Sat, 20 Apr, 2024

The Book Club begins reading "The World is Flat"

By Barsha Dahal

After the completion of the book “Nothing To Declare” by Rabi Thapa, members of The Book Club have started reading the international best-seller “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas L. Friedman. Every Thursday, the members of The Book Club gather in the library and discuss the book they have been studying. With the absence of the members from batch of 2017 because of the board exams, and the members of the batch of 2015 because of the ongoing Java classes, only the students from the batch of 2016 are attending the discussion sessions. In this book, the author discusses globalization in the 21st century and how economic concepts have changed due to globalization. The book was first released in 2005, followed by an updated and expanded edition in 2006. Again in 2007, it was released with some additional updates. The book revolves around the author’s view of globalization and its opportunities for individual empowerment that could bring millions of people out of poverty. It also talks about the drawbacks that the environment, society and politics may face due to globalization. It received the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the year award in 2005. Bidish Acharya, one of the members of The Book Club said, “This book is really an interesting piece of creation. I am enjoying the book and the discussion sessions.”