The second enthralling installment in Alex Rutherford's Empire of the Moghul series. 1530, Agra, Northern India. Humayun, the newly-crowned second Moghul Emperor, is a fortunate man. His father, Babur, has bequeathed him wealth, glory and an empire which stretches a thousand miles south from the Khyber pass; he must now build on his legacy, and make the Moghuls worthy of their forebear, Tamburlaine. But, unbeknown to him, Humayun is already in grave danger. His half-brothers are plotting against him; they doubt that he has the strength, the will, the brutality needed to command the Moghul armies and lead them to still-greater glories. Perhaps they are right. Soon Humayun will be locked in a terrible battle: not only for his crown, not only for his life, but for the existence of the very empire itself.
The book includes candid portrayals of public personalities such as Zail Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Nani Palkhivala, Rajni Patel and Nargis Dutt. There are also vivid portrayals of public personalities such as Zail Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Nani Palkhivala, Rajni Patel and Nargis Dutt. There are also vivid portraits of places such as Delhi, Amritsar, Goa, Lucknow, Bhopal and Hyderabad. Then there are his musings on such issues as communalism, terrorism and bride burning, still as vivid today as when the pieces were first written.
The Valmiki Syndrome: Finding The Work?Life Balance
The Valmiki Syndrome: Finding The Work?Life Balance by Ashok K. Banker
From the best-selling author of the Ramayana Series comes a book that can change your life.
Maxing our career is our -dharma- in this age of Kali. But at what cost- Working parents don't see enough of their children, couples barely spend time with each other, young men and women become strangers to their families and friends. And here's the irony - most of us mention our families and loved ones as the main reason for why we strive towards success, without realizing that we stand to lose them in this very quest.
So how do we strike a balance between our careers and our families.
In his first major work of non-fiction, bestselling author Ashok K. Banker goes back to Puranic sources to address this question. He writes of Ratnakaran the bandit, who made a living out of killing and looting to support his family, and his transformation into Valmiki, the sage. Using his story and contemporary stories from today, he shows us how they contain the answers to today's most pressing issue: how to prioritize, manage, and enhance our personal as well as professional lives.
Insightful, thought-provoking, and utterly inspiring, The Valmiki Syndrome is a map to the most elusive treasure of modern existence- personal fulfillment.
The Travel Detective:How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental
The Travel Detective:How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental by Peter Greenberg
The Travel Detective tells you the things most travel agents can't - or sometimes just won't - tell you. In his characteristic friendly and conversational tone, Greenberg Reveals:
how to find the secret walk-up fares that can save air travelers hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on last minutes flights;
which coach seats on which planes are better than first class;
the secret rule to know to avoid being bumped from a flight,
which cruise ship brochures lie;
which credit card companies are fastest - and slowest - to come to your aid in a foreign land, or worse, in the U.S.,;
which hotels have the best - and the worst -fire and crime safety records, and how you can protect yourself;
how to negotiate the best hotel room deal;
which hotels have the worst water pressure in their showers (and better yet, how you can get great water pressure, even at those hotels);
and much, much more.
Accessible and entertaining, The Travel Detective gives you the information and tools you need to make every trip an affordable pleasure.