Fiction : -
2014: Pakistan has transitioned into a full-fledged democracy and is
reconciling with India. However, there are forces working against this
fragile peace. A Pakistani jihadi leader, Yaseer Basheer, travels to the
Red Corridor and enlists the support of an Indian Naxalite commander,
Agyaat. Their plan: to unleash Pralay, Indias experimental
intercontinental ballistic missile, on the subcontinent. As the missile
changes course en route, it hits Pakistan and causes collateral damage.
In response, Pakistan unleashes war on India.The battle for South Asia
turns murkier as an Indo-Pak war threatens to embroil many other
countries in the endgame. Have India and Pakistan sparked off the mother
of all wars?
haunted foothills of Himalayas present the perfect setting for the dark
and sinister world of phantoms and apparitions. Many spirits wander
about these hills the English nurse, the theatre manager, the English
lord and his sister, even a family of local ghosts...Many of these are
real encounters narrated by the inhabitants.With thrilling twists and
turns, each story recreates the horror of the victims and the fear of
the unknown. Get ready to be spooked!
the very edge of its many interlocking worlds, the city of Bombay
conceals a near invisible community of Parsi corpse bearers, whose job
it is to carry bodies of the deceased to the Towers of Silence.
Segregated and shunned from society, often wretchedly poor, theirs is a
lot that nobody would willingly espouse. Yet thats exactly what Phiroze
Elchidana, son of a revered Parsi priest, does when he falls in love
with Sepideh, the daughter of an aging corpse bearer. Derived from a
true story, Cyrus Mistrys extraordinary new novel is a moving account of
tragic love that, at the same time, brings to vivid and unforgettable
life the degradation experienced by those who inhabit the unforgiving
margins of history.
is the saga of Lalljee Lakha as he rises from his humble beginnings as a
penniless orphan in his desert homeland of Kutch to amass a large
fortune as Bombay’s ‘Cotton King’. Set against the eventful period
between India’s War for Independence in 1857 and the fledgling freedom
struggle of the early twentieth century, this sweeping tale is peopled
by a vibrant array of characters – merchant princes and maharajas,
courtesans and soothsayers, pirates, freedom fighters and soldiers of
the British Raj. Days of Gold and Sepia paints the portrait of a man of
courage and character, and is the story of the discovery of life, the
pain of a passionate and doomed love and family feuds, and of great
personal integrity and human frailty.
Paris, London, Bombay: three cities form a backdrop to a journey through Leela’s twenties at the dawn of the new millennium, as she learns to negotiate the world, work, relationships and sex, and find some measure of authenticity. Sharp, funny, and melancholy, Another Country brings a cool eye to friendship, love, and the idea of belonging in its movements through old and new worlds. As with her debut, Saraswati Park (2010), Anjali Joseph’s beautiful, clear writing captures exactly both emotions and surroundings.
Non Fiction : -
How do you find something hidden in plain sight? Begin in a village
named for an epidemic, witness an exorcism, and enter a labyrinth.
Emerge with a mirage and meet a curious cartographer. Journey 60 million
years with a turtle and a frog. Then, finally, find Gilbert Hill. 'Once
Upon A Hill' is a plea from Kalpish Ratna to their city of Bombay.
Gilbert Hill is where our past and future are gathered. Shall we revere
this still point, or as seems inexorable, destroy it with our dance?
7. Andrew St Gerorge : Royal Navy Way of Leadership - Rs. 599.00
Four years ago the Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy asked Andrew St
George to spend time with every level of the Navy staff, from junior
sailors in the engine room of an aircraft carrier, to handlers of
landing craft, through to Royal Marines, ships’ commanders, and Royal
Navy staff right up to Navy Board and Cabinet level, with the aim of
creating a book which distils the leadership culture of perhaps the most
highly respected and efficient organisation in the world. This book
charts that journey – representing the largest piece of research on
Royal Navy leadership ever done – and it is the current state of the art
leadership framework for the Navy. St George writes about how to plan
and execute, how to exercise judgment and how to motivate people.
Everything in the book is here because it works, tested over thousands
of hours of hard training, rigorous assessment and absolute measurement.
The book’s messages are deceptively simple. In order to succeed we must
have: the clarity of intent; the strategy; the resources; a contingency
plan; an emotional investment. These tenets stand in all walks of
business and personal life: they are from Nelson’s order of battle at
Trafalgar. One of the Senior Royal Navy personnel behind this book,
Admiral Sir James Burnell- Nugent carried two things with him at all
times. Not a phone, nor a diary, nor a computer. He carried his hat, so
that when he walked into a room everyone knew who he was (which saved a
great deal of time) and a small card with Nelson's lines on it so that
when he walked into a room he knew what he was there for.
India is home to over a thousand species of birds ranging from
glittering sunbirds, peacocks and pheasants through to unassuming
inhabitants of town and countryside like crows, sparrows and pigeons to
those that are rare and threatened like the Indian Bustard. In this
book, many of them are brought to vivid life by one of the countrys
greatest naturalists and nature writers. M. Krishnan's prose is studded
with evocative descriptions of nature, literary allusions, stylistic
flourishes, humour, and most rewardingly, precise observations and
original insights into over a hundred species of birds in a variety of
habitats. This is a work that will delight bird lovers of every stripe.
As Zafar Futehally, one of the country's best known ornithologists, says
in his fore, Every piece in this collection has something even for the
seasoned naturalist, and even his description of common events holds
your interest because of the writing.
How do you lead a fulfilling life? That profound question animates this
book of inspiration and insight from world-class business strategist and
best-selling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen.
After beating a heart attack, advanced-stage cancer and a stroke in
three successive years, the world-renowned innovation expert and author
of one of the best selling and most influential business books of all
time–The Innovator’s Dilemma–Clayton M. Christensen delivered a short
but powerful speech to the Harvard Business School graduating class. He
presented a set of personal guidelines that have helped him find meaning
and happiness in his life–a challenge even the brightest and most
motivated of students find daunting.
An Electrifying and inspiring book that provides the keus to motivating yourself to satisfy your essential creative and intellectual needs.In The Charge, world renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author Brendon Burchard argues that in the hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise the classic 'hierarchy of needs' - which places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard makes the case that it's time to re-examine what it takes to feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic world.Using pioneering studies from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as great stories from his own experience, Burchard identifies the ten simple drives of human emotion and happiness: Control, Competence, Congruence, Caring, Connection, Change, Challenge, Creative expression, Contribution, Consciousness.