As a child Christine would lie in bed, shaking with fear at the thought of 'the monster' returning home from the pub. When she was a teenager her alcoholic father, whose unpredictable drunken mood swings turned him from a caring family man to a foul-mouthed monster, held her at gunpoint - just one of a catalogue of chilling threats of violence that punctuated her harrowing childhood. She witnessed her mother's heart-breaking poverty, pain and helplessness, until she finally escaped her family ho..
The book is basically a collection of essays written at different times. Since each essay is meant to stand on its own the reader is likely to find a lot of repititions (often in the same language) when reading the book as a whole. But they have been retained in case some reader wants to read certain chapters only. ..
Shobhaa De has always lived by her own rules, and in this startlingly candid look at her life spanning six decades, she shares some of her most intimate secrets - from beauty tips, dealing with anxiety and ageing to spiritual quests, and seeking solace and tranquility. Her inspiration for penning this book was 'to free people from the cage of age'. ..
Christian Fabre's life was nothing less than a roller-coaster ride. He was far away from home, he had a broken marriage, was penniless, and without a job.
The evolution of Swami Pranavananda Brahmendra Avadhuta from the down-on-his-luck French entrepreneur who had witnessed several ups and downs in his business, is an inspiring story. Ironically, the very name that he renounced has become famous all over India today, as more and more Christian Fabre stores open up in numerous cities.
'Sacks has written a book about a leg, his leg; but it is a story about the nature of selfhood - a narrative comparable to Conrad's The Secret Sharer' New York Review of Books 'Losing the use of a limb is a catastrophe, and it needed a thoughtful essay written about it. This is it. It is more than that. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist of wide lay reading, a man of humane eloquence, a genuine communicator aware of the damnable rift that subsists between doctor and patient. Its value lies in its wil..
"Amounts to a symposium ... on many of the key philosophical and nuts-and-bolts issues of hath a yoga. Exactly how does a physically demanding practice cultivate spiritual growth? Are pain and in injury avoidable setbacks, or are they necessary for physical and mental breakthroughs? How do you balance practice with the demands of career and family? The teachers interviewed in Guruji! illustrate that practice can hone one's responses to life's dilemmas, exemplifying one of jois's favourite m..
No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. Rapidly closing in on his friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 16 grand slam victories, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, an..
Saina Nehwal's phenomenal success as an international badminton player is one of the most inspiring stories of Indian sports. Saina comes from a middle-class family and has been groomed into a world-class player in the face of awesome odds. This is an account of her rise as a champion with the selfless support of her parents - Dr Harvir Singh, an agricultural scientist, and Usha Rani - and the dedication of her coaches.
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 inwards for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution...
In this book, Kiran Bedi talks about a wide range of issues that have angered, inspired, or fascinated her. Through her matter-of-fact style of writing, she draws her readers into situations that confront them on a daily basis, but may tend to ignore. This book is an effort by the author, to build greater awareness about numerous social and ethical issues, in the hope to invoke, provoke, and inspire readers to heightened levels of sensitivity, participation, and response...
Today, the situation of women in our country has undergone a vast change, though for many it remains the same. Yet, there are a lot of choices available and each choice is filled with potential conflicts-professional demands and expectations, home responsibilities, children's needs, family relationships, time constraints, physical capabilities, financial status, social expectations, job insecurities, and many more. How do women handle these competing demands, full of contradictions and conflicts..
"I will feel privileged even if I die for my country. I have firm belief that every drop of my blood will make my country strong and progressive." These were the last words of Indira Gandhi. Our beloved Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who ruled our hearts for seventeen years, had sacrificed her life for the unity and integrity of the nation. The country progressed in all fields under her leadership and she hoisted the nation's prestige and fame in the global reckoning. Full of ups and do..
Haunted by the ghost of the wise, mystical, lovely lady who lives just around a corner in time, Richard Bach begins his quest to find her, to learn of love and immortality not in the hereafter, but in the here and now...
The time has come to pass on the reigns of the largest democracy of the world to the youth. The election results of the 15th Parliamentary elections indicates that the coming Lok Sabha will be having abundant fresh faces Which will decide the leadership of the country. In the current Parliament 226 MPs are under 50 years of age, out of them 82 are even less than 40 years of age but at that time the youth brigade was lacking leadership qualities. We may call it awareness or the effect of the 21s..
Maharani Lakshmibai exploded the myth of the slave mentality of Indian women. She performed this wonderful feat at a time when most Indian kings had lost their glow: They had become lustreless before the lustrous sun of the British empire. Maharani Lakshmibai exposed the myth of women's weakness, which had gone deep into the Indian psyche over the Centuries. She proved that the Indian woman was not weak, she had been rendered mentally weak due to circumstances. She demonstrated that if occasion ..
Chhatrapati Shivaji is an epoch-maker and his name is known to each and every Indian. He added a new chapter to the Indian history by establishing an independent Hindu state at the time when the entire country was under the Muslim rule, No Hindu has done such praiseworthy work in the history of India. Though born of poor perentage and deprived of proper education, he established an independent state with his own struggle and strength. Just like a lion is not coronated, he occupied the status wit..
Maharana Pratap has become a subject of respect and pride for the Indians as he has become a symbol of patriotism, sacrifice and struggle. On remembering his name, the picture of an incomparable warrior with the face aglow with bravery comes into our mind.
The war he waged for independence in extremely adverse circumstances will be ever remembered.
Despite being the king of Mewar, most of his life was spent in forests and mountains. With his supreme willpower and incomparable warfare skills he..
HINDI FICTION was in its infancy when Premchand appeared on the scene. After Premchand's contribution Hindi fiction reached its fullest maturity and flowering. Premchand gave to Hindi fiction a new social awareness, a new sense of purpose. In his hands the Hindi novel comes very close to life and faithfully reflects reality. Premchand was an idealist who desired to mould life according to dreams, but he did not close his eyes to the harsh, ugly truths of life. He mitigated nothing, condoned noth..
Writing a period novel is like a trapeze act; leaping from one historical fact to the other and reconstructing the whole period with the help of a guided or fettered imagination. This reconstruction of the period becomes all the more difficult when historically, the characters are very well known, their contours so well defined as to leave no margin for deviation, save at the cost of credibility...
Rabindranath Tagore was such a poet whose passion was to depict human emotions and sentiments as such. He was a poet who knew the pulse of humankind-a painter whose pictures have the myriad hues of eternal love; a dramatist in whose stagecraft not only dreadful tragedies of life come alive but also the unsatiable yearnings and aspirations of living life come to the brim. He chose his characters from everyday parlour not because their life, rev olved around innumerable sufferings but by delineati..
Mother Teresa is the personification of mercy and compassion reaching out to alleviate the suffering of millions the world over. She is one of those rare persons who transcended all barriers of race, religion, creed and nationality...
The world has witnessed a number of scientists who created sensation in the world through their miraculous inventions. The book incorporates the comprehensive biographies and achievements of famous scientists. Scientists include theoreticians who mainly develop new models to explain existing data and predict new results. The uniqueness of the book lies in the fact that apart from great scientists and their innovations even the slightest contribution of the scientist has also been discussed in de..
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR Inside Coca-Cola "Inside Coca-Cola will interest Coke watchers, business enthusiasts, and those who just want to read a dam good story. The book reveals the sense of humor, wisdom, humanity, .. and toughness of the author, Coke's former CEO and Chairman Neville Isdell. In this candid book, he honestly evaluates his own performanceand that of other executives. His cola warrior toughness comes through when he writes: 'When God created the world, he created Coke number one ..
The emergence of Madame Pratibha Patil as the first woman president of India had been a historic moment of great consequence. Bearing as the eminent personality representing the common man with distinct identity, she had a glorious innings proportional to the stupendous personality. Born on September 19, 1934, Pratibha was an exemplary child. She excelled in sports as well as studies. She had been a winner in various walks of life rather a perfectionist to the core. She practiced law after gradu..
In every age/era there occurs a tussle between righteousness and evil, and it is ever continuing. The Almighty takes the human form to end this tussle and reinstate righteousness. In the Dwapara · age the Lord gave His appearance in the form of Lord Krishna. ..
Many philosophers took birth in India from time to time who continued with the tradition of ancient Vedic saints. Swami Vivekananda is one among them-a philosopher- thinker of modern India. He was the very epitome of lofty human values of generosity, kindness, celibacy etc. For him every creature was a part of the Supreme Being. His power of contention was matchless. During the Chicago World Religion Congress his personality and oratorical skills made the whole world spellbound. He became very..
He went to Benares to study Sanskrit but plunged himself in, the freedom struggle of the country at an adolescent age. From here his revolutionary life started. He strongly believed that the pleasures of life and revolution were totally different paths. He did not allow the strength of his character to waver even at in the face of adverse circumstances. The police of the British government failed to arrest him in Kakori train dacoity and Saunders' murder cases despite numerous attempts and final..
A Man With Mission Narendra Modi. Many Politicians in India believe, had they solve problems of respective states, people then will not be left enough to grouse. Complacent in that atmosphere, they do not have any issues for stoking on sentimental or sympathetic grounds to ensure their smooth return to power. Therefore, development issues figure in electioneering campaigns in the guise of sticks to beat the opponents, particularly the incumbent candidates. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi i..
Sudoku needs no elaboration now. It has become more popular than crossword puzzle. It is the fastest growing mind game. GenX is crazy about Sudoku puzzles and some youngsters have become addicted to solving Sudoku riddles even at the cost of their homework and tutorials! It has become the most challenging pastime for younsters. The more complex a Sudoku, the more enjoyment they get!
So, here is the latest riddles of Sudoku... Get set your brains.. Put on the magic gown and take on the magic wan..
Summary of 'Eat & Run - My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness' By Scott Jurek And Steve Friedman
'What a triumph - both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable..
From the Backcover of 'Albert Einstein - A Biography' By Alice Calaprice
Albert Einstein was named 'Person of the Century' and remains one of the most famous scientists in, world history. But what was he really like, as a person?
Summary of 'Start-Up Sutra What The Angels Wont Tell You About Business And Life' By Rohit Prasad
An entrepreneur is someone who stands up to the universe, to all that has come before, and says, I can know your essence, I will change your expr..