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  • Swaraj

    Swaraj

    by Arvind Kejriwal
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    Swaraj is a book written by Indian social activist-turned-politician, Arvind Kejriwal. The author of the book credits several other people for the contribution to the book along with him. The book was published in Indian regional languages like Hindi and Malayalam as well. The book deals with raising questions on existing democratic framework in the country and simultaneously proposes a way to the real empowerment of people of the nation.

    The year 2011 saw a revolutionary outbreak in the country. There was a series of protests and proposals to the government in an aim of establishing a strong legislation where people of the nation are empowered and corruption is abolished in the government system. The movement is called as 2011 Indian Anti-Corruption Movement, led by the social activist, Anna Hazare. Hazare's key lieutenant, Arvind Kejriwal, played an important role in the movement. The movement proposed a bill called Jan Lokpal Bill, which will attempt to abolish the corruption in the system and provide a transparent government structure. At the time of the movement, many promises were made by the existing government, but most of them were futile.

    This book is written to show the people of the country — India — as to what everyone can do and also what the opinion makers and political establishment in India can do to attain true Swaraj, or self-rule. This edition was published in paperback, on October 10, 2012.

     

    About the Author

    Arvind Kejriwal was born on 16th August, 1968 in Siwani village, Bhiwani district. Kejriwal studied mechanical engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Kejriwal is one of the key persons in Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement in 2011. Kejriwal is married to Sunita, who is also an IRS officer. Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi and took post on 28 December 2013.

     

     

     

  • The Story of My Life

    The Story of My Life

    by Helen Keller
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    An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller’s story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. 

    This book–published when Keller was only twenty-two–portrays the wild child who is locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication. From the moment Keller recognizes the word “water” when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as “that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” An unparalleled chronicle of courage, The Story of My Life remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will.

     

    About the Author

    HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute ilness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and Helen's remarkable pyschological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies' Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, "Teacher," at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. A women's-rights activist, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller's Journal (1938), and Let us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washingtion, D.C.

     

  • Mrs Funnybones

    Mrs Funnybones

    by Twinkle Khanna
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    Good morning, it’s 6 a.m. and I am wide awake because the man of the house has decided that he needs to perform a series of complex manoeuvres that involve him balancing on his left elbow. When I fell asleep last night, there was a baby lying next to me. Her smelly diaper is still wedged on my head but aside from this rather damp clue, I can't seem to find her anywhere. I could ask my mother-in-law if she has seen the baby, but she may just tell me that I need to fast on alternate Mondays, and God will deliver the baby back to me . . . Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.

     

    About the Author

    Twinkle Khanna, aka Mrs Funnybones, crafts satirical stories and funny fables when she is not running a design business, selling candles or running in circles around her small but rather odd family. She narrowly escaped a gruesome tragedy when Bollywood tried to bludgeon her brain to the size of a pea, but she ducked at the right moment and escaped miraculously unharmed. She is a popular columnist and is a regular contributor to The Times of India and DNA After Hrs. Currently, she is in the process of creating lame jokes like, ‘Why do all Hindu boys worship their mother? Because their religion tells them to worship the cow.’ She firmly believes that nothing in life is sacred except laughter.

  • Ayn Rand Answers

    Ayn Rand Answers

    by Robert Mayhew
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    After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed not only added an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ideas and beliefs, but a fresh and spontaneous insight into Ayn Rand herself. Never before available in print, this publishing event is a collection of those enlightening Q & As.
     This is Ayn Rand on: ethics, Ernest Hemingway, modern art, Vietnam, Libertarians, Jane Fonda, religious conservatives, Hollywood Communists, atheism, Don Quixote, abortion, gun control, love and marriage, Ronald Reagan, pollution, the Middle East, racism and feminism, crime and punishment, capitalism, prostitution, homosexuality, reason and rationality, literature, drug use, freedom of the press, Richard Nixon, New Left militants, HUAC, chess, comedy, suicide, masculinity, Mark Twain, improper questions, and more.

     

    About the Author

    AYN RAND is the author of "Anthem, The Fountainhead, " and "Atlas Shrugged", and numerous non-fiction essays on philosophy, ethics, politics, art, and literature. Her philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience of adherents and admirers. She died in March 1982.Robert Mayhew is Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University.

  • Michelangelo

    Michelangelo

    by Miles J. Unger
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    The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Miles Unger narrates the astonishing life of this driven and difficult man through six of his greatest masterpieces. Each work expanded the expressive range of the medium, from the Pietà Michelangelo carved as a brash young man, to the apocalyptic Last Judgment, the work of an old man tested by personal trials. Throughout the course of his career he explored the full range of human possibility. In the gargantuan David he depicts Man in the glory of his youth, while in the tombs he carved for the Medici he offers a sustained meditation on death and the afterlife. In the Sistine Chapel ceiling he tells the epic story of Creation, from the perfection of God’s initial procrea-tive act to the corruption introduced by His imperfect children. In the final decades of his life, his hands too unsteady to wield the brush and chisel, he exercised his mind by raising the soaring vaults and dome of St. Peter’s in a final tribute to his God.

     

    About the Author

    Miles J. Unger is an art historian and journalist. Formerly the man-aging editor of Art New England, he served for many years as a contributing writer to The New York Times. In addition to Michel-angelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces, he is the author of The Water-colors of Winslow Homer, Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Vio-lent Times of Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Machiavelli: A Biography.

  • Fallen Leaves

    Fallen Leaves

    by Will Durant
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    The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With Fallen Leaves, his final book, he at last accepted their challenge.
    In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. Fallen Leaves is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (Publishers Weekly), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.

     

    About the Author

    Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues, such as the brotherhood of man and social reform, long before such issues were popular, Durant’s writing still educates and entertains readers around the world. 

  • Zen Garden

    Zen Garden

    by Subroto Bagchi
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    For the immensely popular column ‘Zen Garden’ which he published in Forbes India  for over three years, bestselling author Subroto Bagchi cpoke to some very interesting people. Many, though not all, of the visitors to ‘Zen Garden’ were, like Subroto himself, high-performance entrepreneurs. But the one thing that was common to every guest was that they were pathmakers – rather than choosing to follow the well-trodden path, they had charted new paths that other could tread on.
    This book features the very best conversations from ‘Zen Garden’, including those with the Dalai Lama, Sadhguru Jaggi Zasudev, Nandan Nilekani, Aamir Khan, Dr. Devi Shetty, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Ekta Kapoor, social entrepreneur Harish Hande, Sanjeev Bikchandani of naukri.com, Deep Kalra of makemytrip.com, Café Coffee Day’s V.G. Siddhartha, Vikram Bakshi (the man who brought McDonald’s to India) and India’s top windmaker, Rajeev Samant.
    In their own words, these game changers reveal what it was that made them think differently, what gave them the courage to step off the beaten track, and how they sustained their vision in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

     

    About the Author

    Subroto Bagchi is co-founder and chariman of Mindtree Ltd, a global IT solutions company. He is India's bestselling author of business books, with titles like The High-Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World, The Professional and The Professional Companion to his credit. He has also written a business book for young adults, MBA AT 16. His books have been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Korean and Chinese.Subroto lives in Bangalore with his writer wife, Susmita. They have two daughters, Neha and Niti.

  • The Social Brain

    The Social Brain

    by Richard Crisp
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    Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful co-existence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilizations, as tensions erupt and escalate around differences in race, religion, culture and ethnicity? These are the questions framing contemporary debate over diversity, immigration, and multiculturalism. The origins, progress and future of human evolution have been a focal point for scientists and scholars seeking solutions to the world's most pervasive problems. Biologists, anthropologists, and sociologists have developed theories to help us to understand, and address, the inherent hostility of human nature. But there has been one noticeable absence in these scientific endeavours: a psychological analysis. This book provides a uniquely psychological perspective on the origins of human nature, the evolution of conflict, and the possible futures for our culture and society. It shows how neuroscience and evolution can help us guide political, cultural and social progress. The Social Brain provides an entirely new perspective on the diversity debate: the idea that it is not simply a matter of what is right or wrong, but that diversity is critical to our very survival as a civilization, and as a species. Diversity doesn't damage our economy: it is the essential element that fuels creativity, innovation and growth. It was what triggered our intellectual evolution and technological progress, and it will be integral to helping us tackle the most pressing social and economic concerns of our time. The good news is that creativity is not some genetic quirk of nature or a God-given gift, bestowed on the lucky few. Scientific studies have begun to reveal the anatomy of this ethereal skill. We now know a great deal about the psychological processes that drive creative cognition, and most importantly, the conditions that enable it to be captured, cultivated, developed and grown. This work provides a tantalizing insight in to the conditions that - if harnessed - could help us all become a Hawking, Da Vinci, Branson or Jobs. This is a book inspired by the basic building blocks of human cognition and one that promises wide-ranging impacts for science and society. It's a book about the scientific studies that reveal a hitherto unappreciated, unexplored but absolutely critical component of the creativity puzzle - our social relationships. All of this evidence suggests that to maximize individual and creative potential we must embrace diversity both in our social and cultural relations and in our personal and professional lives. The Social Brain will show how, when our social environments and social relations take us beyond our comfort zone, when they challenge norms, expectations, ideologies and beliefs, they can awaken our creative potential. It will take a great leap to tie the origins of the modern mind to the evolution of human society - one that provides an entirely new insight into the ingenuity and invention that resides within us all.

     

    About the Author

    Richard Crisp was born in London (UK), and educated at The Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School in Rochester, Kent. He went on to read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and completed his PhD in Social Psychology at University of Wales. After his doctoral work was appointed to a Lectureship in Psychology at the University of Birmingham (1999). In 2007 he was appointed Full Professor of Psychology in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. He was Head of the School of Psychology from 2008-2011. From 2012 to 2014 he was Professor of Psychology at the University of Sheffield. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Psychology at the Aston Business School.

  • Telling Times

    Telling Times

    by Nadine Gordimer
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    Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a century, from the twilight of colonial rule in South Africa, to the long, brutal fight to overthrow South Africa's apartheid regime and to her leadership role over the last 20 years in confronting the dangers of AIDS, globalisation, and ethnic violence. The range of this book is staggering, from Gordimer's first piece in The New Yorker in 1954, in which she autobiographically traces her emergence as a brilliant, young writer in a racist country, to her pioneering role in recognising the greatest African and European writers of her generation, to her truly, courageous stance in supporting Nelson Mandela and other members of the ANC during their years of imprisonment. Given that Gordimer will never write an autobiography, Telling Times is an important document of twentieth-century social and political history, told through the voice of one of its greatest literary figures.

     

    About the Author

    Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Get A Life, Burger's Daughter, July's People, My Son's Story and The Pickup. Her collections of short stories include The Soft Voice of the Serpent, Something Out There, Jump and, most recently, Loot. She also edited the anthology of stories Telling Tales. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.

     

     

  • Zero to One

    Zero to One

    by Peter Thiel
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    In 2012, Peter Thiel spoke to software engineers at Stanford, inspiring them to think boldly and try to carve out the future. He spoke of his own experiences, explaining the world of entrepreneurship from a personal point of view. Blake Masters was among the audience, and he recorded the lecture through detailed notes and posted them online. The posts went viral, and soon there was a need for a book which spoke more about Thiel’s ideas on entrepreneurship. In the current age, technology is beginning to stagnate. Information technology has grown at a rapid pace, but progress must not be limited to computers. Thiel explains that the next big entrepreneur will not have built an operating system or a search engine. Instead, tomorrow’s champions are going to be those who look at a unique business, roads which have not been taken. In doing so, they will discover that the roads which have been less travelled by will make all the difference between a zero and a one.

     

    About the Author

    Peter Andreas Thiel is a German venture capitalist, hedge fund manager and entrepreneur. He is known for co-founding PayPal with Max Levchin and Elon Musk. He is currently the chairman of Palantir, which he also co-founded.Thiel has co-written The Diversity Myth: 'Multiculturalism' and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford.Blake Masters is an American entrepreneur and lawyer. Masters co-founded Judicata and is a graduate of Stanford.

     

     

  • No One Else : A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex

    No One Else : A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex

    by Siddharth Dube
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    At the age of ten, Siddharth Dube finds himself entranced by an androgynous striptease dancer and begins to see something of himself in her visceral beauty. He's only just starting to understand some of his life's defining preoccupations. For Siddharth is gay, and it's dangerous to be gay in India. 
    As Siddharth confronts personal traumas to eventually emerge as a staunch fighter for the outcast, his journey spans privilege as well as bigotry and persecution – from elite Doon School and Harvard to unsafe streets where lonely men seek each other out for sex and love, from the halls of power at the World Bank and the UN to jail cells where sex workers suffer horrifically at the whim of misguided officials. 
    In a book that is deeply personal yet public spirited, Siddharth writes with passion and insight about his own search for love and self respect, and of the struggles of the oppressed and hated in a time of global right wing ascendancy. Like that dancer Siddharth glimpsed as a young child, No One Else is beautiful, singular and unforgettable, a tour de force that celebrates love and sensuality, dignity and freedom, and holds to account those who would deny anyone these priceless human joys.

     

    About the Author

    Siddharth Dube is a writer and specialist commentator on poverty, public health and development. His books include In the Land of Poverty: Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family, 19471997 and Sex, Lies and AIDS. He also wrote the central essay in photographer Sebastião Salgado's The End of Polio. He is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City and a contributing editor to the Caravan.

  • The China - Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics

    The China - Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics

    by Andrew Small
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    China and Pakistan, India’s two most powerful neighbours, share an ‘all-weather’ relationship that is as reputed for its depth as it is layered in secrecy. Based on years of research and interviews, Andrew Small has put together the story of China and Pakistan’s growing, and in parts troubled, friendship.
    Essential reading to understand the economic, political and security map of Asia, especially India’s neighbourhood, The China-Pakistan Axis explains Beijing’s extraordinary support to Pakistan’s nuclear
    programme and defence planning, their strategic cooperation on India, the United States and Afghanistan, and the implications for counter-terrorism efforts.
    A special chapter for this Indian edition brings the book up-to-date on China’s involvement in the Taliban talks.

     

    About the Author

    Andrew Small has worked on Chinese foreign and economic policy issues in Beijing, Brussels, London, and now Washington, D.C. He is a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  • JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War

    JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War

    by Bruce Riedel
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    U.S. President John F. Kennedy faced two great crises in 1962 - the Cuban missile crisis and the Sino-Indian War. While his part in the missile crisis that threatened to snowball into a nuclear war has been thoroughly studied, his critical role in the Sino-Indian War has been largely ignored. Bruce Riedel fills that gap with JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War. Riedel's telling of the president's firm response to China's invasion of India and his deft diplomacy in keeping Pakistan neutral provides a unique study of Kennedy's leadership. Embedded within that story is an array of historical details of special interest to India, remarkable among which are Jacqueline Kennedy's role in bolstering diplomatic relations with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan, and the backstory to the China-India rivalry - what is today the longest disputed border in the world.

     

    About the Author

    Bruce Riedel is senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project. He joined Brookings following a thirty-year career at the CIA. His previous books include The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future; Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad; and Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back.

  • The Audacity of Hope

    The Audacity of Hope

    by Barack Obama
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    Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world. In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father,a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

     

    About the Author

    Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller. In November 2008 Senator Obama beat John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States of America. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

  • This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

    This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

    by Samanth Subramanian
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    In the summer of 2009, the leader of the Tamil Tigers was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years it had stretched its fingers: into the bustle of Colombo, through Buddhist monasteries scattered across the island, up the soft hills of central Sri Lanka, down the curves of the eastern coast near Batticaloa and Trincomalee, and over the stark, hot north. Samanth Subramanian gives us an extraordinary account of this great modern conflict and the lives it changed. Taking us to the ghosts of summers past, he draws out the story of Sri Lanka today—an exhausted, disturbed society, still caught in the embers. This Divided Island is a harrowing and humane investigation by one of India’s finest narrative journalists.

     

    About the Author

    Samanth Subramanian is a New Delhi-based journalist. He has written for the New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Caravan, Mint, New Republic and Foreign Policy. His first book, Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast, won the 2010 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in India and was shortlisted for the 2013 André Simon Award in the United Kingdom. This Divided Island was shortlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015.

  • Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma delhi Ra Maobadi

    Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma delhi Ra Maobadi

    by Sudheer Sharma
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    आधुनिक नेपालको जन्म भएयता झन्डै अढाई सय वर्षको इतिहासमा दशक लामो माओवादी विद्रोह सबभन्दा ठूलो आन्तरिक चुनौतीका रुपमा देखा परेको थियो । निश्चय पनि त्यो विद्रोह दिल्ली वा दरबारमा जन्मेको थिएन, हाम्रै पहाडी कान्ला–कन्दराबाट उब्जेको थियो । तर, त्यसको तीव्र फैलावटमा ती दुई शक्तिकेन्द्रको निर्णायक भूमिका रîयो । तीमध्ये दरबारले पराजित भएर आफ्नो अस्तित्व नै नामेट पा¥यो भने माओवादी आफैंलाई बदलेर शान्तिपूर्ण मूलधारमा फक्र्यो । बाँकी रîयो दिल्ली, जसको नेपालनीतिको अभीष्ट अझै पहेलीकै रुपमा छ । 
    यो पुस्तकमा नेपालका माओवादीलाई केन्द्रमा राखेर तत्कालीन राजतन्त्र र भारतीय संस्थापनसँग उनीहरुको त्यही उतार–चढावपूर्ण सम्बन्ध केलाउन खोजिएको छ । यस अर्थमा, ‘प्रयोगशाला’ नेपाली सङ्क्रमणमा दिल्ली, दरबार र माओवादीको भूमिकाको लेखाजोखा हो ।
     
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    दुई दशकदेखि पत्रकारितामा संलग्न सुधीर शर्मा हाल कान्तिपुर दैनिकका प्रधान सम्पादक छन् । यसअघि उनले सुरक्षा मामिला, माओवादी विद्रोह, अनुसन्धानात्मक रिपोर्टिङसहित राजनीतिक–सामाजिक विषयका आधा दर्जन पुस्तकको सहलेखन गरिसकेका छन् । शर्माको सम्पादनमा २०६७ सालमा ‘नेपाली सेना ः नागरिक नियन्त्रणका चुनौती’ पुस्तक प्रकाशित भएको छ । 
  • Brief History of Time & The Grand Design

    Brief History of Time & The Grand Design

    by Stephen Hawking
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    • A Brief History of Time

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.

    • The Grand Design

    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multiverse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory - all are revealed here. This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.

     

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    STEPHEN HAWKING is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

     

  • Gantantra ko Sangharsha: Nepal ko Samakalin Itihas

    Gantantra ko Sangharsha: Nepal ko Samakalin Itihas

    by Prashant Jha
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    यो क्रमिक क्रान्तिको राजनीति उजागर गर्ने कथा हो । मूलधार बदल्ने सपना लिएर आएका विद्रोहीलाई बरू मूलधारले नै बदलेर आफ्नो गर्भमा कसरी खिच्यो, त्यसको फेहरिस्त हो यो किताब । यो अर्धसार्वभौम देशका राजनीतिक नायकहरुको कथा हो जो जटिल अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय परिस्थितिबीच क्षेत्रीय शक्तिहरुसँगको रस्साकस्सीमा तल्लीन रहन्छन् । यो ती सीमान्तकृत नागरिकहरुको कथा हो जो नागरिकता र राष्ट्रियताको पुरानो परिभाषालाई चुनौती दिँदै समावेशीता, आत्मसम्मान, र शक्तिका लागि सङ्घर्ष गरिरहेका छन् ।
     
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    प्रशान्त झा हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्सका सहायक सम्पादक हुन् । नेपालको राजनीतिक परिवर्तनलाई नजिकबाट नियालेका उनले नेपाली दैनिक पत्रिकाहरुमा स्तम्भ लेखेका छन् । उनले द हिन्दुका लागि नेपाल संवाददाता र हिमाल साउथएसियनका लागि कन्ट्रिब्युटिङ एडिटरका रुपमा काम गरिसकेका छन् । सन् १९८४ मा जन्मेका उनी अहिले दिल्लीमा कार्यरत छन् । यो उनको पहिलो पुस्तक हो ।
  • Samriddha Nepal

    Samriddha Nepal

    by Rabindra Adhikari
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    प्रत्येक नेपालीले भनिरहेको छ— जीवन सहज बनोस् । खान–लाउन र स्वास्थ्य–शिक्षा जस्ता आधारभूत आवश्यकता पूरा गर्दागर्दै/गर्नै नपाई जीवन टुङ्गिने अवस्थाको अन्त होस् । त्यसका लागि देशमा विविधखाले समृद्धि आवश्यक पर्छ । र, यस्तो समृद्धि देशका सबै वर्ग र क्षेत्रका नागरिकबीच समानुपातिक रूपमा वितरण हुनुपर्छ ।  
    त्यो कसरी सम्भव हुन्छ ? यसबारे अनेक कोणबाट बहस भइरहेका छन् । तर विकासको अगुवाइ गर्नुपर्ने राजनीतिक दल र नेताहरुको चासो देश र नागरिकलाई समृद्धितर्फ कसरी उन्मुख गर्न सकिन्छ भन्नेमा भन्दा तत्कालीन लाभ–हानिका विषयमा हुने गरेको छ । यस्तो प्रवृत्तिमा सिर्जनात्मक हस्तक्षेप गर्ने प्रयास गरेका छन् संसदको विकास समितिका सभापति तथा युवा नेता रविन्द्र अधिकारीले ।  
    अहिलेको पुस्ताका सपनाहरु साकार पार्ने गरी नेपालको समग्र विकास कसरी गर्न सकिन्छ, यसका मुख्य अवरोध के हुन् तथा उपचार के हो भन्नेबारे उनका विचारले समृद्ध नेपालको सपना देख्नेहरुमा आशा सञ्चार गर्नेछ । यस पुस्तकले नेपालको विकास चिन्तनमा दरिलो उपस्थिति जनाउनेछ ।
     
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    कास्की जिल्लाको भरतपोखरी गाविस जामुनाबोटमा २०२६ सालमा जन्मेका रविन्द्र अधिकारी २०६४ र २०७० सालमा संविधानसभा सदस्यमा प्रत्यक्षतर्फ कास्की क्षेत्र नं ३ बाट निर्वाचित भएका थिए । विद्यार्थी आन्दोलनबाट अगाडि आएका उनी २०४९ मा पृथ्वीनारायण क्याम्पस, पोखरा र २०५३ मा त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय केन्द्रीय क्याम्पस, कीर्तिपुरमा स्वतन्त्र विद्यार्थी युनियनको सभापति भएका थिए । 
    उनले त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालयबाट व्यवस्थापनमा स्नातकोत्तर गरेका छन् । उनको संविधानसभा: लोकतन्त्र र पुनर्संरचना  पुस्तक प्रकाशित छ । उनका राजनीति एवं विकाससम्बन्धी लेख विभिन्न पत्रपत्रिकामा छापिँदै आएका छन् । हाल उनी व्यवस्थापिका संसद अन्तर्गत विकास समितिका सभापति छन् ।
  • Radio Yatra

    Radio Yatra

    by Suman Kharel
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    पत्रकार सुमन खरेलले बिबिसीमा प्रस्तुत गरेका सबैभन्दा राम्रा चार रेडियो कार्यक्रमको पुस्तकाकार रुप हो रेडियो यात्रा । यो पुस्तक द्वन्द्वको दशक, प्रचण्डलाई चिठी, सङ्गीत यात्रा र अपरिचित पात्र गरी चार खण्डमा विभाजित छ । 
     
    ‘जब इतिहास पढिन्छ त्यसमा हामी एक लेखकको व्याख्या अनि उसले जोडेका ऐतिहासिक कालक्रमको शृंखला भेट्छौं । ‘रेडियो यात्रा’ पनि इतिहासको पाठ हो तर यो अन्तक्र्रियाबाट बुनिएको, लहरमा उठेर फैलिएको श्रव्यक्षणको मुद्रित कलेवर हो । त्यसैले यो जीवन्त छ । यो स्रोता÷पाठक आफैंले लेखेको, आफैंले सुनेको र आफैंले भोगेको इतिहास हो । तर यो कालक्रममा समयका ती क्षणलाई समाउने अनि आफ्ना व्याख्या राख्ने र घटनाक्रम, विषय र विचार गरिनुपर्ने विषय छान्ने, त्यसलाई एक दिशा दिने काम सुमन खरेलले गरेका छन् ।’ –अभि सुवेदी
     
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    २६ वर्षअघि रेडियो नेपालबाट रेडियो यात्रा सुरू गरेका सुमन खरेल बिबिसी विश्व सेवा, लन्डनमा डेस्क एडिटर छन् । गीतकारका रुपमा उनले आफ्नो छुट्टै पहिचानसमेत बनाएका छन् । 
     
  • Open Secret

    Open Secret

    by KP Dhungana
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    ‘यो पुस्तकको मुख्य उद्देश्य नेपाल अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय अपराधीको क्रीडास्थल बनिरहेको र अपराधको सिक्रीमा राजनीतिक पार्टीहरु, प्रहरीप्रशासन, न्यायिक निकाय र स्थानीय अपराधीहरु गाँसिएका छन् भन्ने उजागर गर्नु हो । यो उद्देश्यमा लेखक सफल छन् ।
    नेपालमा भएका र राष्ट्रिय चर्चामा आएका जघन्य हत्याका मुद्दाहरुका सम्बन्धमा पनि लेखकले नयाँ तथ्यहरु उद्घाटित गरेका छन् । व्यावसायिक तथा सङ्गठित अपराधीद्वारा गराइएका हत्या घटना अनुसन्धान पक्षको अध्ययनबाट लेखकले घटनाअघि र पछिका प्रहरी सक्रियताभन्दा आपराधिक समूहको प्रभावकारिता बढी देखिएको वास्तविकतासमेत छर्लङ्ग पारेका छन् । आ–आफ्ना स्वार्थसिद्धिका लागि भारत र पाकिस्तानका खुफिया एजेन्सीहरु नेपालमा सक्रिय रहेको र तिनीहरुको नेपालका राजनीतिक पार्टी, व्यापारिक घराना, बौद्धिक वर्ग, विद्यार्थी र सुरक्षा निकायमा पहुँच विस्तार भइसकेको रहस्य पुस्तकले उदाङ्गो पारेको छ ।’ 
    – रमेश खरेल, वरिष्ठ प्रहरी उपरीक्षक
     
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    केपि ढुंगाना नागरिक दैनिकका पत्रकार हुन्
  • In Other Words

    In Other Words

    by Jhumpa Lahiri
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    In Other Words is at heart a love story of a writer’s passion for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery eluded her. So in 2012, she decided to move to Rome where she began to read, and to write initially in her journal solely in Italian.
    In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. It is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov. A startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. 
    Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

     

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    Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland. She has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

     

     

  • The Phoenix Moment : Challenges Confronting the Indian Left

    The Phoenix Moment : Challenges Confronting the Indian Left

    by Praful Bidwai
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    India still has a significant and relatively powerful communist movement. In spite of the massive setbacks communist parties have suffered in and since the 2014 national elections, and their general decline during the past decade, the Indian Left is a significant component of the political spectrum. It is represented in virtually every state in the form of trade unions, peasant associations, women’s organisations and student unions, and in state legislatures, municipal bodies and village councils. 
    The Phoenix Moment seeks to understand how a communist movement, almost unique within the world’s capitalist democracies, flourished for so long in India, and what accounts for its initially gradual and then rapid decline. It also asks how far and in what manner the Left has accomplished its goals; whether it could have achieved more and what its future prospects are. Crucially, political analyst Praful Bidwai investigates whether the Left’s core agenda of progressive or socialist transformation can yet be reinvented and restored to relevance – either with its own agency or through other forces, formations and initiatives. 
    Given the paucity of analytical literature on the mainstream Left at the national level, Bidwai’s timely and deeply insightful book fills a crucial void.

     

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    Praful Bidwai (1949–2015) was a journalist, political analyst, author and activist. He started his journalistic career as a columnist for the Economic and Political Weekly, beginning in 1972. He then worked for magazines and newspapers including Business India, Financial Express and The Times of India. His articles were published regularly in the Hindustan Times, Frontline, Rediff.com, and other outlets. He had also been published in The Guardian, The New Statesmen and Society (London), The Nation (New York), Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), and Il Manifesto (Rome). A veteran peace activist, he helped found the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND), based in New Delhi, was a member of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists against Proliferation, and was one of the leaders of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, India. He is the author of The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future (Orient Black swan, 2011). He has coauthored Testing Times: The Global Stake in a Nuclear Test Ban (Dag Hammerskjöld Foundation: Uppsala, 1996), New Nukes: India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament (Interlink, 1999), both with Achin Vanaik; Religion, Religiosity and Communalism, with Harbans Mukhia and Achin Vanaik (South Asia Books, 1996); and India Under Siege: Challenges Within and Without, with Muchkund Dubey, Anuradha Chenoy and Arun Ghosh (South Asia Books, 1995). He was the coeditor (with M.N.V. Nair) of The History of the Trade Union Movement in India, 194147 (Indian Council of Historical Research, 2005). He passed away on 23 June 2015 while attending a conference in Amsterdam. Bidwai was a fellow at Transnational Institute at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

  • The Girl Who Ate Books

    The Girl Who Ate Books

    by Nilanjana Roy
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    A unique collection of essays from one of India's best-loved critics
    One of India's most widely read journalists, Nilanjana Roy has been writing reviews, columns, essays and features for over two decades. The Girl Who Ate Books reinvents the best of these occasional pieces and weaves them together with a set of new personal essays. From early memories of living in a house made of books, to encounters with men and women who hoarded them, to the author's first taste of the printed word - this is a memoir of reading, loving and living with books like no other. Written in her understated but unfailingly elegant style, this is an indispensable collection for those who live to read and read to live.

     

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    Nilanjana Roy is an internationally acclaimed journalist, columnist and writer. Her books include The Wildings (2012), which won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award in 2013, and The Hundred Names of Darkness (2013), both published by Aleph. She lives in New Delhi.

  • The Birth of the Pill

    The Birth of the Pill

    by Jonathan Eig
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    In the winter of 1950, Margaret Sanger, then seventy-one and who had campaigned for women's right to control their own fertility for five decades, arrived at a Park Avenue apartment building. She had come to meet a visionary scientist with a dubious reputation more than twenty years her junior. His name was Gregory Pincus. In The Birth of the Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the extraordinary story of how, prompted by Sanger and then funded by the wealthy widow and philanthropist Katharine McCormick, Pincus invented a drug that would stop women ovulating. With the support of John Rock, a charismatic and, crucially, Catholic doctor from Boston, who battled his own church in the effort to win public approval for the controversial new drug, he succeeded. Together, these four determined men and women changed the world. Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminism, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, The Birth of the Pill is a gripping account of a remarkable cultural, social and scientific journey.

     

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    Jonathan Eig, a former senior special reporter at the Wall Street Journal, is the author of three highly acclaimed books, two of which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. His first book, Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig (Simon & Schuster, 2005), won the Casey Award for best baseball book of 2005; his second book, Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season (Simon & Schuster, 2007), was named one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, and The Washington Post. In his third book, Get Capone (Simon & Schuster, 2010), Eig discovered thousands of pages of new material on Capone, affirming his trustworthy reporting reputation in what The New York Times called a "multifaceted portrait," a "gore-spattered thriller," and "as much a dark history of urban America between the world wars as it is another mobster's life story." And in The Birth of the Pill, Eig will again tackle an enormous volume of unexamined personal correspondence in this original and richly-textured narrative.

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    by Sheryl Sandberg
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    Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the "Fortune" 500 CEOs are women. In "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of "Fortune" magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace. Learning to 'lean in' is about tackling the anxieties and preconceptions that stop women reaching the top - taking a place at the table, and making yourself a part of the debate.

     

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    Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton.

  • Breaking up: Your guide to getting divorced

    Breaking up: Your guide to getting divorced

    by Mrunalini Deshmukh
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    how do i file for divorce in india?
    how do i identify a good lawyer?
    what are the grounds on
    which i can file for divorce?
    what goes into deciding who
    gets custody of the children?
    how much alimony will i have to pay?
    how much does it cost?
    Divorce is usually painful and complex. Breaking Up: Your Guide to Getting Divorced answers every question you might have on the subject. Mrunalini Deshmukh is one of India’s top divorce lawyers, and she and her associates have handled some of the most high-profile cases in the country. Using their twenty years of experience and expertise, they have put together this book on understanding divorce law. Authoritative, simply written and easily accessible, Breaking Up will guide you through the entire process and help you get your life back on track.

     

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    Renowned lawyer Mrunalini Deshmukh has handled numerous highprofile cases in India, dealing with divorce and ancillary issues of custody and maintenance. Due to the volume of international cases in her career, Mrunalini has mastered obtaining mirror orders from Indian courts for matters under foreign jurisdiction. Daughter of late Dr. T.K. Tope, a constitutional expert and an associate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and descendant of the revolutionary Tatya Tope, Mrunalini is also involved with the NGO Samparc, which rehabilitates children of sex workers and HIV-positive parents. She strongly believes in the institution of marriage and the joint family set-up, which is reflected in her personal life. You can contact her at mrunaldiamond@gmail.com. Lawyer Fazāā Shroff-Garg has been Mrunalini Deshmukh's junior for the past four years. Fazāā is an accomplished danseuse and a vowed animal rights advocate. She is the daughter of noted solicitor Parimal K. Shroff and sister of advocate Vismay P. Shroff. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Anirudh and parents-in-law Ajay Kumar and Harsh Rekha Garg.

  • When to Rob a Bank

    When to Rob a Bank

    by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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    Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.

     

    About the Author

    Steven D. Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. He is a winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and has been named one of Time magazine's 100 People Who Shape Our World. In addition to his academic and Freakonomics pursuits, he is a founding partner of the TGG Group consulting firm. Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He has written six books, including the Freakonomics trilogy; he is host of Freakonomics Radio and was host of the NFL Network's Football Freakonomics, which was nominated for an Emmy. He has taught English at Columbia and played in a rock band that was signed to Arista Records; he was first published at the age of 11, in Highlights for Children.

  • Trust Me, PR is Dead

    Trust Me, PR is Dead

    by Robert Phillips
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    Robert Phillips spent twenty-five years at the top of the Public Relations industry, travelling the world to speak alongside Prime Ministers and CEOs (in between presenting naked in Finnish boardrooms saunas and trying to bring an end to the British monarchy).
    But then he quit his job as CEO EMEA of Edelman – the world's largest PR firm – for one simple reason: he no longer believed in what he was doing.
    Messages can no longer be managed. The age of 'spin' is over.
    In this age of activism and individual empowerment, power is shifting from state to citizen; employer to employee; corporation to citizen-consumer. From media to publishing, law to diplomacy, and internal communications to leadership itself, traditional industries are facing a near inevitable demise.
    How can the PR industry be so seemingly unaware that it is experiencing its own death throes? And if everything is dead, what comes next?
    Using nearly 200 anecdotes, interviews, and case studies (including companies like Unilever, John Lewis Partnership, and Patagonia), Robert Phillips answers these questions and proposes a new model of leadership and accountability across business and politics.

     

    About the Author

    Robert Phillips has been advising global corporations and writing, publishing and speaking on the future of communications for over 25 years. He is the former (EMEA) President & CEO of Edelman—the world's largest Public Relations firm—and Global Chair of its Public Engagement & Future Strategies group.

  • Superfreakonomics

    Superfreakonomics

    by Steven D.Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
    Rs 640 Rs 510 21 %

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    Steven Levitt the original rogue economist and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects from terrorism to shark attacks cable TV to hurricanes The result is Superfreakonomics It reveals among other things Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

     

    About the Author

    STEVEN D. LEVITT is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. STEPHEN J. DUBNER is an American journalist who has written seven books and numerous articles. Dubner is best known as co-author of the pop-economics book Freakonomics.

  • The Toi Story

    The Toi Story

    by Sangita P. Menon Malhan
    Rs 560 Rs 470 17 %

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    The TOI Story is about the Times of India Group, its journey during the early 1980s and 90s. During this decade, it reinvented itself from a staid, conservative, low-profit group running multiple publications and journals, to a market focused, lean, innovative and profitable group, driven by only a handful of brands. While the driving initiatives sparked numerous controversies within and outside the group, eventually the Times Group helped redefine the media space in the country, expand readership, transform content and advertising. It persuaded publishers to see newspapers as a profitable business rather than a lever for political influence. At the centre of this transformation was Samir Jain, the youthful, maverick, visionary, reclusive owner of the group, blending spiritual values in his personal life with audacious commercial ambitions and courage and an uncanny sense of how the world around him was changing.

     

    About the Author

    Sangita P. Menon Malhan has worked as a journalist with the Times of India, Delhi Mid-Day and the Statesman. She then went on to do a lot of creative writing. She is a former pilot, is fond of languages and teaches French.

  • Mandate: Will of the People

    Mandate: Will of the People

    by Vir Sanghvi
    Rs 312 Rs 260 17 %

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    This is the first easy-to-read book about recent Indian political history. Pegged on the general elections that shaped today's India, Mandate: Will of the People tells the story of Indian politics in a gripping, page-turning style. Vir Sanghvi, the well-known journalist and TV anchor, draws on his personal experiences and memories as well as scores of interviews to piece together an incisive and candid account of what went on behind the scenes. Peppered with little-known details and insider information, this book tells the stories behind the story and brings alive the men and women behind the headlines. Mandate: Will of the People contains the real story of the declaration of the Emergency, the rise and fall of Sanjay Gandhi, the Punjab insurgencies, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the bloody riots that followed her death. It tracks the emergence of Rajiv Gandhi and explains the Bofors scandal that contributed to his defeat. Many of the questions that linger over Indian politics are answered here: how did Narasimha Rao become Prime Minister? Why did he liberalise the economy? What was the Ram Mandir agitation really about? Why didn't Sonia Gandhi agree to be PM? And how did Manmohan Singh's weakness clear the way for Narendra Modi.

     

    About the Author

    Vir Sanghvi is probably the best-known Indian journalist of his generation. He became editor of Bombay magazine at 22, making him the youngest editor in the history of Indian journalism. He went on to edit Imprint and Sunday, then India s largest-selling weekly newsmagazine. From 1999 to 2004, he was Editor of the Hindustan Times before being promoted to Editorial Director, a post he held till 2007, after which he continued at the paper as a columnist and advisor. His television career has included several award-winning shows on the Star TV Network, NDTV and other channels. Most recently, he has anchored two highlyregarded political series on NewsX, a channel he helped found. He has a parallel career as India s leading food and travel writer and TV presenter. His many books include the best-selling Men of Steel, Rude Food (which won the Cointreau prize for Best Food Literature book in the world) and Madhavrao Scindia, A Life.

  • The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

    The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

    by Jonathan Cott & Susan Sontag
    Rs 478 Rs 400 17 %

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    Susan Sontag, one of the most internationally renowned and controversial intellectuals of the latter half of the twentieth century, still provokes. In 1978 Jonathan Cott, a founding contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Sontag first in Paris and later in New York. Only a third of their twelve hours of discussion ever made it to print. Now, more than three decades later, Yale University Press is proud to publish the entire transcript of Sontag's remarkable conversation, accompanied by Cott's preface and recollections. Sontag's musings and observations reveal the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at a moment when she was at the peak of her powers. Nearly a decade after her death, these hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described 'besotted aesthete' and 'obsessed moralist'.

     

    About the Author

    Jonathan Cott is the author of numerous books, including most recently, Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He lives in New York City.

    Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including the groundbreaking collection of essays Against interpretation, On Photography, and Illness as Metaphor, and of four novels, including In America, which won the National Book Award.

  • Farthest Field An Indian Story of the Second World War

    Farthest Field An Indian Story of the Second World War

    by Raghu Karnad
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    The photographs of three young men had stood in his grandmother's house for as long as he could remember, 'beheld but not noticed, as angels are in a frieze of mortal strugglers'. They had all fought in the Second World War, a fact that surprised him. Indians had never figured in his idea of the war, nor the war in his idea of India. One of them, Bobby, even looked a bit like him, but Raghu Karnad had not noticed until he was the same age as they were in their photo-frames. Then he learned about the Parsi boy from the sleepy south Indian coast, so eager to follow his brothers-in-law into the colonial forces and onto the front line. Manek, dashing and confident, was a pilot with India's fledgling air force; gentle Ganny became an army doctor in the arid North-West Frontier. Bobby's pursuit would carry him as far as the deserts of Iraq and the green hell of the Burma battlefront. The years 1939-45 might be the most revered, deplored and replayed in modern history. Yet India's extraordinary role has been concealed, from itself and from the world. In riveting prose, Karnad retrieves the story of a single family - a story of love, rebellion, loyalty and uncertainty - and with it, the greater revelation that is India's Second World War. Farthest Field narrates the lost epic of India's war, in which the largest volunteer army in history fought for the British Empire, even as its countrymen fought to be free of it. It carries us from Madras to Peshawar, Egypt to Burma - unfolding the saga of a young family amazed by their swiftly changing world, and swept up in its violence.

     

    About the Author

    Raghu Karnad is an award-winning writer and journalist who lives between Bangalore and New Delhi, India. His essay detailing the origins of this book was described by Simon Schama as 'nothing short of brilliant'. Farthest Field is his first book.

  • Leading

    Leading

    by Alex Ferguson With Michael Moritz
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    In this revelatory new book, Sir Alex Ferguson dissects his 38 record-breaking years of management - first in Scotland and then, of course, at Manchester United - to reveal the key tools he used to deliver sustained success on and off the field. From tactics to teamwork, from hiring to firing, from dealing with the boardroom to responding to failure, LEADING investigates the pivotal leadership decisions of an astonishing career.

     

    About the Author

    Sir Alex Ferguson is a former Scottish player and manager who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. His time at the club has led to Ferguson being regarded as one of the most successful, admired and respected managers in the history of the game. On May 8, 2013, Ferguson announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United. During his 27 years at the club, he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier Leagues and two UEFA Champions League titles. 

    Sir Michael Moritz is a venture capitalist and chairman of Sequoia Capital, the original backers of Apple, Cisco, YouTube and WhatsApp; he has also served on the board of directors of Google, LinkedIn, PayPal and Yahoo!. He is a former journalist with Time Magazine and author of the first history of AppleThe Little Kingdom. Originally from Wales, he lives near San Francisco, CA.

  • Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India

    Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India

    by Akshaya Mukul
    Rs 1280 Rs 1020 21 %

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    In the early 1920s, Jaydayal Goyandka and Hanuman Prasad Poddar, two Marwari businessmen-turned-spiritualists, set up the Gita Press and Kalyan magazine. As of early 2014, Gita Press had sold close to 72 million copies of the Gita, 70 million copies of Tulsidas's works and 19 million copies of scriptures like the Puranas and Upanishads. And while most other journals of the period, whether religious, literary or political, survive only in press archives, Kalyan now has a circulation of over 200,000 and its English counterpart, Kaylana-Kalpataru, of over 100,000. Gita Press created an empire that spoke in a militant Hindu nationalist voice and imagined a quantifiable, reward-based piety. Almost every notable leader and prominent voice, including Mahatma Gandhi, was roped in to speak for the cause. Cow slaughter, Hindi as national language and the rejection of Hindustani, the Hindu Code Bill, the creation of Pakistan, India's secular Constitution: Kalyan and Kalyana-Kalpataru were the spokespersons of the Hindu position on these and other matters. The ideas articulated by Gita Press and its publications played a critical role in the formation of a Hindu political consciousness, indeed a Hindu public sphere. This history provides new insights into the complicated and contested rise to political pre-eminence of the Hindu Right. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India is an original, eminently readable and deeply researched account of one of the most influential publishing enterprises in the history of modern India. Featuring an extraordinary cast of characters - buccaneering entrepreneurs and hustling editors, nationalist ideologues and religious fanatics - this is essential (and exciting) reading for our times.

     

    About the Author

    Akshaya Mukul is a journalist with the Times of India. He has contributed to A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English (2005) edited by Prem Poddar and David Johnson, Edinburgh University Press. He lives in Gurgaon with wife Jyoti, daughter Jahnavi and Dalmatian Bella.

  • India The Crucial Years

    India The Crucial Years

    by T.V. Rajeswar
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    During his long career in public service, T.V. Rajeswar witnessed several historic events at close quarters. He was part of the team that investigated the assassination of Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Dorji in 1964. He was deputed to Bangladesh in 1972 to advise the country's first President, Mujibur Rehman, on his security. And he was part of the Intelligence Bureau in the critical years of the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi. In his memoir, Rajeswar tells the stories behind the headlines and makes startling disclosures as it paints a compelling portrait of India over the last half-century.

     

    About the Author

    T.V. Rajeswar is a former Director of Intelligence Bureau and a former governor of Sikkim, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. His daughter Sujatha Singh was India's foreign secretary from August 2013 to January 2015. He lives in New Delhi.

  • Calcutta: Two Years in the City

    Calcutta: Two Years in the City

    by Amit Chaudhuri
    Rs 638 Rs 575 10 %

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    Calcutta: Two Years in the City is Amit Chaudhuri's story of his two years in the city of Calcutta, now known as Kolkata. Calcutta is a charming city that has stayed in the hearts of everyone who has visited it and has been appreciated and described by various writers.Amit Chaudhuri visited the city of his birth, Calcutta, in 1999 only to find that the Calcutta of his childhood had been replaced by another city which was quite unfamiliar to the city of his memories. Calcutta: Two Years in the City revolves around the years 2009 to 2011 and primarily around the elections of 2011.The writer explores all facets of the city: how the Calcutta of the 19th century has transformed into the burgeoning metropolitan city that it is today and still has a lot of untapped potential waiting to be tapped.The writer takes us on a surreal journey through the streets of Calcutta, invoking very strong visualisation of the city's streets and culture. They range from the destitute homeless to the urban elite, from new malls to old, dilapidated houses and from the quiet streets to the festivity - filled roads.

     

    About the Author

    Amit Chaudhuri was born in 1962 and is a globally reputed author and academic. He was born in Calcutta and brought up in Bombay, India and pursued college at University College London, Oxford. He has written a number of poems, novels and short stories and he also writes for daily publications such as the Times and the Guardian. He was presented the Sahitya Akademi Award, the highest literary honour in India, in 2002 for his novel 'A New World'. He has several awards in his arsenal: Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Rabindra Puraskar and Encore Prize, to name a few. He currently works at the University of East Anglia as a Professor of Contemporary Literature.

  • The Public Intellectual in India

    The Public Intellectual in India

    by Romila Thapar
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    The Public Intellectual in India shows us why it is important to have independent voices to protect the underprivileged and ensure human rights and social justice.The public intellectual in India is an endangered species. Should we care? In this well-argued book, Romila Thapar and others tell us why we should. Thapar begins by defining the critical role that such individuals play in our societies today. Collectively, they are the objective, fearless, constructive voice that asks the awkward questions when government, industry, religious leaders and other bulwarks of society stray from their roles of ensuring the proper functioning of a country whose hallmarks are (or should be) social and economic equality, justice for all, and the liberty to say, think and profess the fundamental requirements of good citizenship. Through the lens of history, philosophy, science, and politics, she shows us the key role enlightened thinkers and activists have played in India, Europe and elsewhere. Today, as the liberal space in India is threatened by religious fundamentalism, big business, and, worryingly, a government that appears to be tacitly (and sometimes overtly) encouraging the attack on freedom of expression, secular values and rational readings of history, there could be no book as timely as this one. With contributions from writers and scholars in the fields of philosophy, science, history, journalism and social activism, The Public Intellectual in India shows us why it is important to have independent voices to protect the underprivileged, ensure human rights and social justice, and watch over the smooth functioning of our liberal, secular democracy.

     

    About thre Author

    Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2008, Professor Thapar was awarded the prestigious Kluge Prize of the US Library of Congress, which honours lifetime achievement in studies such as history that are not covered by the Nobel Prize.

     

  • This Unquiet Land: Stories from India's Fault Lines

    This Unquiet Land: Stories from India's Fault Lines

    by Barkha Dutt
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    One of the most remarkable books ever published about contemporary India, arguably the most complex society on earth, This Unquiet Land tells the truth about the country’s secrets and lies, its torments and triumphs, and its heroes and villains. This is the first book by Barkha Dutt, India’s best known journalist.India’s fault lines run wide and deep. Some of them go back centuries, others are of comparatively recent origin. The myriad villains these fault lines have spawned include rapists, murderers, terrorists, prophets of religious hatred, corrupt politicians, upholders of abhorrent caste traditions, opponents of free speech and dissent, apologists for regressive cultural practices, and external adversaries who try to destabilize our borders. All of them are responsible for impeding the country’s progress, destroying the lives of numberless innocents, usually the poorest and most vulnerable of our people, and besmirching the democratic, plural, free and secular nature of our society. Set against these enemies of our nation’s promise are the heroic ones—the poor, illiterate woman who was gang-raped but helped change the nation’s attitude towards women through her determined fight for justice; the young soldier whose courage and sacrifice in the high Himalayas was an inspiration to his comrades fighting the Kargil War; the wife whose husband was beheaded by Maoist terrorists, yet sought not revenge but succour for the poor and underprivileged; and the son of the village blacksmith who was lynched by a mob of religious fundamentalists appealing for an end to discord and sectarian violence. These stories, and dozens of others like them, map our country’s fault lines. In this book, Barkha Dutt recounts the ones that have left an indelible mark on her. Taken together, they provide a vivid, devastating and unforgettable portrait of our unquiet land.

     

    About the Author

    Barkha Dutt, one of India’s most prominent journalists and television anchors, became a household name with her reporting from the front lines during the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. In addition to her war reporting (from countries as varied as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and Libya), in India she has reported from the field on virtually every important national story— politics, insurgencies, social upheavals, floods and famine. She has won more than forty national and international honours for her work.

  • Take Your Soul to Work

    Take Your Soul to Work

    by Erica Brown
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    Practical, inspired, and bite-sized wisdom from renowned religious scholar Erica Brown, these daily meditations help add greater depth and purpose to your leadership.
    Few leaders have a plan when it comes to soul-building at work. As a result, they often find themselves spiritually or emotionally depleted, and they can lose the larger ideals that made them want to lead in the first place. Take Your Soul to Work is a daily meditational for business and nonprofit leaders looking for inspiration. Each entry focuses on a different quality, emotion, or aspiration (“on discipline,” “on compassion,” “on impermanence,” “on callousness,” “on productive narcissism”) by presenting a relevant quote, story, or question inspired by the traditions of all faiths as well as artists, poets, and business thinkers to help leaders reframe, rethink, and reset.
    Leaders rarely have time to reflect between the meeting, calls, and emails that eat away at the work day. With just one thought per day for the entire year, these 365 meditations will anchor, ground, and enrich corporate titans and nonprofit visionaries. Take Your Soul to Work provides spiritual nourishment and encourages leaders to steer their organizations with honesty, grace, and courage—and experience transcendence in the process.

     

    About the Author

    Dr. Erica Brown is an educator and the author of ten books, mostly on the themes of spirituality and leadership. She lives with her husband, four children and two dogs just outside of Washington, DC.

  • Broken Republic

    Broken Republic

    by Arundhati Roy
    Rs 320 Rs 250 22 %

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    2009-2010 War has spread from Indias borders to the forests in the very heart of the country. Here are four essays by Arundhati Roy including the heatedly debated Walking with the Comrades that combines a cleareyed, analytical overview with extraordinary reportage from the ground of the Maoist guerrilla zone and her most recent essay, Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Broken Republic examines the nature of progress and development in the emerging global superpower, and asks some fundamental questions about the real meaning of civilization itself.

     

    About the Author

    Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997. Two volumes of her nonfiction writing, The Algebra of Infinite Justice and An Ordinary Persons Guide to Empire, were published by Penguin India in 2001 and 2005 respectively. She lives in New Delhi.

  • Child Of Tibet

    Child Of Tibet

    by Soname Yangchen
    Rs 632 Rs 470 26 %

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    This book tells the remarkable story of Soname's triumph over adversity, told against the backdrop of a turbulent and dangerous Tibet. Soname was born in the harsh Tibetan countryside during the Chinese occupation. When she was just sixteen Soname risked death in a freedom trek across the Himalayas, finally arriving in Dharamsala, home in exile of the Dalai Lama. Even after managing to escape from Tibet, she faced further dangers and heartache in India, being forced by destitution to give her daughter away. Soname later managed to reach England, where she met and married an Englishman and came to live in Brighton. Her hidden talent was discovered when she sang a traditional Tibetan song at a wedding reception, unaware that a member of a famous band was a guest. Concerts followed. Tracing her long-lost daughter has long been Soname's preoccupation, and it is hoped that her daughter will finally join her in England later this year. Hers is a story of immense will, unbelievable courage and, above all, an indomitable soaring free spirit.

     

    About the Author

    Soname is a talented singer and songwriter with a rapidly progressing career and an international touring schedule. She sings contemporary Tibetan mountain songs and has an exceptional, pure and powerful voice: her Unforgettable Land album was critically acclaimed.

  • Patriots and Partisans

    Patriots and Partisans

    by Ramachandra Guha
    Rs 800 Rs 640 20 %

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    In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Ramachandra Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right, and does so with style, depth, and polemical verve. Among the subjects on which he turns a critical eye are Hindutva, the Communist left and the dynasty-obsessed Congress party. Whether writing about politics, profiling individuals or analysing social trends, Guha displays a masterly touch, confirming his standing as India's most admired historian and public intellectual.

     

    About the Author

    Ramachandra Guha is a historian with major interests in the field of social, environmental, political and cricket history. Guha holds a B.A. degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College (1977) and is a post graduate from the Delhi School of Economics with a fellowship from the IIM- Calcutta. He has won the Padma Bhushan Award, R.K. Narayan Prize and the U.K. Cricket Society's Literary Award. Ramachandra Guha is an avid columnist along with being an author of books like the Picador Book of Cricket, Patriots and Partisans and the Wickets in the East.

     

  • Land of the Seven Rivers

    Land of the Seven Rivers

    by Sanjeev Sanyal
    Rs 638 Rs 500 22 %

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    Land of The Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography is a book that aims to familiarize its readers with the fascinating geography of our country, India. The book answers some of the frequently-asked questions concerning India's geography. Did the great flood, which was part of an Indian legend, actually take place? How were the Europeans able to map India? What was the real motive behind Buddha giving his first sermon at Sarnath?One of the most important aspects to consider, when looking at the history of a country, is its geography. in an attempt to discover the mysteries that surround the history of India, the author of this book embarks on a journey across the length and breadth of India. His main motive is to discover the history of India from the country's mountains, rivers and cities.The author has left no stone unturned in discovering the hidden mysteries that are a part of India's history. He has been to a number of archaeological sites, crossed multiple rivers and sifting through antique manuscripts and records, all in an attempt to help his readers gain a better understanding of the geography of India.

     

    About the Author

    The author of Land of The Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography, Sanjeev Sanyal is presently working as the Global Strategist for one of the leading banks in the world. He is also a renowned writer, who lives both in India and Singapore, from time to time. He has also written another popular book titled The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After A Thousand Years of Decline.

     
  • The God Delusion

    The God Delusion

    by Richard Dawkins
    Rs 640 Rs 510 21 %

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    The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. 
    His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind.
    Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children.
    The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

     

    About the Author

    Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

     
  • India: The Future is Now

    India: The Future is Now

    by Shashi Tharoor
    Rs 792 Rs 630 21 %

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    India: The Future is Now is an inspiring vision of India, by her young parliamentarians. These nation-builders provide a perspective on a wide range of sectors: from technology to infrastructure, healthcare, education to environmental issues. The contributors prove how even the biggest problems can be solved by exercising bold, ambitious measures. We need to rest our faith in them. After all, these young parliamentarians are the ones who will chart the course of this nation's future. At once vigorously analytical and vividly written, India: The Future is Now is a must for anyone interested in India and its role in World economy and as a flag bearer of democracy and peace.

     

    About the Author

    An elected Member of Parliament, former Minister of State for External Affairs and former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Shashi Tharoor is the prize-winning author of twelve previous books, both fiction and non-fiction. A widely-published critic, commentator and columnist, he served the United Nations during a twenty-nine-year career in refugee work and peace-keeping, at the Secretary-Generals office and heading communications and public information. He has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers Prize.

  • How the World Works

    How the World Works

    by Noam Chomsky
    Rs 1120 Rs 890 21 %

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    Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

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    With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections and originally published in the US as individual short books which have collectively sold over half a million copies, "How the World Works" is a collection of speeches and interviews with Chomsky by David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. It includes What Uncle Sam Really Wants, about US foreign policy; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many, about the new global economy, food, Third World 'economic miracles' and the roots of racism; Secrets, Lies and Democracy, about the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism, global inequality and the coming eco-catastrophe; and, The Common Good, about equality, freedom, the media, the myth of Third World debt and manufacturing dissent.

     

    About the Author

    Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, On Anarchism and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2016.

  • The Essential Chomsky

    The Essential Chomsky

    by Noam Chomsky
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    For the past forty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.
    Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing ConsentHegemony or SurvivalUnderstanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for dissidents, activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media to human rights to intellectual freedom. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critiques of the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly four decades.
    The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past forty years. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky’s thought.

     

    About the Author

    Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT and the author of numerous books including Chomsky vs. Foucault: A Debate on Human Nature, On Language, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, and Towards a New Cold War (all published by The New Press). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

     

  • Freakonomics

    Freakonomics

    by Steven D.Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
    Rs 560 Rs 450 20 %

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    Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

     

    About the Author

    Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark medal, given to the most influential American economist under the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

    Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career - as an almost-rock-star - to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

  • Here and Now

    Here and Now

    by J M Coetzee & Paul Auster
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    Although Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee had been reading each other's books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received a letter from Coetzee, suggesting they begin exchanging letters on a regular basis and, 'God willing, strike sparks off each other.' Here and Now is the result of that proposal, an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. Over three years their letters touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, film festivals to incest, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, family, marriage, friendship and love. Their correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and is a reflection of two sharp intellects whose pleasure in each other's friendship is apparent on every page.

     

    About the Author

    J. M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1940. The author of some fifteen novels and winner of numerous awards, Coetzee is the first author to have been awarded the Booker Prize twice: for Life & Times of Michael K in 1983 and for Disgrace in 1999. In 2003 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives in Australia. Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  • The Open Road

    The Open Road

    by Pico Iyer
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    The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is a 2008 book by Pico Iyer. The Dalai Lama calls himself "a simple Buddhist monk", but he is also a public figure who frequents religious gatherings and official meetings.

     

    About the Author

    Pico Iyer is a British-born essayist and novelist long based in both California and Japan. He is the author of numerous books about crossing cultures, among them Video Night in Kathmandu,The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. An essayist for Time since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper’sThe New York Review of BooksThe New York Times, and many other publications across the globe.

  • The Shape of the Beast

    The Shape of the Beast

    by Arundhati Roy
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    The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare, with great courage, passion and eloquence, by a mind that has engaged unhesitatingly with its changing realities, often anticipating the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the shape that resistance movements are taking. As she speaks, among other things, about people displaced by dams and industry, the genocide in Gujarat, Maoist rebels, the war in Kashmir and the global War on Terror, she raises fundamental questions about democracy, justice and non-violent protest. Unabashedly political, this is also a deeply personal collection. Through the conversations, Arundhati talks about the necessity of taking a stand, as also the dilemma of guarding the private space necessary for writing in a world that demands urgent, unequivocal intervention. And in the final interview, she discusses with uncommon candour her ambiguous feelings about success and both the pressures and the freedom that come with it.

     

    About the Author

    Arundhati Roy Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things which wonthe Booker Prize and four volumes of non-fiction. She lives in NewDelhi. Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel, The God of SmallThings, for which she was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. Roy hasalso published four essay collections: An Ordinary Persons Guide toEmpire, War Talk, Power Politics, and The Cost of Living.

  • Success is Our Birthright

    Success is Our Birthright

    by Nanik Rupani
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    The autobiography of Nanik Rupani. With an unfinished college education, he initially took up a job in Ghana, and rose to departmental head. He then returned to India to set up a telecommunications business, a line which till then had been the monopoly of the Government. He went on to make it one of the foremost companies supplying and servicing telecommunications and teleconferencing equipment. The title of his book reflects his philosophy that success is not a monopoly of the privileged few, but can be achieved by anyone with the necessary hard and well-directed work.

     

    About the Author

    Nanik Rupani is the Founder as well as Chairman of the Priyadarshni Academy which was established to render service to humanity. The academy has grown in the last 22 years since it was first established and supports over 10 projects including Education, Environment and caring for the underprivileged. Mr Rupani besides heading this NGO which is doing yeoman service is also a successful businessman, a highly religious and spiritual person and here he shares his formula for success with OT readers.

  • An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire

    An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire

    by Arundhati Roy
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    Just in time for the elections, Arundhati Roy offers us this lucid briefing on what the Bush administration really means when it talks about “compassionate conservativism” and “the war on terror.” Roy has characteristic fun in these essays, skewering the hypocrisy of the more-democratic-than-thou clan. But above all, she aims to remind us that we hold the essence of power and the foundation of genuine democracy—the power of the people to counter their self-appointed leaders’ tyranny.

    First delivered as fiery speeches to sold-out crowds, together these essays are a call to arms against “the apocalyptic apparatus of the American empire.” Focusing on the disastrous US occupation of Iraq, Roy urges us to recognize—and apply—the scope of our power, exhorting US dockworkers to refuse to load materials war-bound, reservists to reject their call-ups, activists to organize boycotts of Halliburton, and citizens of other nations to collectively resist being deputized as janitor-soldiers to clear away the detritus of the US invasion.

    Roy’s Guide to Empire also offers us sharp theoretical tools for understanding the New American Empire—a dangerous paradigm, Roy argues here, that is entirely distinct from the imperialism of the British or even the New World Order of George Bush, the elder. She examines how resistance movements build power, using examples of nonviolent organizing in South Africa, India, and the United States. Deftly drawing the thread through ostensibly disconnected issues and arenas, Roy pays particular attention to the parallels between globalization in India, the devastation in Iraq, and the deplorable conditions many African Americans, in particular, must still confront.

    With Roy as our “guide,” we may not be able to relax from the Sisyphean task of stopping the U.S. juggernaut, but at least we are assured that the struggle for global justice is fortified by Roy’s hard-edged brilliance.

     

    About the Author

    Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India. She studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She has worked as a film designer and screenplay writer in India. Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize. The novel has been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. She has written several non-fiction books, including The Cost of Living, Power Politics, War Talk, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, and Public Power in the Age of Empire. Roy was featured in the BBC television documentary Dam/age, which is about the struggle against big dams in India. A collection of interviews with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian was published as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. She is a contributor to the Verso anthology Kashmir: The Case for Freedom. Her newest books are Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, published by Haymarket Books, and Walking with the Comrades, published by Penguin. Roy is the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Prize.

  • From Reel to Deal

    From Reel to Deal

    by Dov S-S Simens
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    From screenwriting & budgeting to marketing, Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, & creative instruction for putting your vision up on the screen.

     

    About the Author

    Film producers fill a variety of roles depending upon the type of producer. Either employed by a production company or independent, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. During the "discovery stage", the producer has to find and acknowledge promising material.Then, unless the film is supposed to be based on an original script, the producer has to find an appropriate screenwriter. For various reasons, producers cannot always personally supervise all of the production. As such, the main producer will appoint executive producers,line producers or unit production managers who represent the main producer's interests. Among other things, the producer has the last word on whether sounds or music have to be changed or scenes have to be cut and they are in charge of selling the film or arranging distribution rights. The producer's role can vary significantly from project to project and based on the circumstances and funding.

  •  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

    This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

    by Naomi Klein
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    We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism is surging in many wealthy countries, and extreme fossil-fuel extraction gathers pace. Exposing the work of ideologues on the right who know the challenge this poses to the free market all too well, Naomi Klein also challenges the failing strategies of environmental groups. This Changes Everything argues that the deep changes required should not be viewed as punishments to fear, but as a kind of gift. It's time to stop running from the full implications of the crisis and begin to embrace them.

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. She is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a former Miliband Fellow at the LSE. She holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia.

     

    About the Author

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the critically acclaimed and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster CapitalismNo Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which the New York Times called “a movement bible”; and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, winner of the Hilary Weston Prize for Non-Fiction. Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and a syndicated columnist for The Nation and the Guardian. She is a member of the board of directors of 350.org and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. In 2015 she received The Izzy Award honouring outstanding achievement in independent journalism and media.

  • Sharebata Karodpati

    Sharebata Karodpati

    by Rabindra Bhattarai
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    गरिब धनी बन्न चाहन्छ र धनी झन् धनी बन्न, अर्थात पैसा कमाउने रहर सबैमा हुन्छ । तर, सानो पुँजीबाट धनी बन्न सकिँदैन भन्ने आम बुझाइभन्दा केही फरक सोच पनि राख्न सकिन्छ । हजारबाट लाख हुँदै करोडसम्म पुग्न सेयर बजारलाई ‘भर्जिन ल्यान्ड’ बनाउने आधार हो— सेयरबाट करोडपति ।
    पैसा बनाउन कति, कसरी र कस्तो दुःख गर्ने भन्ने आवश्यकता र अवसरले निर्धारण गर्छ । तर, पैसा कमाउनकै लागि जीवनलाई खण्डहर बनाउनु पर्दैन । दैनिक दुई घन्टा गरिने अध्ययनले वर्तमानमात्र होइन, जीवनको उत्तरार्ध पनि सुरक्षित गर्न सकिन्छ । यसैको सटिक उत्तर हो— सेयरबाट करोडपति ।
     
    About the Author
    रविन्द्र भट्टराई सेयर बजार विश्लेषणका ‘पर्याय’ नै मानिन्छन् । अध्ययन, अनुसन्धान र विश्लेषण क्षमताका कारण उनी आफैंले मात्र अरुले पत्याउनै नसक्ने उपलब्धि हासिल गरेका छैनन्, थुप्रैलाई समृद्धि हासिल गर्ने मन्त्र पनि बाँडेका छन् । पुँजी बजारलाई बलियो बनाउन सचेत लगानीकर्ताको उपस्थिति अपरिहार्य देख्ने उनी तालिमकै लागि देशका धेरै जिल्ला पुगेका छन् । भट्टराईका सेयरबारे दस पुस्तक प्रकाशित छन् । व्यवस्थापन सङ्कायको वित्त तथा लगानी विषयका स्नातकोत्तर भट्टराईले त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय, शङ्करदेव क्याम्पसमा १३ वर्ष लगानी व्यवस्थापन विषय अध्यापन गराएका थिए ।
  • Goodnight and God Bless

    Goodnight and God Bless

    by Anita Nair
    Rs 638 Rs 500 22 %

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    A sparkling collection of literary essays, each one a bedtime rumination, Goodnight and God Bless is about books, writers, book events, mice, mothers, airport hotels, the wind and other such unexpectedly thought-provoking subjects, snugly interwoven with a warmly personal and anecdotal history of the author and her assorted family members.
    Spanning a literary career of a decade, this wise and witty book offers an ironic take on nearly everything, drawing from the experiences of the author as a woman, mother, daughter, wife and writer. Peppered with deliciously amusing quotes, footnotes and other erudite diversions, mostly unnecessary and unabashedly trivia, this is the perfect book to keep by your bedside, to dip and delve into anytime. 

     

    About the Author

    Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man, Ladies’ Coupe, Mistress and a short story collection, Satyr of the Subway. Her children’s books include The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends; Adventures of Nonu, the Skating Squirrel; and Living Next Door to Alise. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages around the world.

  • I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

    I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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    For the first time, the speeches of prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are translated into English and published together in a collected edition. These writings span Marquez's entire life: from his earliest days, speaking as a teenager graduating high school, to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. Taken as a whole, this collection offers a unique and fascinating insight into Marquez's long career, highlighting his concerns and beliefs both as a writer and as a man. Marquez was beloved throughout his life and celebrated posthumously as a true literary genius. This collection of previously unseen material, written in his distinctively rich and expressive style, will appeal to any Marquez fan.

     

    About the Author

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.

     

  • Losing My Virginity

    Losing My Virginity

    by Richard Branson
    Rs 960 Rs 860 11 %

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    In Losing my Virginity, you'll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company's charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You'll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic. 
    With insights into this very public figure's personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he's learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination.

    About the Author

    Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text" Mail on Sunday "Grabs you on page one and never lets go ... a rollercoaster ride ... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick" Spectator "Candid and humorous" Times "An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money" Sunday Business "A remarkable story of business success against the financial odds - having created one of the world's most admired brand names, Branson is entitled to tell it all. 

  • David and Goliath

    David and Goliath

    by Malcolm Gladwell
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    What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage? This thought sets Malcolm Gladwell on an extraordinary journey that takes him from art to basketball, the brain to revolutions, along the way weaving unforgettable stories of misfits, outsiders, tricksters and underdogs who have faced outsized challenges and won. With his trademark warmth, humour and gift for showing us the world through new eyes, Gladwell lets us see why the powerful aren't always what we think they are - and that some of us have more strength and purpose than we could ever imagine.

     

    About the Author

    Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping PointBlinkOutliersWhat The Dog Saw and David and Goliath.

  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    The Interpretation of Dreams

    by Sigmund Freud
    Rs 800 Rs 720 10 %

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    What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize?

    First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and what it means in the larger picture of our psychological lives. Delving into theories of manifest and latent dream content, the special language of dreams, dreams as wish fulfillments, the significance of childhood experiences, and much more, Freud, widely considered the “father of psychoanalysis,” thoroughly and thoughtfully examines dream psychology. Encompassing dozens of case histories and detailed analyses of actual dreams, this landmark text presents Freud’s legendary work as a tool for comprehending our sleeping experiences.

    Renowned for translating Freud’s German writings into English, James Strachey—with the assistance of Anna Freud—first published this edition in 1953. Incorporating all textual alterations made by Freud over a period of thirty years, it remains the most complete translation of the work in print.

     

    About the Author

    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was a clinical neurologist living and practicing in Vienna. His ground breaking theories of the id, ego, and super-ego of the mind continue to be studied throughout the world.

  • Joseph Anton

    Joseph Anton

    by Salman Rushdie
    Rs 958 Rs 865 10 %

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    From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down. On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story. How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a decade, Salman Rushdie dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names. In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. It is shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize.

     

    About the Author

    Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. 

    He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

  • Janatako Chhoro

    Janatako Chhoro

    by Chhatraman Singh Gurung
    Rs 500 Rs 450 10 %

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    गुरुङ नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वप्रधानसेनापति हुन् ।

  • badlido paribesama sena ra rastrya surakysha

    badlido paribesama sena ra rastrya surakysha

    by keshar bahadur bhandari
    Rs 300 Rs 270 10 %

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    व्यक्तिगत सैनिक सेवाबाट आर्जित अनुभव, गहन विचार तथा केही अनुसन्धानात्मक सामग्रीहरू समेटिएको यो पुस्तकले नेपाली सेनाको बृहत् सन्दर्भ र सापेक्षिकतालाई नेपाली जनतासामु समालोचनात्मक विश्लेषणकासाथ पस्केको छ । पुस्तकमा समाहित लेखहरू बहुआयामिक छन् । नेपाली सेनाको संक्षिप्त परिचयदेखि नागरिक सरकार र सेनाबीचको सम्बन्ध, राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षाका साथै सेना समायोजनको कार्यविधिप्रति लेखकले स्पष्ट विचार राखेका छन् । प्रजातन्त्रको उदयपछि सेना आफ्नो न्यूनतम् सुविधाबाट समेत वञ्चित हुनुको पीडाबोध, यसले सेनाको क्षमता र दक्षता अभिवृद्धिमा परेको असरका साथै नागरिक सरकारप्रति सेनाको दृष्टिकोणमा आएको बदलावलाई समेत लेखकले निष्पक्ष उतारेका छन् । नेपाली सेना, राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा र मुलुकको स्थितिप्रति जिज्ञासा राख्ने सर्वसाधारण तथा अध्येताहरूको निम्ति यो पुस्तक सापेक्षित दिग्दर्शन हुनसक्छ । 
     
     
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    सुरक्षा तथा रक्षा विश्लेषक केशर बहादुर भण्डारी नेपाली सेनाको रिटायर्ड ब्रिगेडियर जनरल हुन् । नेपाली सेनासँग सम्बन्धित विभिन्न विषयमा देश–विदेशका पुस्तक÷पत्रपत्रिकामा लेख लेख्दै आएका भण्डारी नेपालको ‘राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा परिषद सचिवालय’को अनुसन्धान र विस्तार प्रमुख भइ काम गरिसकेका छन् । ३४ वर्षे सैनिक सेवामा रहँदा भण्डारीले विभिन्न उच्च सैन्य तालिमका साथै भारत र अमेरिकाबाट डिफेन्स म्यानेजमेन्ट सम्बन्धी विशेष कोर्ष गरेका छन् । भारतको पुनाबाट सिभिल इन्जिनियरिङ्ग गरेका भण्डारीले ओस्मानिया युनिभर्सिटीबाट व्यवस्थापन र त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालयबाट समाजशास्त्रमा स्नातकोत्तर गरेका छन् । नेपालको शान्ति प्रक्रियबाट सेना समायोजन जस्तो जटिल विषयमा प्रष्ट विचार र तर्कपूर्ण विश्लेषण प्रस्तुत गर्दै आएका भण्डारी हाल ‘नेपाल इस्टिच्युट फर स्ट्राटेजिक स्ट्रडिज’का निर्देशक हुन् । 
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    Divorce of Prachanda and Baburam

    by Netra Panthi
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    भारतसँग सम्बधालाई लिइर लावाङ बैठकले बाबुरामलाई कारबाही गर्यो । तत्कालीन जनसेनाका कमान्डरहरुले ‘बाबुरामलाई लिन भारतीय हेलिकोप्टर आउँछ । त्यसलाई पनि खसाल्नुपर्छ र बाबुराममाथि पनि त्यहीबेला एक्सन लिनुपर्छ’ भनेर आपसमा सल्लाह गरे । यो कुरा बाबुरामनजिकका एक जनसेनाका कमान्डरले बाबुरामसम्म पु¥याए । यो विषयमा प्रचण्डसँग कुरा भएपछि आफूमाथिको भौतिक कारबाही रोकिएको बाबुरामको विश्वास छ । 
     
    नेताहरूको सम्बन्धमा श्रीमतीहरुको स्वभावले पनि भूमिका खेल्थ्यो । श्रीमतीहरूले कहिले श्रीमान्हरुबीचको सम्बन्ध बिगार्न खोज्थे, कहिले आफैं सुधार्ने प्रयास गर्थे । बादलपत्नी नैनकलाकै योजनामा प्रचण्डको ५० औ ‘बर्थ डे’ मनाइएको थियो दिल्लीमा । टोपबहादुर रायमाझीको रोहिणीस्थित डेरामा सेलरोटीसहित परिकार बने । बाबुराम, बादल र टोपबहादुरका बीचमा प्रचण्डले केक काटे । उनले त्यसअघि ‘बर्थ डे’ मनाएका थिएनन् । त्यसपछि पनि मनाएका छैनन् । 
     
    कहिलेकाहीँ प्रचण्ड, सीता, बाबुराम र हिसिला बसेर छलफल गर्थे । त्यस्तो बेला बाबुरामभन्दा बढी हिसिला बोल्थिन् । सीतालाई रिस उठ्थ्यो । उनलाई लाग्थ्यो, ‘बेलाबेला बाबुरामको बुद्धि बिगार्ने हिसिला नै हुन् ।’ त्यसो त हिसिला पनि सीताको राजनीतिक—वैचारिक स्तर उठाउन सकिन्छ कि भनेर धेरै कोसिस गरेको, तर थाकेर छाडेको बताउँथिन् । सीताको बानी पनि उस्तै छ । प्रचण्डले जोसुकै व्यक्ति भेट्दा पनि उनी सोफामा बसेर सुनिरहन्छिन् । 
     
     
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    दशकभन्दा लामो समयदेखि पत्रकारितामा संलग्न नेत्र पन्थी हाल डिस्कवरी न्यूज नेटवर्क(डिएनएन)द्वारा सञ्चालित रातोपाटी अनलाइनमा समाचार सम्पादक छन् । यसअघि उनका ०६९ मा‘माओवादीभित्र अन्तरसङ्घर्ष’ र ०६६ मा ‘जनयुद्धमा प्रेम र यौन’ नामक पुस्तक प्रकाशित भइसकेका छन् । पन्थी डकुमेन्ट्री निर्माता–निर्देशक पनि हुन् । उनले ०६४मा ‘पर्खाइका चार वर्ष’, ०६५ मा ‘सङ्घर्षका तीन दशक’ ‘जङ्गलमा रेडियो’ र ०६८मा ‘गुरिल्ला कपल’ नामक डकुमेन्ट्रीको निर्माण र निर्देशन गरेका थिए ।

     

  • Rookmangud Katawal

    Rookmangud Katawal

    by Rookmangud Katawal
    Rs 545 Rs 490 11 %

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    एकजना सेनापतिको जीवनकथा भएपनि यो माओवादी द्वन्द्व विसर्जनसम्मको नेपाली सेनाको उथलपुथलको वृत्तान्त हो ।

     

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    रुकमाङ्गद कटवाल नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वप्रधानसेनापति हुन् ।

  • The Great Divide

    The Great Divide

    by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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    Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy, investing in education, science and infrastructure, helping homeowners instead of banks and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore and Japan and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe.Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness, with the right policies, we can choose both.

     

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    Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the best-selling author of Globalization and Its DiscontentsThe Roaring NinetiesMaking Globalization WorkFreefall, The price of Inequality and his latest, The Great Divide, all published by Penguin.

  • Out of Sheer Rage

    Out of Sheer Rage

    by Geoff Dyer
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    Sitting down to write a book about his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer's footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach . . . And yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a 'sober academic study' reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today. Out of Sheer Rage is a complete one-off, a richly comic study of the combination of bad temper, procrastination and the uncanny power of obliquity.

     

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    Geoff Dyer is an English writer. He is the author of four novels and seven books of non-fiction, which have won a number of literary awards and been translated into 24 languages.

  • Kutniti ra Rajniti

    Kutniti ra Rajniti

    by Ramesh Nath Pandey
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    पत्रकारिता, राजनीति र कूटनीतिक क्षेत्रमा चर्चित नाम हो— रमेशनाथ पाण्डे । पत्रकारिताको प्रारम्भिक कालमा पञ्चायती सत्ताको कोपमा परेर पटक–पटक जेलमा थुनिएका पाण्डे शान्त कूटनीति र उदार राजनीतिका पक्षधर देखिन्छन् । कुनै बेला राजशक्ति र जनशक्ति बीच मिलनबिन्दुको खोजीमा राजा महेन्द्र र सुन्दरीजल जेलमा रहेका बीपीबीच पुल बनेका पाण्डेले शसस्त्र विद्रोहमा उत्रिएको माओवादी र राज्यबीचको द्वन्द्व अन्त गर्न निकै प्रयास गरे । संसदीय व्यवस्थालाई मर्यादित तुल्याउन दलत्याग ऐनका मसौदाकारको श्रेय पनि उनैलाई जान्छ । संयम, चतुर एवं दक्ष कुटनीतिज्ञ पाण्डेलाई नेपाली राजनीतिको चाणक्य भन्न सकिन्छ । राष्ट्रिय राजनीतिको स्वामित्व नेपालीकै हातमा रहनुपर्छ भन्ने पाण्डे परराष्ट्र नीति र कुटनीति राष्ट्रिय स्वार्थबाट निर्देशित हुनुपर्ने धारणा राख्छन् ।

  • Nepal ma Jal Biddhut

    Nepal ma Jal Biddhut

    by Bikash Thapa
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    नेपाल प्राकृतिक सम्पदाले भरिएको देश हो र जलस्रोत यस देशको प्रमुख स्रोतहरूमध्ये हो । जलविद्युत्को उत्पादन, प्रसारण र वितरण हाम्रो सम्पूर्ण आर्थिक क्रियाकलापको आधारभूत अंश हो । यसप्रति व्यवसायी, प्राविधिक विज्ञ र राजनीतिज्ञदेखि साधारण मानिसको पनि निकै चासो छ । हाल यसको अभावका कारण भोग्नु परेका अनेकौं समस्याहरूको सबै नेपालीमा यो विषयप्रतिको पनि चाख ह्वात्तै बढेको छ । यस क्षेत्रमा भएका आधारभूत समस्या किन, कसरी र कसका कारणले उत्पन्न भएका हुन । यस क्षेत्रको कुन विषयमा कस्तो सुधार गर्नुपर्ने हुन्छ भन्ने कुराको उत्तर हो यो पुस्तक ।
     

     

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    विकास थापा नेपाली पत्रकारिताको क्षेत्रमा जलस्रोत सम्बन्धि रिपोर्टिङ्गलाई एउटा छुट्टै विधाको रुपमा स्थापित गराउने पत्रकार हुन् । थापाले ‘कान्तिपुर’ दैनिकको १८ वर्षे पत्रकारिता यात्रामा आधाभन्दा बढी समय जलस्रोत सम्बन्धी लेख–रिपोर्टिङ्ग गरेका छन् । विशेष गरी कान्तिपुर दैनिकको चर्चित स्तम्भ‘जलसरोकार’ मार्फत नेपालको जलस्रोत र जलविद्युत्मा हुने भ्रष्टाचार, जल–माफियाकरण, यसभित्रका आर्थिका अनियमितता र राजनीतिक हस्तक्षेपका विरुद्ध सशक्त कलम चलाए, जसले नीतिगत परिवर्तन ल्याउनमा समेत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निर्वाह ग¥यो । त्रिविबाट व्यवस्थापनमा स्नातकोत्तर थापा हाल‘उर्जा नेपाल’ पत्रिकाका प्रधान सम्पादक तथा ‘अन्नपूर्ण पोष्ट’ मा ‘जलसरोकार’ स्तम्भका स्तम्भकार हुन् ।

  • Binod Chaudhary

    Binod Chaudhary

    by Binod Chaudhary
    Rs 425 Rs 385 10 %

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    यो आत्मकथा विनोद चौधरीसँगसँगै नेपालको एक अग्रणी व्यापारिक घराना चौधरी ग्रुपको आरोह–अवरोहको गाथा हो ।
     
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    एसएलसीमा बोर्ड पाँचौ भएका विनोद चौधरीले पारिवारिक कपडा व्यापारको घेरोबाट बढेर डिस्को खोले । एल्बम निकाले । फिल्म बनाए । वाइवाइ उत्पादन थाले । उनको चौधरी गु्रप अहिले बैंक, बिमा, फाइनान्स र हाउजिङदेखि सफ्ट ड्रिङ्क, बियर, चुरोट, खाद्यवस्तु र इलेक्ट्रोनिक सामग्री उत्पादनसम्म फैलिएको छ । उनले निजी क्षेत्रको पहिलो औद्योगिक पार्क ‘गंगादेवी चौधरी उद्योग ग्राम’ स्थापना गरेका छन् । 
    चौधरीले विदेशीसँगको साझेदारीमा दक्षिण तथा दक्षिणपूर्वी एसिया र मध्यपूर्वका होटल, रियलस्टेट र उत्पादनमूलक क्षेत्रमा लगानी गरेका छन् । भारतको ताज ग्रुप र थाइल्यान्डको इनभिजनसँग संयुक्त लगानी गरेका छन् । शाही परिवार, प्रधानमन्त्री तथा नेताहरुदेखि प्रभावशाली विदेशी व्यवसायीहरुसम्मको उनको नालीबेल सम्बन्ध चाखलाग्दो छ । 
    चौधरी अमेरिकाको फोब्र्स पत्रिकाले सार्वजनिक गरेको सन् २०१३ का विश्व अर्बपतिहरुको सूचीमा सामेल पहिलो नेपाली व्यवसायी हुन् । 
  • Jiwan kaandaa ki Phool

    Jiwan kaandaa ki Phool

    by Jhamak Ghimire
    Rs 300 Rs 270 10 %

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    Publisher: Jhamak Ghimire sahityakala partishthan

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    झमक घिमिरेद्वारा लिखित आत्मकथा हो । यो पुस्तकमा झमकले आफूले भोगेको पीडा र सङ्घर्षको गाथा ब्यक्त गरेकी छिन् । 
     
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    झमक कुमारी घिमिरे प्रतिभावान नेपाली महिला स्रष्टा हुन। प्रति मष्तिस्क रोग(Cerebral palsy)द्वारा पीडित घिमिरे, उक्त रोगद्वारा पीडित विश्व कै १० प्रतिभावान साहित्यकार मध्ये एक हुन। जन्मदेखि नै हात गोडा नचल्ने, उभिन, हिँड्न, बोल्न नसक्ने तर सुन्न र बुझ्न चाहीँ सक्छिन। जीवन काँडा कि फूल  पुस्तकबाट २०६८ सालमा उनले मदन पुरस्कार पाएकी थिइन् ।
     
  • Pujeewaad ra Nepal

    Pujeewaad ra Nepal

    by Chaitanya Mishra
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    पुँजीवाद र नेपाल नेपाली समाजको वस्तुगत अध्ययन र गहन विश्लेषण गरिएको किताब हो । यस किताबले तथ्यमा आधारित भएर समाजलाई हेर्ने, बुझ्ने र विश्लेषण गर्ने मात्र होइन, परिवर्तन गर्ने माक्र्सवादी पद्धतिअनुरुप नेपालको सामाजिक—आर्थिक चरित्रलाई उजागर गरेको छ । 
     
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    चैतन्य मिश्र सन् १९७८ मा युनिभर्सिटी अफ फ्लोरिडा, युएसएबाट विद्यावारिधि गरेका अग्रणी समाजशास्त्री हुन् । त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालयमा समाजशास्त्र–मानवशास्त्र विभागको संस्थापक विभागीय प्रमुख मिश्र नेपालमा समाजशास्त्रको अध्ययन–अध्यापनका एक अगुवा हुन् । हाल समाजशास्त्र–मानवशास्त्र केन्द्रिय विभागमा प्राध्यापकका रुपमा कार्यरत मिश्रको पछिल्लो किताब ‘बदलिँदो नेपाली समाज’ प्रकाशित छ ।
     
  • Binod Chaudhary

    Binod Chaudhary

    by Binod Chaudhary
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    One of the most successful entrepreneurs of contemporary Nepal presents himself to people through a book. ‘Atmakatha’, Binod Chaudhary’s life story
     
    About the Author
    Binod Chaudhary is a Nepalese businessman, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the current chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG), a conglomerate that consists of nearly 80 companies. Chaudhary is also the first, and only, Nepali billionaire as listed by Forbes.
  • Sankramankal

    Sankramankal

    by Kamal Dev Bhatarai
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    भारतीय सहजीकरणमा गरिएको १२ बुँदे समझदारीपश्चात् सुरु भएको सङ्क्रमणकालको उत्कर्षको उपलब्धि थियो, नयाँ संविधानको घोषणा तर त्यसविरुद्ध उही भारतले नाकाबन्दी गर्ने स्तरको कदम किन चाल्यो ? सँगै मधेशमा नयाँ आन्दोलनको आरम्भ किन भयो ? संविधान सभा, शान्ति प्रक्रिया, गणतन्त्रको स्थापना र समग्र राष्ट्रिय राजनीतिको सेरोफेरोमा घुमेको सङ्क्रमणको यो चक्र बुझ्न उपयोगी छ यो पुस्तक । 
     
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    एक दशकदेखि पत्रकारितामा सक्रिय भट्टराई आमसञ्चार तथा पत्रकारितामा स्नातकोत्तर हुन् । राजनीति र परराष्ट्र मामिलामा विशेष दखल राख्ने उनका लेख–रचनाहरु विभिन्न राष्ट्रिय तथा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय अखबारहरुमा प्रकाशित छन् । आमसञ्चार विषयमा प्राध्यापनरत उनी हाल दी काठमाण्डु पोस्ट दैनिकमा आबद्ध छन् । यो उनको पहिलो पुस्तक हो । 
  •  Brandsutra

    Brandsutra

    by Ujaya Shakya
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    Ujaya has fifteen plus years of combined experience in the field of management, strategic 360 degree communication/branding and social communication development. He has developed and implemented successful advertising campaigns, media & PR strategy and behavior change communication programs. He has made a prominent footprint for integrated planning skill across the corporate world and development sector communication.

     

    About the Author

    He has been a regular columnist for the branding & advertising in The Himalayan Times and a steady contributor in Campaign Asia-Pacific.

     
  • Lost in translation

    Lost in translation

    by kul chandra gautam
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    About the Author

    Kul Chandra Gautam is a distinguished international civil servant, public policy expert and peace advocate.

    He served as Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. He was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal on International Affairs and the Peace Process. He is a seasoned diplomat and civic leader and serves on the Boards of a number of international and national foundations and charitable organizations as chairman, member or advisor.

  • Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America

    Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America

    by Dilip D'Souza
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    What do we learn when one great democracy looks at another? Alexis de Tocqueville's seminal Democracy in America answered the question 1800S. Today, India is the world's other great democracy, and maybe the answers are different. Through stories large and small, this book shows us America as refracted through the eyes of an Indian who is critical but not intolerant, understanding but not starry-eyed. From gawking at wall murals by German World War II POWs in Texas to getting to know the bikers for Christ at the annual bike carnival in Sturgis, from charting the history of immigrant Icelanders to driving a fire truck in a quiet mountain town, D'Souza travels American roads, discovering old cultures and new concerns in one of the most revered and reviled nations in the world today. More important, he explores the lessons in that process, for India and for readers everywhere, as he searches for meaning and nuance in ideas like patriotism and being liberal, in a country's sense of self.Passionate and perceptive, wry and empathetic, this book is ultimately about what it means to belong. Wherever you are.

     

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    Trained in computer science, with two decades of software under his belt, Dilip D Souza eventually realized writing was his passion. He has written two books, Branded by Law: Looking at India s Denotified Tribes and The Narmada Dammed, a monograph of essays on patriotism, and has contributed to several anthologies. He has won a number of awards for his writing.

  • Behind The Beautiful Forevers

    Behind The Beautiful Forevers

    by Katherine Boo
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    Behind the beautiful forevers: life, death and hope in a mumbai undercity was written by the pulitzer prize-winning american investigative journalist, katheirne boo this book is a documentary of the writer's experiences in a mumbai slum called annawadi between november 2007 and march 2011 the story in this book primarily focuses on three main families abdul, belonging to one of these families is an expert in shifting garbage from one place to anotherone leg, a cripple living in annawadi, has sexual desires that can't be fulfilled by her husband another important chracter in this book is asha, a political worker belonging to the shiv sena party she is the most ambitious person in the book, and hopes to become a slumlord one day by treading the tried-and-tested path of political corruptionin behind the beautiful forevers: life, death and hope in a mumbai undercity, though the characters all belong to an impoverished background, they still share the common emotion of hope hope is the only thing that keeps them from falling apart in their bleak existence this book portrays how poor people are alienated into staying poor all their lives by the richer sections of society, from whom they barely recieve any helpfor the people living in annawadi, earning enough money to become a part of the middle-class is a grand dream that most cant acheive this book portrays the story of how abdul the garbage shifter is falsely implicated in the murder of his neighbour, fatima behind the beautiful forevers: life, death and hope in a mumbai undercity is a compelling depiction of real-life people living in an impverished mumbai slumthis book was published by penguin india in 2013, and is available in the form of a paperback.

     

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    Katherine "Kate" J. Boo (born August 12, 1964) is an American investigative journalist who has documented the lives of people in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000), the MacArthur "genius" award (2002), and the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012). She has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 2003. Her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

  • Jony Ive:

    Jony Ive:

    by Leander Kahney
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    Leander Kahney, author of Inside Steve's Brain, gives us an intimate look at how the legendary designer made Apple iconic in his new book, Jony Ive. "Different and new is relatively easy. Doing something that's genuinely better is very hard." (Jony Ive). In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple with the unenviable task of turning around the company he had founded. One night Jobs discovered a scruffy British designer toiling away in a studio at Apple, surrounded by hundreds of sketches and prototypes. Jobs instantly realized he had found a talent who could reverse the company's long decline. That young designer was Jony Ive. Ive's collaboration with Jobs would produce some of the world's most iconic products, including the iMac, iPod, iPad and iPhone. These designs have overturned entire industries and created the world's most powerful brand. Along the way, Ive has become the world's leading technology innovator, won countless awards, earned a place on the 2013 Time 100 list, and has been knighted for his services to design and enterprise. Yet little is known about the shy, softly-spoken designer that Jobs referred to as his 'spiritual partner' at Apple. This book offers a detailed portrait of a creative genius, based on interviews with Ive's former colleagues and extensive research. From his early interest in industrial design through his education at Newcastle Polytechnic and meteoric rise at Apple, we discover the principles and practices that led Ive to become the designer of his generation. Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written three popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers, including Inside Steve's Brain and Cult of Mac. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com. He lives in San Francisco.

    About the Author

    Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written three popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers, including Inside Steve's Brain and Cult of Mac. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com. He lives in San Francisco.

  • Reimagining India

    Reimagining India

    by McKinsey & Company
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    Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance of life—vibrant, chaotic, and tumultuous—has long been its foremost asset. The nation’s rising economy and burgeoning middle class have earned India a place alongside China as one of the world’s two indispensable emerging markets. At the same time, India’s tech-savvy entrepreneurs and rapidly globalizing firms are upending key sectors of the world econ­omy. But what is India’s true potential? And what can be done to unlock it? McKinsey & Company has pulled in wisdom from many corners—social and cultural as well as eco­nomic and political—to launch a feisty debate about the future of Asia’s “other superpower.” 
    Reimagining India features an all-star cast of contributors, including CNN’s Fareed Zakaria; Mukesh Ambani, CEO of India’s largest private conglomerate; Microsoft founder Bill Gates; Google chairman Eric Schmidt; Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria; award-winning authors Suketu Mehta (Maximum City), Edward Luce (In Spite of the Gods), and Patrick French (India: A Portrait); Nandan Nilekani, Infosys cofounder and chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India; and a host of other leading executives, entrepreneurs, economists, foreign policy experts, jour­nalists, historians, and cultural luminaries. These essays explore topics like the strengths and weaknesses of India’s political system, growth prospects for India’s economy, the competitiveness of Indian firms, India’s rising international profile, and the rapid evolution of India’s culture.
    Over the next decade India has the opportunity to show the rest of the develop­ing world how open, democratic societies can achieve high growth and shared prosperity. Contributors offer creative strategies for seizing that opportunity. But they also offer a frank assessment of the risks that India’s social and political fractures will instead thwart progress, condemning hundreds of millions of people to enduring poverty. Reimagining India is a critical resource for read­ers seeking to understand how this vast and vital nation is changing—and how it promises to change the world around us.

    About the Author

    McKINSEY & COMPANY is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. With over 100 offices in more than 60 countries, the firm is a trusted advisor to 90 of the world’s top 100 companies.

  • One Life Is Not Enough

    One Life Is Not Enough

    by K. Natwar Singh
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    Former Minister in charge of External Affairs, Kunwar Natwar Singh s autobiography One Life Is Not Enough is an honest, searing account of the veteran s life as a bureaucrat, politician, and cabinet minister. Natwar Singh talks about his experiences in Delhi s political corridors and sets the record straight on several events, including the Volcker controversy. Summary of the Book Natwar Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service and served as a bureaucrat for 31 years. He joined the Congress Party in 1984, and became a Minister of State in the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi s council with the portfolios of steel, agriculture, and coal and mines in 1985. In this much-awaited autobiography, the former cabinet minister talks justly about his experiences and services in various ministries. Singh has played a significant role in Indian politics for more than twenty years and has been a part of some of the most epochal events of independent India, including Indo-China talks and the formation of Bangladesh. In 2002, when the Congress party came back to power, Natwar Singh was appointed as the Minister for External Affairs. But his eventful career saw its end with the Volcker Report in the year 2005. His name appearing in the Iraqi food-for-oil scam forced him to resign from the cabinet and eventually from the Congress party. Singh talks about all these events and the ups and downs of the Congress party in One Life Is Not Enough, an account of an insider. His association with the party allowed him to observe some of the historical events closely, and he talks about Pakistan in the 1980s, under the rule of President Zia-ul-Haq, Indo-Chinese and Indo-USSR relations among other sensitive developments.

    About the Author

    Kunwar Natwar Singh was born on May 16, 1931. He studied in some of the most reputed institutions including the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University and Peking University in China. After serving in the IFS for about 31 years, he joined politics. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 1984. Singh was a cabinet minister and served as the Minister of External Affairs of India, until his resignation, post the Volcker Report controversy. One Life Is Not Enough is his autobiographical account.

     

  • A Great Clamour

    A Great Clamour

    by Pankaj Mishra
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    Full of unexpected ideas and fresh insights, A Great Clamour is an extraordinary account of contemporary Asia from one of our finest essayists. Journeying through China, Tibet, Mongolia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, Mishra explores the contradictions and dynamism of modernday China, simultaneously drawing a vivid portrait of its neighbours, and the shadow the restless giant casts over its stage.

     

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    an Indian essayist and novelist and a recipient of the 2014. Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.He is represented by Peter Straus at the literary agency Rogers, Coleridge & White in the UK and Amanda Urban at ICM in the United States.

     

  • Mofussil Junction: Indian Encounters 1977-2011

    Mofussil Junction: Indian Encounters 1977-2011

    by Ian Jack
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    In this collection of essays, profiles and reportage, Ian Jack explores a wide and unlikely range of subjects, which he encountered in more than thirty years of reporting from India and its subcontinental neighbours.
    Some of the India he describes has vanished: the drift of coal smoke from passenger trains, tea drunk from clay kulhads at country junctions. Some of it remains obscure: Orwell’s birthplace in Motihari, the Anglo-Indian search for a homeland in McCluskiegunge. Some of it perseveres: the Nehru–Gandhis, the distress, the politics, and the hospitality. The choice is eclectic: he writes about G.D. Birla and river steamers on the one hand, and Benazir Bhutto and railway accidents on the other. But every piece in this selection is informed by the author’s acute insights and superb eye for detail, expressed in luminous, evocative prose.

     

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    Ian Jack edited Granta from 1995 to 2007, and before that the Independent on Sunday. His several awards for journalism include Reporter of the Year and Editor of the Year. He now writes a column for the Guardian and lives with his family in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

  • A Rainbow in the Night

    A Rainbow in the Night

    by Dominique Lapierre
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    In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God s Elect, chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga bloody, ferocious, and fervent would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.

    A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre s epic account of South Africa s tragic history and the heroic men and women famous and obscure, white and black, European and African who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.

     

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    Dominique Lapierre began his career as a journalist for Paris match and went on to write, with the late Larry Collins, a series of New York times bestsellers, including Is Paris burning ? he wrote Five Past Midnight in Bhopal, and on his own wrote the international blockbuster The City of Joy. He lives in France.

  • Campaign Diary: Chronicle of an Election Fought and Lost

    Campaign Diary: Chronicle of an Election Fought and Lost

    by Manvendra Singh
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    In March 2009 Manvendra Singh, the BJP’s candidate for the Barmer Lok Sabha constituency, launched his election campaign to retain the seat that he had won with a record margin in 2004 and lovingly nurtured as a member of Parliament for five years. Over two months, he criss-crossed his sprawling constituency straddling Rajasthan’s Thar desert, covering 34,000 kilometres in temperatures often nearing 50˚C, to meet his constituents. They included herders and headmen; communities of traditional balladeers and craftsmen; youth groups and hoary old political fixers; Muslim pirs, Jain munis and Hindu priests. Campaign Diary, a daily record of those gruelling weeks of canvassing voters, is a compelling portrait of democracy in action in one corner of India, and shows the impact of local, national and international issues and policies at the grass-roots level. Vividly bringing to life the heat and dust, the intrigues and infighting, the moving personal encounters and comic episodes that make up the Great Indian Election Circus, Campaign Diary is also an honest and insightful account of the rewards— and the heartbreak—of a life in politics.

     

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    Born in Jodhpur, Manvendra Singh was educated at Mayo College, Ajme; Hampshire College in Amherst, USA; and the London School of Oriental and African Studies, He represented Barmer in the 14 th Lok Sabha, Where he was a member of the Standing Committee on Defence, Before entering politics, he worked as a journalist at the Stateman and the Indian Express, with a specializaton in defence and national security affarirs. 

  • Seeing Is Believing

    Seeing Is Believing

    by Chidananda Das Gupta
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    One Of India S Most Influential Film Critics And Film Historians, Chidananda Das Gupta Has Been Writing On Cinema Since 1946. He Has Been Witness To And Has Written About Almost Every Development In Indian Cinema Since Independence, Including The Film Society Movement Which He Initiated, The Establishment Of Various Institutions To Facilitate Film-Making Like The Ftii, The Nfai And The Nfdc, The Popularity Of Mainstream Cinema And The Rise Of The New Indian Cinema, Among Others. Seeing Is Believing Brings Together Some Of Chidananda Das Gupta S Finest Writings On The Subject Of Cinema Over The Last Sixty Years. In These Highly Informed And Thought-Provoking Essays He Addresses Diverse Themes Like The Origins And History Of The Parallel Cinema In Our Country; The National Film Awards; The Unique Interface Between Politics And Film In India; The Portrayal Of Women, Sex And Violence In Our Films; And The Quintessentially Indian Contribution To Movies The Song. The Collection Also Includes Definitive Studies Of The Work Of Five Of The Nation S Finest Film-Makers Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Adoor Gopalakrishnan And Shyam Benegal. Consistently Erudite And Engaging, Seeing Is Believing Is A Fascinating Window To The Journey Of Indian Cinema Over The Last Six Decades.

     

    About the Author

    chidananda Das Gupta born in shilling in 1921, co-founded the Calcutta Film Society. When he was twenty six. He had a lifeling involvement with the film society movement which influenced subsequent generations of Indian film-makers, critics and discerning film audiences. In 1960, he founded the Federation of Film Societies of India.

    An authority on cinema, chidananda Das Gupta has spoken on the subject at diverse forums and has written articles in various celebrated journals, including Cinemaya, Iconics and the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound. He has been editor of the Indian Film Review and the Indian Film Culture. He is the author of Talking about Films, The Painted Face: Studies in India's Popular Cinema and The Cinema of Satyajit Ray and other books. He directed the acclaimed feature film Bilet Pherat(1972) and a number of documentaries, including Portrait of a City(1961) and The Dance of Shiva(1968). He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Osian Film Festival, 2004. Chidananda Das Gupta lives in Calcutta.

  • On Writing

    On Writing

    by Charles Bukowski
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    'If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him ...There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it.' Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy. In the previously unpublished letters to editors, friends and fellow writers collected here, Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life and of art.

     

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    Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American Soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro California, on 9 March 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

  • Orientalism

    Orientalism

    by Edward W. Said
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    Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies.

  • Emerging India

    Emerging India

    by Bimal Jalan
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    The book traces the roots of economic liberalization to the early 90s, and follows India's subsequent economic progress, which has been marked by remarkable ups and downs. The author dissects the nature and effects of India's economic policies, focusing on certain key events that have played a crucial role in India's overall growth. His logical and critical reasoning debunks various myths and highlights several positive aspects of the Indian economy. The book speaks not only from a national and a global perspective, but also from an individual perspective. It discusses what is required from individuals to cement India's economic success. In an era where global economies are crumbling and recession is proving to be a continued threat, the author outlines the steps people must take to counter these testing times. He stresses on the need for a resourceful attitude as opposed to a merely reflective one.

     

    About the Author

    Bimal Jalan is an Indian economic bureaucrat. He has written books like India's Politics: A View From The Backbench, The Future Of India: Politics, Economics And Governance, The Indian Economy: Problems And Prospects, and India's Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead. His writing focuses on various aspects of the Indian economy and its policies. Jalan was born in 1941. He attended the Presidency College in Kolkata, India. He later studied at Oxford and Cambridge. He held various prominent advisory as well as administrative positions with the Government of India. He served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 1997 and 2003. He also represented India on the boards of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2003, Jalan was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

  • The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma

    The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma

    by Gurcharan Das
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    Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing communities, nations, and indeed the global economy to the brink of collapse? In The Difficulty of Being Good, Gurcharan Das seeks answers to these questions in an unlikely source: the 2,000 year-old Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. A sprawling, witty, ironic, and delightful poem, the Mahabharata is obsessed with the elusive notion of dharma--in essence, doing the right thing. When a hero does something wrong in a Greek epic, he wastes little time on self-reflection; when a hero falters in the Mahabharata, the action stops and everyone weighs in with a different and often contradictory take on dharma. Each major character in the epic embodies a significant moral failing or virtue, and their struggles mirror with uncanny precision our own familiar emotions of anxiety, courage, despair, remorse, envy, compassion, vengefulness, and duty. Das explores the Mahabharata from many perspectives and compares the successes and failures of the poem's characters to those of contemporary individuals, many of them highly visible players in the world of economics, business, and politics. In every case, he finds striking parallels that carry lessons for everyone faced with ethical and moral dilemmas in today's complex world.Written with the flair and seemingly effortless erudition that have made Gurcharan Das a bestselling author around the world--and enlivened by Das's forthright discussion of his own personal search for a more meaningful life--The Difficulty of Being Good shines the light of an ancient poem on the most challenging moral ambiguities of modern life.

     

    About the Author

    Gurcharan Das is the author of the much-acclaimed India Unbound, which has been translated into many languages and filmed by the BBC. He writes a regular column for six Indian newspapers, including the Times of India, and occasionally for Newsweek, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. His other books include the novel A Fine Family; a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm; and an anthology, Three English Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, 9 Jakhoo Hill, and Mira.

  • Managing for the future

    Managing for the future

    by Peter F. Drucker
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    Managing for the Future offers stimulating and profitable reading for both existing Druckers disciples and those new to his writing.This collection of thirty-five finely balanced articles and essays,plus an interview and afterword, was planned by the author from the beginning to be published eventuallly in one volume and as variations on one unifying theme - the challenges of tomorrow that face the execute today. What kind of tomorrow it will be depends heavily on the knowledge,insight,foresight and competence of the decision makers of today.The future is in the hands of executives who are already fully occupied with the daily crisis, and for whom the daily crisis is the one absolutely predictable event in their working day.It is to these people that this new Drucker volume is addressed, to enable them to see and to understand the long - range implications and impacts of their immediate,everyday,urgent actions and decisions. Managing for the Future not only aims at providing and promoting knowledge,insight,foresight and competence - it aims at creating vision.

     

    About the Author

    Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter F. Drucker was educated in Austria and England. From 1929 he was a newspaper correspondent abroad and an economist for an international bank in London. Since 1937 he has been in the United States, first as an economist for a group of British banks and insurance companies, and later as a management consultant to several of the country's largest companies, as well as leading companies abroad. Drucker has since had a distinguished career as a teacher, first as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bennington College, then for more than twenty years as Professor of Management at the Graduate Business School of New York University. Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science at Claremont Graduate School in California. In addition to his management books, Peter Drucker is also renowned for his prophetic books analysing politics, economics and society. These books span fifty years of modern history beginning with The End of Economic Man (1939) and including The Practice of Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Next Society; Management Challenges in the 21st Century; The Effective Executive and The Essential Drucker.

  • Failed States

    Failed States

    by Noam Chomsky
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    The United States asserts the right to use military force against ‘failed states’ around the globe. But as Noam Chomsky argues in this devastating analysis, America shares features with many of the regimes it insists are failing and constitute a danger to their neighbours.

    Offering a comprehensive and radical examination of America past and present, Chomsky shows how this lone superpower – which topples foreign governments, invades states that threaten its interests and imposes sanctions on regimes it opposes – has stretched its own democratic institutions to breaking point. And how an America in crisis places the world ever closer to the brink of nuclear and environmental disaster.

     

    About the Author

    Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, On Anarchism and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2016.

  • Interventions

    Interventions

    by Noam Chomsky
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    At a time when the United States exacts a greater and greater power over the rest of the world, America's leading voice of dissent needs to be heard more than ever. In over thirty timely, accessible and urgent essays, Chomsky cogently examines the burning issues of our post-9/11 world, covering the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush presidency and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. This is an essential collection, from a vital and authoritative perspective.

     

    About the Author

    Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, On Anarchism and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2016.

  • Singin & Swingin and Gettin Merry Like Christmas

    Singin & Swingin and Gettin Merry Like Christmas

    by Maya Angelou
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    Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of 'Porgy and Bess'.

     

    About the Author

    Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.

     

  • You Can Win

    You Can Win

    by Shiv Khera
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    An easy-to-read, practical, common-sense guide that will take you from ancient wisdom to modern-day thinking, You Can Win helps you establish new goals, develop a new sense of purpose, and generate new ideas about yourself and your future. It guarantees, as the title suggests, a lifetime of success. The book enables you to translate positive thinking into attitude, ambition and action to give you the winning edge. · Build confidence by mastering the seven steps to positive thinking · Be successful by turning weaknesses into strengths . Gain credibility by doing the right things for the right reasons · Take charge by controlling things instead of letting them control you · Build trust by developing mutual respect with people around you · Accomplish more by removing the barriers to effectiveness.

     

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    Shiv Khera is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems Inc. USA. An educator, business consultant and successful entrepreneur, he is a much sought-after speaker.He inspires and encourages people, making them realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to far ends of the globe; tens of thousands have benefited from his dynamic workshops in over 17 countries; millions have heard him as a keynote speaker; and he has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. His 30 years of research and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and fulfilment.Shiv Khera is the author of 16 books including the international bestseller You Can Win, which has sold over 2.7 million copies in 16 languages.He has been recognized by the Round Table Foundation and honoured by Rotary International and Lions International.

  • An End to Suffering

    An End to Suffering

    by Pankaj Mishra
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    An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World is the buddha still relevant today and, if so, in what way? pankaj mishra tries to answer this question as he travels through poverty-ridden south asia to gilded europe and america along the way he discovers how buddhist thought has flowered even in a materialistic world, and reveals the parallels between the age of the buddha and the contemporary world a rich, challenging and deeply contemplative work, an end to suffering is regarded as many to be mishras masterpiece about the author: pankaj mishra pankaj mishra is the author of five books, most recently from the ruins of empire he writes for, among others, the new yorker, the new york review of books and the guardian review: it is a tribute to mishras ability to link indias past to its present that he has turned a book on the buddha into a social commentary of immense urgency- aravind adiga, time three books disguised as one-succinct, lucid and coherent-and the story of someone who journeyed from the outside of history to its centre- los angeles times highly intelligent- new statesman.

     

    About the Author

    an Indian essayist and novelist and a recipient of the 2014. Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.He is represented by Peter Straus at the literary agency Rogers, Coleridge & White in the UK and Amanda Urban at ICM in the United States.

  • Sadhain Tanneri

    Sadhain Tanneri

    by Jeevan Kumar Prasain
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    असल पोषण र औषधि विज्ञानको विकासले आज मानिस लामो जीवन जिउन समर्थ भएको छ । बुढेसकाल पनि लम्बिएको छ । तर, वातावरण र जीवनशैलीमा आएको परिवर्तनले नयाँ—नयाँ रोग जन्मिएर मानिसको बुढेसकाल चुनौतिपूर्ण बन्दै गएको छ । परिवार वा समाजमा बूढो उमेरप्रति हेर्ने दृष्टिकोण समयानुकूल बन्न नसकेको अवस्था पनि छ । यस्तो अवस्थामा स्वस्थ र सुखद बुढेसकालका लािग कुन—कुन कुराको अहम् भूमिका रहन्छ र यसका लागि हामीले गर्नुपर्ने तयारी के—के हुन सक्छन् भन्ने विषयलाई यस पुस्तकमा वैज्ञानिक तथ्यका आधारमा वर्णन गर्ने प्रयास गरिएको छ । अरु उमेरजस्तै बुढेसकालले पनि हाँस्न, खेल्न, रमाउन खोज्छ र यो सबैका लागि हुन सक्छ भन्ने सन्देश यो पुस्तकमार्फत दिन खोजिएको छ । 
     
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    जीवनकुमार प्रसाईं संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिकाको बर्मिङ्घमस्थित युनिभर्सिटी अफ अल्बामा कार्यरत छन् । उनले दुई दशकभन्दा बढी समयदेखि जडिबुटी र खाद्यपदार्थमा रहेका पोलिफेनोलको क्यान्सरलगायत जीर्ण रोगहरुको नियन्त्रण तथा उपचारमा हुने असरका क्षेत्रमा अनुसन्धान गर्दै आएका छन् । उनको वैज्ञानिक अनुसन्धान नेसनल इन्स्टिच्युट अफ हेल्थ(एनआईएच)सँगसमेत आबद्ध छ । खोजीमै आधारित उनका आलेख‘साइन्स’ लगायत जर्नलहरुमा प्रकाशित छन् । उनले जापानको तोयामा मेडिकल एन्ड फर्मास्युटिकल युनिभर्सिटीबाट औषधि विज्ञानमा विद्यावारिधि गरेका हुन् । उनको यसअघि खानपान र स्वास्थ्य जीवनशैलीमा आधारित पुस्तक ‘जीवन जिउने काइदा’ प्रकाशित छ ।
     
  • The Intelligent Investor

    The Intelligent Investor

    by Benjamin Graham
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    benjamin graham inspired people everywhere in the world and is known to be the most famous investment advisor of the 20th century. His book the intelligent investor is recognized and believed to be the stock market bible since it was published in 1949 because of graham's philosophy called value investing which explains to investors how to develop long term strategies and prevent errors.famous investor, warren buffett, has described this book as the best book on investing ever written. The intelligent investor teaches us how to reach our goals financially and how to avoid the calculated risks involved. This book has become famous as being imperative for everyone in the business of investing.our market has come a long way and the advancements are a proof of graham's take on finance, his plans and ideas. Jason zweig, a financial journalist infuses his outlook about how the market functions in today's world with graham's examples and the current financial order and plans. This is what you can expect in the current revised edition of the book, while still safeguarding graham's unique text. All this is done to make applying graham's principles easier in day to day life. This book is available in paperback.key features the many examples are used to give us more clarity on the finance world. The idea of retaining the original plan of graham and infusing it with the current day to day financial situations makes this book a big success.

     

    About the Author

    Benjamin Grossbaum; May 8, 1894 - September 21, 1976) was a British-born American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the father of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book Security Analysis. Graham had many disciples in his lifetime, a number of whom went on to become successful investors themselves. Graham's most well-known disciples include Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn and Walter J. Schloss, among others. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of them, Buffett and Kahn, named their sons Howard Graham Buffett and Thomas Graham Kahn after him. Graham also taught at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  • How Starbucks Saved My Life

    How Starbucks Saved My Life

    by Michael Gates Gill
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    A candid, moving and inspirational memoir about a high-flying business man who is forced to re-evaluate his life and values when he suddenly loses everything and goes to work in Starbucks.

    Michael Gill had it made. He was educated, wealthy and well-connected. He had a creative and lucrative advertising job, which he loved and which he was good at, and a model family and home life. Then he loses it all. He is fired by a young exec whom he had mentored. He has an extramarital affair that destroys his family and results in a newborn son. Then he is diagnosed with brain cancer. He has no insurance, no income.

    One day he wanders into Starbucks and by chance signs up for a job interview. His would-be boss is a young black woman who gives him a job, and sets about training him and mentoring him. What follows is an inspirational eye-opener as Gill experiences a whole new world compared to his former life – with people from completely different ethnic and social backgrounds.

    ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ follows Gill's journey of discovery as gradually he is forced to question his ingrained assumptions, prejudices and habits. Gill emerges from his fall from grace with humility and gratitude. His new-found empathy teaches him how anyone who has lost their way, or made a mistake, can start again.

     

    About the Author

    Michael Gates Gill was born with all the material advantages that America can offer, with an acclaimed New Yorker staff writer for a father, and spent his childhood surrounded by famous intellectuals and socially connected people. After graduating from Yale he was given a job with the help of a classmate as a Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson, the most successful and largest advertising agency in the world. Then after 25 years of devoting his life to work, he was suddenly fired and his life at the top of the American establishment became derailed. He found himself broke, his marriage dissolving, learned he needed a brain operation, and was desperately looking for work to help support his five children. Then he found a job at Starbucks where he still works as a barista.

  • Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts

    Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts

    by Anuradha M Chenoy & Kamal A. Mitra Chenoy
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    Between 1994 and 2010, 58,000 civilians, security forces and militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeast and in Naxalite-affected areas. One-sixth of all Indians today live in areas of armed conflict. Seeking solutions, this book is a holistic examination of present armed conflicts as well as the past ones in Punjab and Mizoram, illuminating their common roots, as well as the responses of the state and civil society. The authors show how insurgencies are propelled by a complex mix of issues: the denial of justice and rights, identity concerns, and the breakdown of the social and symbolic order, rather than merely poverty and lack of education. Draconian laws like the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and measures like encounters, crackdowns and Salwa Judum aggravate the sense of collective victimhood and feelings of alienation from the national community. Furthermore, the long-term use of force leads to militarization of the state and society and a flourishing illegal economy. Uniquely the authors also explore the gendered aspects of such conflicts. Women are considered signifiers of the community’s honor, to be protected or violated, and hence become subject to greater control than at normal times. Domestic violence gets enhanced and even where women become combatants, men sanction and ultimately control their roles. Bringing together for the first time ever, field data and interviews with insurgents and activists, especially woman, civil society and politicians from these diverse areas, this book is a powerful critique of national security approaches for resolution of armed conflicts.

     

    About the Author

    Professor Anuradha M. Chenoy teaches in the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her earlier books include Militarism and Women in South Asia and Human Security: Concepts and Principles (co-author), 2007. Dr Kamal A. Mitra Chenoy is Professor and Chair, Centre for Comparative Politics & Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is Member, Indian Council of Social Science Research, and a social activist and commentator.

  • The Habit of Winning

    The Habit of Winning

    by Prakash Iyer
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    Motivation, positive attitudes and self beliefs together mold the success of individuals. Prakash Iyer's Habit of Winning does not show the path to success, instead it shows one how to travel in the path towards success. For this purpose, he has used the life stories of many achievers in diverse fields as evidence. Not only has he mentioned famous figures, but he has also cited examples of ordinary people. Success cannot be confined to a single aspect; it has many dimensions. This is the concept he delivers in each one of his stories. He has also written about goal planning, which is a crucial element for success. The Habit of Winning has made use of many interesting anecdotes throughout.

    Prakash Iyer has also included incidents from his personal and professional lives. Perception is an important factor which influences our attitude; he has illustrated this point in different ways. He also emphasizes the fact that strong determination and guts, along with a positive attitude can help everyone accomplish their goals in life. Using Rohit Sharma as an example, he has shown how a person can overcome mental barriers that inhibit our success.

    The various examples he has mentioned include cricketers such as Suresh Raina, Robin Uttapha, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Anil Kumble. in addition, he has also talked about what we can learn from the nature of animals such as cows and dogs. He has used the analogy of a caterpillar's struggle to break out of the cocoon and emerge as a butterfly.

     

    About the Author

    Prakash Iyer has carved his position in motivational writing by delivering a hit with his first book itself.

  • Gender Intelligence

    Gender Intelligence

    by Barbara Annis & Keith Merron
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    Publisher: Harper Collins

  • Nepali Theatre as I See it

    Nepali Theatre as I See it

    by Abhi Subedi
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    About the Author

    abhi Subedi is a Nepali poet, playwright, linguist, translator and critic, who writes in Nepali and English.

  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    by Steven D. Levitt
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    The book, 'Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’ is an interesting book that combines the theories of economics with everyday issues and topics and presents a series of fascinating exercises that are engaging. Written by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, this book provides a unique take of various things that we face every day. It has been published by William Morrow publications in the year 2013. This book became popular thanks to its unique narration style that presented the complex economic concepts using conventional humour and everyday wisdom.

    This book is written in the format of essays that cover economic issues and dissect how they are connected with everyday life. There are total 6 essays in the book. The first chapter deals with the issue of cheating and uses the example of sumo wrestlers. The second chapter deals with real estate agents and their practice of information control. The third chapter is about drug dealing which has been explained in an unconventional manner. It talks about the life and earnings of cocaine dealers and the low wages that they earn. The fourth chapter deals with the topic of abortion and talks about how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates. The fifth chapter is about parenting and education. The sixth chapter sheds light on the issue of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.

     

    About the Author

    Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economy at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal for being the most influential economist under the age of forty. He has since co-authored a sequel to Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics. Stephen J. Dubner is a celebrated author, journalist and radio personality. in the past he taught English at the Columbia University. His journalism has been published with The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Time. He currently lives in New York with his wife and their children.

  • Nutrients A - Z

    Nutrients A - Z

    by Michael Sharon
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    With processed foods and commercially-farmed produce offering us less and less essential nutrition these days, people are taking a greater interest in their diet as a way to stay healthy and cope with illness and everyday stress. As a result the market is swamped with health claims for every kind of food and a profusion of health supplements, each one claiming wonder properties.Now in its fifth edition with many new entries and updated information in existing entries, "Nutrients A-Z" is an easy-to-use dictionary of every food, herb, vitamin, mineral or supplement you might encounter: from bananas and carrots, olive oil and yoghurt (the oldest natural medicines), to blueberries, guarana and St John's Wort. Each entry gives a definition in plain language: what it is and where it comes from; the form it takes; how to prepare or enjoy it; its medicinal and health benefits and recommended daily dose. In addition, any other key terms or nutrients that are mentioned within the entries are marked in bold to let the reader know that there is a separate entry on that subject.

     

    About the Author

    Dr Michael Sharon is a nutrition consultant to health food companies with his own private practice. He is the author of the bestsellers Complete Nutrition, Eat to Live, and Food and Health and is Israel's leading expert on nutrition. A graduate of the International University for Nutritional Education in California, he is now based in London.

  • Working Hard is Not Good Enough

    Working Hard is Not Good Enough

    by T.G.C. Prasad
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    Less than 2 percent of entrepreneurs succeed, only 15 percent employees get the best hikes, promotions and appraisal ratings. Less than 1 percent get to senior management positions and higher. Does this mean the rest do not work as hard or are not as smart? They are! But there are subtle, yet profound differences. According to bestseller author, T.G.C Prasad, there is more to accomplishments than just working hard or at times even being smarter. Working Hard is Not Good Enough is an insightful management book for all who want to make a difference to their performance, potential and life in general–to achieve success and importantly happiness.

     

    About the Author

    T.G.C. Prasad is the author of bestsellers, Unusual People Do things Differently (Penguin, Portfolio) and Along the Way (Rupa Publishers). He has worked as Country Manager, Global Vice President for Misys Plc. and was on the board of Misys, India. Prior to that he worked with companies such as Wipro, Coopers and Lybrand, PWC, IBM, Mind Tree and Alcatel Lucent in various senior management roles globally and is currently on advisory boards of several companies. He manages T.G.C. Consulting a global partnership consulting firm.

  • Girl Stuff

    Girl Stuff

    by Kaz Cooke
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    The Rough Guide to Girl Stuff is packed with everything a girl needs to know to get her through the teen years. From friends, body changes, clothes school stress, exercise and sex to smoking, embarrassment, dieting, guys, drinking, drugs and heartbreak. Not to mention how to beat bullies and mean girls, earn money, find new friends and get on with your family. Written by award winning author Kaz Cooke, in extensive consultation with medical, psychological and practical experts; The Rough Guide to Girl Stuff provides a wealth of practical tips and non-judgemental advice for teens (and their parents!) Girl Stuff is split in to four key themes: Body, Head, Heart and On the Go and each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details of websites and books for useful tips if you want to find out more. Designed to be a friend through the teenage years,The Rough Guide to Girl Stuff will be your best friend through every change and challenge.

     

    About the Author

    Kaz Cooke is an Australian author and cartoonist, mum 

    and former teenage girl. She has a background in 
    journalism and faffing about. She is often a columnist; sometimes a radio broadcaster; the best-selling author 
    of The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Rough Guide to Babies and Toddlers, The Little Book of Stress and 
    Real Gorgeous; and the winner of the 2002 UK Diagram Prize 
    for the Oddest Title of the Year, Living with Crazy Buttocks.