Who Let the Dork Out? by Sidin Vadukut With just 12 months to go before the 2010 Allied Victory Games in New Delhi, there is pandemonium at the Ministry for Urban Regeneration and Public Sculpture. Specially appointed by the prime minister to oversee preparations for the Games, the ministry now find themsleves in the centre of a media shit storm.
Preparations are months behind schedule-they had completely forgotten about Takewondo - and the minister Badrikedar Laxmanrao Dahake not only has to deal with an irate PM but also with, high intrigue in the Lok Sabha, fiendish investigative journalists, and a relentless BBC reporter who insists on interviewing him live in English. Dahake is about to resign when he runs into an unlikely saviour: master strategist, media expert, and international financial wizard Robin 'Einstein'Varghese, currently running the Delhi Lederman office.Read More...Hide Pages: 256
How are arranged marriages related to the Software Development Life Cycle?
For you to command better appraisals, what should've your parents named you?
Why does your Project Manager always give you a new task just when you're about to sign off for the day?
Why are dumb, attractive software engineers always sent onsite?
In Life Of a Software EngineeR (LOSER), author Dipen Ambalia offers some hilarious answers to these questions and more, having struggled through years of terrible appraisals, dumb instructions, Bell Curves and belles' curves.Read More...Hide Pages: 212
The Complete World According To Clarkson by Jeremy Clarks Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit. And as a result, he's got one or two things to tell us about how it all works - and being Jeremy Clarkson he's not about to voice them quietly, humbly and without great dollops of humour. In The World According to Jeremy Clarkson, he reveals why is it that: bull; too much science is bad for our health bull; '70's rock music is nothing to be ashamed of bull; hunting foxes while drunk and wearing night-lights is neither big nor clever bull; we must work harder to get rid of crickethe likes the Germans (well, sometimes) With a strong dose of common sense that is rarely, if ever, found inside the M25, Clarkson hilariously attacks the the pompus, the ridiculous, the absurd and the downright idiodic ideas, people and institutions that we all have to put up with at home and abroad, whilst also celebrating the eccentric, the clever and the sheer bloody brilliant.Read More...Hide Pages: 352
The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley An uproarious comedy about a presidential administration totally off the rails. This fictional political memoir by the Personal Assistant to President Tucker, Herbert Wadlough, offers a unique, utterly self-serving inside view of the ill-fated Tucker administration, 1989-1993.Read More...Hide Pages: 256
Dry by Augusten Burroughs You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the underground, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and aftershave on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr are immediately dashed by the grim reality of flourescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life - and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real.Read More...Hide Pages: 304
Sellevision: A Novel by Augusten Burroughs Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network. Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America`s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of Slumber Sunday Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of twenty million kids and their parents during a Toys for Tots segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there`s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision`s star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet--if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.Read More...Hide Pages: 240
A fortnight ago, she would have not only settled for, but embraced a violent death. Today, death is a colossal inconvenience, holding her back from enjoying her newly-acquired fridge-sized boyfriend.
Death hath no fury like a woman dead, she thinks, plotting an explosive vengeance upon death's ethereal masters for the loss of her love. A vengeance delayed, as she's labelled a Wednesday Soul, carried off by a monstrous Eledactyl (an Elephant-Pterodactyl), and then kidnapped by the biggest, ugliest eagle she has ever seen to the mysterious Big Ball. Unanswered questions race through her head as Nyra quickly learns that souls are made of light, that she is in the midst of a destructive plot to destroy the life after life, and that the quickest way to escape from an Eledactyl is by rubbing its bum from the inside.
Cyrus is back. And this time as agony aunt and master critic as he sets out to deconstruct a subject we're all familiar with - the average Indian male. The mama's boy, the groin scratcher, the man who holds hands with another man, Cyrus tackles these and many other quirks and shortcomings of Indian men in his inimitable style and unfailing logic. Join India's best known funny man as he takes you on this laugh riot like never before!
Coming Soon. The End. by Omkar Sane A story of four friends working in Television becomes the story of Television. Grass (from a Kids? Channel), Bass (Music), Crass (General Entertainment) and Farce (News), meet Mass in a bar and a new reality show called Television begins.
Chicken Soup For The Indian Teacher's Soul by Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Teachers celebrates those classroom wonders who followed this maxim and who consequently changed lives, inspired students, and influenced the futures of the hundreds of children who passed through their care.
Within this book lie stories about educators who helped their pupils believe in themselves, who handled youthful crises with love and humour, who went that extra mile to make learning fun and meaningful. Written by a range of academicians and former students, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Teachers comprises an edifying collection of inspiring stories; a situation to those people who have made us what we are.
Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.
Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement
Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement by Rahul Pandita
"Rahul Pandita had done something unusual - He had studied the Maoist movement at ground level for more than a decade, growing ever more interested in the way it functioned, travelling through the remoter jungles of Central India for weeks on end and spending time with the tribal people." -- PATRICK FRENCH, British writer and historian.
With direct access to the top Maoist leadership, Rahul Pandita provides an authoritative account of how a handful of men and women, who believed in the idea of revolution, entered Bastar in Central India in 1980
and created a powerful movement that New Delhi now terms as India's biggest internal security threat. It traces the circumstances due to which the Maoist movement entrenched itself in about 10 states of India, carrying out deadly attacks against the Indian establishment in the name of the poor and the marginalised. It offers rare insight into the lives of Maoist guerillas and also of the Adivasi tribals living in the Red zone. Based on extensive on-ground reportage and exhaustive interviews with Maoist leaders including their supreme commander Ganapathi, Kobad Ghandy and others who are jailed or have been killed in police encounters, this book is a combination of firsthand storytelling and intrepid analysis.
Thorsons Principles of Feng Shui
Thorsons Principles of Feng Shui by Simon Brown
Feng Shui is the ancient Oriental system of organizing your home and work place in a way that promotes health, happiness and success.