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Lovers' Rock

Lovers' Rock

Lovers’ Rock is a spine chilling romantic thriller that will keep the Readers glued to the book. It revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a Flight Lieutenant in the glamorous city of Goa. Summary of the Book Mani Shankar Varadharajan, is a flight Lieutenant who vanishes without a trace on one cold winter’s night. Was it a sinister plan framed with the help of his beautiful wife, Grace, or did his Aircraft really crash? After a few years, Grace embarks on an unexpected journey to unravel the mysteries of the past and to find out what exactly happened to the Lieutenant. Will Grace be able to find out the truth or will this journey prove disastrous for her? About Ravi Bedi Ravi Bedi is an Indian author. He was an ex-Air Force engineer, painter, and a musician. He is currently based out of Jodhpur.

Kamadeva the God of Desire

Kamadeva the God of Desire

Kamadeva: The God of Desire is an engaging and witty novel which chronicles the various adventures of the God of love, penned down by bestselling author, Anuja Chandramouli. Summary of the Book Kamadeva is the Hindu God of love and desire born out of the wellspring of Brahma’s latent passion. He wields a sugarcane bow and flower-tipped arrows. He is best friends with the King of Gods, Indra, teaches the art of lovemaking to the Apsaras, and lives in the magnificent kingdom of Amravathi. Kamadeva enjoys his life to the fullest, until he incurs the wrath of Shiva. Follow Kamadeva as he follows his destiny and has to Face the wrath of Shiva, the Destroyer. Will Kamadeva rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the king of hearts or will he be banished to spend an eternity as Ananga, the bodiless one! This enthralling and engaging story explores the adventures of Kamadeva and his tryst with Shiva. About Anuja Chandramouli Anuja Chandramouli is an Indian author. She graduated from Women’s Christian College, Chennai. She completed her Master’s in English and is currently studying classical Dance and working on her next book. She is the critically acclaimed author of Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince. She is the mother of two little Girls and is based out of Sivakasi.

Meer: A Novel

Meer: A Novel

In the 1990s, Husna Hakeem travels to Kashmir in search of a shawl-seller. Little does she know that she will meet her destiny in the form of Meer, an unconventional, violence-abhorring man who becomes her soulmate. As they create an idyllic life for themselves in Meer�s dunga, Husna cannot be happier. But this happiness is rudely shattered when, on the night she gives birth to their child, she is forcibly separated from Meer and sent back to her hometown. Months later, Husna returns to Kashmir, determined to find answers, her newborn and, most of all, Meer. But can she find happiness again amidst the terrible violence that has engulfed the state? And is Meer still the same man she had once loved so deeply? A novel about the fractured relations and disturbing truths of lives in conflict zones, Meer is also a story of resilience and love. About the Author Humra Quraishi is a Delhi-based writer-columnist-journalist. Her Books include Kashmir: The Untold Story; a volume of her collective writings, Views: Yours and Mine; and a short-story collection, More Bad Time Tales. She has co-authored The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous: Profiles, Absolute Khushwant and a series of writings with the late Khushwant Singh. She has also contributed to the anthologies, Chasing the Good Life: On Being Single and Of Mothers and Others.

Urban Shots: Love Collection

Urban Shots: Love Collection

I loved Siddhartha, I told myself. Loved him for his handsome dignity, for the way he loved me, for the way he cared about me, for the way he looked at me as if I was his. Why was it that I could only think of Atul then? Of our illicit meetings, of his hungry kisses, of his cardamom-ey taste? Sometimes touching, at times funny and always straight from the heart, Urban Shots - Love Collection is a compilation of love stories, with a distinctly Contemporary Indian flavour. Spanning arranged matches, premarital sexual encounters, same sex Relationships and extramarital affairs, this book Paints for us an urban landscape of contrasts - where astrological charts and the need for parental consent coexist with casual dating. In the poignant Making Out, motivated by compassion, a girl unlocks the painful secrets of her dates past and offers a healing touch. In the funny High Time, a potential grooms conservative Tamil parents beat a hasty retreat when they realize that the NRI match theyve chosen for their son has 'boyfriends' hidden in her past. And in the grungily unromantic 32 B, a prank backfires when the protagonist realizes that she desires the guy she has been leading on. Edited by Sneh Thakur, this book brings us stories of love, sex, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness by popular writers like Arunava Sinha, Ira Trivedi, Paritosh Uttam, R. Chandrasekar, Ahmed Faiyaz and Malathi Jaikumar, among many new voices. There is something in it for everyone - be it the cynic, the romantic or the romantic cynic. Clearly, the stories are reflective of todays India, giving the book a truly real feel.' About the Author Sneh Thakur born in Kuwait, has an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. She is a brand manager by profession and has several Business excellence Awards to her name. She now lives in Muscat, writing by the beach and photographing mountains.

Chetan Bhagat Collection

Chetan Bhagat Collection

Chetan Bhagat, published by Rupa Publications, is a combination of five Books written by arguably the current best novelist of India. This set includes his works: Five Point Someone, One Night at the Call Center, The Three Mistakes of My Life, 2 States, and Revolution 2020. Summary of the Book Rupa Publications has brought out a combo of five Books written by Chetan Bhagat, the most widely read Indian novelist today. He has been hailed as the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s History by The New York Times. Fast Company, USA listed him on their list of world’s 100 most creative People in business. Chetan is also listed as the 100 Most Influential People in the World by the reputed Time magazine. This set of five Books will certainly enrich your reading experience as the author delves into different Issues that prevail in Indian Society and address them with his commendable wit, Humour and insight. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is a famous Contemporary Indian writer and novelist. Considered one of India's biggest English novelists, Chetan Bhagat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Three of his Books have been adapted into Bollywood movies, two of which went on to become hit movies: 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che!

Just Six Evenings

Just Six Evenings

What if the course of your life and your love, is determined by just six evenings? Atul Shukla, a young, successful executive, has been arrested by the Gurgaon police. As he attempts to find some comfort in the dark confines of his cell, Atul revisits his life and the six evenings that changed its course. Eight years ago, while working in Bhopal, Atul had met the beautiful and intelligent Priya on a train, DDLJ style. When it turned out that she was in his city for only six days, he decided to woo her in that fleeting period of time. But fate had other plans in store and Atul and Priya were torn apart by lust and betrayal, seemingly forever. Years later, Atul and Priya meet once again for six days, while they are both navigating the murky underbelly of the modern corporate world. And this Time it's not just their love at stake, but their careers and their Future as well. Will Atul and Priya manage to give love a second chance? Or will corporate greed destroy their chance for a happy ending? Just Six Evenings is a modern-day tale of love, lust and ambition in a corporate India that shines at the expense of the dreams it tramples under its feet. About the Author An IT Professional based in Gurgaon, Tanmay Dubey is a voracious reader and an avid storyteller. In a career spanning more than ten years, he has been fascinated by several aspects of the corporate World and this book is a result of those observations. He is also an enthusiastic cyclist, a randonneur and loves Running marathons.

2 States the Story of My Marriage

2 States the Story of My Marriage

One of Chetan Bhagats most memorable books, now in its movie tie in avatar. Love marriages around the World are simple: Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a few more steps: Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Girl's Family has to love boy. Boy's Family has to love girl. Girl's Family has to love boy's family. Boy's Family has to love girl's family. Girl and boy still love each other. They get married. Welcome to 2 States, the story of Krish and Ananya, who are from two different states of India, deeply in love with each other and want to get married, of course, their parents don't agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple has a tough battle ahead of them, for it is easy to fight and rebel, but harder to convince. Will they make it? From the bestselling author Chetan Bhagat comes another witty tale about intercommunity marriages in modern India.

Citadel of Love

Citadel of Love

Based on folklore, legends and myths, and backed by meticulous research, Citadel of Love is set in Odisha of the thirteenth century - considered the state�s golden age, when the Konark temple was being built under King Narasimha Deva�s patronage. A modern-day foreigner, Charles, arrives with his fiancee to study the Konark region. As he discovers palm leaf manuscripts and records tales that were handed down generations, he begins to have strange experiences. A woman�s statue, in particular, haunts him till he is transported to a Time when she was alive and the Konark complex was under construction. Two mystical love stories of the past unfold, even as new Romance blooms in Charles� life. Surreal, mysterious and often bordering on the magical-real, this is a tale of passion that spans centuries. About the Author Pratibha Ray, formerly Professor in Education and former Member, Odisha Public Service Commission, is one of the leading fiction writers in India writing in her mother tongue Odia. She has several novels, travelogues, short story, Poetry and essay collections to her credit. She is the recipient of the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature, the Moorti Devi Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Shri given by the Government of India. Monalisa Jena was born in Odisha. She is the author of many Books in various genres, including two collections of short stories, three Books of poems and several volumes of translations.

Falling in Love Again: Stories of Love and Romance

Falling in Love Again: Stories of Love and Romance

Ruskin Bond’s Falling in Love Again: Stories of Love and Romance is a collection of some heart warming stories. Summary The book comprises stories of myriad variations. There are stories which are romantic, joyous, heartbreaking, and varied other emotional stories. The book is an amazing collection of some of the most engrossing stories ever told by Ruskin Bond, like The Eyes Have It, The Girl from Copenhagen, etc. About Ruskin Bond Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British origin. He has been writing for over sixty years now and has more than 120 titles in print novels, poetry, Essays and Books for children. Room on the Roof was his first novel, which received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys award in 1957. He has also been honored with the Padma Shri In 2012, he was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government.

Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai

Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai

Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai, by Madhuri Banerjee, is a brave and honest story of housewives in Mumbai, who long for love and break from monotony and are not afraid to follow what their heart longs for. Summary of the Book Meet Women from Sapphire Towers, a residential high-rise Mumbai where life is lost to a clockwork routine. Although everything appears calm on the outside, there are those housewives who yearn for change and joys in their mundane life. One gets into a forbidden relationship following an irresistible lust, another gets addicted to kinky sex and ends up in misery, yet another woman falls in love with a young man, a friend of her own son and one more lady is holding within a secret that could probably put an end to her marriage. One ominous day, an anonymous email comes in to the inboxes of all Sapphire Towers residents and leads to unimaginable consequences! Discover what happens to the dilemmas of these Women in this unputdownable novel. About Madhuri Banerjee Madhuri Banerjee is an Indian bestselling author and writer. She is blogger at CNN - IBN, a columnist with The Asian Age, an Ad film director, a screenplay writer for Bollywood films, and a mother. She owns a production house called Gray Matter Solution and is into making ad films and TV shows. Madhuri has won a National Award for her poignant and realistic documentary on the Issues that Women face, Between Dualities. Currently, she is associated with Revlon as their relationship expert. More than 12,000 People follow love her relationship Advice on Twitter. Madhuri is keenly interested in traveling, reading, and photography.

Revolution 2020

Revolution 2020

Revolution 2020 (Hindi) is a story based in Varanasi concerning the themes of love, ambition and corruption. Summary Of The Book Revolution 2020 (Hindi) is a Satire on the Education system in the country and revolves around the life of a young boy called Gopal and two of his friends, Aarti and Raghav. The story also Covers most classes of the Indian Society since Gopal comes from a poor setting, Raghav from a middle class family, and Arti from a high class political background. The story is based on how the three friends set out to achieve their respective ambitions in life and how it all ultimately turns out. Gopal fails consistently in securing an admission into one of the premier institutes for Engineering in the country and ultimately gives it up, while Raghav secures an admission into IT BHU even though all he wants to do is be a journalist and bring about change. While Gopal prepares for his exams, the love of his life, Aarti and his friend, Raghav become romantically involved. The book traces the fate of the friends as they struggle to gain a footing in the World and try to achieve what they think is the best for themselves. Revolution 2020 (Hindi) is the Hindi translation of an English novel by the same title authored by Chetan Bhagat and was published in 2011. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is a famous Indian novelist and author. Bhagat has written several Books including Five Point Someone, his debut novel, and a non-fiction Work called What Young India Wants. Other Books by him include 2 States, The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, and One Night @ The Call Center. Chetan Bhagat was born and brought up in New Delhi in a middle class family. He went to Army Public School and later went on to do Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He worked as an investment banker for quite a few years in Hong Kong and later returned to India to pursue writing. Three of his Books Five Point Someone, One Night @ The Call Center and The 3 Mistakes Of My Life have been adapted to movies. He was presented with the Society Young Achiever’s Award, and was listed on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2010. He writes columns for Dainik Bhaskar and The Times Of India. He currently lives in Mumbai with his wife and children.

It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You

It Had To Be You, by Anuj Tiwari, is a tale of a young man’s love. Navigating through unexpected Events in life, he finds himself in a mysterious situation with the girl he loves the most. Summary of the Book This is a story of a young Professional whose search for a new beginning after a failed love story brings him to even trickier situations. In one of the fast moving love stories written by the new generation writer, this title keeps you gripped with its interesting blend of characters, their relationships, and how intricately they are connected to each other. The story takes several twists and turns once the ghosts of the protagonist’s previous affair reappear to haunt him. About Anuj Tiwari Anuj Tiwari is an Indian author who hails from Mumbai. His book, Journey of Two Hearts! has been a bestseller. He brings out alluring instances in his stories Drawing from his real life experiences. Tiwari keeps himself busy by delivering motivational speeches in various institutions across the country.

Five Point Someone ; What Not To Do at IIT

Five Point Someone ; What Not To Do at IIT

Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT! is rib-tickling and humorous account of three friends who muddle up their academic and Personal lives because of the measly five-point something GPAs in the IITs. Summary of the Book Five Point Someone is Chetan Bhagat’s debut novel which revolves around the lives of Ryan, Alok, and Hari. The three lads become close friends while trying hard to survive in an exceedingly competitive environment. The three Boys join IIT with a passion to excel and come out successfully as the best graduates. However, their life turns upside down when their grades fall lower than they had ever expected. Meanwhile, Hari falls in love with his professor’s daughter, and Alok and Ryan cannot stop disputing each other. Five Point Someone was successfully able to strike a chord with the millions of youngsters across India. Hari, Alok and Ryan have to deal with unpleasant and cynical teachers, assignments and projects, stress of unending examinations, and a stringent academic schedule. Will they be able to survive the IITs? Or will they succumb to the tedious and age-old Education system of India? Five Point Someone has been adapted into hugely successful motion pictures both in Tamil and Hindi. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is a famous Contemporary Indian writer and novelist. Considered one of India's biggest English novelists, Chetan Bhagat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The New York Times called him ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Three of his Books have been adapted into Bollywood movies, two of which went on to become massive hit movies: 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che! Some of his other famous Books are One Night at the Call Centre, 2 States, Revolution 2020, and The Three Mistakes of My Life.

2 States: The Story of My Marriage

2 States: The Story of My Marriage

2 States: The Story of My Marriage is a semi-autobiographical novel by India’s bestselling author, Chetan Bhagat. Summary of the Book 2 States is an Entertaining and humorous Personal account of the author and the challenges he and his wife faced in convincing their parents to agree to their marriage. The book follows the love story of Krish and Ananya, as they meet at the IIM Ahmedabad campus and they eventually fall in love and decide to tie the knot. But the humongous task of convincing their parents looms in front of them. The author presents a hilarious account of the complications that arise within Indian families, especially when youngsters from diverse cultural backgrounds fall in love and decide to get married. Krish must try his level best to fit into a traditional South Indian household, and Ananya has to strive to compete with her Punjabi in-laws. Will Krish and Ananya succeed in persuading their parents and win their approval? 2 States is a witty and hilarious novel which will make for an engaging and Entertaining read for People of all ages. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is an Indian writer and novelist. He has written several best-sellers including Five Point Someone, One Night @ The Call Center, 2 States and What Young India Wants. Considered one of India's biggest English novelists, Chetan Bhagat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Four of his Books have been adapted into Bollywood movies, three of which went on to become hit movies: 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che! and 2 States.

Revolution Twenty 20: Love, Corruption, Ambition

Revolution Twenty 20: Love, Corruption, Ambition

Revolution Twenty20 is an extraordinary tale of friendship, ambition, corruption and unrequited love by India’s bestselling author, Chetan Bhagat. Summary of the Book In Revolution Twenty20, Chetan Bhagat explores the lives of three close friends from Varanasi, set against the backdrop of India’s corrupt political system. Gopal and Raghav are the best of friends. Although they hail from completely different Family backgrounds they share a common passion for success and realizing their dreams in life. Gopal’s Family has been caught up in a never-ending property dispute and he aspires to come out the mess and amass a lot of wealth, Raghav, on the other hand, desires to bring about a revolution in the system and do something significant for the society. Their lives take a surprising turn when both of them fall in love with their mutual friend, Aarti. Gopal gives in to the corrupt system but Raghav tries to set things right. This situation turns the friends against each other. Will Raghav be successful in bringing about a social change or will he succumb to his desires like Gopal? Who will Aarti choose to spend the rest of her life with? Revolution Twenty20 will make for a riveting read for all Chetan Bhagat fans. About Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat is an Indian writer and novelist. He has written several best-sellers including Five Point Someone, One Night at the Call Center, 2 States and What Young India Wants. Considered one of India's biggest English novelists, Chetan Bhagat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Four of his Books have been adapted into Bollywood movies, two of which went on to become hit movies: 3 Idiots, 2 States and Kai Po Che!

Derek Introduces: 100 Iconic Indians

Derek Introduces: 100 Iconic Indians

Derek Introduces 100 Iconic Indians, authored by one of India’s own favourite and famous quiz master Derek O’Brien, is an informative book about 100 most inspiring and renowned Indian personalities. Summary of the Book India has seen some of the greatest, humane, most inspiring intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, philosophers, poets, writers, artists, singers and sportsmen. The hundred such icons who have contributed immensely in their respective fields are introduced to the Readers in this book. These humble, extraordinary Men and Women have not only made name in the country but have also been World famous figures. Some of the inspirational personalities selected by the author in this book are Chanakya, Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Narayana Murthy and many others. The book is full of interesting stories from their lives, fun quizzes, and good to know facts about each icon. About Derek O’Brien Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata, India. He is a famous Television personality and is also an MP for All India Trinamool Congress. He is also the CEO of Derek O’Brien & Associates. He is the host of India’s longest Running game show called the Bournvita Quiz Contest. Some of the Books compiled by Derek are Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book, The Ultimate Bournvita Quiz Contest Book of Knowledge, The Best of Bournvita Quiz Contest and Dereks Challenge: For a Smarter, Sharper and More Confident You.

A State in Denial Pakistan's Misguided and Dangerous Crusade

A State in Denial Pakistan's Misguided and Dangerous Crusade

A State in Denial by veteran journalist B. G. Verghese explores a subject of immense global significance - Pakistan and where it is positioned in relation to India and the world. After a brisk overview of the Events that have come to define post-Independence Pakistan - the battle for Kashmir, the integration of Karat and Hyderabad into India, the creation of Bangladesh - Verghese, Drawing from rare archival material, approaches subjects that have long been contentious - the Indus water treaty, Siachen and A. Q. Khan's dangerous nuclear forays. Even while analyzing Pakistan's present-day plunge into internal dissent, self-made jihadi extremism, provincial rivalry and Military rule, Verghese offers a gentle way out of the nation's self-made dilemmas - by encouraging Pakistan to become more than the Indian 'other', and urging it to move away from fundamentalism and embrace the syncretic, Sufi-infused Islam it once knew. B. G. Verghese's last book is a powerful reminder that the core issue with Pakistan is not Kashmir - rather, it is the lack of a clear identity, the absence of a positive ideology and the reluctance of the nation to fully accept its history. About the Author B. G. Verghese (1927-2014) is one of India's best-known and most respected journalists. He was also a visiting fellow, centre for policy research, New Delhi, a columnist and an author. Born in Maymyo, Burma (Now Myanmar), Verghese studied at the Doon School, read Economics at St Stephen's College, and at Cambridge. He was with The Times of India until 1966 and was later the editor of The Indian Express (1982 - 1986). At various points in his distinguished career, B. G. Verghese was also information adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, information consultant to the Defence minister in 2001, a member of the National Security Advisory Board, and a member of the Kargil Review Committee. For his commendable work, Verghese was a recipient of the Magsaysay Award in 1975 and Assam's Sankaradeva Award in 2005. He passed away on 30 December 2014.

The Anglo Indian Way Celebrating: The Lives of the Ango - Indians of India

The Anglo Indian Way Celebrating: The Lives of the Ango - Indians of India

Tells the fascinating story of the Anglo-Indian community through profiles of some of the community’s most extraordinary Men and women. The Anglo-Indian Way attempts to tell the story of the Anglo-Indians through those of some of the community’s most interesting and extraordinary Men and women. In a series of Essays written by a host of writers, the lives of these personalities are described lucidly, and with warmth and honesty. Each of these People stayed and worked in India, and with their determination, enthusiasm and joie de vivre, they have all been active participants in the progress of the country in countless ways. From Henry Derozio and Frank Anthony to Ruskin Bond and Diana Hayden, the book is about People who excelled in all walks of life as leaders, politicians, police officers, actors, teachers, jockeys, sportsmen, engine drivers, writers, quizmasters and many more. As a chronicle of a community, The Anglo-Indian Way is necessary; as a record of life stories, it is inspiring; and as a glimpse of History as it was being lived, it is invaluable. About the Author Errol O’Brien grew up in Kolkata. He worked in the tea industry and retired as chief tea taster and buyer of the Tea Trading Corporation of India. He has been an active quizzer and quizmaster. He has also coached students in public speaking. His articles on tea have been published in the Statesman and he wrote a column for the Telegraph, Kolkata. He has written two books: The Tree of Knowledge and Amar Calcutta, My Kolkata.

Dawn in India: British purpose and Indian Aspiration

Dawn in India: British purpose and Indian Aspiration

India during the final decades of British Raj was a country in turmoil. The Gandhian era was in full swing, the Muslim League was becoming a force to reckon with and the revolutionaries were doing their best to disrupt British rule. What, at that time, was the British attitude towards India? Dawn in India is an account of the views, opinions and attitudes held by the British in India. A chronicle of the History of British emergence in the country, it goes on to justify British reluctance to grant Swaraj to India, casting a critical eye on Indian nationalism, Hindu-Muslim strife and British reforms in the country. Assessing the role of political leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, societal norms and spiritual movements, Younghusband provides a portrait of India in the decades preceding Independence through British eyes. A classic from the early twentieth century, Dawn in India is a remarkable account of the complex relationship between Britain and India. About the Author Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British army colonel, explorer and officer of the Indian Political Service. He is recognized for discovering a previously uncharted course from Kashgar to India. He was known to be deeply spiritual and wrote several works on New Age mystic philosophies, including the Gaia hypothesis and Pantheism.

The Righteous Life: The Very Best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The Righteous Life: The Very Best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A definitive collection that brings together the best of A. P. J. Abdul Kalams writings. Dr. Kalam, who was Indias eleventh President and has been a scientist and a teacher, has written more than twenty books. Ranging from inspirational and spiritual thoughts, to autobiographical reflections to his vision statements for a developed India, these works bear the imprint of a mind that is deeply reflective. For the first time, some of the most thoughtful, inspiring and educative of these writings have been compiled in one place in 'The Righteous Life'. Some of the Essays in this volume describe his early life, Family and teachers and his entry into the World of Scientific development and research. Also included are his thoughts on education, governance, probity in public life and his analysis and solutions to some of Indias problems such as corruption, Energy independence and the overall development of the country. Filled with wisdom and farsighted thinking that upholds honesty, diligence and spirituality, The Righteous Life showcases the working of one of the finest minds in the country. About the Author Born on 15 October 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam specialized in aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India and has received honorary doctorates from forty-five universities and institutions in India and abroad. He has been awarded The Padma Bhushan (1981), The Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Indias highest civilian award, The Bharat Ratna (1997). He has also received The King Charles II medal (2007), The Woodrow Wilson Award (2008), The Hoover Award (2008) and The International Von Karman Wings Award (2009) among other International accolades. Dr. Kalam became the eleventh President of India on 25 July 2002. His focus and greatest ambition remains finding ways to transform India into a developed nation.

India at Risk: Misconceptions and Misadventures of Security Policy

India at Risk: Misconceptions and Misadventures of Security Policy

Experience over sixty-six years of independence reveals that India has failed when confronted with challenges to national security, external or internal. The challenges have been comprehensive but the response consistently amateurish. Why, asks Jaswant Singh. Is it on account of conceptual fault lines or fractures in governance? Both, says Jaswant Singh, ably laying bare the challenges, responses and the consequences of failing to reach the goal of credible Defence and Security in independent India. Having directly handled the responsibility of managing a whole series of security-related challenges, Jaswant Singh provides a uniquely informed and illuminating analysis of the major challenges that India has faced over the last sixty-six years: the conflicts, the Issues and the consequences that remain with us today. How does it look in the first quarter of the 21st century? About the Author Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in Indias public life and in the World of diplomacy. He is currently a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, this being his ninth term as a parliamentarian, across both houses. He is the only Member of Parliament to have simultaneously held the portfolios of the Minister of External Affairs and the Minister of Defence. This is Mr. Singhs eleventh book in English. In addition, he has written eleven Books in Dingal, two in Hindi and one in French. Six more Books are in the pipeline.

A Comma in a Sentence: Extraordinary Change in an Ordinary Family Over Six Generations

A Comma in a Sentence: Extraordinary Change in an Ordinary Family Over Six Generations

A Comma In A Sentence is the story of India through seven generations of a modest Tamilian family. Summary of the Book R. Gopalakrishnan recounts the story of the last century in India through the story of his own family, beginning with his great-great-great grandfather, Ranganathan. A small-time landowner, Ranganathan's Business changed as India changed, evolving with the social and cultural change that followed the decades after the badly mismanaged great Madras famine which Ooshi, the author’s great grandfather, used for his benefit to wean a few more rupees out of his paddy. The landscape changed further and by the Time of Gopalan, the author’s grandfather, modern school Education became a sought luxury, one that Gopalan struggled to provide his children. Rajam, Gopalakrishnan's father, pioneered the move to the cities and they were witness to India's movement from the modest villages to the sprawling cities that she boasts today. Retold in a lucid style, this book helps Readers see how India itself has grown through the growth of Gopalakrishnan's family. About R. Gopalakrishnan R. Gopalakrishnan is an Indian Business leader and writer. He has written three other books, but this is his first foray into non-business literature. He enjoys speaking and writing about his thoughts, which he uses to guide the next generation towards a better future.  

In the Shadow of the Taj: A Portrait of Agra

In the Shadow of the Taj: A Portrait of Agra

A fascinating account of Agra beyond the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is synonymous with Agra. But, as Royina Grewal discovers in her wanderings, there is much more to the city. Its strategic location on important trade routes attracted empire-builders from the Lodhis to the Mughals and the British, each of whom left their mark. Now, however, Agra has fallen prey to apathy and neglect. Large parts of the city have succumbed to decay and haphazard development and the Yamuna River has become a stream of sludge. Only the spirit and enterprise of the everyday inhabitants of the once-glorious city sustain it. Juxtaposing the past with the present, delving into myth and History and Drawing upon her interactions with the citys diverse population, Grewal takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Agra, exploring its lanes and by-lanes and its attractions other than the Taj, even as she investigates the significance of the monument in the lives of the locals. As she helps us understand the reasons for Agras spectacular decline, she also shows us signs of hope, looking at ways in which the city can be restored to some of its former glory. This revised edition of In the Shadow of the Taj is not just an ode to the citys past, but also offers deep and often surprising insights into its present and its future. About the Author RoyinaGRewal has written Sacred Virgin, Travels along the Narmada, In Rajasthan: A Travelogues well as The Book of Ganesha. Besides her books, her Interest in History has been expressed through the six son-et-lumiere productions she has conceived, scripted and directed. Grewal and her Family divide their Time between Delhi and an organic farm in Rajasthan.

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