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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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EMERGING INDIAEconomics Politics and ReformsBy - Bimal Jalan 
About the Book :  What must India do to keep growing? This book is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the history and future of Indias development as a nation. Bimal Jalan has closely followed the path of Indias economic policies across its changing trajectories, from before the time the economy was liberalized to the present. The pieces in Emerging India study the relationship between political and economic reforms and inclusive and incremental growth.
About the Author : Bimal Jalan is one of Indias well-known economists. He was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1997 to 2003, demitting office on his nomination to the Upper House of Parliament by the President for distinguished service to the country. He has held several top positions in the ministries of finance and industry and in the Planning Commission. He was also Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and represented Indi…

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FOUNTAINHEAD OF JIHAD The Haqqani Nexus, 1973-2012 By - Vahid Brown, Don Rassler
About the Book :  The first ever biography of the Haqqani terrorist organization,labeled by the US as one of the biggest threats toAfghanistan-Pakistan Decoding the New Taliban Drawing upon a wealth of previouslyunresearched primary sources in many languages, the authors shedmuch new light on a group frequently described as the most lethalactor in the current Afghan insurgency, and shown here to have beenfor decades at the centre of a nexus of transnational Islamistmilitancy, fostering the development of jihadi organisations fromSoutheast Asia to East Africa. Addressing the abundant new evidencedocumenting the Haqqani networks pivotal role in the birth andevolution of the global jihadi movement, the book also represents asignificant advance in our knowledge of the history of al-Qaeda,fundamentally altering the picture painted by the existingliterature on the subject.
About the Authors :  Vahid Brown is a specia…

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THE PRESIDENTS CLUB  Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity By - NANCY GIBBS & MICHAEL DUFFY
About the Book   Over the years that followed-and to this day-the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world's most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immortal rivals for history's favour. Some presidents needed their predecessors to keep their secrets; others needed them to disappear. Truman enlisted Hoover to help him save Europe; Kennedy turned to Ike on Cuba; Nixon sought Johnson's advice on getting re-elected, but then tried to blackmail him; Ford and Carter couldn't stand each other until they saw what they had in common; Reagan and Clinton relied on Nixon as an emissary to Russia; Bush put Clinton and his father to work and they became like father and son; and Obama and Clinton …

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NANO BY - ROBIN COOK
About the Book: Nano After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and herestranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, theembattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take ayear off from her medical studies and escape New York City.Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medicaltechnology and the chance to clear her head in the cool air ofColorado, Pia takes a job at Nanobots, a lavishly funded,security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the picturesquefoothills of the Rockies. Nanobots is ahead of the curve in thecompetitive world of molecular manufacturing, including theconstruction of microbivores, tiny nano robots with the ability togobble up viruses and bacteria.
But the corporate campus, for all its beauty, is a place ofsecrets. Shes warned by her boss not to investigate the other workbeing done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about thesource of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institut…

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THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN By- IMRAN AHMAD ABOUT THE BOOK Imran Ahmad shares his story of life as a Pakistani Muslim growing up in England in this appealing, humorous and poignant coming-of-age memoir that has received wide acclaim from the international literary world. When he was a young boy, Imran Ahmad's parents entered him into a ''Bonnie Baby'' contest in his hometown of Karachi, Pakistan. Despite being dressed very smartly in black suit, white shirt and dark tie, Ahmad lost to the contest organizer's child. He was denied the title of ''Karachi's Bonniest Baby'' due to blatant nepotism. It was then, at the age of one, that Ahmad began his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice. Beginning with the particularly rainy day Ahmad was born and ending at the age of 43, reunited with a Christian classmate who had tried to convert him in grammar school, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is both deliciously funny and deeply insightful. Ahmad shares his own…