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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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CYCLE OF LIES  THE FALL OF LANCE ARMSTRONG By - Juliet Macur
About the Book : A fly-on-the-wall account of the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring to life the astonishing twists and turns of the scandal that has rocked the world of cycling. With unprecedented access to the key players in the drama - from Armstrong's fellow cyclists and top cycling officials to doctors, trainers and wives - Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong built a fortress of people around him to protect his image and upend the lives of anybody who stood in his way. As America's fallen idol faces potential perjury charges, Cycle of Lies widens the focus to expose corruption at all levels of the sport in a thrilling, page-turning work of contemporary narrative history.
About the Author : Juliet Macur is a leading sp…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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Midnights Descendants By- John Keay
About the Book : If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be comfortably the worlds largest. At c1.5 billion, Midnights Descendants (the offspring of those affected by the midnight hour Partition) already outnumber Europeans and Chinese and they are growing faster than either. By 2020 they will constitute a quarter of the worlds entire population. As well as comprising the peoples of what is now called South Asia (the preferred term for the partitioned subcontinent of modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, plus Nepal and Sri Lanka) they are widely established across the globe. Midnights Descendants is the first general history ever published to treat the region as a whole. Correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations over the last six decades affords unique insights into the tensions and conflicts that divide what is being hailed as one of the worlds most dynamic regions. Written by a wide…

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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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The Himalayan Face Off By- Shishir Gupta
About the Book : Even if bilateral trade between India and China goes beyond $100 billion in the coming years, China's posture towards India is adversarial and will perhaps remain so in the future, with Beijing viewing New Delhi through the prism of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile... A rising China, inflexible on boundary dispute resolution and with strong tentacles across South Asia and beyond, could encroach on India's strategic space and lead to a potential crisis this decade.' In April 2013, Indian troops sighted an advance patrol of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) 19 km deep within Indian territory, a considerable distance from the Line of Actual Control, the de facto border claim line that was drawn up after the 1962 war between the two countries - a war that still traumatizes the mind of India's political and military establishment. Protracted negotiations led to the withdrawal of the Chine…