Friday, March 29, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


EMERGING INDIA

Economics Politics and Reforms

By - 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 India on the boards of the IMF and the World Bank.
  ISBN : 9780143420323                                                               Price : Rs.  399.00  

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


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 specialist in the history of Islamist militancy and the author of Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms inal-Qaida, 1989-2006. He is also a PhD student at PrincetonUniversity.
Don Rassler is an instructor in the Department of SocialSciences and director of the Harmony Research Program at theCombating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  ISBN : 9789350096369                                                           PRICE : Rs. 650.00  

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Friday, March 15, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


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 became quiet rivals for the same crown. The Presidents Club will change the way we think about the presidency, for the club itself is an instrument of presidential power.

About the Author
Nancy Gibbs is Deputy Managing Editor at TIME magazine and co author with Michael Duffy of the New York Times bestseller The Preacher and the Presidents; Billy Graham in the White House. Their next book, The Presidents Club: Inside The World's Most Exclusive Fraternity, will be published in May, 2012 by Simon and Schuster.
Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the ten best magazine writers in the country, she is the author of more than 130 TIME cover stories and now writes the back essay page. She won the National Magazine Award for the black-bordered special issue on September 11, 2001, and was the lead TIME writer on virtually every major news event from Oklahoma City to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the last five presidential campaigns. 
  ISBN : 9781439127728                                                               PRICE : Rs. 499.00  

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK


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 institutesresearch. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporatejogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizesshe may have literally stumbled upon one of Nanobots human guineapigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medicaldiscoveries of the 21st century a treatment option for millions orhave they already sold out to the highest bidder?

About the Author: Robin Cook
Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducingthe word medical to the thriller genre, and over twenty years afterthe publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues todominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combinedmedical fact with fiction to produce over twenty-seveninternational bestsellers, including Outbreak (1987), Terminal(1993), Contagion (1996) and most recently Death Benefit(2012).
 ISBN : 9780230768932                                                              PRICE : Rs. 499.00 

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

BOOKS OF THE WEEK



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 story of growing up a Muslim boy torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. He muses on his eternal quest to be the quintessential English gentleman (James Bond), his yearning for the coolest car (Jaguar XJS), and his desire for the perfect girlfriend (preferably brunette but any kind considered).
With a unique style and unflinching honesty, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN addresses serious issues in an extraordinarily light way and will leave readers thinking deeply and laughing out loud.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Imran Ahmad was born in Pakistan, grew up in London and went to university in Scotland, before pursuing a corporate career which has taken him all over the world, including five years living in the United States. His career has been mainly in finance and information technology, which he knows little about (but apparently this isn't a problem in management consulting). He is currently conducting a 50-city speaking tour of the United States.
 ISBN : 9781455528547                                                                PRICE : Rs. 550.00 

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