Book rack

Super Economies
Raghav Bahl
Penguin, 2015, pp 392, 699

The United States and China qualify as the two existing super economies. India could be the third, argues the author. Drawing on history, current affairs, political and economic analyses, Super Economies projects how India can soon become a world leader and help secure a future of peace and prosperity for all.
Akbar Agha
Tara, 2015, pp 253, 250

Captain Gul Khan, a former aide to Pakistan foreign minister, is in between a deteriorating US-Pakistan diplomacy situation that involves Pakistan’s nuclear programme. With two important people related to the deal murdered, can Gul save his country from a nuclear holocaust?
Vipassana: The Journey of A Thousand Steps
Pooja Lamba Cheema
Hay House, 2015, pp 236, 299

Tired of battling melancholy, regret and wanting to find a purpose in her directionless life, the author of this memoir decides to go away to a vipassana ashram to explore the depths of her mind and comes away free of the emotional baggage that she knows is impeding her life.
Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora
Gaurav Parab
Hachette, 2015, pp 270, 399

Rustom Iraqiwalla, a once-rich, green-eyed Parsi man, is set to blow his brains out at his best friend’s wedding. This extraordinary situation comes by way of his granddad Fali’s last will that states he shall  inherit the family fortune if he kills himself in a public place with the former’s gun.
Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter
Hachette, 2015, pp 234, 399

The author invites us to know how our beliefs and the environment we operate in can trigger negative behaviour, or a resistance to change. He also offers some simple, practical advice to help us navigate negativity and sustain positive changes.
The Trails Less Travelled
Avay Shukla
Niyogi, 2015, pp 255, 995

This is a book on high-altitude trekking in the magnificent Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh, and the flora and fauna that inhabit it. Four treks through the Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu district, and eight other treks are described.
Sourav Ganguly
Saptarshi Sarkar
Harper Collins, 2015, pp 300, 350

This is an unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies. Sourav Ganguly is one of India’s most successful captains. This is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.
Winning the Right Job
Pratibha Messner and Wolfgang Messner
Pan Macmillan, 2015, pp 247, 250

Are you the one lost in a maze of job portals, social networking and calls with agents to find the ‘dream job’? Well, this book guides you through the interviewing and negotiating days, helps you decide whether the role on offer is right for you, and offers tips on resigning from an existing job.

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