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Top Ten Books This Week - February 09, 2015
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week.
On Feb 09, 2015

 

Non Fiction
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1.K Anji Reddy :An Unfinished Agenda :My Life in the Pharamaceutical Industry :Rs 699.00

From his birth in a village in Andhra to founding and running Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, now one of India's largest pharmaceutical enterprises, Dr. K. Anji Reddy's journey makes for an inspiring story. That story is told rivetingly in his own words in his memoir, An Unfinished Agenda. Dr. Anji Reddy became an entrepreneur at a time when India was woefully short of technology to manufacture many basic medicines.Then, in barely three decades, the Indian pharmaceutical industry had grown to the point that India not only became self sufficient in medicine but also a supplier of affordable generic medicines to the world. Dr. Anji Reddy provides a ringside view of this remarkable transformation, with fascinating anecdotes about those who made it happen. The history of modern medicine is a gripping story of triumphs and failures. An Unfinished Agenda takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the science of medicine over the last hundred years and reminds us of the stark challenges that remain.

2.Jock Busuttil  :The Practitioners Guide to Product Managment :Rs 299.00

This is the essential overall guide to starting, developing and then introducing a brand new product into the marketplace.)

3.Tim Leberecht :The Business Romantic :Fall Back in Love with Your work and Your Life :Rs 399.00

Against the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive technology, big data and the desire to quantify all of our behaviors, the Business Romantic makes a compelling case that we must meld the pursuit of success and achievement with romance if we want to create an economy that serves our entire selves. A rising star in data analytics who is in love with the intrinsic beauty of spreadsheets, the mastermind behind a brand built on absence, an argentinian couple who revolutionize shoelaces, the founder of a foodie-oriented start-up that creates intimate conversation spaces, a performance artist who offers fake corporate seminars for real professionals - these are some of the innovators readers will meet in this witty, deeply personal and rousing journey through the world of Business Romanticism. The Business Romantic not only provides surprising insights into the emotional and social aspects of business but also presents 'Rules of Enchantment' that will help both individuals and organisations construct more meaningful experiences for themselves and others. The Business Romantic offers a radically different view of the good life and outlines how to better meet one's own desires as well as those of customers, employees and society. It encourages readers to expect more from companies, to give more of themselves and to fall back in love with their work and their lives.

4.Scott Steinberg :Make Change Work for You :Rs 399.00

Business, culture, and competitive landscapes have fundamentally changed, but the basic principles and best practices for succeeding and future-proofing both yourself and your organisation haven't. With a mix of compelling stories, research from the social sciences and psychology, and real-world insights, Make Change Work for You shows how to reignite your career, rekindle creativity, and fearlessly innovate your way to success by providing the tools needed to master uncertainty and conquer every challenge in life or business.

5.Suzanne Pats :How to Be Confident and Assertive At Work :Practical Tools and Techniques that You Can Put into Use Immediately :Rs 299.00

This book offers practical tools and techniques that you can put into use immediately. Practical solutions for the everyday challenges of daily working life this book gives you practical, straightforward advice and actual words to use when dealing with situations that the average person finds difficult to handle. Like a good friend, it will enable you to be valued for who you are, to ask for what you are entitled to and to say 'no' when you have the right to do so. You will be able to stand up for yourself and handle difficult situations calmly and successfully and you will discover how to have your opinions and ideas heard and respected. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to deal with the most common situations and issues that you are likely to face during your working life - including speaking at meetings and presentations, managing other people and your boss, handling appraisals and interviews and even asking for a pay rise.


Fiction
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1.Sebastian Barry :The Temporary Gentleman :Rs 550.00


In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a “temporary gentleman”—an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he’s writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel—as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer—has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp.Award-winning author Sebastian Barry’s The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry’s own family.

2.Anna Todd :After We Fell :Rs 399.00

Book Three of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL…Life will never be the same. #HESSA.Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be…the end?

3.Aarya Babbar:My Fiancee, Me and #I fu**ed up :Rs 250.00

Rushabh Shah, 26, simple-hearted gujarati guy who’s done nothing extraordinary in his life besides loving his girlfriend Mahek Chopra with complete loyalty n sincerity! He has only 1 problem: he’s confused about everything! Still he manages taking the 1st decision of his life & proposes marriage to Mahek, who happily says YES! The families are happy, the couple are more than happy but that’s when - The MADNESS BEGINS! 3 weeks left for his marriage... 15 years of love at risk... Rushabh’s gonna f**k up everything! How?The answer lies in the book you hold.

4.Aditya Mukherjee :Karm :Rs 195.00

2020. Mumbai a fetid city, full of crime and violence.Rising above it, a flattened obelisk of polished black granite, stands the Rustomji Group's imposing headquarters the One World Tower. And at its very tip, is Babylon, Vishnu Rustomji Mistry's famous garden on top of the tallest building in Mumbai the centre of its wealth and power.It's the day the flamboyant billionaire will make his big announcement. Yet, it'll be one of the few days in the year when his won't be the biggest story. It's the day a letter will be found that could change the meaning of everything. A simple letter, signed ‘The People's Guardian', which threatens the Chief Minister with dire consequences.When model-turned-newscaster Tara and rookie journalist Sudhir Navkar stumble upon clues about this possible vigilante, they are led on a breadcrumb trail from the eerie slums of gangland Mumbai to the high-rise towers of SoBo. As the two of them try desperately to solve the mystery, they begin to uncover a frightening conspiracy that threatens to cast a shadow on the entire nation and on their lives. In a choice between love, life and their karm, will they have the courage to pursue the truth?

5.Celeste N G :Everything I Never Told you :Rs 399.00

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue - in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the centre of every party. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small town Ohio. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous in any setting.When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows what really happened.Everything I Never Told You is a gripping page-turner, about secrets, love, longing, lies and race.







                                                                


                                                              
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