The Bombay Book Club focuses on non-fiction books/movies on the topics of Economics, Education, Finance, Health, History, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sociology, Technology, Biographies & the likes of.
To read a book or watch a movie of substance every month & discuss it over lunch, tea, drinks or dinner.
Membership will be no less than 6 & no more than 12.
New members may be introduced by anyone; acceptance to be unanimous.
Members from diverse ideological backgrounds are preferable.
A member missing 4 meetings in a row, may consider leaving the club to make way for new members to join.
Any person missing 4 meetings in a row, will be considered to have left the club.
Meetings could be at members’ homes or trying out different restaurants.
Meetings will be around 2 hours.
All mobiles off during meetings.
Members & guests attending must have read the current book.
If there is more than one city involved, meetings could be combined or separate.
Meetings will be on the last Friday of the month, but may be changed to suit all.
The meeting time & place may be changed, if over 50% of the members decide so.
Email communication should be through the group mail to all, which has “Bombay Book Club” in the subject line.
The subjects are Living, Psychology, Reality, Philosophy, Thinking, Ideology, Biographies, & the likes of.
All books must be in print & available in paperback.
Books should be of a reasonable number of pages, as decided by the members.
Every regular member gets to choose a book in turn, subject to 50% of the attending members accepting the same.
A book may be discussed, over more than one meeting, if over 50% of the members decide so.
The first 10 or 15 minutes may be used for admin.
Meeting discussions are not to include people known to the members.
All views are to be discussed without prejudice & judgment; as an exploration.
All views of each member are to be heard & each person to be given their turn.
Discussions on the book should occupy over half of the meeting time.
The quorum will be not less than two thirds of the members.
Members are entitled to bring one guest with prior intimation.
Guests who are experts in the subject of the current book are welcome.