Tuesday, 24 July 2012

APJ Abdul Kalam - Turning Points

It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture Vision to Mission and the session got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with a group of research students and went back to class. As I was returning to my rooms in the evening the vice- chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said.

Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, The prime minister wants to talk with you ... Some months earlier, I had left my post as principal scientific adviser to the government of India, a Cabinet-level post, to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.

Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It offers insight not only into an extraordinary personality but also a vision of how a country with a great heritage can become great in accomplishment, skills and abilities through effort, perseverance and confidence. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey, individual and collective, that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

A Stranger in the Mirror - Sydney Sheldon

Toby Temple: Superstar, the world's funniest man. He gets any women he wants. But underneath the callous super-stud image is a lonely man, desperate for attention, greedy for love.

Jill Castle: Beautiful, sensuous starlet. She has a dark and mysterious past and an ambition even greater than Toby's.

Together they rule the glittering kingdom of Hollywood until lust, jealousy and revenge turn triumph to tragedy in a nightmare scenario that rolls relentlessly on to a stunning climax…

Latest Arrival: Poor Little Rich Slum

One little, two little three little Indians, four little five little six little Indians, seven little eight little nine little Indians... One million little Indian entrepreneurs. These are the stories of the little people who make up the Big Idea of Dharavi. A slum of energy, enterprise and hope. Where every hand is busy, every head held high. Where people could be miserable but choose to be happy. A choice each of us can make. 

Author: Rashmi Bansal 

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. A wonderfully crafted fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Moonward by Appupen

Title: Moonward
Description: Primordial Halahala is at war. In a last-ditch attempt to stop the bloodshed, the wise and ancient Tortle draws the outline of a new creature into a rock—thus ushering in a strange dystopian world of weeping trees, robotic birds, and cities grown from seeds.
Author: Appupen

 Moonward is a dark, satirical, serious-funny story. An overwhelmingly visual tale. Nothing in this book is fiction. Nothing is real. A dystopia, so clearly shaped by the world we inhabit, that makes you wonder why we don't ask the questions this book asks. This book is a contained scream of rage. Which is also funny. Must read!

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What your Doctor Doesn't Know About Medicine May Be Killing You

'What Doctors Don't Know About Nutritional Medicine.' Our medical community is trained in 'fixing' the problems, not preventing them in the first place. Dr. Strand notes the incredible lack of training in nutrition and preventative medicine among our medical community. The need for this training is clear, as Dr. Strand reviews a number of patients who have benefited from a regimen that includes the nutritional supplements.

This book is incredible. It talks about simple techniques to improve your health, energy and vitality.... if you find yourself unable to solve some health issues, this book may help you....