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Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives...


In a world filled with stress, pressures, and fears, children need support and encouragement from adults and they need to know how to affirm themselves. Douglas Block leads readers step-by-step through the process of helping kids turn off the negative voice within and activate the powerful "yes!" voice. 

Author: Douglas Bloch & John Merritt

Publisher: Pallas Communications; 1st edition

Language: English

Paperback: 376 pages

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Life seldom comes with an instruction manual or a guidebook. It's often messy and unpredictable too. While our education may prepare us for situations covered within its set syllabus, most of life happens outside this realm and this leaves us grappling with questions around work, life, and everything in between.

Author: Varun Duggirala

Publisher: Penguin 7 February 2022

Language ‏ : ‎English

Paperback: 256 pages


Most of the students score less not because of a lack of knowledge or hard work or intelligence but because of a lack of guidance, a planned approach, and poor study techniques. So, the problem most of the students face is not potential but of converting that potential into performance. Hard work should bring achievement but only when coupled with efficient and appropriate study techniques and proper strategy. The book recapitulates and reinforces the basic strategies adopted by Toppers and helps in mastering study Skills and techniques for efficient learning. This book would tell how to develop the right attitude towards an exam.

Author: Avinash Agarwal

Publisher ‏: DishPublicatio First edition (25 July 2020);

Language: English

Paperback: 244 pages


The Pilani Pioneers profiles twenty-five accomplished BITS Pilani graduates, including startup founders, entrepreneurs and CEOs, who have made an indelible mark on the Indian and global business landscape while deftly navigating the twists and turns of their professional and personal lives. It introduces us to mavericks such as Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge; Hari Menon, Co-founder, and CEO of BigBasket; Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian at Tata Sons; Sunil Duggal, Dabur's longest-serving CEO; Tulsi Mirchandaney, MD of Blue Dart Aviation; Nandini Chopra, MD at Alvarez & Marsal; Phanindra Sama, Co-founder of redBus; among others, whose stories of passion and perseverance reveal what it takes to not only achieve success in the competitive arena of business but also make a positive difference in both industry and the world at large. Inspiring, with a touch of nostalgia, this book is an essential read for anyone looking to find their niche and build a meaningful professional life.

Author: Gaurav Mandlecha & Durjai Sethi

Publisher ‏ : ‎Pan (3 August 2021); 707, 7th Floor, Kailash Building 26, K.G. Marg,, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Language:‎ English

Paperback: 296 pages

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Rajesh Patil was born to poor farmworkers in the backward Khandesh region of Maharashtra. He worked as a child labourer picking cotton, selling bread, and doing small jobs. But what set him apart was that, unlike most of his peers, he was driven by an intense desire to improve his lot through education. Against great odds, he moved to Nashik for a B.Sc. and then to Pune for an M.Sc. in statistics - all this with the help of freeships, scholarships and the support of his teachers, friends and well-wishers. By dint of his hard work, he managed to get into the Indian Statistical Service, but the Indian Administrative Service was his goal. Unsuccessful at first, he persisted until eventually he cracked the competitive exams and qualified for the IAS. Maa, I've Become a Collector is the inspiring account of Rajesh's struggles that has been a bestseller in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and Odia and motivated thousands of students in India's hinterlands in their quest for a better life. At the same time, it is much more than one man's story - it is a riveting and revelatory account of rural India

Author: Rajesh Patil

Publisher ‏ : HarperCollins India; 1st edition (25 April 2019)

Language:‎ English

‎ 208 pages

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Book Recommendation for Reading for Teens :
A best motivational book based on the Japanese concept of finding happiness in everyday life, now for young readers! The Japanese people say everybody has an "Ikigai," or a reason to live. Some people have found their Ikigai and are aware of it. Other people have it inside but have not found it yet. This concept, Ikigai, is one of the secrets to a long, active, and happy life.

Author: Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles

Publisher ‏: Scholastic Inc (30 March 2022); Scholastic India Private Limited, Delhi

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 176 pages

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Women of Influence is a compilation of the untold stories of ten women IAS officers who have walked the extra mile and made a difference despite facing major pressures in governance. Having worked in the civil services for thirty-seven years, Rajni Sekhri Sibal has been in a unique position to see things at close quarters, which is why she is able to present narratives that provide an insight into the challenges of being a woman IAS officer, and also highlight episodes where the protagonist displays immense courage and commitment during the most difficult of times

Author: Rajni Sekhri Sibal

Publisher: ‎Penguin (22 November 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages


This is the thrilling story of an IAS aspirant whose journey began in the humble settings of a modest village. The story runs through four crisscrossing streams. First, is an ambitious but reluctant youth embarking on a journey to achieve the unimaginable. Second, is a vulnerable human being hanging between the contrasting pulls of choice and destiny. The third stream is a silent student of the book called life, where in the course of this odyssey, some invaluable and timeless lessons of wisdom dawn on the traveller. The fourth stream is that of an experiential guide and master who has insightful lessons to share with his fellow travellers and their guardians. The narrative has a universal appeal, resonating with the quest of all who dare to dream and desire to achieve.

Author: Priyabhishek Sharma

Publisher: ‎Notion Press; 1st edition (18 December 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 216 pages

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The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, a little girl who is taken to a new home because her mother can't afford to take care of her. The story is told by Death, who becomes a character you come to respect and even feel sorry for by the end. The narration puts an odd perspective on the story. Much of what Death says is very philosophical, and even beautiful.

The Book Thief is set in Nazi Germany, at the start of World War Two. On the journey to her new home, Liesel's younger brother dies and she steals her first book: The Gravedigger's Handbook. When she arrives at her new home, she suddenly has a new mama and papa. Haunted every night by nightmares of her brother's death, Liesel and her Papa set themselves the challenge of reading the book, Liesel's last link to her brother. The Book Thief leaves behind a sense of guilt, in some ways. Because it is the British bombs that are falling in Germany, the British who kill so many in the story and leave the reader's cheeks soaked in tears.

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 11, 2007)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 608 pages


The story starts with a nine year old boy named Bruno who has to leave his hometown due to his father's job. He doesn't like "Out-With" (Bruno's mispronunciation for Auschwitz), their new home at first as he doesn't have any friend to play with. One day while exploring the place he meets "a boy in the striped pajamas" whose name is Shmuel. They find out that they have same birthday but their lives are completely opposite. And they gradually become best friends ignoring all the obstacles and even the FENCE between them.

Author: John Boyne

PublisherVintage Children's Classics (2 August 2012)

Language: English

Paperback: 256 pages


Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realizes that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:‎Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1 January 2011)

Language: English

Paperback: 336 pages

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This book gives the solution to the best life possible: Get up at 5 A.M. and get into the exclusive club of the one percentile in the world. Here’s how. First: Get the best sleep possible learn the fundamentals of a calming and peaceful sleep. Once you solve the sleeping puzzle, you’ll be a different person altogether. Second: Have a great morning ritual practice a world-class morning ritual to kick-start a fantastic day. And by that, it means every single day. Third: Wake up with a passion to many people use sleep as a convenient drug to avoid facing the harsh reality. This book will give you fifty reasons to wake up at 5 A.M. with a smile on your face. Fourth: Implement the right changes in eight weeks in order to massively upgrade your life, more than motivation or discipline, this book will teach you a new structure that will never let you go back to your old ways. Stop feeling so overworked and overwhelmed! Learn the secret to a great life. Buy The 5 A.M. Revolution now to increase your productivity while you gain more balance between your personal and professional life.

Author: Dan Luca

Publisher: Rupa Publications India (19 July 2017)

Language: English

Paperback: 192 pages


The book is divided into three main parts under which there are sub-parts, viz Train your mind, Face the storm, Chase your life. The author has included real-life examples that she has come across or ones that she knows about and used those examples to give us a lesson about what we are supposed to do or don't in times like that. The author has put down some exercises that we may implement while reading the book. Most of the time we usually know the response to a situation but we have a hard time implementing it on our own. For eg, in the event of any sadness, we know we are supposed to stop crying but most of the time we are unable to do so unless someone tells us to do so. Similarly, I believe that there is a need for a book like this to keep us on a right track. I believe that this book can help any person who is having a lot of trouble to keep themselves focused and on the path of their dreams. The ultimate goal of the book is simple yet effective. I enjoyed reading the book and hope you will do too.

Author: Alka Dixit

Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors (11 December 2019)

Language: English

Paperback:168 pages


Dr. Hardik Joshi, founder of Thumbs Up Foundation wrote this wonderful book.
This is his first book. It is the best seller on Amazon. It helps in achieving our dreams by developing never give up attitude.
It includes many chapters which are helpful in our personality development with examples of real-life stories for each chapter. This book is written in simple words, so anybody can understand it easily. I recommend this book for teaching purposes because it can help students during very challenging times. Definitely, this Book is captivating , a must-have book in our personal library.

Author: Dr. Hardik Joshi

Publisher : Notion Press; 1st edition (1 January 2016)

Language : English

Paperback : 126 pages


What if the real secret of millionaires isn't about doing more, but becoming more? Millionaires know everything in your present is a result of how you thought, decided, and acted in the past. But your present circumstances can easily change. Right now. Because, with this revolutionary manual to wealth, you'll discover...-The undeniable connection between mornings and wealth. -Why becoming wealthy is never a sedentary pursuit. -The simple five-step wake-up process that'll guarantee you'll rise a millionaire. -Four choices you must make to become wealthy. -The specific actions you must take when you choose to become a millionaire. (They'll surprise you. Definitely.) -A revolutionary twist on affirmations...and how to leverage them in a way that will absolutely produce results. -How Rearview Mirror Syndrome can significantly inhibit your financial growth. -The key to replacing your blind spots with a vision for the future. -A free 30-day Transformation Challenge Fast Start Kit.This, in the end, is the true value of mornings: In that quiet period of stillness, when the world is asleep, and you're in complete control--that's when you nurture the golden goose and discover the incredible potential of each new day.That's where you find your Millionaire Miracle Morning.

Author: Hal Elrod & David Osborn

Publisher : Hal Elrod (1 January 2018)

Hardcover ‏234 pages


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The Author gave 8 points on what and how youngsters should do things. They should try to be Financial independence and be responsible for their family, they should take time management seriously because lost time will cause problems in the future, acquaintances and friends one should learnt the difference between them because they effects your growth, stay out of herd mentality don't run behind those who are doing the same thing find your interest and follow those people and learn from there experience, capitalism is that one should think of business not just as a form of something political, be a lifelong learner as learn a new thing and remember that because its a skill that helps in development, financial intelligence is important if you didn't manage your finances well you will end up where you started from and with passed time, the action then just talks, take action on what you want in life, invest in assets then liability is important to understand the book.

Author: Debotosh Chatterjee

Publisher : Notion Press; 1st edition (19 January 2022)

Language: English

Paperback: ‎60 pages


According to the author, the book makes proper use of the 'law of attraction? and shows how positive thinking can open a treasure trove of bountiful happiness, health, and wealth. The book posits the law of attraction as a primeval law that completes the law of the universe (as well as our lives) through the process 'like attracts like?. The author is also of the view that as people think and feel, so do they send a corresponding frequency to the universe that in turn attracts events and circumstances of the same frequency. Hence, if one is always able to think positively and think right, naturally, one will obtain the best results always. In all this argument, however, there is no scientific basis for the views expressed as to how such 'attraction' affects the biological and physical processes of the body.

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher : Simon & Schuster; UK ed. edition (1 January 2009); New Delhi

Language: English

Hardcover:198 pages


There are too many things one can learn from “The Alchemist”. It's all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow your heart and your dream. Beauty is, the author is so right in saying that when u decide to follow your dreams the entire universe conspires in your favour which he called the “beginners luck” and we all have been witness to this beginners luck at one or other point in our lives. Also, he talks about a stage in our journey towards realizing our dreams, where everything just goes haywire and there is everything working against us and it almost takes us to the brink of abandoning everything and just getting back to what was so familiar and comfortable.

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher : Harper; Later Printing edition (17 October 2005)

Language: English

Paperback: 172 pages

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Brian Tracy is one of the best authors of today. The book explains about getting success in both personal and professional life by focusing on major tasks. It has various methods and habits to learn to stop procrastinating and eat our frogs(tasks) in time. This book serves a profound meaning to working people, employees, entrepreneurs, and business personnel.

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher : Berrett Koehler Publishers (21 August 2018); Penguin Random House

Language: English

Paperback: 119 pages

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a book that aims at providing its readers with the importance of character ethics and personality ethics. The author talks about the values of integrity, courage, a sense of justice, and most importantly, honesty. The book is a discussion about the seven most essential habits that every individual must adapt to in order to live a life that is more fulfilling. This is a life-changing book and the best habit-forming book.The author continues to take the readers through the journey of character development. He elaborates how the development of the character of a being ranges from the time of his birth to the years until he grows independent. The first three habits demark the development one goes from dependence to independence. The next three habits describe in detail about interdependence while the final seventh habit deals with the new self, that is renewal.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher :  Simon & Schuster; 12th edition (1 January 2019); Simon & Schuster

Language : English

Paperback: : 375 pages


Swami Vivekananda's philosophy was a blend of the traditional values and modern thoughts, as well as human values and superhuman thoughts. Although he lived only for thirty-nine years, he influenced the thinking of multitudes around the world. His charismatic personality and intellectual speeches made an impact that altered people’s concept of Hinduism and India globally. Even today, his teachings are capable of transforming all who are keen to imbibe them. Vivekananda was born when Calcutta was India’s capital under the British Raj. It was a time when the British Raj sought to change the governing system of India after the Mutiny of 1857. Swami Vivekananda preferred a modern approach to deal with the existing social problems and favoured Western ideas. This book tries to cover the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda comprehensively and give an insight about his personality.

Author: Nandini Saraf

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan; 1 संस्करण (1 जनवरी 2020); Prabhat Prakashan

Language ‏ : ‎English

Hard cover :256 pages


This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candour, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring chronicle of his life: The experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther burbank, the Catholic stigmatist the present Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient Science of yoga and its time-honoured tradition of meditation

Author: Paramhansa Yogananda

Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing (1 सितंबर 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎English

Paperback :512 pages


There are not many Indian heroes whose lives have been as dramatic and adventurous as that of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. That, however, is an assessment of his life based on what is widely known about him. These often revolve around his resignation from the Indian Civil Service, joining the freedom movement, being exiled twice for over seven years, throwing a challenge to the Gandhian leadership in the Congress, taking up an extremist position against the British Raj, evading the famed intelligence network t