The Happiness of Pursuit

About the Book
The Happiness of Pursuit helps you find real life fulfillment by undertaking a quest that is big and ambitious, surpassing the limits of routine-filled lives. Chris has undertaken a successful quest of his own, having visited nearly every country in the world by age 35, but your own quest needn't involve travel at all. What's needed is commitment and progressive accomplishment, losing oneself in a task- whether it be a physical journey, an artistic enterprise or a philanthropic feat. Chris has surveyed thousands who've undertaken such quests and identified
How they went about it
The common mistakes
What happened when they hit the wall
How their lives changed when the quest was over
The Happiness of Pursuit offers inspirational and practical advice to help you bridge the gap between 'impossible dream' and 'everyday reality'. Discover how your own quest can give you the self knowledge to find and live a more fulfilling life.

About the Author :
Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, world traveller and lifelong learner. Through his blog 'The Art of Non-Conformity' he tries to help people live unconventional lives, make their own choices and change the world. He lives in Portland, Oregon.  
   ISBN : 9781447276418                                                     PRICE : Rs. 599.00   

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And Then One Day: A Memoir
By -  Naseeruddin Shah 

About the Book
Naseeruddin Shah's sparkling memoir of his early years, 'from zero to thirty-two', spans his extraordinary journey from a feudal hamlet near Meerut, to Catholic schools in Nainital and Ajmer and finally to stage and film stardom in Mumbai. Along the way, he recounts his passages through Aligarh University, the National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, where his luck finally began to change. And Then One Day tells a compelling tale, written with rare honesty and consummate elegance, leavened with tongue in cheek humour. There are moving portraits of family members, darkly funny accounts of his school days and vivid cameos of directors and actors he has worked with, among them Ebrahim Alkazi, Shyam Bengal, Girish Karnad, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. The accounts of his struggle to earn a living through acting, his experiments with the craft, his love affairs, his early marriage, his successes and failures are narrated with remarkable frankness and objective self-assessment.

About the Author
Naseeruddin Shah has been an actor in films since 1975 and an actor director teacher in theatre almost as long, having played the lead in over two hundred feature films and more than sixty professional theatre productions, both in India and abroad. A first-time writer, he is passionate about playing and watching tennis, cricket and movies, in that order. The recipient of numerous awards which he neither treasures nor cares to mention, he lives in Mumbai with his wife, Ratna, their three children and a cat.
  ISBN : 9780670087648                                                                 PRICE : Rs. 699.00  

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99 : Unforgettable Fiction, Non- Fiction, Poetry & Humour Description
By - Khushwant Singh

About the Book :
99 collects in a single volume the finest pieces Khushwant Singh published over the course of a long and prodigiously creative life. The essays, extracts, stories and poems (one for each year of his life) have been chosen for their excellence or because they represent an aspect of the author's versatility and range. Some of the selections are well known. Others have never been published in book form. The book is divided into fifteen sections and showcases his exceptional achievement as a writer. Family Matters contains extracts from his autobiography and some personal narratives; My Beloved Country has some extraordinary writing about India; The Sikhs comprises excerpts from his books A History of the Sikhs and Ranjit Singh, and essays on the community and translations of the Sikh hymns; The Uses and Abuses of Religion features his articles on the dangers of communalism, and a sublime meditation on religion; Khushwant Singh's accounts of Pakistan and Pakistanis (including one of the most dazzling examples of journalism in our time, The Hanging of Bhutto') are included in Passage to Pakistan; he wrote interestingly about famous people all his life, and twelve of his profiles feature in Singular People; a selftaught naturalist, he was passionate about the world of natureThe Ferocity & Flamboyance of Nature has writings on this theme; All About Sex contains some entertaining ruminations on sex, one of the subjects that he was most associated with in the popular imagination. As with sex, so with humoura few of his funniest jokes find a place in A Merry Heart. Enthusiasms, Rants & Soliloquies has a fair representation of his electrifying polemics on a variety of subjects. A wise and honest man, his most insightful pieces on life, dealing with adversity, ageing and death find a place in How to Live, How to Die. As a novelist, he was superlativeselections from the six novels he published are to be found in The Novels; Portrait of a Lady and Other Stories features the eponymous story along with a few others; a great admirer of writers in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi, he translated many of their works, some of which can be found in Exchange of Lunatics: Fiction in Translation and A Passion for Poetry. Published on the anniversary of Khushwant Singh's birth, this is the definitive anthology of thework of one of our greatest and most entertaining writersit will offer the reader page after page of thoughtprovoking pleasure.
About the Author :
Born in Punjab's Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915, Khushwant Singh was among India's bestknown and most widely read authors and journalists. He was foundereditor of Yojana, and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He published six novels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi, The Company of Women, Burial at Sea and The Sunset Club as well as several books of short stories which were published together as The Portrait of a Lady. His other booksare the twovolume A History of the Sikhs; an autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice; a biography, Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of Punjab; and a book of nonfiction, The Return of Indira Gandhi. In addition, he published translations of Hindi and Urdu novels, short stories and poetry, notably Umrao Jan Ada by Mirza Hadi Ruswa, Rajinder Singh Bedi's I Take This Woman and Iqbal's Shikwa and JawabeShikwa. Enterprising publishers also put out dozens of anthologies of his journalism, columns and jokes at one time there were nearly one hundred of these in print. Khushwant Singh was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974; he returned the award in 1984 to protest the siege of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan. Khushwant Singh died on 20 March 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Mala Dayal, granddaughter, Naina Dayal, and his son, Rahul Singh.
  ISBN : 9789383064755                                                                Price : Rs. 699.00  

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WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR PARACHUT 2015 
By -  RICHARD N. BOLLES 

About the Book
The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.  What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Now, no matter what your circumstances, every job-hunter can find help with up-to-the-minute information on what has changed about the job-market, plus strategies for finding jobs even when everyone tells you there are none. And if you are a returning vet, there is a new twenty-page appendix this year, specifically addressing your unique needs.  
This 2015 edition includes up-to-date research and tips about writing impressive resumes and cover letters, doing effective networking and confident interviewing, and negotiating the best salary possible. But it goes beyond that, in helping you to better know who you are, with its classic self-inventory—called “The Flower Exercise”—because the best answer to What shall I do? flows from knowing Who you are.

About the Author :
RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci. 
  ISBN : 9781607745556                                       PRICE : Rs. 699.00  

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