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.

Panel 1


Being the OtherSaeed NaqviSociology130 2020
Invisible WomenCaroline Criado-PerezSociology129 2020
Bad BloodJohn CarreycouFinance128 2020
Against DemocracyJason BrennanEconomics127 2019
Talking to StrangersMalcolm GladwellPsychology127 2019
Utopia for RealistsRutger BregmanPhilosophy126 2019
Great Hack-Technology125 2019
Case for GodKaren ArmstrongPhilosophy124 2019
Night SchoolRichard WisemanHealth123 2019
This is Going to HurtAdam KayHealth122 2019
3 Bannde TED Talks (video)-Philosophy121 2019
How the World ThinksJulian BagginiPhilosophy120 2019
State of AffairsEster PerelSociology119 2019
Billionaire RajJames CrabtreeEconomics118 2018
FactfullnessHans RoslingEconomics117 2018
Born a CrimeTrevor NoahSociology116 2018
Politically Correct Bedtime StoriesJames GarnerSociology115 2018
12 Rules of LifeJordan PetersonPsychology114 2018
Among the Believers (video)-Religion113 2018
Wild Wild Country (video)-Religion112 2018
Ethical SlutDossie EastonSociology111 2018
Transgender various (video)-Sociology110 2018
Fire & FuryMicjhael WolffPolitics109 2018
SapiensYuval HarariSociology108 2018
Deep Web (video)-Technology107 2017
Citizenfour (video)-Technology106 2017
Book of JoyDalai Lama & Desmond TutuReligion105 2017
Upside of IrrationalityDan ArielyPsychology104 2017
Lo & Behold (video)-Technology103 2017
Ego TrickJulian BagginiPhilosophy102 2017
BonkMary RoachSociology101 2017
(Dis)Honesty (video)Dan ArielySociology100 2017
Dark MoneyJane MayerEconomics99 2017
ToK (talk)-Education98 2017
Homo DeusYuval HarariSociology97 2017
Intuition PumpsDaniel DennettPsychology96 2016
Romantisicm (video)Alain de BottonPsychology95 2016
Cities and the Wealth of NationsJane JacobsEconomics94 2016
SPQRMary BeardHistory93 2016
DISC (talk)-Psychology92 2016
We Should All Be FeministsChimamanda AdichieSociology91 2016
CollapseJared DiamondSociology90 2016
H is for HawkHelen McDonaldPsychology89 2015
Road to CharacterDavid BrooksPsychology88 2015
Gideon's SpiesGordon ThomasPolitics87 2015
Examined LifeStephen GroszPsychology86 2015
Delusions of GenderCordelia FineSociology85 2015
GutJiulia EndersHealth84 2015
Dragnet NationJulia AngwinEconomics83 2014
Organised MindDaniel LevitinSociology82 2014
Going ClearLaurence WrightPhilosophy81 2014
ZealotReza AslanPhilosophy80 2014
If Walls Could TalkLucy WorsleySociology79 2014
Mobius StripClifford PickoverScience78 2014
David and GoliathMalcolm GladwellPsychology77 2013
How Children SuceedPaul ToughPsychology76 2013
UnbrokenLaura HillenbrandSociology75 2013
Ominvor's DilemmaMichael PollanHealth74 2013
AntifragileNassim TalebEconomics73 2013
AntidoteOliver BurkemanPsychology72 2013
Proof of HeavenEben AlexanderPhilosophy71 2013
Behind Beautiful ForeversKatherine BooSociology70 2012
Power of HabitCharles DuhiggPsychology69 2012
Social AnimalDavid BrooksPsychology68 2012
Thinking Fast & SlowDaniel KahnemanPsychology67 2012
QuietSusan CainPsychology66 2012
Influencing MachineBrooke GladstoneSociology65 2012
SaltMark KurlanskyHistory64 2011
Difficulty of Being GoodGurcharan DasPhilosophy63 2011
Emperor of All MaladiesSiddhartha MukherjeeHealth62 2011
What We Believe But Cannot ProveJohn BrockmanScience61 2011
Songs of Blood & SwordFatima BhuttoPolitics60 2011
Beyond FundamentalismReza AslanReligion59 2011
Big ShortMichael LewisFinance58 2010
Three Cups of TeaGreg MoretensonEducation57 2010
Sophie's WorldJostein GaarderPhilosophy56 2010
Making Breakthrough Innovation HappenPorus MunshiEconomics55 2010
Social IntelligenceDaniel GolemanPsychology54 2010
India After GandhiRamachandra GuhaEconomics53 2010
Marrying AnitaAnita JainSociology52 2009
Ascent Of MoneyNiall FergusonEconomics51 2009
Sicko (video)-Economics50 2009
Open RoadPico IyerPhilosophy49 2009
Mystery Of CapitalHernando De SotoEconomics48 2009
OutliersMalcolm GladwellPsychology47 2009
Religulous (video)-Philosophy46 2009
Stumbling On HappinessDaniel GilbertPsychology45 2009
Post American WorldFareed ZakariaEconomics44 2009
Audacity Of HopeBarack ObamaEconomics43 2008
Last LectureRandy PauschPsychology42 2008
Shock DoctrineNaomi KleinEconomics41 2008
Jesus Camp (video)-Philosophy40 2008
Maximum CitySuketu MehtaSociology39 2008
Alan Greenspan & Richard Feynman Interviews (video)-Economics38 2008
Great Myth ConceptionsKarl KruszelnickiScience37 2008
Corporation That Changed The WorldNick RobinsFebruary 16, 190036 2008
Age Of TurbulenceAlan GreenspanEconomics35 2008
What The Bleep Do We Know (video)-Science34 2008
Black SwanNassim TalebEconomics33 2008
Weather MakersTim FlanneryScience32 2008
God Is Not GreatChristopher Hitchens Philosophy31 2007
Life After DeathDeepak ChopraPhilosophy30 2007
Pleasure Of Finding Things OutRichard FeynmanScience29 2007
Confessions OF An Economic Hit ManJohn PerkinsEconomics28 2007
Freedom To Fascism (video)-Economics27 2007
Art Of SeductionRobert GreenePsychology26 2007
Secret (video)Rhonds ByrnePsychology25 2007
What About The Big Stuff?Richard CarlsonPsychology24 2007
Inconvenient Truth (video)Al GoreScience23 2007
Jonathan Livingston SeagullRichard BachPhilosophy22 2007
Power Of NowEckhart TollePhilosophy21 2007
Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night TimeMark HaddonPsychology20 2007
Wisdom Of CrowdsJames SurowieckiEconomics19 2006
A Short History if Nearly EverythingBill BrysonScience18 2006
FreakonomicsSteven Levitt & Stephen Dubner Economics17 2006
Code Name GodMani BhaumikPhilosophy16 2006
Serious Creativity (talk)Edward De BonoEducation15 2006
BlinkMalcolm GladwellPsychology14 2006
What To Say When You Talk To YourselfShad HelmstetterPsychology13 2006
7 Habits Of Highly Effective PeopleStephen CoveyPhilosophy12 2006
SiddharthaHerman HessePhilosophy11 2006
Art Of War (Translation By James Clavell)Sun TzuSociology10 2005
Awakening The Mind, Lightening The HeartDalai LamaPhilosophy9 2005
AlchemistPaulo CoelhoPhilosophy8 2005
Many Lives, Many MastersBrian WeissPhilosophy7 2005
48 Laws Of PowerRobert GreenePsychology6 2005
Freedom Is Not FreeShiv KheraEconomics5 2005
Veronica Decides To DiePaulo CoelhoPsychology4 2005
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From VenusJohn GrayPsychology3 2005
Monk Who Sold His FerrariRobin SharmaPhilosophy2 2005
I'm OK, You're OKThomas HarrisPsychology1 2004
Panel 2


  • Jetu Lalvani
  • Akhil Shahani
  • Shirin Petit
  • Deepa Navani
  • Pia Mollback-Verbic
  • Paolo Marri