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Books of the Week

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UNRAVELLING
By - ELIZABETH NORRIS


About the book
24 meets the X Files in the biggest teen blockbuster of the summer...STOP THE COUNTDOWN. SAVE THE WORLD...Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck. And killed. Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life...Meanwhile, Janelle's father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device - one that seems to be counting down to something that will happen in 23 days and 10 hours time. That something? It might just be the end of the world. And if Janelle wants to stop it, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets - and keep from falling in love with him in the process...

About the Author
Elizabeth Norris is a used book lover, tea addict, fringe science enthusiast, and writer. UNRAVELLING is her …

Books of the Week

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DECODING RAHUL GANDHI By - AARTHI RAMACH & RAMACHANDRAN
About the Book The book throws light on the factors that have shaped him as a person and politician. It details his working style, which is nearer to a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the role played by the members of his A-Team (which includes Kanishka Singh and Sachin Rao).  How did Rahul Gandhi s years abroad as a student and as a management consultant influence his politics?  What was his much-hyped revamp of the IYC and the NSUI all about?  What are the reasons for the Congress and Rahul s humiliating defeat in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections?  How has he applied global management principles, like The Toyota Way and Bottom of the Pyramid , to domestic politics?  Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi what would this mean for India?  In a bid to demystify Brand Rahul , Decoding Rahul Gandhi chronicles his political path, which is different from that pursued by his mother Sonia, father Rajiv, and grandmother Indira. Althou…

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Assault on Merit: The Untold Story of Civil-Military Relations(Hardcover) by R. K. Anand, Inderjit Badhwar (Edited By), Kunal Verma (Contributed By)
About the Book : In this fast-paced and highly relevant book, veteran lawyer R.K. Anand details case studies of Indian Generals decorated soldiers and men of exceptional conscience and integrity who fell prey to the whims and fancies of manipulative civilian bureaucrats intent on perverting the promotions system in order to favour a buddy or please a political master. Stung by these injustices, and with no other recourse, these General Officers turned to the civilian courts for redressal, and to Anand to represent them. He did so, showing remarkable zeal and dexterity in taking on the Government on behalf of these officers, most of whom had no money to spare for protracted legal battles. In most cases, Anand represented them without charging a legal fee. And in this process many of them found succor and relief though some of them after retire…

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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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The Time Keeper
By - Mitch Albom
About the Book: The eagerly awaited new bestseller. An inspirational novel in the vein of For One More Day. From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper - a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world - now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began - and com…

Books of the Week

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THE GREEN ROOM

By - WENDELL RODRICKS
About The Book Epicurean, travel addict, voracious reader, art appreciator, astonishingly talented designerWendell Rodricks is a man who wears many hats. From growing up in a glorified Bombay chawl crowded with eccentrics, to building homes in Muscat, Istanbul and the French Riviera; from quenching childhood hunger pangs with water, to feasting on the canard au sang at La Tour DArgent in Paris; from falling in love with the man with whom he would sign a civil union, to putting his ancestral land of Goa firmly on the global fashion map; from being a novice in the hospitality industry, to exhibiting at Pret-a-Porter Salon de Paris and IGEDO, Dusseldorf; from designing clothes for his family, to dressing style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, Meg Ryan, Lisa Ray and Freida PintoWendells life has been an extraordinarily rich and exciting one. Peppered with wry observations and startling insights, The Green Room is not just the story of one man but also of t…