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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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The Presidents Devotional By - Joshua Dubois 
About the Book :  In the heat of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, staff member Joshua DuBois recognized the wear and tear on his boss and asked the senator if he could e-mail a devotional to him each day. When Obama responded positively, DuBois prepared a short e-mail for the future president to read first thing every morning, short snippets of scripture, inspirational stories, quotes, and prayers to provide counsel, encouragement, and inspiration, which the president himself has stated "meant the world" to him. Through his years of working closely with the president, DuBois learned many life-changing lessons as well as gained an inside view on the faith and values of President Obama. DuBois now provides 365 of the best readings and prayers he sent the president; in addition, each month DuBois offers a longer meditation on the spiritual lessons he learned by accompanying the president as he faced many historic moments …

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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Bird in A Banyan Tree By - Bina Ramani
About the Book : Fashion designer, entrepreneur, restaurateur, social worker, agony aunt, visionary, socialite many  labels have been applied to Bina Ramani. But what is her real story? From arriving as a refugee child in India during Partition to having Binatone, a successful electronics brand, named after her; from a nine-year-old sitting on her favourite black rock, watching the waves and weaving dreams in Mumbai, to a passionate relationship with screen idol Shammi Kapoor; from a loveless marriage and a bitter divorce, to opening her own stores and changing the face of Delhis Hauz Khas Village; from searching for her daughters across continents, to being taken in police custody and sent to Tihar Jail for being a stubbornly honest witness; from being vilified by the media to being lauded by the country for her heroic role in the Jessica Lal murder casein this inspiring, no-holds-barred memoir, Bina tells it all. About the Author : Bina Ramani divid…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through By - Sam Miller
About the Book : A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India's past and present,from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans--everyone really, except for Indians themselves--came to imagine India.


His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, EM Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller's own 25-year-long love affair with India.


The result is a spellbinding, 2500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company o…