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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 27th November, 2015

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Primary Greatness:The 12 Levers of Success By - Stephen R Covey 
About the Book : Stephen R. Covey believed there were only two ways to live life: a life of primary greatness or a life of secondary greatness. Through his books and speaking, he taught that the intrinsic rewards of primary greatness-integrity, responsibility, and contribution-far outweighed the extrinsic rewards of secondary greatness-money, popularity, and the self-absorbed, pleasure-ridden life that some people consider "success."
In this posthumous work, Covey lays out clearly the 12 levers of success that will lead to a life of primary greatness: Integrity, Contribution, Priority, Sacrifice, Service, Responsibility, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Diversity, Learning, and Renewal. For the first time, Covey defines each of these 12 qualities and how they can be leveraged and enacted in your daily life to lead you to success and happiness About the Author : Stephen R. Covey was an incredibly influential author, speaker and …

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 13Th November, 2015

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Wind By - Murakami
About the Book : Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki Murakami’s earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J’s Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers.  Three years later, in Pinball, 1973, he has moved to Tokyo to work as a translator and live with indistinguishable twin girls, but the Rat has remained behind, despite his efforts to leave both the town and his girlfriend. The narrator finds himself haunted by memories of his own doomed relationship but also, more bizarrely, by his short-lived obsession with playing pinball in J’s Bar. This sends him on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he had enjoyed playing years earlier: the three-flip…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 6th November 2015

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The Sea Lies Ahead By - Intizar Husain
About the Book : A young man gives up his birthplace in India for a dream country founded by Jinnah. He starts from scratch in the newly established city of Karachi, which after Partition is suddenly thronged by a huge number of spirited Muslims ready to lead from the front. However, the past still hounds him.His dilemma becomes even more pronounced with the rapid breakdown of law and order in Karachi and the subsequent separation of Bangladesh from West Pakistan.A rich portrait of the new culture of urban Pakistan fostered by people who came to the other side from Lucknow, Meerut and Delhi, this outstanding novel strives to make sense of the chaos in Karachi, telling us in searing prose the story of Pakistan s disillusionment.
About the Author :  Intizar Husain has written five novels and published seven collections of short stories. Basti, his 1979 novel, which traces the psychic history of Pakistan through the life of one man, Zakir, has been repub…