One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time.
Three Cups of Tea is a New York Times bestselling book by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin published by Penguin in 2006.The book describes Mortenson's transition from a mountain-climber to a humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and educating girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He did this by co-founding the Central Asia Institute, which has built over 78 schools in the most remote areas of the countries.
The book's title comes from a Balti proverb: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family..."
Blue: The Tranquebar Book Of Erotic Stories From Sri Lanka
Blue: The Tranquebar Book Of Erotic Stories From Sri Lanka by Ameena Hussein
Sri Lanka s first collection of 17 scorching stories and poems that evoke a world of heady sensuality and offer a veritable smorgasboard of spicy fantasies. These irre- sistibly hot stories deliver a delicious array of situations where it seems like anything can happen and often does. From the fast-paced opening story, The Proposal, where the protagonist is a label-bashing metrosexual to the nostalgic Bus Stop where the sweetness of the romance remains with you long after you have turned the last page. The Lava Lamp, Me and Ms J and Room 1716 deliver lesbian desire and a sense of the forbid- den, a theme uncommon in Sri Lankan literature. And then there is the thrill of encountering sex in exactly the place you don t expect to find it in Undercover.
A book with lots of naughtiness, and a fresh focus on Sri Lankan fiction that challenges stereotypes of Sri Lankan sexuality, Blue is a collection to break the hum and drone of everyday life. If you only ever read one book like this in your lifetime make it this one.
Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas
Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas by Madhuri Banerjee
Kaveri is thirty, single, knows seven languages, is an interpreter by profession, has read all the books about men and how to get a date. Yet, she has not been able to figure out the language of love. Since the -THE ONE GREAT LOVE- of her life has eluded her for thirty years and might never show up, she decides to take matters into her own hands. On her thirtieth birthday, she makes a resolution-love or no love, she is going to lose her virginity. Life, however, has other plans!
This is a story of a spirited woman who plunges into a rollercoaster ride filled with ideas, ideals and adventures-each new day competing with yesterday to make her rethink and re-evaluate life and love.
Old Women by Mahasweta Devi
The two stories in this collection- Murti and Mohanpurer Rupkatha- are poignant tales, delicately drawn, yet ruthlessly bringing to the fore the indifference, apathy and socio-economic oppression in which these old women are forced to survive.