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  • A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

    Rs. 2,690.00

    David Attenborough

     

    • Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology (2020)

     

    ‘Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.’ – Sunday Times

     

    “The eminent traveler and naturalist delivers a combination of memoir and manifesto, the first leisurely, the second earnest….Recognizing that we are at a tipping point, Attenborough is refreshingly optimistic, noting that one thing humans do well is solve problems. Anyone concerned with the planet’s ecological future will want to spend time with this excellent book.“―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

     

    In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

     

    See the world. Then make it better.

     

    I am 93. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

    As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day — the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity.

     

    I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake — and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

     

    We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

     

    All we need is the will to do so.

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  • Alexander the Great

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Philip Freeman

     

    • Society of Midland Authors Award Nominee for Biography (2012)

     

    “Freeman tells us about Alexander’s life like a novel—a remarkably interesting novel, to boot.” —Sarah Hann, The Saturday Evening Post

     

    “Fast-paced and dramatic, much like Alexander himself, this is a splendid introduction into one of the most dramatic true stories of history.” -Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Antony and Cleopatra

     

    “As racy and pacey as any novel. Here, in vivid and exciting detail, are all the familiar highlights of Alexander’s career…. Mr. Freeman’s ambition, he tells us in his introduction, was ‘to write a biography of Alexander that is first and foremost a story.’ It is one he splendidly fulfills…. A rollicking read.” -Tom Holland, The Wall Street Journal

     

    “Freeman does not hero worship Alexander, and does not paper over his subject’s many faults. At times, Alexander can seem like an almost mythic figure, but, as Freeman shows, he was all too human.” -Matthew Price, The Boston Globe

     

    “Lean, learned, and marked by good judgment on every page, Alexander the Great is also a roaring good yarn. Philip Freeman has the eye of someone who has walked in Alexander’s footsteps, and he writes with grace and wisdom.” -Barry Strauss, author of The Spartacus War and professor of history, Cornell University

     

    “The author’s love for his subject infuses this footnote-free narrative with an unfussy breeziness, and readers are sure to come away from Alexander’s story with an essential grasp of the details and understanding of his character.” -Kirkus Reviews

     

    “A well-written, chronological narrative that allows Alexander’s remarkable career and achievements to speak for themselves. . . Readers will appreciate this fine account of a man truly deserving of the title ‘Great.'” -Booklist

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    Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

    Rs. 3,290.00

    Brad Stone

     

    ‘Stone’s new volume is on its surface a business book that seeks to explain the rise of America’s most important private enterprise… Amazon Unbound is particularly valuable in explaining how the company makes money, and the day-to-day decisions that end up having a big effect on consumers… a dense, at times juicy tour of the company Bezos built.’ (Ben Smith New York Times)

     

    Fascinating and deeply researched… Stone is at his best describing Bezos’s demanding style of management… Masterful.’ (Marc Levinson Washington Post)

     

    ‘An excellent new book…Bezos emerges as the ur-billionaire of our time, the deft wielder of a fortune so vast that he and his company are becoming “perilously close to invincible”.’ (Farhad Manjoo New York Times)

     

    ‘In this vivid, anecdote-filled page-turner of a book, Stone goes deep inside a company with colossal power, one we rely on for low-cost, wonderful service, and one that also kills many businesses and jobs. With rare access to Amazon executives, readers are taken inside Amazon meetings, see up close Jeff Bezos’s brilliance but also his belligerence, understand the trade-off between impressive efficiency versus the perils of market dominance, and get an up-to-the-moment appreciation of why government is now awake to the monopoly dangers posed by digital giants like Amazon.’ (Ken Auletta, author of Googled )

     

    ‘Amazon’s reach is so extensive that it can seem easier to list the few areas of commerce that it doesn’t touch than the many it does. Stone even-handedly describes the history, expansion and major personalities of the company.’ (Curtis Sittenfeld, my favourite non-fiction books The Week)

     

    ‘There are really only a handful of writers who can craft a page-turning narrative about the most transformative business ideas. Brad Stone is one. His topic of choice – Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos – is equal to his journalistic skill. In this book, he gives us his second must-read account of how the world’s most important company and technology titan captured not only global retail, but Washington, Hollywood, outer space and your brain.’ (Rana Foroohar, author of Makers and Takers and Don’t Be Evil )

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  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Paramahansa Yogananda

     

    One book in particular stayed with Steve Jobs his entire life, Autobiography of a Yogi…’the guide to meditation and spirituality that he had first read as a teenager, then re-read in India and had read once a year ever since.’ –Huffington Post, review of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs

     

    Fabulous stories from his life keep the reader inspired, informed, and thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. –Yoga Journal

     

    This book is a must-read for the budding yogi, the spiritual veteran looking for a deeper understanding, and everyone in between… –Yogi Times

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    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    Rs. 2,490.00

    John Carreyrou

     

    • WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)

     

    I couldn’t put down this thriller with a tragic ending . . . a book so compelling that I couldn’t turn away . . . This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion — Bill Gates, ‘5 books I loved in 2018’

     

    A dazzling story of deception in Silicon Valley . . . You will not be able to put this book down. ― Washington Post

     

    Carreyrou tells the story virtually to perfection . . . Bad Blood reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men. ― New York Times Book Review

     

    Riveting . . . a blistering critique of Silicon Valley . . . The real heroes, though, are his sources: the young scientists who worked at the company and risked their reputations and careers by voicing their concerns. Were it not for their courage, Theranos might still be testing blood today — David Crow ― Financial Times

     

    In this Silicon Valley drama, he opens his reporter’s notebook to deliver a tale of corporate fraud and legal browbeating that reads like a crime thriller. — The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 ― TIME

     

    A beautifully controlled narrative that challenges the gold-rush mentality of Silicon Valley. — Lionel Barber, Editor of the FT, ‘Books of the Year 2018’ ― Financial Times

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    Be Water, My Friend: The True Teachings of Bruce Lee

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    Shannon Lee

     

    A slender, potent book twining her father’s timeless philosophies of living with her own reflections — Maria Popova

     

    An inspirational commemorative for Lee aficionados and those sharpening their personal-growth skills ― Kirkus

     

    This inspired guide will remind any reader that, while one cannot control external circumstance, how one responds is always a choice. ― Publishers Weekly

     

    Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives

     

    ‘Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water’

     

    Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline – they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth.

     

    In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father’s life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic ‘be water’ philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being.

     

    This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee’s unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

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  • Becoming

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Michelle Obama

     

    • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
    • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
    • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
    • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS
    • BRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • THE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEAR
    • BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD
    • Audie Award for Autobiography/Memoir (2020)
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2018)
    • NAACP Image Award Nominee for Biography/Autobiography (2019)

     

    An inspirational memoir that also rings true — Gaby Wood ― Daily Telegraph, Five Stars

     

    Obama’s memoir is a genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections. . . Allied to this candour is a steeliness of purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that every page of this book is, explicitly or otherwise, a reproach to Donald Trump, and a call-to-arms to those who would defeat the 45th President and all that he stands for — Matt D’Ancona ― Evening Standard

     

    This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall she’s a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life, warts and all. . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction, with a similar warm languid tone to Ann Patchett’s novel Commonwealth — Viv Groskop ― i, Five Stars

    This revealing memoir offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . Becoming is a 400-page expansion of this essential doctrine [‘when they go low, we go high’], without compromising a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama’s two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey — Afua Hirsch ― Guardian

    I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter, not because of any seedy insight into stories I’d always wondered about, but because, armed as I was with knowledge about her career, her mannerisms, and even her elbow-heavy dancing, this was not the Obama I thought I knew. She was more — Kuba Shand-Baptiste ― Independent

     

    Inspiring. . . After 421 pages of Becoming, I closed the book hoping that one day she would use her formidable intelligence, humanity – and humour – to offer a more tangible vision for how America might fight the rising tides of polarisation and hate ― Financial Times

     

    Open and engaging. . . Obama writes with candour about the good times and bad ― Daily Express

     

    Of course, Becoming is Michelle Obama’s story, of how she moved from a girl on the South Side of Chicago to becoming one of the most powerful women in the world. But in the final pages of the book, Obama writes, “It’s all a process, steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor.” Here, Obama is pushing us to reckon with our own becomings – to realise our own story and to have the power to tell it ― The Pool

    She’s a woman we’ve all fallen in love with because she radiates joy and wisdom, and Becoming encapsulate this perfectly. It’s also deeply honest – reading it makes you feel as though she’s your close friend opening up to you ― Red Online

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  • Churchill: Walking with Destiny

    Rs. 3,290.00

    Andrew Roberts

     

    • THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
    • SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
    • Arthur Ross Book Award Nominee (2019)

     

    This terrific book, which bursts with character, humour and incident on almost every page … is undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written — Dominic Sandbrook ― Sunday Times

     

    A stupendous achievement: lucid, erudite, intelligent, but also inspiring. Roberts catches the imperishable grandeur of Churchill’s life as no other historian has done — Daniel Johnson ― Standpoint

     

    As Andrew Roberts reminds us in this epic biography … Churchill’s career provides ample proof that fact can be far more extraordinary than fiction — Nick Rennison ― Daily Mail

     

    Brilliant, breathtaking, unputdownable … All Roberts’s past life has been but a preparation for this hour and this work, and this brilliant book is a fitting crown to his own career — Michael Gove ― Evening Standard

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    Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

    Rs. 3,490.00

    Ken Kocienda

     

    • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

     

    “Kocienda reveals the real secret of Steve Jobs’s leadership and Apple’s magic: the ability to push people to think for themselves, and to empower them to turn their best thinking into reality. It is a story about the intersection of technology and humanity.” Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor

     

    “Ken Kocienda played pivotal roles in the creation of both Safari and the original iPhone. One of the hardest problems―and biggest risks―of the first iPhone was the development of a multi-touch keyboard. I placed this formidable responsibility squarely in Ken’s hands, and the success of the keyboard emerged from his insights, collaboration, and dogged pursuit of excellence. He now offers readers, in his own words, a window into his experiences and insights from the trenches.” Scott Forstall, Original iPhone Software Team Leader and SVP iOS, Apple

     

    “I’d be interested in the behind-the-scenes story of any Apple product. But if there is one I’m most interested in, it’s the iPhone. Kocienda delivers just that, and it truly is extraordinary. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how Apple actually creates its products.” ―John Gruber, Daring Fireball

     

    “I’ve literally been waiting a decade for this book. Ken Kocienda takes you inside Apple in way only a true insider, a veteran software developer, could. Creative Selection is the answer to the prayer uttered by anyone who wants to truly understand how Apple works. I couldn’t put it down.” Adam Lashinsky, New York Times bestselling author of Inside Apple

     

    “If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in a hotbed of innovation, you’ll enjoy this inside view of life at Apple. Ken Kocienda pioneered the iPhone keyboard, and this book gives a play-by-play of their creative process―from generating ideas to doing a demo for Steve Jobs.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of OriginalsGive and Take, and Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg)

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    Didn’t See That Coming : Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Rachel Hollis

     

    Rachel Hollis sees you. As the millions who read her Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing, attend her RISE conferences and follow her on social media know, she also wants to see you transform. When it comes to the “hard seasons” of life—the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job—transformation seems impossible when grief and uncertainty dominate your days. Especially when, as Didn’t See that Coming reveals, no one asks to have their future completely rearranged for them.

     

    But, as Rachel writes, it is up to you how you come through your pain—you can come through changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you. With humor, honesty and true-life stories, in Didn’t See that Coming Rachel Hollis shares how to embrace the difficult moments in life for the learning experiences they are, and that a life well-lived is one of purpose and focused on the essentials. This is a small book about big feelings, inspirational, aspirational, and an anchor that shows that darkness can co-exist with the beautiful.

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  • Educated: A Memoir

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Tara Westover

     

    • THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
    • Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMESSUNDAY TIMESGUARDIANNEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE
    • A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent)
    • From one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019
    • Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers’ Awards
    • Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe
    • Audie Award for Best Female Narrator (2019)
    • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Biography (2018)
    • ALA Alex Award (2019)
    • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
    • Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
    • National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Autobiography (2018)
    • Goodreads Choice Award for Memoir & Autobiography (2018)
    • Evans Handcart Award (2019)
    • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Nominee for Shortlist (2019)
    • Reading Women Award for Nonfiction (2018)

     

    ‘An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU’VE HEARD.’ – Bill Gates

     

    A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination ― Sunday Times

     

    [A] superb memoir… Westover’s journey from a remote corner of the American west to one of the world’s grandest seats of learning is extraordinary . . . Her story, of fighting to be herself, is as old as the hills she came from, but Westover gives us such a fresh, absorbing take that it deserves to bring her own private Idaho into the bestseller lists, book groups and, eventually, cinemas. ― The Times

     

    Brilliantly recounts her journey towards knowledge and enlightenment — Blake Morrison ― Guardian

     

    Her story is remarkable, as each extreme anecdote described in tidy prose attests. That someone who grew up in her circumstances could achieve as much as she has is astonishing . . . The central tension she wrestles with throughout her book is how to be true to herself without alienating her family. Her upbringing was extraordinary, but that struggle is not. ― The Economist

     

    Marvellous. There is no feeling like discovering a young writer who is springing up fully armed with so much talent — Stephen Fry

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  • Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Michio Kaku

     

    ‘One of the most sympathetic and also scientifically interesting biographies of Einstein ever to appear in print… a fascinating read’ –Focus

     

    ‘Kaku is a skilful and genial populariser… While this is fully a biography, succinctly revisiting Einstein’s difficult childhood and unpromising early career, his two marriages and his emergence as a 20th-century cultural icon, the guiding thread is undoubtedly the evolution of his ideas’ –Sunday Telegraph

     

    “Thanks to Michio Kaku, you don’t have to be an Einstein to understand Einstein. Einstein’s Cosmos weaves together Einstein’s life and science the way Einstein himself wove together time and space.” –Dr Ken Croswell, author of Magnificent Universe and Magnificent Mars

     

    ‘Michio Kaku beautifully interweaves the story of Albert Einstein’s career with Einstein’s stunning insights into cosmology, from relativity and black holes to dark energy and the search for a unified theory of all the forces in the universe’ –Donald Goldsmith, author of The Runaway Universe and Connecting with the Cosmos

     

    ‘A memorable book… a gem’ –Good Book Guide

     

    ‘It’s started – the worldwide frenzy to mark next year’s centenary of Einstein’s “miraculous year”… If you want to know what all the fuss will be about, read Michio Kaku’s authoritative offering’ –New Scientist

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  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Ashlee Vance

     

    • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Longlist (2015)
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science & Technology (2015)
    • New York Times and International Bestseller 
    • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon

    Ashlee Vance’s stellar biography captures Musk’s remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit ― Richard Branson

     

     

    “Mr. Vance tells the stories of both SpaceX and Tesla with intricacy and insight. . . . What does come through is a sense of legitimate wonder at what humans can accomplish when they aim high, and aim weird”. — Dwight Garner, New York Times

     

     

    “[T]his work will likely serve as the definitive account of a man whom so far we’ve seen mostly through caricature. By the final pages, too, any reader will sense the need to put comparisons to Steve Jobs aside. Give Musk credit. There is no one like him.” — New York Times Book Review

     

     

    “[A] spirited and riveting biography.” — Wall Street Journal

     

     

    “The SpaceX and Tesla founder certainly sees setbacks as an unavoidable part of innovation. But a brilliant new biography paints a picture of him as an obsessive, intolerant perfectionist.” — Financial Times

     

     

    “Fascinating and superbly researched…” — The Guardian UK

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    Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Omid Scobie

     

    • INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
    • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
    • #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 
    • ONE OF THE TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ROYAL BIOGRAPHIES OF ALL TIME

     

    “If you’re looking for a primer to the saga of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this book is a good place to start.” – New York Times

     

    “Required reading for any modern royal family fan.” — Buzzfeed

     

    “The definitive book about Meghan and Harry.” — The Cut

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    Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Sir Richard Branson

     

    A fantastic book … offers valuable guidance and inspiration to anyone looking to become a leader, chase a dream or try something new … and reminds us to embrace original thinking and innovation. ― Sheryl Sandberg

     

    This is a fascinating book … a real page turner ― Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

     

    Where others would struggle to fill five pages, Richard’s incredible wealth of experience from living boldly every minute of every day speaks volumes … his book will inspire you to push the envelope, break the mould and be the best version of yourself. I highly recommend it. ― Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia

     

    Shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures, and provides an intimate look at [Branson’s] never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers. ― Tim Ferriss

     

    A terrific read ― Bill Gates

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    From Third World to First: The Singapore Story – 1965-2000

    Rs. 4,990.00

    Lee Kuan Yew

     

    In this memoir, the man most responsible for Singapore’s astonishing transformation from colonial backwater to economic powerhouse describes how he did it over the last four decades. It’s a dramatic story, and Lee Kuan Yew has much to brag about. To take a single example: Singapore had a per-capita GDP of just $400 when he became prime minister in 1959. When he left office in 1990, it was $12,200 and rising. (At the time of this book’s writing, it was $22,000.) Much of this was accomplished through a unique mix of economic freedom and social control. Lee encouraged entrepreneurship, but also cracked down on liberties that most people in the West take for granted–chewing gum, for instance. It’s banned in Singapore because of “the problems caused by spent chewing gum inserted into keyholes and mailboxes and on elevator buttons.” If American politicians were to propose such a thing, they’d undoubtedly be run out of office. Lee, however, defends this and similar moves, such as strong antismoking laws and antispitting campaigns: “We would have been a grosser, ruder, cruder society had we not made these efforts to persuade people to change their ways…. It has made Singapore a more pleasant place to live in. If this is a ‘nanny state,’ I am proud to have fostered one.”

    Lee also describes one of his most controversial proposals: tax breaks and schooling incentives to encourage educated men and women to marry each other and have children. “Our best women were not reproducing themselves because men who were their educational equals did not want to marry them…. This lopsided marriage and procreation pattern could not be allowed to remain unmentioned and unchecked,” writes Lee. Most of the book, however, is a chronicle of how Lee helped create so much material prosperity. Anticommunism is a strong theme throughout, and Lee comments broadly on international politics. He is cautiously friendly toward the United States, chastising it for a “dogmatic and evangelical” foreign policy that scolds other countries for human-rights violations, except when they interfere with American interests, “as in the oil-rich Arabian peninsula.” Even so, he writes, “the United States is still the most benign of all the great powers…. [and] all noncommunist countries in East Asia prefer America to be the dominant weight in the power balance of the region.” From Third World to First is not the most gripping book imaginable, but it is a vital document about a fascinating place in a time of profound transition. –John J. Miller

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    Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life

    Rs. 1,990.00

    Manisha Koirala

     

       Healed is the powerful, moving and deeply personal story of actor Manisha Koirala’s battle against ovarian cancer. From her treatment in the US and the wonderful care provided by the oncologists there to how she rebuilt her life once she returned home, the book takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through her many fears and struggles and shows how she eventually came out triumphant.

     

    Today, as she completes six years of being cancer-free, she shares her story-one marked by apprehensions, disappointments and uncertainties-and the lessons she learnt along the way. Through her journey, she unravels cancer for us and inspires us to not buckle under its fear, but emerge alive, kicking and victorious.

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    Heart: A History

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Sandeep Jauhar

     

    • A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK
    • Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
    • Science Friday Best Science Book of 2018
    • A Los Angeles Public Library Best Nonfiction Book of 2018
    • Shortlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize

     

    “The cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar has become a Dante of modern medicine, with his earlier memoirs, “Intern” (2008) and “Doctored” (2014), casting the progress from training to career as a path studded with suffering, indignity and ethical hazard. His latest book, “Heart: A History,” is something of a “Paradiso,” pointing to the field’s brightest and noblest stars while recognizing just how much darkness is still left in the firmament . . . Poignant and chattily erudite.” ―Laura Kolbe, The Wall Street Journal

     

    “Sandeep Jauhar, a New York cardiologist and the author of two medical memoirs, has written a book of unusual depth and richness about a subject that concerns us all . . . Heart: A History is elegantly conceived and still more elegantly executed, with a narrative that flits effortlessly between medieval Persia and contemporary America, medical scholarship and personal anecdote . . . Jauhar writes with a vital, pulsating energy.” Thomas Morris, The Times Literary Supplement

     

    “[Sandeep Jauhar’s] gripping new book, Heart a History, had me nearly as enthralled with this pulsating body part as [Jauhar] seems to be. The tone―a physician excited about his specialty―takes a sharp turn from his first two memoirs . . . Jauhar hooks the reader of Heart from the first few pages.” ―Randi Hutter Epstein, The New York Times Book Review

     

    “This is both a history of surgical interventions to heal the heart, and a personal meditation on illness, family, loss, and living. [Jauhar], who has lost several family members to heart disease, takes time to examine both the work of doctors trying to fix hearts and the lives of people living with heart disease, for a book that is touching and ultimately, hopeful.” ―Los Angeles Public Library, “Best of 2018”

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  • Home in the World: A Memoir

    Rs. 3,190.00

    Amartya Sen

     

    it strikes me that Sen is more than an economist, a moral philosopher or even an academic. He is a life-long campaigner, through scholarship and activism, via friendships and the occasional enemy, for a more noble idea of home – and therefore of the world. — Edward Luce ― Financial Times

     

    hypnotic … Amartya Sen’s exemplary life is a lesson in engagement with the world in which he is so at home; he is a real advertisement for someone who is happy being “a citizen of nowhere”, or everywhere. — Ferdinand Mount ― Prospect

     

    Sen is so engaging, so full of charm and has such a clear gift for the graceful sentence. It’s a wonderful book, the portrait of a citizen of the world … full of its author’s beguiling personality, elegance and wit of presentation, and joyous in its celebration of the life of the mind. — Philip Hensher ― Spectator

     

    Sen’s sensibility still seems Tagorean. There is the same affinity for freedom and imagination, a similar commitment to the vulnerable and the downtrodden, but most of all a shared sense that we don’t yet know all there is to know about the world. — Abhrajyoti Chakraborty ― Guardian

     

    The clarity of Sen’s thought and the lucidity of his prose are delightful and entertaining but the lightness of his touch can often be deceptive because it sometimes conceals the depth and range of Sen’s erudition, the intensity and the passion of his commitment to certain values and ideas and his relentless quest to bring together the home and the world. — Rudrangshu Mukherjee ― The Wire India

     

    a charming, immensely readable, and very enjoyable voyage through the making of a great mind … we are just led with rare good humour and gentle wit through the formative years of his life … This is a very accessible book, “fun” to use one of Sen’s favourite words, written in beautifully constructed short sentences that explain the most profound observations with commendable brevity … It is Sen’s capacity to maintain a simple style while telling amusing stories or explaining complex issues (as he does occasionally) that is both unique and captivating … This memoir is an unforgettable story of the evolution of a thinking and enquiring and all too human a mind, as also a tribute to one who has harnessed his abundant academic talent to the needs of the humblest and poorest — Mani Shankar Aiyar ― Open the Magazine

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  • Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Supriya Vani and Carl A. Harte

     

    The first biography to be based on interviews with Ardern and those around her

     

    ‘It takes courage to be an empathetic leader. And I think if anything the world needs empathetic leadership now, perhaps more than ever.’ Jacinda Ardern

     

    Jacinda Ardern was swept to office in 2017 on a wave of popular enthusiasm dubbed ‘Jacindamania’. In less than three months, she rose from deputy leader of the opposition to New Zealand’s highest office. Her victory seemed heroic. Few in politics would have believed it possible; fewer still would have guessed at her resolve and compassionate leadership, which, in the wake of the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings of March 2019, brought her international acclaim. Since then, her decisive handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen her worldwide standing rise to the point where she is now celebrated as a model leader. In 2020 she won an historic, landslide victory and yet, characteristically, chose to govern in coalition with the Green Party.

     

    Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy carefully explores the influences – personal, social, political and emotional – that have shaped Ardern. Peace activist and journalist Supriya Vani and writer Carl A. Harte build their narrative through Vani’s exclusive interviews with Ardern, as well as the prime minister’s public statements and speeches and the words of those who know her. We visit the places, meet the people and understand the events that propelled the daughter of a small-town Mormon policeman to become a committed social democrat, a passionate Labour Party politician and a modern leader admired for her empathy and courage.

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  • Jesus Lived in India: His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion

    Rs. 1,690.00

    Holger Kersten

     

    Jesus Lived In India is a book by theologian, Holger Kersten, which presents the connection that Jesus had with India. It cites evidence that Jesus lived in India for a large part of his life after the crucifixion and died there at old age. The book asks its readers the question of why Christianity chose to ignore it’s connections with the religions of the east.

     

    Historical sites traced back Jesus to Israel, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and India. According to this book, this had been found out as a result of investigative research. Many startling conclusions have been presented by Holger Kersten.

     

    Some of the allusions made by this book include statements that Jesus followed the ancient Silk Road to India and studied Buddhism there, adopting its tenets in order to become a master of spirituality. This book states that he survived the crucifixion, and after that returned to India where he finally died in Jammu & Kashmir.

     

    Key Features:

    • The book is based on research by Holger Kersten.
    • It was not well-received by the mainstream scholarship.
    • Jesus In India was originally a treatise written by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
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    Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    Rs. 2,790.00

    Eric Berger

     

    ‘Just read it.’ –Elon Musk

     

    “The elegant brilliance of the engineering that allows today’s space rockets to land themselves back on earth—or at sea—right way up, and on target to the inch, is all the doing of the teams assembled by Elon Musk—and the story of how he did it, and how for sure he will get us to Mars whether we like it or not, is told in appropriately stellar fashion by Eric Berger in a book that held me captive, in earth orbit, from prologue to epilogue, countdown to splashdown.” — Simon Winchester, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Perfectionists

     

    “A colorful page-turner.” — WALTER ISAACSON, New York Times Book Review

     

    Liftoff reads like something out of the golden age of Science Fiction but this isn’t a novel by Robert Heinlein or Arthur C. Clarke. This is the true, astounding story of the men and women who spun those sci-fi dreams into reality.” — Homer Hickam, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rocket Boys

     

    “Eric Berger has followed the exploits of SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk, from its very early days. In Liftoff, Eric relates the many personal accounts collected in one-on-one interviews with Musk and many of his key leaders and associates. He chronicles the frenetic pace of Falcon 1 development and the toll it took on many of the early employees. This is a book that will hold your rapt attention from start to finish.” — Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Four-Time Astronaut

     

    “Eric Berger brings to life the passion and sacrifice of the early SpaceX team as they navigated through countless obstacles toward unlikely success. The skillfully described technical details, paired with a candid glimpse into individual personalities, makes Liftoff a must read for space enthusiasts and novices alike.” — KAREN NYBERG, NASA Astronaut

     

    “This might be the best space book I’ve ever read. Liftoff will prove to be a defining story not only for the commercial space industry, but for the Space Age writ large, and there’s no one better than Eric Berger to tell it.” — KELLIE GERARDI, author of Not Necessarily Rocket Science

     

    “Compelling. … Great reading. … An essential, unofficial reference test for what to do (and not do) as space flight goes commercial. … Fascinating.” — New Scientist

     

    “Does a fine job of telling the white-knuckle story of how SpaceX was created in 2002 and came close to collapse several times.” — Financial Times

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    Lionel Messi and The Art of Living

    Rs. 1,890.00

    Andy West

     

    Lionel Messi and the Art of Living is a bold and insightful examination of a world-famous sporting hero’s career from an entirely new perspective, providing a context extending far beyond the soccer field. The idea that sports stars are role models is a cliché, but it is also true in a way that is rarely appreciated. Although the details of Messi’s story are already well known, The Art of Living examines afresh and anew his highs and lows, his successes and failures, his ongoing evolution and his endless struggle to succeed. It encourages us to consider, to analyze, and—above all—to think about Messi’s career from a different viewpoint, understanding how his journey can be related to our own lives on a meaningful and impactful level. Containing exclusive, illuminating interviews with deep thinkers and high achievers from a number of different fields, this book delivers a fresh and inspiring approach to a global icon, ensuring that you will never look at Lionel Messi—or life—in the same way again.

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  • Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

     

    • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    • #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
    • New York Times Noteworthy Pick

     

    Stellar work … This illuminating collection of biographies makes great use of Stoic wisdom to demonstrate the tradition’s values ― Publisher’s Weekly

     

    In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life. — David Epstein, bestselling author of Range

     

    A great read, particularly for a tough time — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, author of ‘Team of Teams’ and ‘Leaders: Myth and Reality’

     

    There is philosophy for school and philosophy for life. This book is about the lives of men and women who lived their words and shows you how to do the same. — Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Entertainment

     

    With its emphasis on individual success and perseverance, stoicism is seeing an American renaissance. The authors offer brief instructional biographies of its major ancient practitioners. ― New York Times

     

    “The Stoics were more than just thinkers. They were athletes and generals and emperors and husbands and daughters and parents. This is a wonderful book that shows you the lives behind the philosophers whose words have shaped the world.” –Chris Bosh, 2x NBA Champion

     

    “Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman have achieved something remarkable with Lives of the Stoics. It’s a gift to the many of us today who are searching for inspiration and sense a deep connection with the thought of Zeno, Cato, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. At last the story we needed has been told! Indispensable to anyone who genuinely wants to learn about Stoic philosophy.”
    –Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor  

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  • Long Walk to Freedom

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Nelson Mandela

     

    • Alan Paton Award (1995)

     

    These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are ‘essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it’ –Barack Obama

     

    ‘Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground’ —Sunday Times

     

    ‘The authentic voice of Mandela shines through this book . . . humane, dignified and magnificently unembittered’ —The Times

     

    ‘Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity . . . Unforgettable’ –Andre Brink

     

    Riveting…both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirt to transcend it Washington Post

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    Losing My Virginity

    Rs. 2,490.00

     Sir Richard Branson

     

    Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text ― Mail on Sunday

     

    Grabs you on page one and never lets go … a rollercoaster ride … read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick ― Spectator

     

    A remarkable story of business success against the financial odds – having created one of the world’s most admired brand names, Branson is entitled to tell it all.― Evening Standard

     

    An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography… a great read – sex, balloons, intrigue and money ― Sunday Business

     

    “Richard is good-looking and very smart, which is sexy to start with. He also makes a billion dollars before breakfast—and still knows how to have fun.” — Ivana Trump

     

    “Branson wears his fame and money exceedingly well: no necktie, no chauffeur, no snooty clubs. . . . What continues to set Branson apart is the unique — and, to some, baffling — nature of his ambition. . . . He isn’t interested in power in the usual sense of influencing other people. . . . Boiled down to its singular essence, Richard Branson just wants to have fun.” — Newsweek

     

    “Richard Branson . . . is dressed to the nines: in a $10,000 white silk bridal gown with a traditional veil and train and acres of lace. . . . Branson is expected to do the unexpected, even the bizarre — anything to publicize his latest venture. . . . The fact is, Branson’s widely reported stunts seem almost staid compared to the unconventional way he manages his burgeoning empire.” — Forbes

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  • Mind Master: Winning Lessons From A Champion’s Life

    Rs. 2,390.00

    Viswanathan Anand

     

    “There’s something to be said about working towards achieving a goal without obsessing over how far you’re from it or how hopelessly you’re missing the mark each time. Once you shut out the clamour of the result and simply persevere, success is bound to be yours.’ – Viswanathan Anand

     

    Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds.

     

    From the time he learnt to move pieces on a chess board as a six-year-old, Vishy- as Anand is fondly known – has racked up innumerable accolades. The first chess Grandmaster from Asia, he emerged onto the world stage when chess was largely a Soviet preserve, climbed the ranks to become world No. 1, bagged five world championship titles and won tournaments across all formats of the game. An ambassador of the sport like no other, his is one of the most revered names in chess today.

     

    In Mind Master, Vishy looks back at a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every reader to navigate life’s challenges.

     

    • What role do tactics and strategy play in the preparation for achieving a goal?
    • How can emotions be harnessed to be of advantage in tricky situations?
    • What are the precautions to be taken before you decide to leave your comfort zone and embrace risk?
    • What do you need to do to stay relevant in the face of rapidly changing realities?
    • Is unlearning really the only way to learn?

     

    These are just some of the nuggets Anand touches upon with characteristic wit, easy wisdom and disarming candour in Mind Master – a delightful and invaluable exploration into the self that will thrill, inspire and motivate readers as few books have done before.

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    Narendra Modi: A political Biography

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Andy Marino

     

    ‘Andy Marino has done the best book on Modi to date. It is the only biography that gives an unbiased view of who Modi is.’ –Tavleen Singh

     

    ‘This political biography analyses the contrasting views on the Gujarat model of governance with detailed statistical inputs to provide a balanced account. Personal details of Modi’s early life, his rise through the political ranks, and his personal philosophy on religion and politics are revealed in this fast-paced, revelatory and readable book.” – The Financial Express

     

    *Containing exclusive details… this book strives to present a fair picture of the man behind Gujarat’s transformation. [The] biography promises to give readers an insight into the inner workings of Modi’s methods of governance.’ — The New Indian Express, Chennai

     

    ‘Andy Marino’s biography stands out in providing a balanced and factually objective account.’ — Deepak Lal, James S. Colman Professor Emeritus of International Development Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in Financial Times, London

     

    ‘The uniqueness of Andy Marino’s portrayal is that he has got the subject himself to talk about his life and times. (He) throws light on key details most other biographers have either consciously avoided or just glossed over … . [The] most holistic biography of Narendra Modi since 2002.’ — Abhiram Ghadyalpatil

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  • Pathways to Greatness: Coming Together for Change

    Rs. 1,990.00

    A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

     

    What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength — or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments and projects are meant to lead up to?

     

    It is only a matter of time before India is termed economically developed. But a nation has to learn to survive in tough times too. And for that what is most important is national character, born out of the value systems that exist in our families, what schools teach students, and the culture of the nation.

     

    In Pathways to Greatness, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shifts focus from the economic development of India by 2020 to the development of our strengths, offering key lessons that will help India withstand the forces of change. He identifies what makes a nation great and also compares the standards of living of other nations with India’s. He draws on his travels and his interactions with people. He evolves unique oaths for citizens from all walks of life to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone.In the book he completed just a few months before he passed away in 2015, one of India’s best-known icons writes how our nation can become a leader on the pathways to greatness.

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    Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want

    Rs. 2,190.00

    Daniel DiPiazza

     

    “Rich20Something reminded me that my goals aren’t too far off, and that, regardless of my age, I can create a business that gives me freedom and great income!”–Arne Giske, founder, The Millennial Entrepreneur podcast

     

    “Daniel DiPiazza gives you all the tools to build the foundation for your dreams to become a reality.”–Bruce Rodrigues de Jesus, entrepreneur

     

    “I always knew I wanted to do something big but it wasn’t until I became part of Daniel’s community and started learning from him that I actually took action. Thanks to him and Rich20Something.com for inspiring and motivating me every day!”–Jordan Nicole Gill, founder, Jordan and Janes

     

    “Daniel is a truly down-to-earth person who doesn’t mind getting in the trenches with you….I have seen my life–and business–grow tremendously due to the valuable knowledge I’ve obtained as part of the Rich20Something community.”–Andre Hill, CEO and award-winning producer

     

    “Daniel’s support with the Rich20Something community and his insights are probably the #1 reason I’ve had the success I’ve experience in business so far.”–Robert James Collier, founder, Entrepreneurs Dinner

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    Sadhguru: More than a Life

    Rs. 1,690.00

    Arundhathi Subramaniam

     

    An incisive, insightful, brutally honest book –Prahlad Kakar and filmmaker

     

    ‘Nothing less than a thriller. After the first page, I couldn’t put it down’ –Jerry Pinto, writer

     

    ‘A delicious read. Not to be missed’ –Satish Purohit, Life Positive

     

    This is the extraordinary story of Jaggi Vasudev or Sadhguru a young agnostic who turned yogi, a wild motor cyclist who turned mystic, a sceptic who turned spiritual guide. It seeks to recreate the life journey of a man who combines rationality with mysticism, irreverence with compassion and deep self-knowledge with a contagious love of life. Pulsating with his razor-sharp intelligence and modern-day vocabulary, the book empowers you to explore your spiritual self and could well change your life.

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    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    Rs. 2,490.00

    T. E. Lawrence

     

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of T.E. Lawrence – also known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – of his service in the Arab Revolt during the First World War, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Although ‘continually and bitterly ashamed’ that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign that revolutionized the art of war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom recreates epic events with extraordinary vividness.

     

    ‘Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle, Lawrence has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams’ — E. M. Forster

     

    ‘I am not much of a hero-worshipper, but I could have followed T.E. Lawrence over the edge of the world’ — John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps

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  • Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali: The Tribute

    Rs. 2,990.00

    The definitive tribute that celebrates the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, an American original.

     

    From his unlikely transformation from Louisville Golden Gloves winner to Olympic gold medalist to three-time heavyweight champion, civil rights hero and at one point, the most famous person on earth, Muhammad Ali and his journey were always chronicled and celebrated by Sports Illustrated’s writers and photographers. Now, all of those moments and memories are collected in Muhammad Ali: The Tribute, a deluxe fully-illustrated gift book that celebrates the life and legacy of this iconic athlete and champion.

     

    He shook up the world and became the boxer who went from the sports page to the front page. As a young fighter, he revolutionized boxing as the fleet-of-foot dancer who took the crown from Sonny Liston; his rivalry with Joe Frazier was legendary; he grew up into one of the toughest heavyweights of all time, winning The Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manilla. He was then able to parlay that fame into a role as an elder statesman and inspiration to decades of athletes who would come behind him. All of those moments are captured here in distinct chapters that take you from Rise to Rumble, Exile to Return, Greatest, and Statesman.

     

    Written with the keen insight that only Sports Illustrated can bring, with a special gatefold that features stats and images from every one of this legendary bouts, and hundreds more black and white and full-color photographs that have become as iconic as the man himself, Muhammad Ali: The Tribute will stand as the companion piece to a legendary man and athlete.

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  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    Rs. 2,690.00

    Walter Isaacson

     

    • Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2012)
    • Goodreads Choice Award for History & Biography (2011)
    • Premio Know Square (2011)

     

    ‘This is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject’ – Telegraph

     

    Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years – as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, and colleagues – this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness.

     

    Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

     

    Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

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  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    Rs. 2,690.00

    Doris Kearns Goodwin

     

    • Benjamin Barondess Award (2006)
    • Lincoln Prize (2006)
    • New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize
    • Winner of the Bostonian Society’s 2006 Bostonian History Award
    • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography
    • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in biography

     

    A wonderful book … a remarkable study in leadershipBarack Obama

     

    A brilliant book … I couldn’t get enough of it –– Alex Ferguson

     

    Goodwin’s narrative abilities are on full display here. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius — Michiko Kakutani ― New York Times

     

    I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years — Robert Harris ― The Observer (Books of the Year)

     

    The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational — Jon Snow

     

    “An elegant, incisive study of Lincoln and leading members of his cabinet that will appeal to experts as well as to those whose knowledge of Lincoln is an amalgam of high school history and popular mythology…. Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery.” -James M. McPherson, The New York Times Book Review

     

    “A brilliantly conceived and well-written tour de force of a historical nar rative…. Goodwin’s contribution is refreshingly unique…. Goodwin’s emotive prose elevates this tome from mere popular history to literary achievement.” -Douglas Brinkly, The Boston Globe

     

    “Goodwin finds her Lincoln hiding in plain view. He is Lincoln the politician, but one whose political shrewdness ends up being indistinguishable from wisdom. She has written a wonderful book. There is a man in it.” -Garry Wills, American Scholar

     

    “A sweeping, riveting account… Put simply, Goodwin’s story of Lincoln’s great, troubled, triumphant life is a star-spangled, high-stepping, hat-waving, bugle-blowing winner.” – Daily News (New York)

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  • The Anthropocene Reviewed

    Rs. 2,990.00

    John Green

     

    • The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller
    • Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2022)
    • Goodreads Choice Award for Nonfiction (2021)

     

    “Each short review is rich with meaning and filled with surprises and together, they amount to a resonant paean to hard-won hope.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

     

    “This is a book about culture, about science and medicine, about Green himself, but really it surpasses these designations. It is essential to the human conversation. John Green whispered the truth of humanity onto the page, and as with all good secrets, you’ll need to lean in closely to hear.” –Library Journal, starred review

     

    The Anthropocene Reviewed is the perfect book to read over lunch or to keep on your nightstand, whenever you need a reminder of what it is to feel small and human, in the best possible way.” –San Francisco Chronicle

     

    Each of the entries in The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet, is a small gem, polished to near perfection…. What unites them is [Green’s] uncanny ability to structure each piece as both a critique of human foibles and an embracing of them.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review

     

    The Anthropocene Reviewed somehow satisfies all the contradictory demands I have for a book right now: it stimulates my brain while getting me out of my head while taking me to faraway places while grounding me in the wonders of my everyday. I’m so glad it’s here. I need it.” –Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money and author of Let’s Talk About Hard Things

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  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    Rs. 3,390.00

    Walter Isaacson

     

    “It is a gripping tale, showing how our new ability to hack evolution will soon start throwing us curveballs.” — New Scientist

     

    “An extraordinary book that delves into one of the most path-breaking biological technologies of our times and the creators who helped birth it. This brilliant book is absolutely necessary reading for our era.” — Siddhartha Mukherjee

     

    “A magisterial biography of the co-discoverer of what has been called the greatest advance in biology since the discovery of DNA… A diligent historian and researcher, Isaacson lucidly explains CRISPR and refuses to pass it off as a far-fetched magic show. Some scientific concepts (nuclear fission, evolution) are easy to grasp but not CRISPR. Using charts, analogies, and repeated warnings for readers to pay attention, the author describes a massively complicated operation in which humans can program heredity…A vital book about the next big thing in science—and yet another top-notch biography from Isaacson.” — Kirkus Reviews

     

    “Isaacson depicts science at its most exhilarating in this lively biography of Jennifer Doudna, the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for her work on the CRISPR system of gene editing…The result is a gripping account of a great scientific advancement and of the dedicated scientists who realized it.” — Publisher’s Weekly

     

    “He’s done it again. The Code Breaker is another Walter Isaacson must-read. This time he has a heroine who will be for the ages; a worldwide cast of remarkable, fiercely competitive scientists; and a string of discoveries that will change our lives far more than the iPhone did. The tale is gripping. The implications mind-blowing.” – Atul Gawande

     

    “Now more than ever we should appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of scientific research; This book and Jennifer Doudna’s career show how thrilling it can be to understand how life works.” —Sue Desmond-Hellmann

     

    “Isaacson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best sellers Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, offers a startling, insightful look at this lifesaving, hugely significant scientific advancement and the brilliant Doudna, who wrestles with the serious moral questions that accompany her creation. Should this technology be offered to parents to tailor-make their babies into athletes or Einsteins? Who gets altered and saved and why?” — AARP

     

    “Deftly written, conveying the history of CRISPR and also probing larger themes: the nature of discovery, the development of biotech, and the fine balance between competition and collaboration that drives many scientists.”— New York Review of Books

     

    “Isaacson lays everything out with his usual lucid prose; it’s brisk and compelling and even funny throughout. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of both the science itself and how science gets done — including plenty of mischief.” – The Washington Post

     

    “This story was always guaranteed to be a page-turner in [Isaacson’s] hands.” – The Guardian

     

    “Isaacson captures the scientific process well, including the role of chance. The hard graft at the bench, the flashes of inspiration, the importance of conferences as cauldrons of creativity, the rivalry, sometimes friendly, sometimes less so, and the sense of common purpose are all conveyed in his narrative. The Code Breaker describes a dance to the music of time with these things as its steps, which began with Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel and shows no sign of ending.” – The Economist

     

    “Isaacson’s vivid account is a page-turning detective story and an indelible portrait of a revolutionary thinker who, as an adolescent in Hawai’i, was told that girls don’t do science. Nevertheless, she persisted.” — Oprah Magazine.com

     

    The Code Breaker is in some respects a journal of our 2020 plague year.”— The New York Times

     

    “When a great biographer combines his own fascination with science and a superb narrative style, the result is magic. This important and powerful work, written in the tradition of The Double Helix, allows us not only to follow the story of a brilliant and inspired scientist as she engages in a fierce competitive race, but to experience for ourselves the wonders of nature and the joys of discovery.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin

     

    “Walter Isaacson is our Renaissance biographer, a writer of unusual range and depth who has plumbed lives of genius to illuminate fundamental truths about human nature. From Leonardo to Steve Jobs, from Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein, Isaacson has given us an unparalleled canon of work that chronicles how we have come to live the way we do. Now, in a magnificent, compelling, and wholly original book, he turns his attention to the next frontier: that of gene editing and the role science may play in reshaping the nature of life itself. This is an urgent, sober, accessible, and altogether brilliant achievement.” —Jon Meacham

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  • The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power

    Rs. 4,690.00

    Max Chafkin

     

    • New York Times Notable Book 

     

    “Max Chafkin’s The Contrarian is much more than a consistently shocking biography of Peter Thiel, the most important investor in tech and a key supporter of the Donald Trump presidency. It’s also a disturbing history of Silicon Valley that will make you reconsider the ideological foundations of America’s relentless engine of creative destruction.”—Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and Amazon Unbound

     

    “In writing a biography of Thiel, the deck was stacked against Max Chafkin . . . who daringly took to the task. His new book . . . charts the billionaire’s rise from his early days as a precocious chess champion who never quite fit in to a world-conquering tech visionary and political firebrand.” —Fortune, “The Best Books of 2021

     

    “Max Chafkin takes a deep dive into the life and history of billionaire entrepreneur and Silicon Valley whisperer Peter Thiel. . . . What’s striking to me about the book is the number of people who chose not to go on the record, out of fear of possible retaliation. A great read if you’re looking to understand the nuances of PayPal’s origin story and Thiel’s contributions to Trump’s 2016 election run.” —Yahoo Finance, “The Best Business Books We Read in 2021

     

    “A revealing portrait. . . . A savvy biography. . . . Chafkin deftly portrays his subject as a ‘calculating operator,’ ‘nihilist,’ and predator who has constructed an image ‘so compelling that it has come to obscure the man behind it.’ A brisk, well-researched life of an enigmatic billionaire.” Kirkus

     

    The Contrarian is a captivating, incisive, rigorously reported examination of Silicon Valley’s most mysterious and controversial powerbroker. Max Chafkin doesn’t just illuminate the life of Peter Thiel and the unsettling world he has created. With peerless authority, he tells the broader story of our age, showing us how Silicon Valley’s early utopianism was attacked from within, succumbing to largely unseen forces and giving rise to the darker, more dangerous world we inhabit today.” Joshua Green, author of Devil’s Bargain

     

    “Whether you admire him or fear him, Peter Thiel’s influence has been undeniable. In this deeply reported and gripping biography, Max Chafkin reveals the lessons behind Thiel’s rise. It offers essential insights for anyone who wants to understand what Silicon Valley’s global ascendance has wrought—and it’s a really great read.” —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

     

    “A judicious biography. . . . Unfailing diligent. . . . The Contrarian isn’t just about Thiel; it’s about Silicon Valley’s political coming-of-age, too.” New York Times

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  • The Man Who Created the Middle East: A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Christopher Simon Sykes

     

    At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes’ lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it.

     

    The Sykes-Picot agreement was a secret pact drawn up in May 1916 between the French and the British, to divide the collapsing Ottoman Empire in the event of an allied victory in the First World War. Agreed without any Arab involvement, it negated an earlier guarantee of independence to the Arabs made by the British. Controversy has raged around it ever since.

     

    Sir Mark Sykes was not, however, a blimpish, ignorant Englishman. A passionate traveller, explorer and writer, his life was filled with adventure. From a difficult, lonely childhood in Yorkshire and an early life spent in Egypt, India, Mexico, the Arabian desert, all the while reading deeply and learning languages, Sykes published his first book about his travels through Turkey aged only twenty. After the Boer War, he returned to map areas of the Ottoman Empire no cartographer had yet visited. He was a talented cartoonist, excellent mimic and amateur actor, gifts that ensured that when elected to parliament a full House of Commons would assemble to listen to his speeches.

     

    During the First World War, Sykes was appointed to Kitchener’s staff, became Political Secretary to the War Cabinet and a member of the Committee set up to consider the future of Asiatic Turkey, where he was thirty years younger than any of the other members. This search would dominate the rest of his life. He was unrelenting in his pursuit of peace and worked himself to death to find it, a victim of both exhaustion and the Spanish Flu.

     

    Written largely based on the previously undisclosed family letters and illustrated with Sykes’ cartoons, this sad story of an experienced, knowledgeable, good-humoured and generous man once considered the ideal diplomat for finding a peaceful solution continues to reverberate across the world today.

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  • The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

    Rs. 2,690.00

    Steven Lee Myers

     

    “Steven Lee Myers’s The New Tsar is not the first biography of Putin, but it is the strongest to date. Judicious and comprehensive, it pulls back the veil… from one of the world’s most secretive leaders. What is most striking, given the aura of steely consistency that Putin cultivates, is how he has changed over the years…. The great strength of Myers’s book is the way it shows how chance events and Putin’s own degeneration gradually cleared the path to the Ukraine crisis… Putin emerges as neither a KGB automaton, nor the embodiment of Russian historical traditions, nor an innocent victim of Western provocations and NATO’s hubris, but rather as a flawed individual who made his own choices at crucial moments and thereby shaped history.” —Daniel Treisman, The Washington Post 

     

    “What Steven Lee Myers gets so right in The New Tsar, his comprehensive new biography — the most informative and extensive so far in English — is that at bottom Putin simply feels that he’s the last one standing between order and chaos… What Myers offers is the portrait of a man swinging from crisis to crisis with one goal: projecting strength… A knowledgeable and thorough biography… Putin himself now represents the chaos he so abhors — the chaos that will surely come in his wake.” —Gal Beckerman, The New York Times Book Review

     

    “Combining skilled story telling, psychological examination and political investigation, Steven Lee Myers succeeds brilliantly in this biography of Vladimir Putin. Explaining the dangers that Putin’s Russia may and does pose, Myers effortlessly and expertly guides the reader through the complexities of the Russian Byzantine governing style and the country’s politics and identity. In the end, the book provides one of the most comprehensive answers to a puzzling question: Despite all the changes that Russia has gone through during communism and post-communism, why is it still an empire of the tsar?” —Nina Khrushcheva

     

    “Personalities determine history as much as geography, and there is no personality who has had such a pivotal effect on 21st century Europe as much as Vladimir Putin. The New Tsar is a riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearean fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan

     

    “The reptilian, poker-faced former KGB agent, now Russian president seemingly for life, earns a fair, engaging treatment in the hands of New York Times journalist Myers… [who] clearly knows his material and primary subject… Putin used the perks of power to create a complex system of cronyism and nepotism. Myers shows how Putin convinced everyone that this way of operating was part of the Russian soul and how he perpetuated it through an archaic form of Russian corruption… Myers astutely notes how Putin’s speeches increasingly harkened back to the worst period of the Cold War era’s dictates by Soviet strongmen… A highly effective portrait of a frighteningly powerful autocrat.”  Kirkus (starred review)

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  • The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Robert Iger

     

    • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    • A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
    • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

     

    One of the best business books I’ve read in years. Unlike most books on leadership, this one is worth your time. ― Bill Gates

     

    “Nurturing creativity is less a skill than an art—especially at a company where the brand alone is synonymous with creativity. That’s a lot to live up to. Bob Iger has not only lived up to ninety-six years of groundbreaking history but has moved the Disney brand far beyond anyone’s expectations, and he has done it with grace and audacity. This book shows you how that’s happened.”—Steven Spielberg

     

    “People have been waiting years for Bob Iger to share his leadership secrets. Now he has, and they are utterly brilliant. The Ride of a Lifetime is not merely a memoir; it’s a personal, all-access session with the wisest CEO you’ve ever met and a playbook for handling the key challenges of our age: how to drive change, leverage technology, build an enduring culture, and empower people. It’s a rippingly good, revelatory read.”—Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Culture Code

     

    “I expected a book written by the person who has led Disney for decades to be defined by both gripping storytelling and deep leadership wisdom. Bob Iger delivers, and then some! The Ride of a Lifetime is leadership gold—you won’t forget the stories or the lessons.”—Brené Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead

     

    Iger’s tenure as the leader of the world’s most lucrative dream factory has been one long CEO highlight reel. Iger is unassailable. He’s transformed his company from a stuffy media doyen into a sexy cultural force. ― TIME – Businessperson of the Year 2019

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    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Erik Larson

     

    • #1 New York Times Bestseller
    • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History & Biography (2020)

     

    ‘Fresh, fast and deeply moving … Larson’s deft portraits show the essential connection that words created between the powerful and the powerless, capturing the moments that defined life for millions struggling to survive the decisions of a few’ New York Times Book Review

     

    ‘If you want to look back at a really important part of history with fresh eyes, this is the book for you … Gripping and wonderful’ Alan Carr

     

    ‘There are countless books about World War II, but there’s only one Erik Larson … There are many things to admire about The Splendid and the Vile, but chief among them is Larson’s electric writing. The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose.’ NPR

     

    ‘A particularly gripping read, written with bounce and brio. Larson pulls together vivid vignettes – some moving, some amusing, a few grim … A fine writer of narrative nonfiction history.’ Robbie Millen, Times

     

    ‘A captivating history of Churchill’s heroic year, with more than the usual emphasis on his intimates.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

     

    ‘This book is peppered with eye-popping details … A deeply compelling work of history … Without resorting to heroism, it makes one long powerfully for real leadership’ Lit Hub

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  • The Story of Che Guevara

    Rs. 2,890.00

    Lucía Álvarez de Toledo

     

    ‘Lucía Álvarez de Toledo captures the essence of Che the man with a heart-warming and inspirational text … a most rewarding book, whose significance should not be underestimated’Morning Star

     

    An accessible biography of one of the most influential figures of recent times based on new, original research.

     

    Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West. But for the rest of the world he is different: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. In The Story of Che Guevara Lucía Álvarez de Toledo follows Che from his birth in Rosario and his early years in his parent’s maté plantation, to his immortal motorcycle journeys across South America, his role at the heart of Castro’s new Cuban government, and through to the unforgiving jungle that formed the backdrop to his doomed campaigns in the Congo and Bolivia.

     

    Based on interviews with Che’s family and those who knew him intimately, this is an accessible biography that concentrates on the man rather than the icon. With the political developments in Latin America in the twenty-first century, his influence can be seen to be even greater than it was during his lifetime and The Story of Che Guevara is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary man.

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    The Story of My Life

    Rs. 1,390.00

    Helen Keller

     

      When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880–1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication.

     

    In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word “water” and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names.

     

    Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and-underlying all-her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil.

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    The Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth

    Rs. 3,890.00

    David Clark

     

    “CHARLIE MUNGER is truly the broadest thinker I have ever encountered.”-BILL GATES

     

    “CHARLIE MUNGER is the architect of today’s Berkshire…. Berkshire has been built to Charlie’s blueprint. My role has been that of general contractor.” –WARREN BUFFETT

     

    “My father is the second smartest person I know; CHARLIE MUNGER is the first.” –HOWARD BUFFETT

     

    Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger—Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner and the visionary Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway—collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark, coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series.

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    The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back

    Rs. 1,790.00

    Yuvraj Singh

     

    For the first time ever, Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when his on-the-field triumphs hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book, The Test of My Life, he reveals how plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat-he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, Yuvraj prayed for the World Cup in return for anything God wanted.

     

    In this book, he lays bare his fears, doubts, and the lows he experienced during chemotherapy-when he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair-and his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving, The Test of My Life is about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight in the face of adversity and triumph despite all odds.

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    The Unusual Billionaires

    Rs. 2,690.00

    Saurabh Mukherjea

     

    What makes a company truly outstanding? What is the secret sauce of delivering successful results year-on-year? What is common to Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Marico, Axis Bank, Hindustan Unilever and Berger Paints? They are Unusual Companies, built by Unusual Billionaires.

     

    The Unusual Billionaires tells the story of eight, truly outstanding companies which delivered 10 percent revenue growth over the last ten years and a 15 percent return on capital employed. In simple words, these companies defeated 5000 other publicly listed companies to deliver high growth while maintaining profitability year-on-year for the last decade. How did these companies do it? Why couldn’t this be reciprocated by other companies? What are they doing differently? Saurabh Mukherjea, the bestselling author of Gurus of Chaos, delivers an outstanding book with lessons to learn from these eight businesses. Mukherjea tells you why focusing on the core business could save a company’s life or how giving control to top management could be a boon. Packed with these learnings are riveting corporate stories of how Hindustan Unilever made aggressive bids to buy Mariwala’s business but had to sell it to the same company in a few years, or how Page Industries found an exciting way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units. It also includes the turnaround of Axis Bank and the boardroom coup that led to its chairman’s downfall and how Vijay Mallya lost control of Asian Paints to the Dhingra Brothers. These and many more make this book a mandatory read for all corporate leaders to simulate and implement.

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  • Turning Points : A Journey Through Challenges

    Rs. 1,190.00

    A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

     

    The inspiring sequel to Wings of Fire. Over 3 lakh copies sold.‘It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, ‘The prime minister wants to talk with you.’ Some months earlier, I had left my post as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.

     

    ‘Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey – individual and collective – that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.

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  • When Breath Becomes Air

    Rs. 2,290.00

    Paul Kalanithi

     

    • Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Evening Standard, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Economist
    • THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    • THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    • Goodreads Choice Award for Memoir & Autobiography (2016)
    • Pulitzer Prize Nominee for Biography or Autobiography (2017)
    • Wellcome Book Prize Nominee (2017)
    • Waterstones Book of the Year Nominee (2016)
    • Jan Michalski Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)

     

    “Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.(Atul Gawande, author of BEING MORTAL)

     

    “A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living. (Nigella Lawson)

     

    “Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air… split my head open with its beauty. Truly. Madly. Deeply.” (Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD)

     

    “It turns out not really to be about dying at all but about life and how to live it ― though the closeness of death gives it an urgency and economy… When Breath Becomes Air is a Renaissance book from a Renaissance man. It is a work of philosophy and morality, a reconciliation of science and religion. There is even plot and excitement… It was only with the restrained, elegant epilogue written by his wife Lucy Kalanithi that I found myself weeping helplessly… When Breath Becomes Air tells us what means to live a good life, by giving us a glimpse into an exceptional one.” (Lucy Kellaway Financial Times)

     

    “A tremendous book, crackling with life, animated by wonder and by the question of how we should live. Paul Kalanithi lived and died in the pursuit of excellence, and by this testimonial, he achieved it.” (Gavin Francis, author of Adventures in Human Being)

     

    “When I came to the end of the last flawless paragraph of When Breath Becomes Air, all I could do was turn to the first page and read the whole thing again. Searingly intelligent, beautifully written, and beyond brave, I haven’t been so marked by a book in years.(Gabriel Weston, author of DIRECT RED)

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  • Will

    Rs. 2,990.00

    Will Smith

    with Mark Manson 

     

    • The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller
    • The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

     

    ‘The best memoir I ever read’ –Oprah Winfrey

     

    ‘If you read one book this year, make it this one’ –Jay Shetty

     

    “Will Smith isn’t holding back in his bravely inspiring new memoir . . . An ultimately heartwarming read, Will provides a humane glimpse of the man behind the actor, producer and musician, as he bares all his insecurities and trauma.” —USA Today

     

    “Many people can live a really fantastic life. Many people can write a great book. There are few people I think who can translate a fantastic life into a fantastic book. . . . It’s raw. . . . one of the most anticipated yet unexpected memoirs that has ever come out.” —Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

     

    Will is not just a gift for the reader but an absolutely entertaining treat as well. . . . It’s filled with laugh out loud, nostalgic references alongside poignant, powerful, relatable life and career lessons. . . . While we often think of leaders as successful, powerful . . . and oftentimes rich, Smith reminds us that the best leaders are really vulnerable, relatable and teachable.” Forbes

     

    “The real Smith, the one that yells, cries, experiences heartbreak, is much more interesting. Early on, his act gives way to images of unhealthy relationship patterns marked by people pleasing and insecurity.  Elsewhere, Will rewards music fans with memories of hip-hop’s early days, when getting a song played on the radio was a crowning achievement and selling rap albums was almost inconceivable.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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  • Wings of Fire: An Autobiography

    Rs. 2,790.00

    A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari

     

    There is something that everybody can extract from this book... The book is worthy of being read by every Indian” — MS Mukunda

     

    “Which book would you make compulsory reading?”

    “APJ Abdul Kalam’s Wing’s of Fire”. — MV Kamath

     

    “….a book worth its weight in gold.” — Bhawani-Prasad Chattopadhyay

     

    “Nothing could be more inspiring in my life than reading your autobiography.” — Rajesh Pant

     

    “a warm and intensely personal, deeply passionate story of a common boat-owner’s son who has become India’s most distinguished living technocrat. the book is “all-Kalam” in feel… Kalam’s personal story is a valuable document that… Indians can be world beaters… with no foreign training or degree. For this upbeat message alone, his autobiography is worth a 100 management tomes.” — Anand Parthasarathy

     

    “This autobiographical account is the most inspiring one I have read in recent years.” — Gangan Prathap

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