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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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THE STATE OF THE NATION 
IN CONTEXT OF INDIA'S CONSTITUTION

By -FALI S. NARIMAN
About the Book : A definitive, analytical and meticulous account of the present state of the nation&ndash from a constitutional perspective&ndash by one of India&rsquos most respected legal luminaries An ardent defender of the Constitution of India,FaliNarimanhas today attained the status of an outstanding lawyer who strongly believes in the rule of the law and stands by his convictions. In this timely volume, the author highlights crucial issues that the legislature, the executive, judiciary, the bar and the common people have to deal with virtually on a day-to-day basis. His main focus is on corruption at various levels and in&lsquohallowed&rsquo institutions, including the judiciary. The author contends that the legislative and executive wings of the government&ndash the elected representatives of the people&ndash were (and are) expected to provide for the welfare of the people…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times By - Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
About the Book : On 26 December 2012, Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the fourth time to extend his record tenure in office. “Mass Murderer” or “Development Man”? It depends on which side of the spectrum he is viewed from, because Narendra Modi is one of those politicians whose name prompts extremes  of hate-filled anger or outright adulation. Despite polarizing Gujarat and India in more ways than one, Modi brilliantly does what it takes to survive in a democracy: win elections. Written by veteran journalist and writer, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, after several in-depth interviews, meticulous research and extensive travel through Gujarat, this book reveals hitherto unknown aspects of Narendra Modi’s psyche: as a sixyear- old boy selling tea to help out his father and distributing badges and raising slogans at the behest of a local political leader; abandoning his family and wife in search of his definiti…

The YES Way

The YES Way:
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EBD is happy to roll out The YES Way, our new initiative to help schools move from 'good to great'. Email Sandeep Dutt on sd@ebd.in for more and do read more on www.inyouth.in

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Amit Chaudhuri on great essay collections - Telegraph

Amit Chaudhuri on great essay collections - Telegraph:

The essay is a particularly alluring form for those who are tired of the novel, with its duties towards narrative and mimicking, laboriously, the passage of time, and the compulsion it feels to introduce us to characters.

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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THE SPIDER KINGS DAUGHTER By - CHIBUNDU ONUZO
About the book : This book is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos, a city torn between tradition and modernity, corruption and truth, love and family loyalty. Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards and ferried everywhere in a huge black jeep. But being her father's favourite comes with uncomfortable duties, and she is often lonely behind the high walls of her house. A world away from Abike's mansion, in the city's slums, lives a seventeen-year-old hawker struggling to make sense of the world. His family lost everything after his father's death and now he runs after cars on the roadside selling ice cream to support his mother and sister. When Abike buys ice cream from the hawker one day, they strike up an unlikely and tentative romance, defying the prejudices of Nigerian society. Bu…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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THE SECRETARY  A JOURNEY WITH HILLARYBy - KIM GHATTAS
About the book : Written with the full cooperation of Hillary Clinton and her staff, The Secretary is the first book of its kind: a detailed look at an intensely private woman--arguably the most powerful woman in the world--from an author with both an insider and a global perspective.  The Secretary tells the story of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State: from the first days of the Obama administration, to the drama of Wikileaks, to the "Arab Spring" uprisings, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the standoff with Iran. Though Ghattas's eyes, we see Clinton under the intense professional spotlight commanded by the worlds chief diplomat, but also in the softer lighting of the more personal nuances of foreign relations - cheerfully boarding her plane at 5 AM after no sleep, committing an embarrassing blunder while going off-script at an Israeli press conference, handily working out some limo ride diplomacy be…