October 2017 Book Suggestions

So here I am with the second edition of monthly book suggestions. I hope all of you liked the September 2017 Suggestions. So let us look at five awesome books.

1. I Do What I Do by Raghuram G. Rajan

When Raghuram G. Rajan took charge as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in September 2013, the rupee was in free fall, inflation was high, India had a large current account deficit and India’s exchange reserves were falling. 

Rajan’s commentary and speeches in I Do What I Do convey what it was like to be at the helm of the central bank in those turbulent but exciting times.

2. Train To Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh goes on to tell us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the “ghost train” arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refugees, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endured and transcends the ravages of war. 

3. War Cry by Wilbur Smith

Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic, until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary.  Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged and idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to an industrial fortune, and vocal supporter of the Nazi Party.

As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard’s worlds collide – but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?
A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith’s epic account of one beloved family.

4. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again. 

5. Ivory Throne : Chronicles Of The House Of Travancore by Manu S. Pillai

In 1498, when Vasco da Gama set foot in Kerala looking for Christians and spices, he unleashed a wave of political fury that would topple local powers like a house of cards. The cosmopolitan fabric of a vibrant trading society – with its Jewish and Arab merchants, Chinese pirate heroes and masterful Hindu Zamorins – was ripped apart, heralding an age of violence and bloodshed. One prince, however, emerged triumphant from this descent into chaos. Shrewdly marrying Western arms to Eastern strategy, Martanda Varma consecrated the dominion of Travancore, destined to become one of the most dutiful pillars of the British Raj. What followed was two centuries of internecine conflict in one of India’s premier princely states, culminating in a dynastic feud between two sisters battling to steer the fortunes of their house on the eve of Independence.

Summary Source : Goodreads

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The First Last Journey – 2

First part : The First Last Journey – 1

Rudra was standing by his nana’s side seeing his pacific face. The memories he spend with his nana was passing before his eyes. Everything from his third birthday to last week when he went to meet him was clearely visible to him. It looked like it was the moment these memories were wating to be surfaced. Rudra’s heart sudenly became heavy. The reality of life had hit hard. It was the end which he had never given a thought.

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September 2017 Reading Suggestions

Hello friends. This is a new segment on my blog where I will give you a list of 5 books every and you can pick whatever you want to read or none too 😁.  So let us get going.
1.Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie: 

In the village of King’s Abbot, a widow’s sudden suicide sparks rumors that she murdered her first husband, was being blackmailed, and was carrying on a secret affair with the wealthy Roger Ackroyd. The following evening, Ackroyd is murdered in his locked study–but not before receiving a letter identifying the widow’s blackmailer. 

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JK Rowling – The Magician

Happy Birthday to JKR and to Harry too 😀😀

On the occasion of birthday of JKR, a person who changed the world of many children, their parents, and grandparents. I present to you some interesting facts about one of the most loved writer of all time.

  1. It was on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990 when Rowling wrote the initial ideas on a napkin.
  2. Rowling was diagnosed with depression which gave her inspiration for creating Dementors.
  3. JKR bought the wedding dress for her second marriage with Neil in disguise so that she can shop in peace.
  4. K in J K Rowling stands for Kathleen which is Rowling’s grandmother’s name.
  5. King’s Cross is the station where her parents met first , that is why Rowling wanted Harry to go to school from there.

Secret To Success

Today I am sharing with you an excerpt from You Can Win by Shiv Khera. This book is a worldwide bestseller and has helped many people transform their life.

“A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met and Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river.

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