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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 to travel to Europe and then to Southeast Asia, forming two Governments and raising two armies and then disappearing into the unknown. All this in a span of just two decades.

Author: Chandrachur Ghose

Publisher:  Penguin Viking (21 फरवरी 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎English

Hardcover:740 pages

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This is not just a memoir. Gandhiji had penned his thoughts and feelings with full honesty. He clearly described the reason behind his every action and what he felt with the consequences. His purpose was to show the world the principles of Truth and Ahimsa. You will get to know about his dietetic and medical experiments as well. He didn't hold himself back from writing his carnal desires. This book makes you understand Mahatma Gandhi from a different perspective and puts you on a journey you would definitely remember for a long.

Author: Mahatama Gandhi

Publisher:  Maple Press; 12th संस्करण (1 अगस्त 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎English

Hardcover: 360 pages


This book is full of lessons. Every page you-turn you learn something new.
You will be shocked to know even the missile man of India faced several setbacks Or failures in his life.

Author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Publisher:  Generic (15 जुलाई 2009)

Language ‏ : ‎English

Hardcover: 196 pages


TimesBetween January and August 1947 the conflicting political, religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan; in Partition, Barney White-Spinner shines a light on those turbulent months. This period saw the end of ninety years of the British Raj, and the effective power of the Maharajahs, as the Congress Party established itself, commanding a democratic government in Delhi. It also witnessed the rushed creation of Pakistan as a country in two halves whose capitals were 2000 kilometres apart. From September to December 1947 the euphoria surrounding independence dissipated into shame and incrimination; nearly one million people died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods as partition was realised. 

Author: Barney White-Spunner

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (16 अगस्त 2018)

Language ‏ : ‎English

Paperback : 432 pages

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Chanakya Neeti is a treatise on the ideal way of life and shows Chanakya’s deep study of the Indian way of life. Chanakya also developed Neeti-Sutras (aphorisms - pithy sentences) that tell people how they should behave. Of these well-known 455 sutras, about 216 refer to rajaneeti (the dos and don’ts of running a kingdom). Apparently, Chanakya used these sutras to groom Chandragupta and other selected disciples in the art of ruling a kingdom.

Author: Ashwani Parashar

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books; 2019th edition (1 January 2020)

Language ‏ : Hindi

Paperback : 192 pages

The Book " The Kashmir Conundrum : The Quest for Peace in a Troubled Land - written by General N C Vij is a " must read " for everyone to understand the turmoil in Kashmir for the last seven decades in comprehensible terms. He has highlighted the main issue of Radicalisation of Youth of Kashmir which needs to be addressed by countering the Propaganda by a Dedicated Organisation of Professionals through TV and Social Media and so on.

Gen N C Vij is from Jammu, held critical Appointments in the Army like Director Military Operations during Kargil War of 1999 and then rose up to Chief of Army Staff - He is obviously a last word on Kashmir Affairs - a topic of interest for every Indian.

Author: General N.C. Vij

Publisher: HarperCollins India (22 December 2021)

Language ‏ : English

Hardcover: 444 pages


Marcus was one of the greatest emperors in the history of Rome. He ruled for nineteen years from 98 AD to 117 AD. He conquered many lands and grew the Roman Empire to its largest expanse in history. At that time Rome was a prosperous country in the world. As the most powerful man, he might also have felt like the loneliest man in the world, his life was too difficult it seemed that he had nobody to talk to but himself. The Roman public loved Marcus Aurelius, and he did his best to provide for his citizens through trying times, such as the Antonine Plague. Meditation is a collection of a series of personal writings by  Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius who'll introduce you to stoic philosophy, the concept of logic, and self-discipline and give you faith that the course of the world runs is a good one. In the Meditations, Marcus tries to answer questions such as: How should we live our lives? How can we ensure that we do what is right? And how should we deal with pain and misfortune? Meditation is a fount of wisdom this is the type of book every man should keep on his shelf and reread regularly.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin Classics; Annotated edition (27 April 2006)

Language ‏ : English

Paperback: 304 pages

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Written with good research and based on facts. At a time when the medicine is a highly sought-after career for Indian women, it is hard to imagine what it was like for the pioneers. In Lady Doctors, Kavitha Rao unearths the extraordinary stories of six women from the 1860s to the 1930s, who defied the idea that they were unfit for medicine by virtue of their gender. From Anandibai Joshi, who broke caste rules by crossing an ocean, to Rukhmabai Raut, who escaped a child marriage, divorced her husband, and studied to be a doctor; from Kadambini Ganguly, who took care of eight children while she worked, to child widow Haimabati Sen, who overcame poverty and hardship—these women had a profound and lasting impact. And in their forgotten lives lie many lessons for modern women. all stalwarts in their own right - to fight caste and gender discrimination, child marriage, and other evils that devoured our society in the 19th and 20th centuries.The book duly notes that they were supported by men, either their husbands or their fathers. These women pioneers could achieve very little in a male-dominated society without the support of the men in their lives. But that doesn't take away any credit from these women who stood their ground.We have come a long way as a society, and we have a long way to go

Author: Kavita Rao

Publisher Westland Non-fiction (12 July 2021)

Language: English

Paperback: 280 pages

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 ‘अरुणिमा सिन्हा’ की आत्मकथा हमें विषम-से-विषम क्षणों में में भी हार न मानने की प्रेरणा देती है। राष्ट्रीय स्तर की वॉलीबॉल खिलाड़ी अरुणिमा सिन्हा के आगे एक सुनहरा भविष्य था। अपनी नौकरी के जब वो लखनऊ से दिल्ली जा रही थीं तभी कुछ राक्षसों ने उन पर हमला कर दिया। कोच में खूब भीड़ थी पर दुर्भाग्य से सब कायरों की भीड़ थी तो किसी ने सहायता नहीं की। काफी देर तक कई लोगों से अकेले ही अरुणिमा लड़ती रहीं और फिर एक धक्का लगा जिससे वो चलती ट्रेन से बाहर गिर गयीं। गिरते हुए सामने की पटरी पर आ रही ट्रेन से भी टकराई जिसके कारण बहुत बुरी तरह घयाल होकर पटरी के किनारे पड़ी थीं। उनका एक पैर ट्रेन के नीचे आ जाने से कट गया था। कड़ाके की ठण्डी और भीषण दर्द सहते हुए अपनी मौत से पंजा लड़ा रही थीं। उन्हें ये तक नहीं पता था कि अगली आने वाली ट्रेन वो देख पायेंगी या उससे पहले मर जायेंगी। सात-आठ घंटे तक मौत के पंजे से अपनी ज़िन्दगी बचाये रखने वाली अरुणिमा को सुबह आसपास के गाँव वालों की कुछ सहायता मिली। उन्हें बरेली के सरकारी अस्पताल में ले जाया गया जहाँ बेहोशी की दवा उपलब्ध न होने के कारण पूरे होशो-हवाश में अरुणिमा ने अपना कटा हुआ पैर सर्जरी के माध्यम से अपने शरीर से अलग करवाया। डॉक्टर्स ये करने को तैयार नहीं थे पर अरुणिमा के जोर देने पर उन्हें ऐसा करना पड़ा।
अरुणिमा ने अपने सेना-नायक पिता को बहुत कम उम्र में खो दिया था। उनकी संदिग्ध हालत में डूबकर मौत हो गयी थी और उसका इल्ज़ाम अरुणिमा की माँ और बड़े भैया पर आया। उस षडयंत्र से किसी तरह बाहर निकलने के बाद उनके बड़े भैया का खून हो गया। अब उनकी माँ, एक बड़ी बहन और एक छोटा भाई उनके परिवार में हैं। एक लड़की जो शारीरिक रूप से दिव्यांग है, गरीब परिवार से है उसने किस तरह अपने मानसिक बल से और संघर्ष से एवरेस्ट की पहली महिला विजेता के पास पहुँची? कैसे उनसे मिलने का जरिया बनाया? क्या-क्या सीखा? कैसे-कैसे चुनातियों से लड़कर आगे बढ़ी? कौन-कौन उनके साथ आया? कौन सहयोगी रहा, किसने टांग पीछे खींची? कैसे धन इत्यादि की व्यवस्था की? कब-कब चढ़ाई के दौरान मरते-मरते बची? ऑक्सीजन ख़त्म होने को था फिर भी एवरेस्ट पर फोटो खिंचवाई और विडियो भी बनवाया... इस सब को जानने के लिए आपको ये पुस्तक “एवरेस्ट की बेटी” पढ़नी चाहिए। बहुत ही प्रेरणादायक है और दुनियाँ की लड़ाई के मैदान में कैसे डटकर खड़े रहना है इसका बहुत बड़ा उदाहरण आपको मिलेगा।

Author: Arunima Sinha

Publisher Prabhat Prakashan; 1st edition (1 January 2019); Prabhat Prakashan - Delhi

Language: Hindi

Paperback: 168 pages


You Can Negotiate Anything: The World's Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want Book Information: who you are or what you want, you can negotiate anything promises Herb Cohen, the world's best negotiator. From mergers to marriages, from loans to lovemaking, the #1 bestseller You Can Negotiate Anything proves that money, justice, prestige, and love its all negotiable. Hailed by such publications as Time, People, and Newsweek, Cohen has advised presidents on everything from domestic policy to hostage crises to combating internal terrorism. His advice: Be patient, be personal, be informed and you can bargain successfully for anything. Inside, you'll learn the keys to using Herb Cohen's proven strategy for dealing with your mate, your boss, your credit card company, your children, your lawyer, your best friends, and even yourself: The three crucial steps to success Identifying the other sides negotiating style and how to deal with it The win-win technique Using time to your advantage The power of persistence, persuasion, and attitude The art of the telephone negotiation, and much more Power is based upon perception if you think you've got it then you've got it! affirms Herb Cohen, the expert of the world. And with this book, you've got the power to get what you really want right in your hands.

Author: Herb Cohen

Publisher:  ‎RHUS; Reissue edition (1 December 1982)

Language ‏ : English

Hardcover: 256  pages

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आज विश्व की प्रमुख समस्या पर्यावरण ह्रास, प्रदूषण और पारिस्थितिक असंतुलन है। पर्यावरण की समस्या को कम करने के लिए माननीय सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने विद्यालय, महाविद्यालय एवं विश्वविद्यालय स्तर पर पर्यावरण शिक्षा अनिवार्य कर दी है। यह पुस्तक विश्वविद्यालय अनुदान आयोग (UGC) और एआईसीटीई (AICTE) नई दिल्ली के  द्वारा निर्धारित पाठ्यक्रम पर आधारित है। 
पाठकों एवं छात्रों के साथ यह साझा करते हुए मुझे अत्यन्त खुशी हो रही है कि इस पुस्तक को टीपीपीवाई योजना 2018-19 के तहत भारत सरकार, एआईसीटीई नई दिल्ली द्वारा पूरे भारत में द्वितीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है।
पुस्तक का मुख्य उद्देश्य लोगों को पर्यावरण के प्रति जागरूक करना है। यदि लोग जागरूक होंगे तो उनके मन में पर्यावरण के प्रति प्रेम और संवेदनशीलता उत्पन्न होगी जिससे जनसमुदाय पर्यावरण संरक्षण में अपना योगदान दे सकेंगे।

लेखिका :डॉ. सुमन गुप्ता

पुरस्कृत -  एआईसीटीई (AICTE) नई दिल्ली के द्वारा (2018-19)

प्रकाशन - बोधि प्रकाशन, एफ-77, सेक्टर-9, रोड नं. -11
करतारपुरा इंडस्ट्रियल एरिया, बाइस गोदाम, जयपुर-302006 

भाषा- हिंदी 

पृष्ठ संख्या – 192, पृष्ठ


At present pollution is rapidly polluting every part of the environment. Water, air, and land are getting polluted at a rapid rate by various pollutants. Today water pollution has become a major problem not only in India but in the whole world. Our crops are also suffering the most due to water pollution. Harmful elements are also making our food items poisonous through polluted water. The effect of polluted water on oilseed crops has been described in this book. The analysis of biological, chemical, and physical properties of polluted water is described here and measures to reduce the effects of water pollution in oilseed crops have also been suggested.

Author: Dr. Suman Gupta

Publication - Bodhi Prakashan, C-46, Sudarshanpura Industrial Area Extension,Nala Road , 22 Godam, Jaipur 302006
Language - English
Paperback - 152 Pages

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Daniel Kahneman is one of the only psychologists to receive a Nobel Prize in Economics, and it is a well-researched writer. It’s a great body of work that he’s created, and the overarching concept of the book (differences between systems 1 and 2) is a concept that everyone should know about. This book tries to explain to general readers that the mind has two systems: System 1, intuitive and quick-moving; and System 2, more deliberative and logical.On the whole humans are incredibly good at making bad decisions because they allow emotions and moral values to prevail over good sense and simple mathematical calculation. We make snap decisions based on our intuition (fast thinking) and often believe our intuition is superior to logic (slow thinking). For example, President Trump recently said he preferred to listen to his 'gut' to his advisors.
Kahneman examines the reasons why we make bad decisions and indicates ways in which we might make better decisions - even if the better decisions make us feel uncomfortable because they are counterintuitive.

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Penguin (28 May 2012)

Language ‏ : English

Paperback: 512 pages

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This book provides supplementary material like cheat sheets and templates which are very useful for planning your own habit profile and continuous improvement.
This book is action-oriented. The concepts present an action plan for trying them in your own situation and to practice the ideas directly in day-to-day life. This makes the book an instruction manual for nurturing good habits and killing bad habits.The principle presented in the book about understanding who to become, that is finding out what identity to achieve instead of just starting or stopping a habit is very helpful.
One important aspect of this book is the to-the-point summary provided after every chapter. Once you have read the book this summary helps recall all the concepts in short time and becomes a concise model to revise the concepts.I will recommend this book for anyone who is eager to understand why habits are formed and how to nurture good habits and avoid bad ones.

Author: James Clear

Publisher: Random House Business Books (30 October 2018)

Language ‏ : English

Paperback: 288 pages


पर्यावरण क्षरण को रोकने, प्रदूषण पर नियंत्रण करने एवं पारिस्थितिकी संतुलन को बनाए रखने के लिए पर्यावरण संरक्षण अत्यंत जरूरी है। पर्यावरण संरक्षण हेतु जन जागरूकता की अति आवश्यकता है ताकि लोग पर्यावरण के महत्व को समझें और उसके संरक्षण हेतु प्रयास करें। जनसमूह अपनी, राज्य की,  देश की और विश्व की प्रदूषण से बचाव करने में मदद कर सकें और इस सृष्टि को मानव जीवन के अनुकूल बनाए रखने में, अन्य जीवों के अनुकूल बनाए रखने में, प्रकृति के सामंजस्य को एवं अनुकूल बनाए रखने में सहयोग कर सकें। पर्यावरण और मानव जीवन पर आधारित यह पुस्तक इसी उद्देश्य को पूरा करने के लिए लिखी गई है।

लेखिका: डॉ सुमन गुप्ता 

पुरस्कार - अनुसृजन सम्मान, 19 दिसम्बर 2015 में 

प्रकाशक - श्री संतोष चौबे एवं प्रकाशक समूह 
प्रकाशन- आईसेक्ट विश्वविद्यालयचिकलोद मार्ग, पोस्ट-भोजपुर, जिला रायसेन,
मध्य प्रदेश-464 993
भाषा- हिंदी
पृष्ठ संख्या-182


David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him "The Fittest (Real) Man in America."

In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential episode!

Author: David Goggins

Publisher: Generic (1 January 2018)

Language ‏ : English

Paperback: 364 pages

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (20 November 2000)

Language ‏ : English

Paperback: 480 pages



Robin Sharma is an author and motivational speaker and this book remains his magnum opus even though it was written more than a couple of decades ago. This book revolves around the life of a busy lawyer with a crazy schedule and the sole ambition of being even more successful who successfully transformed his own life. It teaches you some principles like respecting time, having a purpose, be in present, and things like that. There is nothing new in this book that you don't already know but it is still nice to read. Fluid writing, a catchy story, and obviously helpful if you are up to it. it's a best seller for a reason, & it does breathe new life & optimism into living life.

Author: Robin Sharma

Publisher : Jaico Publishing House; First edition (25 September 2003)

Language : English

Paperback: : 198 pages


During the 1930s, Nanjing was the capital city of China and home to the country's government. The Japanese knew that Nanjing was an important target. If they could capture China's capital, they would have a much easier time expanding throughout the region. By December 13, 1937, the Japanese army captured the city of Nanjing, then the capital of wartime China. The atrocity that took place in Nanjing, in six weeks between December and January of 1937 to '38, was one of the infamous war crimes during World War II. During those six weeks, soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army ran riot in the captured Chinese capital, the city of Nanjing. And during that time, many, many people were murdered, were raped, and were subjected to the most brutal treatment, in really a spree of violence. During the Nanjing Massacre, the Japanese killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese people. Estimates range anywhere from 200,000 to as many as 300,000. Men, women, children, and the elderly were ruthlessly murdered. In addition to mass executions, the Japanese army was responsible for raping tens of thousands of women (estimates range from 20,000 to 80,000). For this reason, the Nanjing Massacre is also referred to as the Rape of Nanjing. The scale of brutality was so massive that the Japanese were forced to more methodically conduct killings as the widespread piling of corpses on the street brought a risk of disease. As a response, they developed a “slaughter pit” system. After the Nanjing Massacre, China's capital was in complete ruins. The Japanese quickly set up their own puppet government and ruled the territory until the end of World War II. General Matsui Iwane, along with another high-ranking official, was tried for war crimes and sentenced to death.

Author: Japanese investigative journalist Honda's

Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (September 30, 1998)

Language: English

Paperback: : 334 pages

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An essential guide to ethical action updated for our challenging times, How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth M. Kidder offers practical tools for dealing with the difficult moral dilemmas we face in our everyday lives. The founder and president of the Institute for Global Ethics, Dr. Kidder provides guidelines for making the important decisions in situations that may not be that clear cut—from most private and personal to the most public and global. Former U.S. senator and NBA legend Bill Bradley calls How Good People Make Tough Choices “a valuable guide to more informed and self-conscious moral judgments.”

Author: Rushworth M. Kidder

Publisher :  Harper Perennial; Revised, Updated edition (24 November 2009)

Language: English

Paperback: : 272 pages


Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man. Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message is that the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured trying to deal with them as a child, a teen, and a young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” He shares how his faith in God has been his central source of strength and explains that once he found his own sense of purpose—inspiring others to make their lives and the world better

Author: Nick Vujicic

Publisher :  RHUS; Reprint edition (5 June 2012)

Language: English

Paperback: : 288  pages


Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland is an insightful reveal into the inside workings of the Indian judiciary and administrative system. Authored by T. S. R. Subramanian, an IAS officer and a former cabinet secretary, the book is a true account of a person who has been there, done that.

The Indian administration is known to be fraught with corruption, famous more for the scams it perpetrates than the work that it does. However, much has been done to keep things under covers, with babus and netas maintaining a tight-lipped policy about what happens behind the scene. Subramanian provides a witty and hilarious account of the actual happenings. He tells us that almost all the netas he has met are dishonest and selfish, and babus are arrogant and rude, and inept at their work.

Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland talks about the author’s personal experiences while at office. He talks about the evils in the political system in a slightly ironical tone, not adopting an all-out attacking approach.


साहस, शौर्य, नेतृत्व, कर्मठता, वीरता, निर्भयता-किसी एक व्यक्ति में इन सबका समुच्चय होना कठिन होता है, लगभग दुर्लभ। परंतु भारत में शौर्य के प्रतीक हैं हमारे राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार श्री अजीत डोभाल। वह भारतीय पुलिस सेवा के सबसे सम्मानित अधिकारियों में से एक हैं। 'परम वीर चक्र' के बाद दूसरा सर्वोच्च वीरता पुरस्कार ' कीर्ति चक्र' पानेवाले पहले पुलिस अधिकारी हैं। उन्होंने अनेक कठिन और खतरों से भरे हुए ऑपरेशंस का सफल संचालन व नेतृत्व कर भारतवर्ष की अखंडता को अक्षुण्ण रखने में अप्रतिम योगदान दिया है।

उन्होंने मिजोरम विद्रोह में एक फील्ड ऑपरेटिव के रूप में नाम कमाया, जहाँ उन्होंने विद्रोही नेता लालडेंगा को काबू किया। सन्‌ 1989 में उन्होंने अमृतसर में स्वर्ण मंदिर से आतंकवादियों को निकालने के लिए ' ऑपरेशन ब्लैक थंडर' में पंजाब पुलिस एवं राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा गार्ड के साथ एक आई.बी. टीम का नेतृत्व किया।

भारत में इसलामी आतंकवाद के खिलाफ महत्त्वपूर्ण अभियानों को उन्होंने दिशा दी और सन्‌ 1993 में मुंबई बम धमाकों के बाद अंडरवर्ल्ड गैंगस्टर दाऊद इब्राहिम को पकड़ने के लिए बनाई गई टीम का नेतृत्व भी किया। 1999 में एयर इंडिया की फ्लाइट को अपहत करके कंधार लेकर गए आतंकियों से यात्रियों की रिहाई के लिए हुई वार्त्ता के भी वह हिस्सा रहे। सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक, डोकलाम विवाद, अनुच्छेद 370 हटने के बाद कश्मीर में हालात पर नियंत्रण, म्याँमार में सैन्य ऑपरेशन इत्यादि जैसे दर्जनों साहसिक अभियान उनके नाम हैं। राष्ट्र की सुरक्षा और सम्मान को सर्वोपरि माननेवाले, दृढ़ एवं कठोर निर्णय लेने में किंचित्‌ न झिझकने वाले, अजीत डोभालजी की यह प्रेरक जीवनी उनके समर्पित राष्ट्र- जीवन की एक झलक मात्र है।

Author: T.S.R. Subramaniam

Publisher :  Rupa (1 February 2004)

Language: English

Paperback: : 376 pages

Author:  Mahesh Dutt Sharma

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan Pvt. Ltd; First Edition; Prabhat Prakashan Pvt. Ltd

Language: Hindi

Paperback: : 160 Pages


There is a saying, ‘Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.’
The book comprises true tales belonging to cancer survivors, their life, struggles, sorrows, beliefs, and journeying through the difficult phase. They uphold the bravery and perseverance to survive and have great inspiration in store.
They are meaningful, heart-wrenching and at the same time relay a strong message to develop mental strength and have the belief and faith in adverse times and situations.
The author has done commendable work by sending out lessons and messages as well as keeping up the spirit of being a ‘fighter’ as she tells her own story among them all.
The book is easy to read, lucid is indeed a motivation for all the readers. A beautiful and a different narration of tales, highly recommended!


स्वतंत्र भारत के प्रथम गृहमंत्री और 'लौह पुरुष' की उपाधि प्राप्त सरदार पटेल कांग्रेस के एक प्रमुख सदस्य थे। पूर्ण स्वराज्य प्राप्त करने के उद्देश्य से स्वतंत्रता आदोलन में उन्होंने महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई । उनके संपूर्ण राजनीतिक जीवन में भारत की महानता और एकता ही उनका मार्गदर्शक सितारा रहा। सरदार पटेल दो समुदायों के बीच आंतरिक मतभेद उत्पन्न करके 'बाँटो और राज करो' की ब्रिटिश नीति के कट्टर आलोचक थे। भारत की एकता को बनाए रखना उनकी सबसे बड़ी चिंता थी। लॉर्ड माउंटबेटन ने 3 जून, 1947 को अपनी योजना घोषित की। इसमें बँटवारे के सिद्धांत को स्वीकृति दी गई। इस योजना को कांग्रेस और मुसलिम लीग ने स्वीकार किया। सरदार पटेल ने कहा कि उन्होंने विभाजन के लिए सहमति इसलिए दी, क्योंकि वह विश्वसनीय रूप से समझते थे कि '(शेष) भारत को संयुक्त रखने के लिए इसे अब विभाजित कर दिया जाना चाहिए। ' सरदार पटेल के विस्तृत पत्राचार के आधार पर प्रस्तुत पुस्तक में भारत विभाजन किन परिस्थितियों में और किन-किन कारणों से हुआ, भारतीय नेताओं की मनःस्थिति तथा तत्कालीन समाज की मन:स्थिति का साक्ष्यों के प्रकाश में विस्तृत वर्णन किया गया है । भारत विभाजन के काले अध्याय का सप्रमाण इतिहास वर्णित करती एक महत्त्वपूर्ण पुस्तक।.

Author: Neelam Kumar

Publisher :  Fingerprint! Publishing (February 13, 2021)

Language: English

Paperback: : 224 pages

लेखकसरदार पटेल

प्रकाशक:   प्रभात प्रकाशन 

भाषा : हिंदी 

पेज : 272

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There's no such thing as a self-made man' Is an autobiographical account of the founder and Chairman of the finolex roup. It is an inspiring book on How Mr. Chhabria, without any formal education, started his own business and became the leading cable manufacturer in the country. This book discusses the nature, personality, and principles of Mr. Chhabria's life. The book is appropriate for management trainees and every aspirin entrepreneur. This book teaches the readers how an individual should keep his spirits up even while struggling through various facets of existence.

Author: Pralhad P. Chhabria

Publisher : Vishwakarma publication; second edition (1 January 2014)

Language: English

Paperback: : 240 pages


Solomon Northup (1808–1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1841, he was kidnapped and forced into slavery for twelve years. With the help of his family and his father's former master, Northup ultimately won his freedom and took the traders who betrayed him to court. He is best known for his autobiographical account of his enslavement, Twelve Years a Slave.

This book is the story of Solomon Northup, a free man of color, living in the North during slavery. Solomon is tricked, drugged and sold into slavery. His pleas of being wrongfully enslaved are met with a beating so severe that he keeps his true identity a secret from that point on. For the next twelve years, he's sold to several ruthless, vicious and despicable slave owners. He's beaten and mistreated mercilessly, yet he never gives up hope of finally proving who he really is.

This story is absolutely heartbreaking and difficult to read, yet it's a story that must be told and should be read by everyone. Few could deny that slavery is among the most shameful acts perpetrated by one culture of people upon another. Reading a first-hand account of the atrocities of slavery details a much more compelling depiction than could ever be found in any history book.

Sadly, Solomon's story isn't unique, as there were many free people of color who had been sold into slavery by opportunists looking to make money at that time. Yet, his account of his twelve long and torturous years as a slave is a gripping and dramatic journey, as engaging as any novel.

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher:  Fingerprint! Publishing (7 May 2017)

Language ‏ : English

Hardcover: 256 pages 


Explained in detail stories of 5 Gujarati families who pursued their business. If u r looking for technical aspects of a business then its not the right choice. This book gives an idea of how to flourish ur business through ur determination hard work family support etc. Anyone who wants to enter into business must read this book. This book gives immense confidence and courage to a start-up business. One needs to learn from Gujaratis how dedicated, courageous and intelligent they are in any field they are working for. Truly inspirational.

The book showcases the lives of a few Gujaratis who have succeeded in their ‘dhandha'. The first one is Jaydev Patel, who started off as being one of the many New York Life Insurance agents but succeeded in selling policies that are worth $2.5 billion and counting. The next instance is that of Bhimjibhai Patel, who is one of the wealthiest diamond merchants in the country and is the co-founder of the very popular Diamond Nagar in Surat.


Author: Shobha Bondre

Publisher : RHI; 1st edition (22 May 2013); Penguin Random House India

Language: English

Paperback: : 284 pages

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Author: Kunal Ghosh

Publisher:   Aleph Book Company 

Language: English

Page: 208

Jagadish Chandra Bose is also known as the "Father of Radio Science" for his remarkable contribution to modern physics, especially radio science. His interest later shifted to plant physiology. His discoveries in this area of science were also renowned. However, he was forgotten by the scientific community and the rest of the world within a few decades of his death.
The Unsung Genius is a biography of JC Bose—the man, the nationalist, the scientist, and the inventor par excellence. However, it is not only confined to the life of Bose but also tells the story of the development of the radio, its pioneers including Bose and Marconi, his friendship with various individuals, and the controversy surrounding the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the radio in 1909.
The book begins with stories from his childhood and moves smoothly into the next stage of his life when he returned to India and began his career as a professor at Presidency College. The third section of the book provides a concise science behind radio operation for lay readers. Even so, if they are not interested, they can skip the chapter or skim through it and still find continuity in the narrative. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to asserting why Bose, not Marconi, should have received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909 for his research into radio waves.
The book traces the development of his life through a scientific and nationalist lens. Numerous people like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, Abala Bose, Bhagaban Bose, etc., moulded his personality, and the author has placed them in an appropriate amount of space in the book. Satyendra Bose, of Higgs boson fame, was one of many products of the Bose Institute, established by JC Bose.
Even with its scientific facts and data, the book never feels monotonous and lethargic. It connects with the seamless storytelling and perfect placement of events. A well-researched read for those interested in learning more about one of the most intriguing, yet underexplored, scientists, JC Bose's work, life, and legacy. 

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"Lopez Lomong's story is one of true inspiration. His life is a story of courage, hard work, never giving up, and having hope where there is hopelessness all around. Lopez is a true role model."?MICHAEL JOHNSON, Olympic Gold Medalist.

Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.

Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike-sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong's incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless. Lomong spent ten years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County, northeastern Kenya before being moved to the United States through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program by Toomey Residential and Community Services. His name "Lopez" was a nickname from the refugee camp that he later adopted officially.

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Author: Lopez Lomong

Publisher:   Thomas Nelson; ITPE 

Language: English

Page: 240

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE • in this “courageous” (The Washington Post) memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, and a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war. It is not an enjoyable read but it's a must-read. It’s an exhaustive survival memoir. Her experiences are too brutal but yet she survived to tell her story. She was one of the few luckiest to be alive to tell her story. The more we get aware of what these cold-blooded hounds do behind the religious veil, the more we weaken them.

Author : Nadia Murad

Publisher:   Tim Duggan Books; Reprint Ed. 2018 

Language  :English

Page :320  

An amazing story of a wonderful man. A must-read for everyone who might be struggling with today’s tumultuous times. It provides hope, and positivity and helps see the goodness in this world. Book is written in a very simple form by a centenarian who survived way more things than 100 years, It has the author's life experience during worse of time and his learning which came along and what made him as a better person, a fundament of life on not quitting and devising your mind to learn to achieve ultimate happiness and to be happy in life by values and morals. He lived a meaningful life. Every person esp younger generations must read it. It teaches you how to live. It makes you realize how much precious this life is. He is the best example of optimism.

Author: Eddi Jaku

Publisher:   Macmillan; The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor

Language: English

Page: 208

This book helps educate people about how to be AWARE of children who are being brutalized in their own home; and how we can help them. Author Dave Pelzer as he describes how horribly abused he was by his mother; while his father and siblings did nothing. a real-life horror story that is told simply and straightforward. Dave’s childhood was "lost".A Child Called It is a heart-wrenching true story about one child's survival of one of the worst child abuse cases ever reported in California history. Dave Pelzer lived in a world of starvation, cruelty, and torture from the age of four until his rescue by courageous school officials at the age of twelve. This autobiography will both horrify and inspire all who read Dave's incredible journey through the dark insanity of his mother's rage.

The Lost Boy is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him.

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher:   Orion  Company 

Language: English

Page: 448


Prem Prakash is a legend in the field of Indian journalism. In his eventful carrier, he has covered some of the most impactful stories in Indian history. As chairman of ANI, India's premier multimedia news agency, he has been a source of inspiration for journalists across the country. Reporting India is a fascinating account of the life and times of Prem Prakash, a pioneer in the field of journalism. Covering major events both in India and abroad, Prakash, over the course of his long and illustrious career as a photographer, film cameraman, and columnist, witnessed natural calamities, wars, overthrow of governments, and insurgencies.
The book celebrates Prakash's unparalleled body of work in the field of journalism. Providing a detailed account of his personal and professional life, it includes his reminiscences of the most impactful stories that he covered-including the 1962 Indo-China war, the 1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan, the Emergency, and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri. An intriguing read, Reporting India brings to life some of the defining moments in the history of this country.

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Author: Prem Prakash

Publisher:   Ebury Press (20 November 2020) 

Language: English

Page: 240

Author: Paul Alexander

Publisher:   FriesenPress (13 अप्रैल 2020)

Language: English

Page: 156 


A story about a refugee...? No, a story about family, love, overcoming hardship, and surviving through love and friendship! Tears of horror, grief, and laughter! Anh Do is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor, comedian, and painter. He has appeared on Australian TV shows such as Thank God you’re here and Good News Week Very enjoyable read and also inspiring. Anh's outlook on life is refreshing and it's great to read a positive book. A highly recommended book. Anh Do was born in Vietnam on June 2, 1977. He and his family were Vietnamese refugees. They moved from his homeland to a refugee camp in Malaysia and then to Australia. He is a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney in Business Law. He is an actor and stand-up comedian. His work includes the Australian TV shows Thank God You're Here, Good News Week, and Dancing with the Stars 2007. He co-wrote and produced Footy legends along with his brother Khoa Do. He is the author of The Happiest Refugee. His awards included 2011 Australian Book of the Year, Biography of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Indie Book of the Year Award 2011, and Non-fiction Indie Book of the Year 2011. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease, or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords, and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was thirteen - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour-a-week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four,' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian!

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Author: Anh Do

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Language: English

Page: 323


The only way to change the way you think is to reprogram the way you think. Instead of feeding your mind with negative words and ideas feed your brain with positive affirmations and ideas. As stated in the book your brain is an apartment with old furniture. Take out the old furniture and throw it away, which is negative thinking and replace it with new furniture, which is positive thinking. No matter what in your life you want to change you must feed yourself positive affirmations and be specific with the words multiple times a day, at least 10 - 20 times a day if not more. The more you are consistent with it the easier it becomes and the more noticeable the changes are. You begin to recognize the negativity from the outside and notice how you handle it with a positive response.

Important Points of this book are:

Whatever thoughts you or others put into you, known or unknown, affect you.

You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true, you are everything you choose to be, you are as unlimited as the endless universe

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Author: Dr. Shad Helmstetter

Publisher:   Simon & Schuster 

Language: English

Page: 256


Autobiography and business book merge into a story with heart and solid information for building a good team and profitable business.
Jim Weber is the CEO of Brooks Running Company. He took over this company when it was a rounding error in the athletic shoe business. It’s a very different picture now and “Running with Purpose” is the story of how he accomplished the remarkable turnaround, with the help of a dedicated staff, Warren Buffett and dogged determination.
Weber’s writing style is friendly; even the business theory is interesting and easy to understand. He includes a few graphs and charts to illustrate the narrative which I found really helpful. His personal stories are woven thru the book, giving readers a look inside this business genius who is heralded by Warren Buffett and runs Brooks as a standalone business within Berkshire Hathaway.
All things considered, an intriguing read for those who enjoy biographies and/or stories about business

Discover how Brooks Running Company CEO Jim Weber transformed a failing business into a billion-dollar brand in the ultracompetitive global running market. This leadership memoir starts with Jim Weber’s seventh-grade dream to run a successful company that delivered something people passionately valued. Fast forward to 2001, Jim Weber became the CEO of Brooks. He was on his way to fulfilling his dream, but he faced strong headwinds. Jim was the struggling brand’s fourth CEO in two years, and the staff betting pool had him lasting four months. A lifelong competitor, Jim devised a one-page strategy that he believed would not only save the company but would also lay the foundation for Brooks to become a leading brand in the athletic, fitness, and outdoor categories. To succeed, Jim had to get his team to first believe it was possible and then employ the conviction, fortitude, and constancy of purpose to out-execute much larger brands. Brooks’ success was validated when Warren Buffett made it a standalone Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary in 2012. In the pages of Running with Purpose, you will find: The untold David vs. Goliath challenger brand story in which Brooks’s bold strategy and unique brand positioning fueled its move from the back of the pack to lead. The key to building a purpose-driven brand that is oriented around customer obsession, building trust, competing with heart, and having fun along the way. The six clear leadership lessons Jim has learned along his path and applies at Brooks to help managers at all levels develop into authentic leaders. How Berkshire Hathaway’s support and influence provided a tailwind for Brooks’ business and brand to surge. A riveting inside look at the ups and downs of Jim’s personal journey, which led to his conviction that life is too short not to enjoy what you do and the people by your side. Running with Purpose is a highly engaging read with insights, inspirational stories, and tangible takeaways for current and aspiring leaders, entrepreneurs, Berkshire Hathaway enthusiasts, and especially the 150+ million runners worldwide and those in the broader running community who continually invest in themselves and put positive energy into the world.

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An Amazing story, Paul Alexander has the most remarkable spirit. Nothing, not even polio paralysis stopped him from living out his dreams. This is the true story of an indomitable spirit afflicted with unimaginable physical and psychological challenges. Paul Alexander's life is a saga that started in 1946 and has been profoundly shaped by the Polio epidemic of the early 1950s. Survivors of the 1950s Polio Epidemic in America are rare. Polio victims, like Paul Alexander, who require the assistance of an "Iron Lung" respirator for their life's breath, are even rarer. Paul Alexander has crafted his life against all odds and has a courageous and compelling story to share with us all. Paul wrote this entire book with a pencil in his mouth, (despite being paralyzed from the neck down!) tapping it against a keyboard. It took five years to do this.

Paul's horrific account of being a 6-year-old with an Iron Lung and the abuse he suffered by neglectful and overworked medical staff is so hard to read. It is heartbreaking and inspiring. He is still alive today and still in an iron lung. He reminds us to not forget diseases like Polio that were so devastating and thankfully have a vaccine. Really an amazing life that most people would not have made what he made of his.

Victims of Polio, their families, friends, and communities are struggling to cope with this obscure but still dangerous infectious disease. This book is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit and an affirmation of the need to continue efforts to eradicate the pestilence of Polio from the planet.  An incredible story of a beautiful human being not giving up! 

Excellent book on awareness and solutions of depression. Depression is although very common but often ignored condition, affecting almost all age groups. The primary reason is a lack of awareness about its signs which may be quite subtle in the initial stages. This book beautifully explains these initial telltale signs which we often miss. It explains about depression right from its mildest form, often confused as temporary sadness, to the most severe form of suicidal
Do you feel like just staying in bed every morning? Maybe you don’t feel like going to work either and have no energy to talk to your family or meet up with friends. Or maybe someone close to you has been feeling down for a long time. Are you or your loved one going through just a bad patch? Or is it something more serious?
Could it be depression? Regardless of how successful you are in your life, there may come a time when you face low moods and sometimes even depression. This is simply a consequence of our urban lifestyle and the often stressful and disorienting circumstances in which we live. And a key to navigating through these is to understand and address them. Based on Dr. Pallavi Joshi’s extensive experience in diagnosing and treating clinical depression, Fast but Lost can help you do just that. Focusing on depression in urban India, it addresses special challenges like maintaining a work-life balance, dissatisfactory relationships, poor lifestyle, and disillusionment. This book also addresses the myths and facts about depression and its treatment. Through stories and case studies, Dr. Joshi helps you understand your own condition and/or help loved ones around you.
The concerning fact is that many people spend years or even their whole life suffering from depression without recognizing that it’s a treatable illness. Correct and timely treatment can drastically improve the quality of life of a person suffering from depression. Fast but Lost can make you aware of this silent killer and help destigmatize the illness and its treatment.

Author: Dr. Pallavi Joshi

Publisher:  Rupa Publications India 

Language: English

Page: 323

Author: Alex Banayan

Publisher:   Currency 

Language: English

Page: 320

The only way to change the way you think is to reprogram the way you think. Instead of feeding your mind with negative words and ideas feed your brain with positive affirmations and ideas. As stated in the book your brain is an apartment with old furniture. Take out the old furniture and throw it away, which is negative thinking and replace it with new furniture, which is positive thinking. No matter what in your life you want to change you must feed yourself positive affirmations and be specific with the words multiple times a day, at least 10 - 20 times a day if not more. The more you are consistent with it the easier it becomes and the more noticeable the changes are. You begin to recognize the negativity from the outside and notice how you handle it with a positive response.

Important Points of this book are:

Whatever thoughts you or others put into you, known or unknown, affect you.

You are everything that is, your thoughts, your life, your dreams come true, you are everything you choose to be, you are as unlimited as the endless universe

In Aasma-i-Noor, author Sudipta Sen Gupta weaves a story of a diamond, known as Aasma-i-Noor, the sister stone of Koh-i-Noor and Dariya-i-Noor, which has a long and bloody history dating back centuries. Sen does an excellent job of bringing this history to life, and readers will find themselves captivated by the story. The diamond is linked to a series of events that affect the course of history.
The story traces the journey of Aasma-i-Noor from its emergence to its last owner and the bloody battles en route. The diamond is first found by a man named Sai Ram in Nallamalla village near the Kollur Mine who decides to sell it for a few Mohurs to Mir Jumla. However, the diamond then changes hands several times before finally ending up with its last owner and for that, you have to read the book. Each owner has left his own mark on the diamond's history.
Throughout the book, the diamond is described in great detail. The author writes about its beauty and how it has affected the lives of those who have owned it. The story provides a fascinating look at its long and eventful journey. Through the diamond, we see the best and worst of what humans are capable of. But ultimately, the diamond remains unchanged by it all, a symbol of the enduring power of its nature.
Aasma-i-Noor is a well-written and engaging book that is sure to please fans of historical fiction. It will keep them entertained from start to finish. The characters are well-developed and the story is fast-paced. The author does a good job of mixing fact and fiction, and the result is a novel that is both enjoyable and educational.
Sudipta Sen has a gift for transporting readers to another time and place so convincingly that they feel as if they are living in that moment. With rich detail and masterful prose, she brings the past to life in a way that is both believable and fascinating. This is not simply a historical recreation, but a story that will resonate with readers long after they've finished the last page. Sen has created a timeless tale that is sure to be enjoyed by readers.

In Happy Mind, Happy Life, Dr. Chatterjee shares cutting-edge insights into the science of happiness and reveals 10 simple ways to put you back in control of your health. It features real-life case studies and more

Author: Sudipta Sen Gupta

Publisher:  Rupa Publications India Currency 

Language: English

Page: 312

Author: Alex Banayan

Publisher:   Currency 

Language: English

Page: 320

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Excellent book! A highly recommended book for anyone who wonders about how to find happiness or even how it works. This book does very detailed work in explaining the neurons and neurotransmitters that cause you to experience feelings of happiness, and flashbacks to high school biology! This is an enlightening, eye-opening book. The writer notes that your brain will change while reading it - literally! And it's true (in a good way).

Clinical psychologists have been dealing with miserable feelings since their discipline was established. In the last 30 years, neuroscientists have made major headway in understanding the sources of anger, depression, and fear. Today, whole industries profit from this knowledge -- producing pills for every sort of pathological mood disturbance. But until recently, few neuroscientists focused on the subject of happiness. Now, in The Science of Happiness, leading German science journalist Stefan Klein ranges widely across the latest frontiers of neuroscience and neuropsychology to explain how happiness is fostered in our brains and what biological purpose it serves (and, importantly, how we can control our negative feelings and emotions). In addition, he explains the neurophysiology of our passions (the elementary rules of which are hardwired into our brains), the power of consciousness, and how we can use it. In a final section, Klein explores the conditions required to foster the "pursuit of happiness." A remarkable synthesis of a growing body of research that has not heretofore been brought together in one accessible book, The Science of Happiness will ultimately help each of us understand our own quest for happiness -- and our fostering of it, as well. Everyone should read it. It really helps you to understand your own mind and what makes you happy and what doesn't.

This book could very well add a few years to your life. This is an enlightening, eye-opening book. The writer notes that your brain will change while reading it - literally! And it's true (in a good way).  If you value your happiness and are struggling to be happy, I'd give this book a go. Even if you are happy, read it - it'll affirm a lot of your life's choices and clear up some confusions about why we react to things the way we do and how to make your life more positive and happier - and more healthy.

Author:  Stefan Klein

Publisher:   Speaking Tiger

Language: English

Page: 312

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After more than thirty years in the classroom, award-winning teacher Phil Done decided that it was time to retire. His days of teaching schoolchildren may have come to an end, but a teacher’s job is never truly done, and he set out to write the greatest lesson of his career: a book for educators and parents that would pass along everything he learned about working with kids. The result is this delightful and insightful teaching bible, The Art of Teaching Children. From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day’s tears, Done writes about the teacher’s craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it—the children.
Drawing upon decades of experience, Done shares sound guidance, time-tested tips, and sage advice: Real learning is messy, not linear. Greeting kids in the morning as they enter the classroom is one of the most important parts of the school day. If a student is having trouble, look at what you can do differently before pointing the finger at the child. Ask yourself: Would I want to be a student in my class? When children watch you, they are learning how to be people, and one of the most important things we can do for our students is to model the kind of people we would like them to be.
Done tackles topics you won’t find in any other teaching book, including Back to School Night nerves, teacher pride, lessons that bomb, the Sunday Blues, Pinterest envy, teacher guilt, and the things they never warn you about in “teacher school” but should, like how to survive lunch supervision, recess duty, and field trips. Done also addresses some of the most important issues schools face today: bullying, excessive screen time, unsupportive administrators, the system’s obsession with testing, teacher burnout, and the ever-increasing demands of meeting the diverse learning needs of students.
With great wit and wisdom, first-rate storytelling, and boundless compassion, The Art of Teaching Children is the definitive guide to educating today’s young learners and the perfect resource for teachers and parents everywhere.

Author: Phil Done

Publisher:  Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

Language: English

Page: 464


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