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THE BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 31 MARCH 2017

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The Snowball Warren Buffett and the Business of Life By - Alice Schroeder
-------------------------- About the Book ----------------------------- Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time. Warren Buffett, the legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of ‘The Oracle of Omaha'. Fully revised and updated with two new chapters on Buffett and the credit crunch, The Snowball is indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements. ---------------------------- About the Author ------------------------ Alice Schroeder began her career as a certified public accountant, working for Ernst and Young before being appointed as a ma…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 24 MARCH, 2017

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Lies We Believe About God By -Wm. Paul Young 
------------------------------ About the Book ----------------------------- From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God. Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares twenty-eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator. With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—soon to be a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discov…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 17TH MARCH, 2017

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An Unsuitable Boy By - Karan Johar
-------------------------------- About the Book -------------------------------- Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships an…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 10Th MARCH, 2017

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The Width of the World By - David Baldacci  
---------------------------------------About the Book : ---------------------------------  This is it. Vega Jane’s time. She’s been lied to her whole life, so she breaks away from Wormwood, the only home she’s ever known, in search of the truth. She battles horrors to fight her way across the Quag with her best friend, Delph, and her mysterious canine, Harry Two. Against all odds, they survive unimaginable dangers and make it through. And into a new world that’s even worse. Not because deadly beasts roam the cobblestones, but because the people are enslaved but don’t even know it. It’s up to Vega, Delph, Harry Two and their new comrade, Petra, to take up the fight against a foe that’s unrivaled in savagery and cunning. Not only is Vega’s life and the lives of her friends on the line, but whether she triumphs or fails will determine whether a whole world survives.  Beloved author David Baldacci delivers a shockwave of destruction and shatterin…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 03, MARCH 2017

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Captain Amarinder Singh: The People's Maharaja  An Authorized Biography
By - Khushwant Singh
About the book :  An authentic, definitive and no‐holds‐barred narrative – packed with fascinating incidents and anecdotes – that brings alive the life and times of one of the most prominent and striking individuals (a former royal) in the sphere of Punjab politics. Beginning with a historical background of how the Patiala kingdom came to be established and ruled over the centuries, the author moves on to describe the early years of Amarinder Singh (a scion of that kingdom). He then portrays the Indo‒Pak war zone of 1965 (where the protagonist earned his spurs) and finally focuses on the combative arenas of Punjab politics, where numerous electoral and other battles have been (and continue to be) fought. This informative work unravels the subterfuges of politicians and others (including religious leaders) in trying to ensure their dominance. The pages reveal behind‐the‐scenes intrigues, plots and…