From Me to You by Sathya Saran As a writer, an editor and, above all, as a woman, Sathya Saran derives meaning from life's events that otherwise just pass us by. Whether it's the little flower girl at a temple, a spider on the wall, or the view from her window, her thoughts and insights connect with and inspire you-no matter who or where you are. Culled from her writings over the years, in the column that has touched readers lives for two decades, this anthology is a reflection of the ever-changing face of the world Saran inhabits. Perceptive, lyrical and moving, this is a book you will dip into time and again.Read More...Hide Pages: 222
I Have A Dream by Rashmi Bansal I Have A Dream is the story of 20 idealists who think and act like entrepreneurs. They are committed to different causes, but they have one thing in common: a belief that principles of management can and must be used to achieve a greater common good. These stories say one thing loud and clear change starts with one person, and that person could be someone next door. Someone like you.
Chicken Soup for the Soul:Indian College Students by Arti Jain , Mark Victor Hanse Rajat Poddar , Jack Canfield The college years are a time of excitement, exuberance and triumph. Of all the freedom of adulthood without the attendant responsibilities. And yet, this is also the time for self-doubt: Will I make it in the world opening before me. Will I get good grades- Will I be handsome, will I be rich. It's easy to forget that there are others dealing with the same fears, but this book gives you a chance to find humour, hope and encouragement to face life ahead.
From leaving home for the first time to finding new friends; from coping with studies to dating and fun, the stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian College Students encapsulate the thrills and uncertainties of those very special years of college.
A must-read whether you are about to enter college, at the brink of adulthood, or have graduated from college many years ago but love to reminiscence about those magical days.
Chocolate for a Woman's Soul: 77 Stories to Feed Your Spirit and Warm Your Heart by Kay Allenbaugh Treat yourself to 77 true stories that celebrate life and capture the essence of what it means to be a woman. Like chocolate, these stories soothe, satisfy, and delight -- better yet, they're good for you! Written by and for women, here are heartfelt insights on commitment, compassion, work, marriage, friendship, motherhood, love, courage, spirituality, passion, and dozens of other topics. Contributors share their most personal experiences -- funny, poignant, powerful, and uplifting -- as they inspire you to jump-start your own life, discover your talents and vocations, overcome old fears, find love, and let your dreams take flight. Like a box of chocolates, this book can be enjoyed in one sitting, or you can pick out treats at random and savor them one at a time. Whether you want a good laugh or need a good cry, the perfect "chocolate story" is right here, waiting for you!Read More...Hide Pages: 252
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..."Read More...Hide Pages: 349
The Angel of God by Jyothi Menon "I cannot wear the mask of decency ever. The world will continue to remind me of the gutter from where I rose. Never mind that. You will not become another Moosa Bhai. I will not let you do that. You are going to become the master and the brain behind a business empire. A completely legit one. Do you understand me, Bhaskaran"
Moosa looked like he was talking from somewhere deep beyond his being. His whole countenance was lit up, he was looking deep into Bhaskaran's eyes, poring into the young man's mind, touching a part of that young absorbing soul and creating all at once a moment of sheer beauty and absolute magic for the young boy. Once more it seemed to Bhaskaran that the Angel of God had touched him, sending goose pimples running down the length of his body, his eyes brimming with tears of gratitude, hope and a lack of words to thank this man whom so many feared as 'The Enemy'..Read More...Hide Pages: 320
In the Shadow of Mahatma: A Grand-daughter Remembers by Sita Gandhi Sita, Mahatma Gandhi's grand-daughter recounts with charming detail her childhood years at Phoenix Settlement, the farm which Gandhi started in South Africa. Her account provides a striking glimpse of the challenges faced by Gandhi's South African family in continuing his legacy. The longest surviving Indian newspaper of South Africa, the Indian Opinion was produced from the Phoenix Settlement where Sita worked.
Sita recalls encounters with racial discrimination. She also recalls her joys of growing up in Phoenix, and her time in India including a stint in Benaras Hindu University. We see from the eyes of one of the first of Indian-South Africans her reactions when she came to Indian from South Africa.
Gandhiji's letters to Sita and her parents form the second half of the book. The letters provide an extraordinary insight into Gandhi, the grandfather. Even as he was engaged in discussions with the British and with Indian political leaders in the Congress and the Muslim League, he found time to write short notes to his family members.
Gandhiji's life came to an abrupt end a little after India's independence. With that Indians lost their most charismatic leader ever. And the living links were nearly lost with South Africa where another spectacular movement of justice was to unfold."Read More...Hide Pages: 128
Learning from Gandhi by Anu Bandyopadhyaya Lawyer, tailor, cobbler, cook- and dozens of other jobs as well-Mahatma Gandhi did them all. No work was too low, no occupation too disdainful. Even the simplest of labours was carried out with humour, passion, care and zest. And to perfection. This is the reprint of an ancient classic on Gandhiji who always promoted the view that learning involves not just the head, but the heart and the hand as well.What better role model for this than the most influential individual of the twentieth century.Read More...Hide Pages: 142
The Funda of Mix-ology-What bartending teaches that IIM doesn't.... by Mainak Dhar The Funda of Mix-ology is a novel about a young man who is not unlike many of us. After spending his youth in the pursuit of academic excellence and admission into the 'right'institutes, he joins a multinational firm after graduating from an IIM.A few years down the line, once the sheen of Day One jobs and hefty pay packets has worn off, he realizes that nothing he has learnt at IIM can prepare him for the stress and drudgery that characterize his day-to-day life.
He finds himself thinking about work long after he has left office; finds that his schedule leaves him with little time and energy for his passions outside of work, and leaves him with little by way of a personal life. As he approaches his 30th birthday, he begins to wonder if there is any point to his life beyond competing in one rat race after another.
All that changes one week.
A week when he almost quits his job, almost gets killed, and learns that the secret to having a more fulfilling life lies not in any classroom but in mix-ology, the art of making a good cocktail. Through this voyage of self-discovery, he comes to realise that just as a cocktail comprises of many different ingredients with different individual tastes, similarly life has many facets beyond one?s career, such as one?s passions outside of work, family, one?s health etc.Read More...Hide Pages: 148
Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho Like the Flowing River is an intimate collection of Paulo Coelho's reflections and short stories. These are powerful tales of living and dying, of destiny and choice, of love lost and found. Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but always profound, this book, like all of Coelho's work, explores what it means to be truly alive.Read More...Hide Pages: 232
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith
In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important Government Man,and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fianc's Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems.
The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.
A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice.
But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....
Journey by Danielle Steel
To the outside world, Washington, D.C., television co-anchor Maddy Hunter appears to have an enviable life. Married to her boss, former football star-cum-media mogul Jack Hunter, she's got brains, beauty, a prestigious job, a glamorous marriage and all the trappings of success. Yet Maddy, whose current husband saved her from a physically abusive former spouse, is trapped in another relationship that's as devastating and destructive as her first. Jack doesn't hit Maddy, but he subjects her to mind games, put-downs and constant undermining; it's obvious psychological abuse to observers, though not to Maddy. Using Maddy's participation in a commission on violence against women chaired by the nation's First Lady, Steel explicates the various forms of spousal abuse, and although the text occasionally gets preachy, the desperate plight of women who remain in destructive situations is clearly delineated. Meanwhile, Maddy warily builds a friendship with Bill Alexander, a fellow committee member and former ambassador to Colombia whose wife was killed by kidnappers. Maddy's experience interacting with women like herself and the appearance of a daughter she gave up for adoption as an unwed teenager (and whom Jack forbids her to see) both have an impact. Still, it takes a life-threatening event to convince her finally to change her life and accept the gift of a good man's love. Steel has her formula down pat, and she executes her story with her usual smooth pacing.