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Salman Rushdie’s Imaginary Homelands is an important record of one writer’s intellectual and personal odyssey. The seventy essays collected here, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects –the literature of the received masters and of Rushdie’s contemporaries; the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture; film, politicians, the Labour Party, religious fundamentalism in America, racial prejudice; and the preciousness of the imagination and of free expression. For this paperback edition, the author has written a new essay to mark the third anniversary of the fatwa.
Winner of the International Man Booker Prize 2017.’ The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell. Dovaleh G, a veteran stand-up comic – charming, erratic, repellent – exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him. A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breath-taking read. Betrayals between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt demanding redress. Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry – and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is trying to understand why he’s been summoned to this performance.
In Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-digit Revolution, senior journalist Shankkar Aiyar traces the history of this ambitious, controversial undertaking. He speaks with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram, Yashwant Sinha, Rahul Gandhi and others to document how politicians with diametrically opposed ideologies were equally determined to propel Aadhaar.
Aiyar maps how Aadhaar’s application expanded beyond its original intent. He researches its ups, downs and turnarounds; discusses the concerns of activists and bureaucrats on potential misuse of the database for state surveillance; raises the urgent need for a data-protection and privacy law and spells out the solutions.
An unusual contemporary dramatization, this book is a breathless ride through recent changes in India’s political and economic landscape.
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The second edition includes three totally new chapters, over 200 more tips, and covers the latest in stroke prevention, medical treatment, and rehabilitation to help survivors transition from being a patient to returning to a life well-lived.
From the early 1950s to the early ’60s, Malay Kumar Roy spent around ten years as a young boy in Hazaribagh in the Chhotanagpur district of Jharkhand, which was then a part of Bihar. In An Elsewhere Place, Roy reminisces about his life there—a place that ‘touches a boy forever’. In this memoir, he vividly describes Hazaribagh’s tranquil landscape, its changing seasons and its unhurried pace of life. We get a glimpse of a time gone by from Roy’s stories about sharing a crate of mangoes with the last Englishman living in Hazaribagh; a little bear cub tipsy on mahua flowers; a gravely injured fox cub that was nursed back to health by him and his family and a visitor from Calcutta who boasted about his detective skills and courage but lost steam upon seeing a dangerous criminal. And he revisits his schooldays at St Xavier’s School where his Jesuit mentors taught him the value of curiosity and discipline in life. Written in charming, spare prose, this collection evokes a gentle, easy-going time when man and nature existed in harmony; a time of friendships, wonder and grace.
“To go around the world…in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness”
One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-establised routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant Passepartout. Travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard – who believes that Fogg has robbed the Bank of England – to win the extraordinary wager. Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure and a thrilling race against time.
Michael Glencross’s lively translation is accompanied by an introduction by Brian Aldiss, which places Jules Verne’s work in its literary and historical context. There is also a detailed chronology, notes and further reading.
A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul with a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!
This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!
Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.
Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?
And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history—and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is the lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic and complex. She has fascinated readers and audiences for centuries and has been played by the greatest actresses of their time, from Elizabeth Taylor to Vivien Leigh to Janet Suzman to Judi Dench.
The text that bridges the gap between basic neuroscience and clinical practice – updated with the latest advances and full-color illustrations
For more than twenty years, Clinical Neurology has helped students, residents, and clinicians understand the link between basic neuroscience and current approaches in diagnosis and treatment. Distinguished by its practice-oriented approach to neurology based on presenting symptoms, this trusted classic delivers the clearest and most concise introduction to the field available anywhere.
Counselling can be the answer to several problems like poor self-esteem, lack of control over your life, difficulty making decisions, grief, anxiety, depression and difficult relationships. Or people may go for counselling just to improve their life, Dispelling the myths about counselling, Meera Ravi explains why it is not just ‘comforting’ and how it can be a way to self-discovery. About the Author: Meera Ravi is a qualified family counsellor, and she runs the Prerana Academy for Growth and Guidance, Bangalore. She conducts workshops for Children, parents and teachers. She is the author of A Guide to Study Skills and Teaching through the Heart, also published by Viva. Contents: Acknowledgement Preface Introduction to self-awareness Difference between counselling and psychotherapy History of counselling and psychotherapy Perceptions about counselling Counselling in India What is counselling? How does counselling work? Benefits of Counselling What Counselling Isn’t Why go for counselling? Do’ normal’ people need counselling? How will talking help? How will a person know if he should seek to counsel? What are the problems that can be solved’ by counsel If I don’t Seek help what will happen? Will the counsellor advise you what to do? How long does therapy/counselling take to work? How to choose a counsellor? How Should an effective counsellor make you feel? Qualities of a counsellor Evaluation of your relationship with the counsellor Did you, thank the counsellor for your growth? Your rights and responsibilities
‘An outstanding effort’ – Chief Justice Venkatachaliah ‘An extraordinary book’ – Fali S. Nariman ‘Unputdownable’ – Ashok Desai First published in 2001, Courts and Their Judgements soon became a pioneering work on the subject. It raised important questions on the functioning of our judiciary – questions that continue to be as relevant today. Do judges merely enforce and interpret the law? Or do they at times interpolate words into statutes, even into the Constitution? Where does interpretation end and rewriting commence? How is it that in one judgement a court declares that it is the right of ministers to determine how far and in what direction a criminal investigation shall be carried, and in another the same court, indeed the same judge, decides to as good as monitor an investigation? How is it that in some cases a court delves into detailed facts that do not just bear on the case, but on why a law was passed, and in another the same court lays it down as a principle that facts need not be considered once the legislature has passed a law? The failure of other institutions to discharge their duties has compelled the courts to step far outside their traditional role. In doing so, have they stretched the law and Constitution too far? Has the intervention been effective? Courts and Their Judgements looks at judicial activism through some brilliantly argued cases and at the need for and pitfalls of such overreach. With its searing answers, evidence, dissection of judgements on these and other issues, the book remains a must-read for strengthening the country.
Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, “Death in the Afternoon” is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway’s conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art. The unrivaled drama of bullfighting, with its rigorous combination of athleticism and artistry, and its requisite display of grace under pressure, ignited Hemingway’s imagination. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual and “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick.” Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great elegance and cunning.
A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, “Death in the Afternoon” is also a deeper contemplation of the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway’s sharp commentary on life and literature.
Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death’s Mistress.Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges. But that’s in the past. Now, on the far horizons of a world forged anew, she must heed the witch woman’s words:and the sorceress must save the world’.As Nicci journeys into uncharted lands, she’ll face her greatest test yet. She’s saved the world before, but she’s never had to do it on her own.
MCQ’s For Dental PG Entrance Examinations Arranged Chapter Wise-With Explanatory Answers
A journalist’s account of investigating Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his empire of exploitation
How did a nondescript young man from a farming family become the head of a quasi-religious sect with a million followers willing to die and kill for their ‘Pitaji’?
The story of the rise of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan of the wildly popular Dera Sacha Sauda is anything but ordinary. It allegedly involved sexual exploitation, forced castrations, private militias, illegal trade in arms and opium, and land grab on an untold scale-until the self-styled godman was convicted for one of his many crimes in August 2017.
Praise for Jeff Kinney:
‘The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ – Sun
‘Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children’s authors on the planet’ – Independent
‘The most hotly anticipated children’s book of the year is here – Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ – Big Issue
‘Hilarious’ – Telegraph.
Did I Mention I Love You? is first in the sensational DIMILY trilogy, which follows sixteen-year-old Eden Munro as she travels from Portland to begrudgingly spend the summer with her father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother.
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