THE FIRST BODY IS A MYSTERY.She's young. She's beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secrets - except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. THE NEXT BODY IS A WARNING.When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won't listen. And Kat's chief suspect is one of the city's most prominent citizens.THE FINAL BODY . . . MIGHT BE HERS.With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly conspiracy and the brutal killer at its heart - a killer who will stalk her from the dangerous streets of the inner city to the corridors of power. Because he's closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.
The studies presented here are not prefaces in the sense that they introduce the reader to particular texts or monographs. These are in the nature of lectures on the most important aspects of South Asian art, both ancient and modern. There are more abstract themes such as on the study of Indian Art and the relation between Art and Education. One is on Indo-Persian poetry, depicting the classical heritage, as well as an essay on Jamini Roy, surely one of the first to be written in the artist's lifetime, celebrating a genius who provided a technical link between mughal miniatures and Chughtai art. Suhrawardy contributes two lectures on the theatre, on e of the nature of theatrical art and one on the modern European stage; themes that were elusive to all but a handful of the initiated. From the theatre he passes on to his contemporary writers in Europe. These lectures have not been only the means of invigorating the cultural scene of India, they also recall the times when Calcutta was the hub of Indian cultural activity. Shahid Suhrawardy was a scholar who, through these lectures, established Art criticism on a sound footing in academia as well as in the world of Art. These lectures are still interesting and instructive, and both the cultural historian and the educationist continue to gain insight from this collection.Shahid Suhrawrdy (1890-1965) was an educationist, writer, art-critic and diplomat. He obtained the BA (Hons) degree in English from Calcutta University in 1910. In 1914, he graduated again from Oxford University. He earned name and fame for studying abroad and for his literary works. While overseas, he acquired deep knowledge about the ancient and modern art. Shahid Suhrawardy became acquainted with leading international art-specialists while (1926-29) he was working as a member of the Producers' Committee at Moscow Art Theatre and when he served as the editor of Fine Art Section of the League of Nations in Paris. He was also associated with editing of a quarterly journal on Byzantian art published from Prague. When he returned home, Usmania University of Hydrabad commissioned him to write an introductory book on Islamic art of different countries of the world. Later, he came to Visva-Bharati at Rabindranath Tagore's invitation and researched on Iranian art in Santiniketan as the Nizam Professor. Shahid Suhrawardy earned fame as the Professor of Vageshvari Comparative Art at Calcutta University during 1932-43. Other works by him worth mentioning are The Art of Jamini Ray, Musalman Culture, A Handbook of Musalman Art, Musalman Art in Spain etc. The first of these books is a pioneering work of art-criticism written in a lucid style. He is also known to have written a book on cookery. Shahid Suhrawardy was a member of the Bengal Public Service Commission during 1943-46. He was active as a member of the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan till 1952. He served as a guest lecturer of Islamic Art at Columbia University, New York in 1953. At that time a new mansion for UNESCO was built in Paris and a selection committee was formed with international art-specialists to decorate it in a befitting manner with artwork. Shahid Suhrawardy was a member of this committee. He also worked as a diplomat. He was an ambassador of Pakistan to Spain, Morocco, Tunisia and the Vatican from 1954 onwards.. He was proficient in many eastern and western languages. Shahid Suhrawardy was the Founder President of Pakistan PEN, a sister organisation of the International Writers' Guild. His anthology titled Essays in Verse of his work was published in 1962 from Dhaka. It included the poems he had written during his stay at Oxford and works that he had published in different English and American literary journals. His poems embody the spirit of the different avant-garde poetic movements of Europe. The book itself is divided into three parts: New Poems, Early Poems and An Oldman's Songs, which reflect elegant and tender thoughts .
'Bling' - elaborate jewellery and clothing and the appreciation of itOxford English Dictionary 'Bling' - Bling is all about aspiration: I want that fabulous lifestyle! I want glamour! I want to be rich and I want it to show! Erica KennedyLamont Jackson, the ambitious and larger-than-life head of New York's Triple Large Entertainment, has been racking up multi-platinum hip-hop hits for over a decade. But now he needs to find an R'n'B crossover artist to prove to himself and his paymasters that he should succeed his mentor, Irv Greene, as head of Augusta Music. Marie-Jean Castiglione is the beautiful wannabe from unglamorous and un-street Toledo, Ohio, who impresses Lamont enough at audition to get the chance to make both their dreams become reality. But it's going to take all of Lamont and his posse's know-how to turn Marie-Jean into a ghetto-fabulous superstar
Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India
Stuart Blackburn takes the reader inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this captivating work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic. Blackburn describes the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in Kerala state in South India as they perform all night for as many as ten weeks during the festival season. The fact that these performances often take place without an audience forms the starting point for Blackburn's discussion--one which explores not only this important epic tale and its performance, but also the broader theoretical issues of text, interpretation, and audience.Blackburn demonstrates how the performers adapt the narrative and add their own commentary to re-create the story from a folk perspective. At a time when the Rama story is used to mobilize political movements in India, the puppeteers' elaborate recitation and commentary presents this controversial tale from another ethical perspective, one that advocates moral reciprocity and balance.While the study of folk narrative has until now focused on tales, tellers, and tellings, this work explores the importance of audience--absent or otherwise. Blackburn's elegant translations of the most dramatic and pivotal sequences of the story enhance our appreciation of this unique example of performance art.
The Puppy Owner's Manual: Solutions to all your Puppy Quandaries in an easy-to-follow question and answer format
How can one little puppy be so much trouble? When faced with problem puppy behavior, too many owners become fed up and question their decision to take on a canine companion. It doesn't have to be that way! Using the humane, common-sense techniques in PUPPY 411, any puppy owner can learn to manage typical puppy antics and raise a safe, healthy pooch that's a pleasure to have around the house. Help your puppy stop inappropriate chewing and incessant barking, go in the RIGHT place, and play nicely with children and adults.
Twelve-year-old Nalli is restless to pursue a dream rather unusual for a girl in her traditional society: she wants to be a doctor. After all, how else will she stand by Jai—her friend and hero—when he returns as a qualified surgeon to start Angheri’s very own hospital?
Adamantly resisting all the objections her family raises, Nalli travels to Madras and then to London to study, and experiences a world she had never imagined. She learns to keep her voice down and sit with her knees together, is haunted by Subbu, the first human cadaver she cuts up, and encounters complicated medical cases that test her faith in the values Appa taught her to live by and her own skills as a surgeon. Yet, for all her adventures, Nalli yearns constantly for a sight of Angheri’s hills, for Ajja’s gods and Appa’s advice, and, most of all, for the hospital of her dreams to become a reality. But her return home is fraught with heartbreak and disillusion, and Nalli sets off again, this time to remote Keshavganj, in search of solace and the fulfilment of her heart’s desire . . .
When the body of an old war buddy, the victim of a brutal killer, turns up in the forest and the police do not seem overly anxious to solve the crime, Jack Devlin embarks on a one-man quest for revenge. Original.
A story of two ordinary boys and their quest to conquer the world, True Dummy engages with questions about existence, ambition and the meaning and purpose of life while addressing the most soul-searching dilemmas of the human race. The enlightening fable takes you on a timeless journey with its thought-provoking narrative, delightful short stories and allegorical landscapes with extraordinary images. Delve into the mysteries of existence and life and discover a fantastic world imbued with philosophical insights in Ashish Jaiswalâ€™s True Dummy â€“ a magical tale about the deepest human ambitions.
Dating from ages past until now, we humans, for a good part of our lifetime, live with many fanciful and supernatural dreams we know will never materialize in the near future. One of those many futile dreams is time travel. Frequently one would imagine to have in possession a remote that can rewind or fast-forward the series of events occurred or about to occur respectively.
While close attention is given to these two buttons by most of us, there is another infrequently thought-about entity that has power at par with them in the so-called “future remote,” which is the pause button. This button, or more suitably, this concept forms the basis of this fictional work.
About the Author
Hi, mates. I am Sai, completing my final year of B.Tech Food Technology at Anna University in India. I live in Chennai with my mom, dad, and sister. My foremost hobby is writing (if you leave out eating and sleeping, the two hobbies that consume most of my time). As far as this book is concerned, I firmly believe I have done a good job. To give your verdict, go on and read this book. Well, that pretty much sums me up. To know more details about how I ended up writing this book, read the book’s introduction.
The Next Available Operator: Managing Human Resources in the Indian Business Process Outsourcing Industry
India, often referred to as the ‘electronic housekeeper of the world’, is home to the largest number of offshored call centres. This makes it very important to understand how BPO providers in India manage their human resources. The key message from recent empirical studies on Indian call centres/BPO is that human resources are at once the greatest strength and the greatest challenge confronting this new industry. Many of these studies are, however, based more on polemics and managerial rhetoric as opposed to the systematic empirical investigation of the employment relationship.
This first-of-its-kind compilation intends to fill this vital gap by advancing evidence-based understandings of the issues, challenges and strategies confronting human resource management (HRM) in the Indian call centre/BPO sector. It features empirical research and conceptual advances, presented by well-known academics, researchers and practitioners from around the world and captures the voices of key stakeholders. Apart from presenting a front-line picture of employment relations and HRM in India, this book also provides the stakeholders’ perspectives by focusing on the motives, strategic opportunities and constraints confronting management practitioners, trade unions and employees. The Next Available Operator: Managing Human Resources in Indian Business Process Outsourcing Industry also investigates the similarities and differences between Indian call centres and those located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
This volume is a must read for management practitioners, students and academics who seek a comprehensive understanding of HRM in Indian call centres.
Suzanne Schlosberg calls it "the Streak": 1001 days without sex (just 36 days shorter than the Kennedy administration). Is she too picky, too bitchy, or too shy. Does she have chlamydia' No. She's a smart good-looking writer who, at thirty-four, has crossed that dreaded line from single to...still single.
Now, in hilarious detail, Suzanne chronicles the true story of the Streak and her outrageous attempts to end it. Her search for the most date-friendly town. Her Internet dates, analyzed FBI-style. Her global hunt from the South Pacific to the Arctic tundra. Ultimately she is forced to ask herself: Do I really need a man to find happiness.
For every woman who has endured the indignity of the "singles table" at her friends' weddings, this book is a real treat.
At forty, Sylvie Schiffer has everything: a gorgeous house, two perfect children, a successful husband with a lucrative business. Everything but what she wants most: passion and romance. With the twins off to college, Sylvie thinks her marriage is about to bloom, until she discovers that her husband, Bob, is already seeding the garden--with a woman named Marla! When Sylvie confronts Marla, she gets the shock--and inspiration---of her life. Except for ten years and fifteen pounds, she and Marla could be twins. But all is not bliss even for Marla. Though she has the best of love--romantic presents, hot sex, candlelit dinners--she lacks the one thing she wants most: a husband of her own. Going beyond revenge, Sylvie hatches a brilliant, hilarious, and daringly outrageous scheme that just might fulfill both their wildest dreams...or leave them with nothing but two broken hearts.
A compilation of action research and field visits across India during the last 10 years, this account focuses on various facets of financial inclusion. Ranging from opening up no-frills accounts and micro-credit to discussing financial literacy and secure banking, this comprehensive record emphasizes the roles of process changes, technology enablement, capacity building, and outreach mechanism. A model of inclusive developmentone that underscores the idea that inclusive economics and inclusive governance support each otheris also included.