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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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  • Body Language: How to Read Others’ Thoughts by Their Gestures

    Rs. 1,490.00

    Allan Pease

     

    International Bestseller

     

    Decrypting body language has been a fascinating subject for me. There are a number of different ‘theories’ for interpreting our common gestures. Allan Pease’s Body Language is book is a brief, well-organized and easy to understand guide book which contains the basics of non-verbal communication. With everything being explained from a practical standpoint, readers of any understanding of the subject could read the book quite easily. – Tharindu Dissanayake

     

     

    Many years ago, one of my martial arts instructors made his students read this book. At the end of the lesson he would set a chapter to read before we came back for next week’s lesson. Reading that chapter was not optional, because he would ask each student something about the homework chapter. We thought his fascination with the book was a little strange to begin with, but we quickly learned otherwise. We didn’t know it at the time, but our instructor was teaching us about situational awareness. Reading body language is a big part of situational awareness, and most instructors don’t have time (or the knowledge) to go into the fine details of the subject. This is a great book that everyone should read at least once in their lives, it’s easier to avoid trouble if you can read the moods of the people around you. – Beau Johnston

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  • The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose Japanese Way

    Rs. 2,490.00

    Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles

     

    SEQUEL TO IKIGAI: THE JAPANESE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

     

    In The Ikigai Journey, authors Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles take their international bestseller Ikigai: the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life a step further by showing you how to find your own ikigai through practical exercises, such as employing new habits and stepping outside your comfort zone.

     

    Ikigai is the place where our passion (what we love), mission (what we hope to contribute), vocation (the gifts we have to offer the world) and profession (how our passions and talents can become a livelihood) converge, giving us a personal sense of meaning. This book helps you bring together all of these elements so that you can enjoy a balanced life.

     

    Our ikigai is very similar to change: it is a constant that transforms depending on which phase of life we are in. Our “reason for being” is not the same at 15 as it is at 70. Through three sections, this book helps you to accept and embrace that―acting as a tool to revolutionize your future by helping you to understand the past, so you can enjoy your present.
    * Section 1―Journey Through the Future: Tokyo (a symbol of modernity and innovation)
    * Section 2―Journey Through the Past: Kyoto (an ancient capital moored in tradition)
    * Section 3―Journey Through the Present: Ise (an ancient shrine that is destroyed and rebuilt every twenty years)

     

    Japan has one of the longest life spans in the world, and the greatest number of centenarians―many of whom cite their strong sense of ikigai as the basis for their happiness and longevity. Unlike many “self-care” practices, which require setting aside time in an increasingly busy world, the ikigai method helps you find peace and fulfillment in your busy life.

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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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