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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Healer Dr Prathap Chandra Reddy
By : Pranay Gupte

About the Book
A chain of more than 71 healthcare centres, more than 2,950 beds, largest telemedicine provider in India and around the world including Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, Oman, Bangladesh, Qatar, Republic of Mauritius, Kuwait and many more countries, the first in India to receive a form of International healthcare accreditation—The Apollo Group of Hospitals.
A brainchild of Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy—When everyone thinks how to spend their retirement days at the age of 50, Dr. Reddy brought a new wave of revolution in the field of medicine and healthcare in India with the establishment of the first health care hospital Apollo in 1983.
The renowned cardiologist launched the new venture was country’s first professionally run private sector hospital system. Apollo Group of Hospitals is considered as the best multiple super-specialty hospitals with gym and other healthcare services. More than 32 million men and women have been treated at Apollo’s fifty hospitals, which are staffed by over 70,000 professionals.
Know more about this pioneer venture in the field medicine in the book Healer: Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy and the Transformation of India by Pranay Gupte. Full of delightful anecdotes and dramatic twists and turns, The Healer tells Dr. Reddy’s inspirational story like it has never been told before.

About the Author :
Born in Mumbai, Pranay Gupte was educated at Brandeis and Columbia Universities. He worked for the New York Times as a staff reporter, and as a foreign correspondent in Africa, the Middle East and Asia; he was a columnist for Newsweek, and contributed to Forbes and other major international publications. The author of several books, he has also produced documentaries for public television, and published The Earth Times, an environmental newspaper. He divides his time between New Delhi and New York.
   ISBN : 9780670086801                                                   Price : Rs. 899.00   
 


BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Focus The Hidden Driver Of Excellence 
By - Daniel Goleman

About the Book :
For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting long over due discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other and outer focus. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections and mental 'prosthetics' that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts...

About the Author :
Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of many books, including the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence. He cofounded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago). He lives in Massachusetts.
  ISBN : 9789382951797                                                                   PRICE : Rs. 499.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

The Siege: The Attack on the Taj
By - ADRIAN LEVY CATHY SCOTT CLARK

About the Book :
On 26 November 2008, four terrorists entered the Taj Mumbai and took over the hotel. What followed was nearly three days of terror as the world watched the great hotel go up in flames. Now comes the ultimate account of that attack. Telling the stories of guests, staff, police and the National Security Guard, and piecing together transcripts of calls between the terrorists and their handlers, The Siege takes you right into the war zone, showing you what it was like to be in the Taj on those fateful days. Here are heart-stopping stories of guests and staff—of a couple about to celebrate their wedding, a British-Cypriot shipping magnate whose state-of-the-art yacht is docked in front of the hotel, and a young Taj employee who survives because of a stranger’s phone call. Here too are revelations about the training of the terrorists, Headley’s double game and the shocking incompetence of the Indian security forces. Terrifying, gripping and deeply moving, The Siege is unputdownable.

About the Author :
Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books. Most recently the acclaimed The Meadow, about the 1995 Kashmiri kidnapping that changed the face of the modern terrorism. For sixteen years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. In 2009 the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004 They co-produce documentaries, including Kashmir's Torture Trail, winner of a 2013 Amnesty International Media Award. Currently they are filming several new projects in South Asis
  ISBN : 9780143420101                                                                 PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

:: 21 New Beginnings by Viveik Pandit ::

:: 21 New Beginnings by Viveik Pandit ::
Viveik Pandit, the debutant author of By Mistake, is a freelance journalist. His written expressions have found space in newspapers and magazines.

Debut Novel BY MISTAKE of Viveik Pandit launched on 19th May 2012.
“The so called exacting lives are not planned… they happen”
 “Stories of oddity, hope and change”
"That's very rare..." remarked the sub-editor of the famed national daily, in whose office we sat. She continued, "...for a novelist fiction writer to be penning a collection of short stories as a subsequent release."
read more...
www.vivekpandit.in

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT
By - Amy Tan 
About the Book :
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'. In fin de siecle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up at Hidden Jade Path, the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when revolution comes, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Both Chinese and American, Violet moves between these cultural worlds, becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private turmoil. Violet's need for answers propels her on a quest of discovery: a journey to make sense of her life, to right the wrongs of the past - to find love requited. Spanning fifty years and two continents, 'The Valley of Amazement' dramatises the collapse of China's imperial dynasty and the secret life of the courtesan house. Unfolding old family secrets, this novel returns readers to the compelling territory of 'The Joy Luck Club'. With her characteristic wisdom, grace and humour, she conjures a story of the inheritance of love, its mysteries and betrayals, and its illusions and truths.
About the Author :
Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and two childrens books, The Moon Lady, The Chinese Siamese Cat and The Bonesetters Daughter. She was a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five different languages.
 ISBN : 9780007468874                                                                  PRICE : Rs. 895.00 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

THE GRAND TOUR
By - AGATHA CHRISTIE

About the Book :
Unpublished for 90 years, Agatha Christie's extensive and evocative letters and photographs from her year-long round-the-world trip to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America as part of the British trade mission for the famous 1924 Empire Exhibition. In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage around the British Empire with her husband as part of a trade mission to promote the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two-year-old daughter behind with her sister, Agatha set sail at the end of January and did not return until December, but she kept up a detailed weekly correspondence with her mother, describing in detail the exotic places and people she encountered as the mission travelled through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada. The extensive and previously unpublished letters are accompanied by hundreds of photos taken on her portable camera as well as some of the original letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia collected by Agatha on her trip. Edited and introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, this unique travelogue reveals a new side to Agatha Christie, demonstrating how her appetite for exotic plots and locations for her books began with this eye-opening trip, which took place just after only her second novel had been published (the first leg of the tour to South Africa is very clearly the inspiration for the book she wrote immediately afterwards, The Man in the Brown Suit). The letters are full of tales of seasickness and sunburn, motor trips and surf boarding, and encounters with welcoming locals and overbearing Colonials. The Grand Tour is a book steeped in history, sure to fascinate anyone interested in the lost world of the 1920s. Coming from the pen of Britain's biggest literary export and the world's most widely translated author, it is also a fitting tribute to Agatha Christie and is sure to fascinate her legions of worldwide fans.

About the Author :
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became, quite simply, the best-selling novelist in history. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 100 foreign languages. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels under the name of Mary Westmacott. Mathew Prichard is Agatha Christie's grandson and Chairman of Agatha Christie Limited, which runs her business affairs. This is the first time he has been directly involved in the writing of a book about his grandmother.
  ISBN : 9780007460687                                                                     PRICE : Rs. 820.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

India's Military Conflicts and Diplomacy 
An Inside View of Decision-Making
By -GENERAL V.P MALIK

About the Book
In this book General V.P. Malik, Chief of the Indian Army writes about his experiences in the field and important strategic events in which he was involved during his service. He has focused on decision-making processes that were followed at the political and military strategic levels as well as at the operational level. In India, such important decisions are seldom recorded in detail almost never made public. Hence it is difficult to analyse these events in perspective, or learn lessons from them for future generations. The problem gets exaggerated for the armed forces. Despite the important national security roles envisaged and expected from them, they are seldom in the loop at the planning level. And when included in the loop, only a handful of senior officers are privy to the ministerial interactions and decision-making. 
In India s Military Conflicts and Diplomacy the author tries to address problems arising from such practices. He writes about defence and military diplomacy and provides a historical as well as futuristic perspective on India s higher defence management.

About the Author :
General V.P. Malik was the Chief of the Army Staff (India) from 1 October 1997 to 30 September 2000. Concurrently, he was chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, from 1 January 1999 to 30 September 2000. in both these posts, he played a vital role in planning, coordinating and overseeing the military operations that enabled India to evict the Pakistani intruders in Kargil and thus turn the tables on Pakistan. 
A graduate from the Defence Services Staff College and Madras University, General Malik is an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi. He has been a member of India s National Security Advisory Board and has delivered lectures in many prestigious civil and military institutions in India and abroad. Currently, he heads the Institute of Security Studies in the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.
  ISBN : 9789351160830                                                                     PRICE : Rs. 699.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
By - Chris Hadfield

About the Book
This is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality
Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success – and survival – is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst – and enjoy every moment of it.
In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement – and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.
You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth – especially your own.

About the Author :
Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001–2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003–2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006–2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ received over 10 million views in its first three days online. Chris Hadfield’s book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, sees his lessons learnt in space applied to life on Earth.
 ISBN : 9781447257516                                                                     PRICE : Rs. 599.00 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

The Luminaries
By  - Eleanor Catton

About the Book :
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her mid-20s, and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.
About the Author :
Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Eleanor Catton, 27, completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2007 and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for her first novel, The Rehearsal, which was also long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop as the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship. She lives in New Zealand.
 ISBN : 9781847088765                                                PRICE : Rs. 799.00 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Reimagining India  
Unlocking the Potential of Asias Next Super Power
By  - McKinsey & company

About the Book :
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 vast and vital nation is changing and how it promises to change the world around us. India's culture. Reimagining India is a critical resource for readers seeking to understand how thisvast and vital nation is changing and how it promises to change the world around us.

About the Author :
Clay Chandler is Asia editor for McKinsey's global publishing division. He is former Asia editor of Fortune magazine and has covered global economics for leading publications including the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
Adil Zainulbhai is chairman of McKinsey India. Over the course of his 34-year career at McKinsey he has served clients around the world and in a wide range of industries. He also has advised governments on social and development issues.
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm dedicated to helping the worlds leading organizations address their strategic challenges. With more than 100 offices in more than than 50 countries, the firm is a trusted advisor to two-thirds of the Fortune 1000.
    ISBN : 9781476763330                                                         PRICE : Rs. 699.00    

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Cricket Cauldron
The Turbulent Politics of Sport in Pakistan
By  - Shaharyar M Khan, Ali Khan


About the Book : 
A book that views Pakistan through an unlikely medium: cricket Authors show how understanding the state of cricket in Pakistan is the key to understanding the country itself. Cricket Cauldron tackles the controversies and scandals associated with the game in Pakistan head on: ball tampering, spot fixing, matchfixing, player factions, increasing presence of religion in Pakistani cricket, Bob Woolmers mysterious death…


About the Author
Shaharyar M. Khan is a distinguished Pakistani diplomat who served as High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, Ambassador to France and Jordan, Foreign Secretary and the UN Secretary Generals Special Representative in Rwanda. His cricket pedigree is impeccable. He distinguished himself at Cambridge University, played club cricket in Britain and Pakistan and was a playing member of the MCC. 
Ali Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research interests vary from labour issues to popular culture in Pakistan, focusing particularly on cinema and sports. 
  ISBN : 9789350295007                                                               PRICE : Rs. 699.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

GANDHI BEFORE INDIA
By - Ramachandra Guha
 
About the Book :
In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a 23-year-old briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. The two decades that he spent in South Africa were to be the making of the Mahatma. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that Gandhi’s ideas were fundamentally shaped before his return to India in 1915. It was during his years in England and South Africa that he came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and it was in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and ultimately destroy the British Empire.
Based on a wealth of new material, and archival research in four continents, Gandhi Before India presents a vivid portrait of Gandhi and the world he lived in, a world of sharp contrasts between the coastal culture of Gujarat, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in rich detail his experiments with dissident cults such as Tolstoyans and vegetarians; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how he inspired the devotion of thousands of followers as he mobilized a crossclass and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.
This deeply researched and beautifully written book will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of India’s greatest man.
‘Perhaps the best among India’s non-fiction writers’—New York Times
 
About The Author : The writer was raised in Dehradun and educated in Delhi and Kolkata. Now based in Bangalore, he has previously taught at Yale, Stanford, Oslo, and the London School of Economics. He has pioneered three distinct fields of historical inquiry: environmental history (as in The Unquiet Woods, 1989), the social history of sport (A Corner of a Foreign Field, 2002), and contemporary history (India After Gandhi, 2007). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Patriots and
Partisans, published by Penguin in 2012. His other books include Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India (1999), soon to appear in a new edition from Penguin.
Guha’s awards include the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Padma Bhushan. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, and again in 2013, Guha featured on Prospect Magazine’s list of the world’s most influential thinkers.
Work aside, Christopher is a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock.
He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, daughter and two dogs. The Mahabharata Secret is his debut novel.
  ISBN : 9780670083879                                                            PRICE : Rs. 899.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

My Brief History
By  - Stephen Hawking 

About the Book :
The extraordinary personal autobiography of the world's most famous scientist, written solely and exclusively by Stephen Hawking.
Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.
My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him ‘Einstein'; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia.
Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time – one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.
Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.

About the Author :
Stephe 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.
  ISBN : 9780593072523                                                             PRICE : Rs. 399.00 
 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

MADDADDAM
By- Margaret Atwood

About the Book
A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers - a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers' reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb. Meanwhile, giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack. Told with wit, dizzying imagination, and dark humour, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood's unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future.

About the Author :
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize, Oryx and Crake and most recently, The Year of the Flood. Margaret Atwood has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award seven times, winning twice, and in 2012 was awarded the title of Companion of Literature by The Royal Society of Literature. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.

Out of this journey, A Walk Across the Sun was born. It is a novel that brings together three of Addison's great passions--storytelling, human rights, and the world and its cultures--in a narrative that enlightens while it entertains. Addison is a supporter of international justice causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, and he is committed to broadening this support through the publication of A Walk Across the Sun.
  ISBN : 9781408819708                                                         PRICE : Rs. 699.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


The Garden of Burning Sand
By- Corban Addison

About the Book : 
On a dark night in Lusaka, Zambia, an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted. In shock, she cannot speak. Her identity is a mystery. Where did she come from? Was the attack a random street crime or a premeditated act? The girl's case is taken up by Zoe Fleming, a human rights lawyer working in Africa. A betrayal in her own past gives the girl's plight a special resonance for Zoe, and she is determined to find the perpetrator and seek justice. Also investigating on behalf of the Zambian police is Joseph Kabuta. At first reluctant to work together, they team up. Yet their progress is thwarted at every turn and it soon becomes clear that their opponents are every bit as powerful and determined as they are corrupt. 

About the Author :
Corban Addison holds degrees in law and engineering from the University of Virginia and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He began to experiment with writing at the age of fifteen, about the same time he developed an interest in international travel. His early works were mostly essays, reflections and travelogues, but his true love was fiction. For eight years he searched for a story with wings. In the end, the story found him.

In the summer of 2008, Addison's wife gave him an idea that he found irresistible--a novel on the global trade in human beings. Despite the increasing demands of career and family, he embarked upon an odyssey that took him to India and Europe and into the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. In immersing himself in the world of modern-day slavery, he spent time with experts and activists in the field and went undercover into the brothels of Mumbai to meet trafficking victims firsthand.

Out of this journey, A Walk Across the Sun was born. It is a novel that brings together three of Addison's great passions--storytelling, human rights, and the world and its cultures--in a narrative that enlightens while it entertains. Addison is a supporter of international justice causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, and he is committed to broadening this support through the publication of A Walk Across the Sun.
  ISBN : 9781780876948                                                            Price : Rs. 499.00  

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
How to Run or Ruin an Economy
By - Tim Harford

About the Book
Tim Harford returns as the UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST with an even bigger target in his sights: to explain how the whole world economy works.
A million readers bought THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt How do you create a job Will the BRIC countries take over the world Asking - among many other things - what the future holds for the Euro, why the banks are still paying record bonuses and where government borrowing will take us, in THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST STRIKES BACK, Tim Harford returns with his trademark clarity and wit to explain what's really going on - and what it means for us all.

About the Author :
Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times and the presenter of Radio 4's More or Less. He was the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006, and More or Less was commended for excellence in journalism by the Royal Statistical Society in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Harford lives in Oxford with his wife and three children, and is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His other books include THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST, THE LOGIC OF LIFE and ADAPT.
  ISBN :  9781408704240                                                              PRICE : Rs. 599.00  


BOOKS OF THE WEEK

American Veda
By : Philip Goldberg

About the book :
In February 1968 the Beatles went to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It may have been the most momentous spiritual retreat since Jesus spent those forty days in the wilderness. 
With these words, Philip Goldberg begins his monumental work, American Veda, a fascinating look at Indias remarkable impact on Western culture. This eye-opening popular history shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly affected the worldview of millions of Americans and radically altered the religious landscape. 
What exploded in the 1960s actually began more than two hundred years earlier, when the United States started importing knowledge as well as tangy spices and colorful fabrics from Asia. The first translations of Hindu texts found their way into the libraries of John Adams and Ralph Waldo Emerson. From there the ideas spread to Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and succeeding generations of receptive Americans, who absorbed Indias science of consciousness and wove it into the fabric of their lives. Charismatic teachers like Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda came west in waves, prompting leading intellectuals, artists, and scientists such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, John Coltrane, Dean Ornish, and Richard Alpert, aka Ram Dass, to adapt and disseminate what they learned from them. The impact has been enormous, enlarging our current understanding of the mind and body and dramatically changing how we view ourselves and our place in the cosmos. 
Goldberg paints a compelling picture of this remarkable East-to-West transmission, showing how it accelerated through the decades and eventually moved from the counterculture into our laboratories, libraries, and living rooms. Now physicians and therapists routinely recommend meditation, words like karma and mantra are part of our everyday vocabulary, and Yoga studios are as ubiquitous as Starbuckses. The insights of Indias sages permeate so much of what we think, believe, and do that they have redefined the meaning of life for millions of Americansand continue to do so every day. 
Rich in detail and expansive in scope, American Veda shows how we have come to accept and live by the central teaching of Vedic wisdom: Truth is one, the wise call it by many names.

About the Author :
Philip Goldberg is the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including Roadsigns: On the Spiritual Path and The Intuitive Edge. Based in Los Angeles, he is an ordained interfaith minister, a public speaker and seminar leader, and the founder of Spiritual Wellness and Healing Associates. He is director of outreach for SpiritualCitizens.net and blogs regularly on religion for the Huffington Post.
 ISBN : 9780804139434                                                                                Price : Rs. 599.00 

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10 Judgements That Changed India 
By : Zia Mody

About the book :
Honest and unsentimental, yet funny and compassionate, Finding Neema is the story of an autistic boy from the eastern Himalayas, Here are the Supreme Court s ten pivotal judgements that have transformed Indian democracy and redefined our daily lives. Exploring vital themes such as custodial deaths, reservations and environmental jurisprudence, this book contextualizes the judgements, explains key concepts and maps their impacts. Written by one of India s most respected lawyers, Ten Judgements That Changed India is an authoritative yet accessible read for anyone keen to understand India s legal system and the foundations of our democracy.

About the Author :
Zia Mody is one of India s foremost corporate attorneys. She co-founded AZB & Partners, one of India s leading corporate law firms, and is senior partner at its Mumbai offices. Zia has been consistently ranked by renowned international business law journals as one of India s and Asia s best mergers and acquisitions lawyers, most powerful CEOs and commercial arbitration specialists. She was a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration (2009 13) and is a director of the London Court of International Arbitration, India. She has also been a member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (2007 12). She is on several government committees on financial reforms and corporate governance. Zia read law at University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is the daughter of legal luminary Soli J. Sorabjee.
  ISBN : 9780670086627                                                    Price : Rs. 399.00 

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The Elephant Catchers
 By - Subroto Bagchi

About the Book :
'Unlike an operation to catch rabbits, trapping an elephant calls for expertise over enthusiasm. Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants.' Many organizations, even those that may have a brilliant start, falter in their attempts to achieve transformational growth in their later phases. In The Elephant Catchers, Subroto Bagchi distils his years of on-the-ground learning to explore why this happens, and what such organizations and their people must do to climb to the next level and beyond. Through a combination of engaging anecdotes from his experiences as co-founder, and subsequently Chairman, of Mindtree Ltd, and insightful stories from our everyday world, Bagchi demonstrates a crucial point: Organizations with real ambition to get to the top need to embrace the idea of scale and then ensure that it systematically pervades every aspect of its functioning. In doing this, he leads you to evaluate:

  • Is your organization's infrastructure designed to evolve and ultimately mimic the simultaneity of a living organism?
  • Are you constantly nurturing and renewing your brand identity or letting it stagnate and decay?
  • Does your sales force have as many hunters as it has farmers? Or is it dominated by a grizzly who just waits for the salmon to land in its mouth?
  • In a fiercely competitive environment, are you really stepping 'out of the box' and learning from unusual sources?
  • Are leaders in your organization truly building capacity or merely solving problems?
Practical advice on real issues, from how to deal with consultants to the question of succession, words of caution on strategy traps and M&As, and invaluable insights into a whole range of growth-related issues -The Elephant Catchers has it all. Engaging, wise and thoroughly accessible, this book is a must-read for everyone in every organization seeking breakout success.

About the author :
Subroto Bagchi is Chairman, Mindtree Ltd, which he co-founded in 1999. Author of the bestsellers The High-Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World, The Professional, MBA at 16 and The Professional Companion, Bagchi was acclaimed as India's No.1 bestselling business books author. His works have been translated into several languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Korean and Chinese. He is married to writer Susmita Bagchi, and they have two daughters, Neha and Niti.
 ISBN : 9789350095836                                                                  PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

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The New IQ
Use Your Working Memory to Think Stronger,
Faster, Better

Working memory – a bigger asset than IQ
By -  Tracy Alloway, Ross Alloway

About the Book 
Working memory – your ability to work with information – influences nearly everything you do.
What if you could find a way to better handle a hectic schedule or expertly manage risks? What if you could gain an advantage in climbing the career ladder or in sports? What if there were a way to improve your outlook on life, and face each day with more optimism and confidence? Tracy and Ross Alloway, leading experts, show how working memory is the key to all that and more. They present important and recent breakthroughs in the field, including research on how Facebook can become ‘Smartbook’, how working memory can improve your children’s marks, how it changes as you age, and how working memory is linked with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and Alzheimer’s.
But here’s the best news: You can improve your working memory! This book will give you three tests to find out how good your working memory is – and over 50 targeted exercises so you can sharpen it.
‘The New IQ’ offers unprecedented insight into one of the most important cognitive breakthroughs in recent years – a vital new approach to making your brain stronger, smarter and faster.

About the Authors :
Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan at the University of Stirling, UK and the worlds leading expert on Working Memory. She is the author of several academic books about Working Memory, she has created the worlds first standardized Working Memory tests for educators, and she also writes a weekly blog, www.tracyalloway.com. Her work has been featured everywhere from the BBC and The Guardian, to ABC News, The Huffington Post, Salon and The Washington Post.
Ross Alloway, PhD, is the CEO of Memosyne Ltd, a company that brings cutting-edge scientific research to parents. His research, together with Dr. Tracy Alloway, has looked at high school students and adults to investigate the effect of social media like Facebook and Twitter on cognitive skills. Ross is also involved in cutting-edge research on brain training, and his work on the growth and decline of Working Memory over the lifespan, and the importance of Working Memory in education, has featured on BBC Radio and in the Sunday Times.
 ISBN No. : 9780007532957                                                        PRICE : Rs. 399.00 

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OUR MOON HAS BLOOD CLOTS
The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits 
By - Rahul Pandita

About the Book :
Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim- majority Kashmir that was becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of Azadi from India. The heartbreaking story of Kashmir has so far been told through the prism of the brutality of the Indian state, and the pro-independence demands of separatists. But there is another part of the story that has remained unrecorded and buried. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the unspoken chapter in the story of Kashmir, in which it was purged of the Kashmiri Pandit community in a violent ethnic cleansing backed by Islamist militants. Hundreds of people were tortured and killed, and about 3,50,000 Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes and spend the rest of their lives in exile in their own country. Rahul Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history, home and loss.

About the Author
Rahul Pandita is the author of the bestselling Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement, and the co- author of the critically acclaimed The Absent State. He has extensively reported from war zones, including Iraq and Sri Lanka, and Kashmir and Bastar in India. In 2010, he received the International Red Cross Award for conflict reporting. Rahul was born in the Kashmir valley. At the age of fourteen, in 1990, his family was forced into exile, like thousands of others, by Islamic extremists. He lives in a Delhi suburb, and works as associate editor with Open magazine.
 ISBN No. : 9788184000870                                                            PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

THE COMPLETE MAHABHARATA 
By - Anjuli Kaul  & Ramesh Menon

About the Book :
The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as The Iliad and The Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for over 4,000 years. 
The main theme is the Great War in Kurukshetra, but the epic teems with smaller stories, and other stories within these, all woven together with a genius that defies comparison. As its heart, it contains Krishna s immortal Bhagavad Gita, the Song of God. 
The Mahabharata embodies the ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Famously, What is found here may be found elsewhere. What is not found here will not be found elsewhere. 
Many believe this most magnificent epic to be the greatest story ever told. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task, and the language he used is now, sadly, archaic.
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About the Author :
Anjuli Kaul grew up in Mumbai, lives in Goa, but dreams of Kodaikanal. She has been a teacher for thirty years. More recently, her love of language and literature has drawn her into editing and writing. She is passionate about education, organic farming, sustainable living and sunsets. 
Series editor: Ramesh Menon was born in 1951 in New Delhi. He has also written modern renderings of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Srimadbhagavadgita, Siva Purana, Devi Purana and Bhagavata Purana.
 ISBN No. : 9788129129291                                                 PRICE : Rs. 795.00 

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

THE NEW BIHAR
By - N.K Singh 

About the Book :
During the 1990s, Bihars development failed to benefit from the acceleration in Indias economic growth, principally because of a steep decline in the already low standards of governance.This changed dramatically after November 2005, when The Nitish Kumar government came to power. Within a short time, major initiatives were launched in improving governance, infrastructure, education, especially primary and for girl children, health and agriculture.
The last six years have shown that rapid economic development is possible in Bihar. To maintain the momentum of growth, the recent improvements in governance have to be consolidated and strengthened.
Eminent economists like Amartya Sen, Kaushik Basu, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Meghnad Desai, Shankar Acharya and Arvind Virmani analyse the remarkable turnaround witnessed by Bihar. Experts Tarun Das, Deepak Parekh, Lord Billimoria, K.V. Kamath and Isher Judge Ahluwalia speak of the opportunities and challenges ahead.
This is a must read for anyone interested in governance and development.

About the Author :
N.K Singh is a politician, economist and former Indian Administrative Service officer. Currently a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, he was earlier the deputy chairman of Bihar State Planning Commission.
Nicholas Stern is a British economist and academic. He has made major contributions to the economics of public policy and to development economics.
 ISBN : 9789350296417                                                                 Price : Rs. 799.00 

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