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 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 Rupa Book of Ruskin Bond's Himalayan Tales
The Rupa Book of Ruskin Bond's Himalayan Tales by Ruskin Bond
The theme of this collection is of course the hills. Whether it is nature,people,places or even animals.Ruskin Bond is keenly observant of all forms of life and activity in the hills.Delightful reading,especially with the Haikus and poems that are interspersed with the stories. An entertaining blend of fiction and non-fiction.
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by Michael Gates Bill
In his fifties, Michael Gate Gill had it all; a big house in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving. Michael was a true fish out of water.
But fate brings an enexpected teacher into his lifem oine who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he used to be the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person.
Behind the scenes at one of America's most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and thanks to his unlikely mentor. Michael Gates Gill experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has ever known.