A study of the lives of thousands of people enabled the author to discover what luck is. Therefore an earnest effort has been made in the book to tell the readers about, not only the origin of luck, but also the methodology of operation of luck in human lives. Simple and practical methods have been detailed to enable the readers to command good luck in life.
B.K. Doreswamy was born in a family in Bangalore that was known for administration of justice. In a successful career in marketing, spanning more than 35 years, he has met numerous people from various walks of life and has always been interested in the joys and sorrows affecting peoples' lives. This interest transformed itself into this book.
Birds of Western Maharashtra: A Reference Guide by Anand Prasad Birds of Western Maharashtra : A Reference Guide highlights the present status of each bird species reported, its distribution based on specimens, recorded sightings, breeding, long distance and local migration and population changes. Recent proposed taxonomic changes and many subspecies have also been incorporated. An essential book for all 'species' of bird watcher."
Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker In the twenty-fourth century, Dr. Zeus Incorporated discovered the secret of time travel, but only how to move backward. Now cyborg operatives are enduring the epochs of Earth's history -- immortals dedicated to the company's great goal: "to make money and improve the lot of humankind."
After centuries of disappointments -- including the death of her lover -- the Botanist Mendoza is stranded at a remote stagecoach inn in the unspoised desert destined to be renamed Los Angeles. Back East, a Civil War is raging. But in Cahuenga Pass, there is little for Mendoza and her fellow operatives to do. Until one day the door swings open and in walks the doppelganger of Mendoza's love. And suddenly the Botanist's life is careening toward disaster...again.Read More...Hide Pages: 365
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs' most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series. It's the beginning of an incredible odyssey in which John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the red planet, scene of continuing combat among rival tribes. Captured by a band of six-limbed, green-skinned savage giants called Tharks, Carter soon is accorded all the honor of a chieftain after it's discovered that his muscles, accustomed to Earth's greater gravity, now give him a decided advantage in strength. And when his captors take as prisoner Dejah Thoris, the lovely human-looking princess of the city of Helium, Carter must call upon every ounce of strength, courage, and ingenuity to rescue her-before Dejah becomes the slave of the depraved Thark leader, Tal Hajus!Read More...Hide Pages: 192
Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years by Bruce Sterling Taking a cue from one of William Shakespeare's greatest soliloquies,Tomorrow Now is Bruce Sterling's dazzling vision of our future,with each chapter devoted to one of the seven stages of humanity: birth, school, love, war, politics, business, and old age.
In his first nonfiction book since his classic The Hacker Crackdown, Sterling describes the world our children might be living in over the next fifty years and what to expect next in culture, geopolitics, and business.Tomorrow Now is an amusing and thought-provoking romp through the future.Read More...Hide Pages: 320
Chiller by Sterling Blake Alex Cowell and Susan Hagerty, respectively general manager and researcher at the cryonics firm Immortality Inc., successfully revive a cryonically preserved dog with the use of transglycerols, which prevent individual cell destruction during the freezing process. Their feat attracts the skeptical attention of the media, arouses the hidebound prejudices of Hagerty's employers at the university hospital on whose faculty she sits, inflames the self-righteous anger of Orange County preacher Carl Montana and inspires a holy crusade by the mysterious George, an unlikely but believable combination of religious nut, computer whiz and serial killer...Read More...Hide Pages: 649
Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.Read More...Hide Pages: 510
2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman,the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .Read More...Hide Pages: 289
Next by Michael Crichton We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars or test our spouses for genetic maladies. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes...
Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.Read More...Hide Pages: 415
Laila, orphaned daughter of a distinguished Muslim family, is brought up by her orthodox aunts who keep purdah. At 15, she moves to the home of a "liberal" uncle in Lucknow. Here, during the 1930s, as the struggle for independence sharpens, Laila is surrounded by relatives and university friends caught up in politics. But Laila is unable to commit herself to any cause: her own fight for independence is a struggle with traditional life as she falls in love with a man not chosen by her family. With its beautiful evocation of India, its political insight and unsentimental understanding of the human heart, this is a classic of Muslim life.
Death In Mumbai
Death In Mumbai by Meenal Baghel
A gripping account of the infamous Neeraj Grover killing that sent shockwaves through the nation.
Three years ago, the brutal killing of a young TV producer called Neeraj Grover sent shockwaves through Mumbai. An alluring aspiring actress, Maria Susairaj, and her dashing naval officer boyfriend, Emile Jerome, were accused of killing him and hacking his body into pieces, before setting it on fire. The cast of characters was young, attractive, and upwardly mobile, the press hungry for a headline. As details of the case unravelled, the questions flew around.what had gone wrong.What made these young professionals turn to violent crime. Was it the savage pressure of the city, or was the motive even darker.
This book will shock and inspire a much needed change in perception of celebrity culture and Bollywood. It's about so much more than a contested killing case and will be a talking point for years to come.
The Runaway Jury
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
They are at the center of a multi-million dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now that the jury must make a decision in the most explosive trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him...
He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hands in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode, in a cross fire of greed and corruption--and with justice fighting for its life...