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Manchurian Sojourn: Life in the other, unseen China

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 Meyer's work is an engrossing picture of China, a new China but with some unchanging traditions!

'Finding Audrey' makes you double up with laughter

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In "Finding Audrey", we enter a family which is messed up and argues a lot. It would be relatable to all teens- and their parents. 

'He must be either mad or a Gurkha'

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This memoir is one soldier's story of living the life of the Gurkha - imbibing its values and its way of life through courage, honesty and pride.

The fascinating journey of life-sustaining force on Earth: Water

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What is life if not water?

What the war wrought: India's Second World War experience

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What has been overlooked so far, contends Yasmin Khan, a professor of history at Oxford University, is the cumulative, comprehensive effect on the Indian "home front" as the country soon faced a total war and its manifold demands.

 

Ramayana gets a modern revamp in The Ramchandra Series

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It's an easy-to-understand moral tale, entwined in mythology.

The most famous Jamaican: James Bond's Caribbean roots

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It  convinces you that if you are asked to name most famous Jamaicans, then James Bond figures automatically with Colin Powell, Bob Marley, Michael Holding, Usain Bolt, Malcolm Gladwell, and Naomi Campbell.

To win, link success with emotions and motivation

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The book explores a wide array of areas - from controlling one's emotions to learning to effectively deal with people.

Of mystery, compassion and other human emotions

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Take some time off this weekend for some self reflection on compassion. 

The dilemmas of our lives and times - A way out?

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Does the study of ethics and morality have any relevance in our contemporary action-oriented, technology-driven materialistic world where philosophy is dismissed as only an academic activity?

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Books

Manchurian Sojourn: Life in the other, unseen China

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 Meyer's work is an engrossing picture of China, a new China but with some unchanging traditions!

'Finding Audrey' makes you double up with laughter

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In "Finding Audrey", we enter a family which is messed up and argues a lot. It would be relatable to all teens- and their parents. 

'He must be either mad or a Gurkha'

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This memoir is one soldier's story of living the life of the Gurkha - imbibing its values and its way of life through courage, honesty and pride.

The fascinating journey of life-sustaining force on Earth: Water

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What is life if not water?

What the war wrought: India's Second World War experience

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What has been overlooked so far, contends Yasmin Khan, a professor of history at Oxford University, is the cumulative, comprehensive effect on the Indian "home front" as the country soon faced a total war and its manifold demands.

 

Ramayana gets a modern revamp in The Ramchandra Series

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It's an easy-to-understand moral tale, entwined in mythology.

The most famous Jamaican: James Bond's Caribbean roots

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It  convinces you that if you are asked to name most famous Jamaicans, then James Bond figures automatically with Colin Powell, Bob Marley, Michael Holding, Usain Bolt, Malcolm Gladwell, and Naomi Campbell.

To win, link success with emotions and motivation

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The book explores a wide array of areas - from controlling one's emotions to learning to effectively deal with people.

Of mystery, compassion and other human emotions

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Take some time off this weekend for some self reflection on compassion. 

The dilemmas of our lives and times - A way out?

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Does the study of ethics and morality have any relevance in our contemporary action-oriented, technology-driven materialistic world where philosophy is dismissed as only an academic activity?

Movies

AIFW 2015 high on design, less on Bollywood drama

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"New talent is provided through fashion week. But then they need a platform to sell and also need data about what is in demand. We aim to bring all those things on table,"

'Zed Plus' - political satire which makes you laugh, weep

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Dwivedi's movie is a delightfully homespun take on the politics of communalism.

'Rang Rasiya' - thank god For Raja Ravi Varma

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Rang Rasiya is the life of Raja Ravi Varma hovers heftily between the sublime and the mundane.

'Bang Bang': Big, dumb and pointless flick

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 They think Hrithik dancing, singing, fighting and taking off his shirt amounts to entertainment.

Habib Faisal missed the plot in 'Daawat-e-Ishq'

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'Daawat-e-Ishq' is not as inviting as the title or the film's promotional events suggested.

'Finding Fanny': Who is this wonderful film for?

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Director Adajania loves his characters as long as they remain true to their soporific state of existence.

'Mary Kom', a motivational masterpiece

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Priyanka's powerhouse performance knocks the breath out of our solar plexus.

'Crossing Bridges' small film with a big heart

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 These simple folk speak the language of the heart.

'Singham Returns' notches above regular fare

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Singham Returns pays tribute to the 47,000 policemen of the Mumbai police force.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' - Must watch for Marvel fans

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It has tropes of an action-adventure and science-fiction interlaced with humour in the most incredible manner.

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