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  • Funniest Jokes In The World

    The RSS is the most influential cultural organization in India today, with affiliates in fields as varied as politics, education and trade. This book fundamentally addresses three key questions: Why has the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates expanded so rapidly over the past twenty-five years? How have they evolved in response to India’s new socio-economic milieu? How does their rapid growth impact the country’s politics and policy?
    With unprecedented access, Walter K. Andersen and Shridhar D. Damle lift the curtains to help us understand the inner workings of the Sangh.
    Backed by deep research and case studies, this book explores the evolution of the Sangh into its present form, its relationship with the ruling party, the BJP, their overseas affiliates and so much more.

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    A close look at criminal cases that shocked the country
    Drawing on her vast experience as a senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General at the Supreme Court, Pinky Anand examines criminal cases that have captured public interest. Breaking down each aspect of cases such as the Nirbhaya rape, the Nanavati murder, the Nithari killings and others, she gives us an inside look and lawyer’s perspective into the manner of legal proceedings, strategies employed by legal counsel on both sides and the rigour with which courts come to verdicts.

    Even years after they have been tried in court, these instances are cemented in people’s memories on account of either their brutality, the trials or the landmark judgments they resulted in. Anand’s insights not only delve into the finer details but also provide context to the cases that have had a lasting impact on society as well as legal institutions.

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  • Tunnel of Time, The

    Vivid portrait of an animal that has captured the imagination of humans for millennia Elephas maximus, the majestic Asian elephant, is still revered in Indian religion and culture. Yet, unabated ivory poaching conjures up fears of a future when tuskless males may be all that survive and conservationists are fighting to preserve its endangered habitat as settlements expand. Fascinated by this regal animal and its unique relationship with humankind, Stephen Alter travelled extensively across India to explore its natural home, and its place in history and myth. Alter’s search takes him from national parks where he observes elephants in the wild to the annual Sonepur Mela where they are bought and sold, to Kota where they once played a unique role in royal festivals. He charts the elephant in art, religion, folklore and the everyday world of India, bringing to life the complex past and troubled present of this majestic creature while offering hope for its future.

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    “Pakistan is still on the brink of becoming a failed state as a consequence of its decades-old practice of using proxy warriors in the region. Because of the weakening of the writ of the state, neither governance nor the economy can function normally; in fact, some say the two strong entities in today’s Pakistan are the Taliban and the army.

    Non-state actors, and the extremist terror outfits they control, pursue extortion, kidnapping and murder to fund their activities, and receive ideological, financial and logistical support from the deep state. The army continues to use them in its India-centric agenda. Civilian institutions are intimidated and individuals who speak out against the terror outfits become targets of their retribution. Violence, not law, increasingly commands human conduct, and the state’s willingness to enter into ‘peace talks’ with the Taliban is viewed as a form of surrender to extremism.

    Khaled Ahmed is Pakistan’s most respected columnist, and his formidable expertise on the ideologies of extremism is internationally acknowledged. In Sleepwalking to Surrender, he analyses the terrible toll terrorism has taken on Pakistan and appraises the portents for the future.

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  • Mad, Mad World of Cricket, The

    This unusual cookbook, with recipes from places as far-flung as Italy, France, Egypt and Australia, creatively brings together vegetables of every flavour and colour-from the versatile potato to the more exotic avocado, from the sensuous aubergine to the humble water chestnut.
    Jasleen Dhamija, a widely travelled ethnologist, intersperses the recipes with piquant and often funny anecdotes that bring alive little traditions and stories about the cooking and serving of different kinds of vegetables around the world. Arranged alphabetically for easy use, the recipes are intended to save cooking time and energy without compromising on taste. Also provided are sample menus that illustrate the best and most nutritious ways to design a healthy, balanced diet. From delicious soups and salads to unusual sauces, from different kinds of rice and roti to mouth-watering desserts, this is innovative, exciting fare guaranteed to stimulate even the most jaded palate.

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    WINNER OF THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD 2019

    The ultimate teatime cookbook, with an Indian twist

    When Pamela Timms moved to Delhi over a decade ago, she realized how different baking in India was. She started roaming the gallis of Old Delhi, curious to know what baking traditions were born out of our tandoors and tawas. One thing she couldn’t avoid was the Indian obsession with tea and, more importantly, teatime snacks. Inspired by the local produce and flavours, she started experimenting and developed a repository of recipes tailored to suit the desi kitchen. She knew she had hit gold when she found a way to marry her traditional Scottish taste with the warm Indian palate.
    From Saffron and Chocolate Macarons to Apricot and Jaggery Upside Down Cake to a Rooh Afza Layer Cake, Uparwali Chai is an original mix of classic and contemporary desserts and savouries, reinvented and infused throughout with an utterly Indian flavour. A beautifully curated set of recipes full of nostalgic flavours and stories, this is a book every home cook will be referring to for generations to come.

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    Learn how to entertain like the celebrity swish-set, with recipes, tips and photos from actual parties thrown by Bollywood stars and big brands. Find a detailed plan of action for every kind of party, be it brunch, high tea or even a big, fat wedding.
    Shilarna Vaze, chef and founder of Gaia Gourmet, who has cooked for the best parties and the biggest stars, will turn you into the perfect host with her scrumptious recipes, advice on picking the right party professionals, indispensible checklists and getting every detail just right. Thrown into the mix are essential tips for décor, service, and menu planning, as well as expert and celebrity inputs on how to put together a perfect soiree.

    When I’m planning a party [. . .] my instinct is to call Chinu up – Alia Bhatt

    Shilarna’s cooking packs a wallop and oomph, not just in flavour and texture but also presentation and creativity – Rashmi Uday Singh

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    WINNER OF THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD 2019

    The way we look at our food has changed a lot in the last few years. With a slow-growing awareness about what we eat and where our food is coming from, we all wish there was an expert who could tell us everything we need to know. Why is haldi suddenly so popular around the world? Do avocados live up to the craze? Which fruit and vegetables are indigenous to India?

    From food columnist and star journalist Vir Sanghvi comes a collection of insightful, witty and myth-busting pieces about the ingredients in our kitchens.

    In his distinctive, no-holds-barred style, Sanghvi introduces the reader to not only the Indian pantry but also the culture, history and unique experiences that make Indian food so popular the world over.

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    There are people who travel to eat and people who travel for adventure.
    And then there are those who travel to eat adventurously.

    Divya and Vivek are one such couple.
    From using sign language to haggle over ant eggs in Bangkok to being hungry enough to eat a horse in Luxembourg, from finding out the perfect eel to barbecue to discovering the best place to source emu eggs in India, Dare Eat That explores their journey to eat every species on earth, at least once!

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    ‘I always believe that every grain and every dish has a memory of comfort, families and celebrations’
    An authority on eclectic cuisine, and with over twenty years’ experience, chef Vikas Khanna brings together the most delicious recipes from across India. From Bharwan Murgh to Parda-Nashin Kebabs, Surat Patra to Fanasachi Bhaaji, and from Shirazi Pulao to Bepadiya Rotli, there is something for every palate.
    Celebrating the richness and variety of Indian cooking, Vikas shares exclusive recipes for delectable starters, lip-smacking chutneys and achars, and mouth-watering desserts. With over 130 easy-to-prepare dishes and heart-warming anecdotes from the farthest corners of the country, the star chef takes you on a culinary journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Rajasthan to West Bengal. With an additional section on drinks, you are sure to experience the same magic that Vikas felt when he put the recipes together, one region at a time.

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  • How Colour Works

    The science of colour as you’ve never seen it before this captivating book for kids aged 5+ covers key STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

    Why is the sky blue? Why is snow white and darkness black? How do our eyes and brain create a world of colour?

    Journey through lush green forests, splash into a watery blue ocean, be dazzled by a glowing jungle and see the world through a kaleidoscope of colour in this vibrant gift book.

    Explained in an accessible way and combined with gorgeous illustrations, this engaging book is perfect for young readers and budding scientists.

    Catherine Barr studied ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions. Her previous books include The Story of Life, 10 Reasons to Love . . . and Red Alert!

    Yuliya Gwilym is a Ukrainian artist based in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and has been working as an illustrator ever since. She finds her main inspiration in working with children and often organises creative workshops for little ones.

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    Tom Gauld is always funny, but he’s funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he’s being funny about science’ Neil Gaiman

    A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a ‘good boy’. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair.

    Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka, Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems – with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike.

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    One day, Billy meets the Giraffe, the Pelican, and the Monkey, who wash windows to buy food. Will Billy help the animals?

    This Activity Book accompanies the Reader. It provides practice of key language structures and vocabulary, while developing a range of skills: singing, spelling and writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 4+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 3 Activity Book is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

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    Mrs. Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Will Mr. Hoppy’s
    big idea make him brave enough to tell her?

    This Activity Book accompanies the Reader. It provides practice of key language structures and vocabulary, while developing a range of skills: singing, spelling and writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 4+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 4 Activity Book is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

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    Mrs. Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Mr. Hoppy loves Mrs. Silver. Will Mr. Hoppy’s big idea make him brave enough to tell her?

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 4 Reader is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

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    George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman.
    One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine.
    So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do.
    A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head.

    *WARNING: Do not try to make George’s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous.

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    Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat.
    Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.
    Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.
    Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
    Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can’t possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own . . .

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  • Don't Slap Your Wife: But Don't Get Slapped Either

    THE CAPABILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MATTERS. NOT THE GENDER. AS A WOMAN YOU NEED TO HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOUR GENDER CANNOT HOLD YOU BACK’
    Meena Ganesh, former CEO OF TESCO Hindustan Service Centre

    Howdoes an item girl tackle sexual harassment at her workplace? why does a highly paid woman software engineer pay a dowry? Breast pumps and BlackBerry phones… do they go together? When a woman focuses on her career, does she lose out as a wife and a mother? Is there a female model of achievement as distinct from a male one?

    These and other similar questions are explored in Unbound: Indian Women@Work through a series of interviews conducted by the author with women from all walks of life from different parts of the country. Icons like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairman and managing director of Biocon Ltd, aND Meena Ganesh, a former CEO of TESCO Hindustan Service Centre, rub shoulders with Rachel the hair designer and Sumathi the call-centre employee who comes from a family of domestic helps. Women engineers discuss insidious gender discrimination and working mothers speak of the difficulties of balancing motherhood and work.

    The stories in this book are of real women who spoke out candidly about their concerns- their families their love lives and marriages, their victories and defeats. Together they provide a valuable guide to the brave new world of today’s women professionals.

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  • Mom in The City

    These experiments and others are heroic in every sense, and Ananthaswamy captures their excitement”and the personalities of the scientists behind them”with enthusiasm and insight'”Publishers Weekly In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out to explore the world’s most audacious physics experiments: the cutting-edge telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the -dark matter’ that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there other universes besides our own? In his quest, Ananthaswamy travels to some of the most extreme, remote”and often dangerous”sites on our planet. He takes us to Mount Paranal in the Chilean Andes, where four massive domes of the Very Large Telescope open to the sky each night -like dragons waking up’ and collect brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. To the starkly gorgeous Hanle Valley in Ladakh where the relatively nascent Indian Astronomical Observatory uses robotic telescopes to study the seismology of distant stars. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the globe to build the world’s largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The stories he weaves of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites”from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the depths of an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva”reveal science to be a human process and make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. Atmospheric, engaging and illuminating, The Edge of Reason lucidly unravels essential conundrums and brings cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

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