. Then, chemical engineering world by Jasubai media. Again some engg & business related magazines that I subscribe.
Below here are some English aid books: Reader’s Digest How to write and speak better- very interesting book. Then webster’s thesuarus; my favourite Oxfard Advanced learner’s dictionary. Then, it’s reverse dictionary, Marathi-English Then vocabulary, grammar. And then, it’s a pocket dictionary, my sister bought it for like ten Rupees. Then there’re some fictions & non-fictions & fiction: Sherlock Homes’ hardbound complete all stories. Then, I haven’t read most of these books… recently started Papillon.
And below here; I’ve got some GMAT books, MBA preparation books and Management… Kotler Keller’s, & 10 day MBA, yeah I recommed this highly for those who don’t want to do MBA or those who don’t want to spend two years studying MBA. Then, Jack Welch, Tony Robbins, ok, Jack Welch again.
So I’ve got telephone and a diary. And below here’ I’ve go fax machine and printer- ‘all in one’.
And here we’ve got another gem from Reader’s Digest- it’s a ‘complete Do it yourself manual’ for construction. It’s a box-book; in first part it has got theory and instructions, how-tos and second part is project gelleries. So all projects with nice pictures are in this section & theory and how tos are here. It’s nice, it’s a gem.
That’s it nothing else to show, thanks for watching.