Mera Racket Meri Duniya

Author: Saina Nehwal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351188256
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Mera Racket Meri Duniya from the Author: Saina Nehwal. ‘. . . being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it’s for my parents, my coach, and my country.’ Meet Saina Nehwal—India’s star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee, the girl who brought laurels to India by winning an Olympic medal at the age of twenty-two. In this fascinating memoir, she talks about her childhood and growing–up years; her relationship with the most important people in her life; the ups and downs of her celebrated career, from district level wins to the Olympics; and the sacrifices needed to succeed in any sport. She also reveals little-known facts and offers a peek into her many avatars—daughter, sister, student, and the regular girl behind the badminton prodigy. Find out what a typical day in Saina’s life is like—rigorous training, a strict diet, and no parties or sleepovers. But it’s not all work and no play; Saina loves to shop, eat ice cream (post wins only), and play games on her iPad! With candid photographs and badminton tips from the pro herself, this book showcases the making of a badminton champ—in her own words. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Playing To Win

Author: Saina Nehwal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184759150
Size: 23.61 MB
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Playing To Win from the Author: Saina Nehwal. ‘. . . being a player from India defines who I am. When I play, it’s for my parents, my coach, and my country.’ Meet Saina Nehwal—India’s star badminton player and World Number 4, Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee, the girl who brought laurels to India by winning an Olympic medal at the age of twenty-two. In this fascinating memoir, she talks about her childhood and growing–up years; her relationship with the most important people in her life; the ups and downs of her celebrated career, from district level wins to the Olympics; and the sacrifices needed to succeed in any sport. She also reveals little-known facts and offers a peek into her many avatars—daughter, sister, student, and the regular girl behind the badminton prodigy. Find out what a typical day in Saina’s life is like—rigorous training, a strict diet, and no parties or sleepovers. But it’s not all work and no play; Saina loves to shop, eat ice cream (post wins only), and play games on her iPad! With candid photographs and badminton tips from the pro herself, this book showcases the making of a badminton champ—in her own words.

My Country My Life

Author: L. K. Advani
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8129113635
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My Country My Life from the Author: L. K. Advani. My Country My Life 'Advaniji Has Been My Friend And Comrade-In-Arms For Over Fifty Years. He Has Never Compromised On His Core Belief In Nationalism, And Yet Has Displayed Flexibility In Political Responses Whenever It Was Demanded By The Situation. He Has An Open Mind That Always Absorbs New Ideas From Diverse Sources. I Am Certain That My Country My Life Will Be Read Widely, And With Keen Interest, By People From Diverse Backgrounds. For Mirrored In It Is The Remarkable Journey Of A Sensitive Human Being And An Outstanding Leader Whose Best, I Hope And Pray, Is Yet To Come.'From The Foreword By Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister Of India (1998-2004) My Country My Life Is An Extraordinary Self-Portrait Of India S Leading Political Personality - L.K. Advani. As An Immigrant Who Was Forced To Abandon His Beloved Sindh, Which Became A Part Of Pakistan After India Was Partitioned In 1947, On The Basis Of The Communally Inspired Two Nation Theory , Advani Gives A Poignant First-Person Account Of That Tragedy. With A Career Spanning Six Decades As A Political Activist In Post-1947 India, During Which He Has Been A Ring-Side Viewer Of, And Participant In, Almost All The Major Socio-Political Developments In India, Advani Is Uniquely Qualified To Offer A Perspective On Independent India S Political Evolution. The Apogee Of Advani S Achievement Was His Seminal Contribution, Together With His Senior Colleague Atal Bihari Vajpayee, To Ending The Congress Party S Dominance Over India S Polity By Building The Bharatiya Janata Party As A Viable Alternative For Governing India. The Book Provides A Riveting, Insightful And Assertive Account Of Advani S Fight For Democracy During The Emergency, His Ram Rath Yatra For The Reconstruction Of The Ram Temple At Ayodhya That Resulted In The Biggest Mass Movement In India Since Independence And Catalysed A Nationwide Debate On The True Meaning Of Secularism, And His Years As India S Deputy Prime Minister And Home Minister In The Vajpayee-Led Government Of The National Democratic Alliance Between 1998-2004. The Importance And Relevance Of The Publication Of His Memoirs Has Increased Considerably Since He Has Now Been Chosen By The Bjp-Led Nda To Lead The Multi-Party Alliance Into The Forthcoming Parliamentary Elections. My Country My Life Is A Testimony To What Advani S Admirers As Well As His Critics Have Always Known Him For: The Gift Of Clarity Of Thought, Strong Convictions And Forceful Articulation. This Is A Candid Reflection On Himself, His Party And His Nation That Is Likely To Engage Readers In A Tour De Force With India S Leading Statesman. In A Country Where Political Memoirs, Especially By Those Who Are Still Active In Politics, Are Rare, This Book Is A Landmark.

Kai Chaand The Sar E Aasman

Author: Shamsur Rahman Farooqui
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351187500
Size: 60.84 MB
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Kai Chaand The Sar E Aasman from the Author: Shamsur Rahman Farooqui. Karsan Dargawalla has always known that he will succeed his father as guardian of a Sufi shrine and an earthly avatar of the thirteenth-century mystic, Pir Bawa—but all he desires is to be “ordinary,” and play first-class cricket. When he goes away to study in the United States, he discovers an exhilarating freedom and rejects his inheritance; his life experiences however ultimately draw him back to his spiritual heritage. He returns to India to find a communally torn Gujarat, a despoiled shrine, and a fugitive brother. With its grand historical sweep and intense personal drama, this superbly crafted novel tells a powerful story of one man’s struggle to balance life and faith. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

My Journey

Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8129124912
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My Journey from the Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Inspirational stories from the life of the author.

R D Burman The Man The Music

Author: Balaji Vittal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 935029236X
Size: 72.52 MB
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R D Burman The Man The Music from the Author: Balaji Vittal. To a nation fed on classical music, the advent of Rahul Dev Burman with his repertoire of Western beats was a godsend. RD revolutionized Hindi film music in the 1970s, and with his emphasis on rhythm and beats, this Pied Piper of Hindi film music had young India swinging to his tunes. At the same time, this genius proved his many detractors who criticized him for corrupting popular taste wrong by composing some of the most influential raga-based songs in Hindi cinema and showing an immense comfort with all kinds of music, including Indian folk. RD: The Man, The Music looks at the phenomenon called R.D. Burman and how he changed the way Indians perceived Hindi film music. Through anecdotes and trivia that went into the making of Pancham's music - the many innovations he introduced, like mixed rhythm patterns, piquant chords and sound mixing - and through interactions with the musicians who were part of RD's team, the authors create a fascinating portrait of a man who, through his music, continues to thrive, even fifteen years after his death.

Guns Thighs

Author: Ram Gopal Varma
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
ISBN: 9788129137494
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Guns Thighs from the Author: Ram Gopal Varma. In these delightfully candid musings about his life and his cinema, RGV reveals the man behind pioneering Telugu and Hindi films such as Shiva, Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar, Bhoot and Company. Discussing a wide range of subjects, from the influences and circumstances that drew him to films to his cinematic techniques, his successful and unsuccessful films, his Bollywood idols, his relations with the media and the controversies dogging him, Guns & Thighs is as much about RGV's life and philosophy of life as about his films and the Indian film world. Characteristically, he pulls no punches, whether he's talking about movies, women or the media. Even when it comes to his own films, he embraces his failures as much his successes and dissects them with rare honesty and humility. Refreshingly contrarian and politically incorrect, this book discloses a perspective as colourful and larger than life as Indian films. It is not for RGV fans alone but for all those passionate about cinema and the people associated with it.

His Majesty S Opponent

Author: Sugata Bose
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674047540
Size: 63.91 MB
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His Majesty S Opponent from the Author: Sugata Bose. This definitive biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, the revered and controversial Indian nationalist who struggled to liberate his country from British rule before and during World War II, moves beyond the legend to reveal the impassioned life and times of the private and public man.

A Tale Of Two Drops

Author: Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 9788188322633
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A Tale Of Two Drops from the Author: Dr. Harsh Vardhan. On the polio eradication campaign in India.

The Vendor Of Sweets

Author: R. K. Narayan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788185986098
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The Vendor Of Sweets from the Author: R. K. Narayan. The apple of his eye is his son Mali, for whom he feels a deep but absurdly embarrassed affection, which appears to go unrequited. When Mali coolly announces that he is abandoning school to go to America to become a writer, Jagan's fatherly feelings are thrown into still greater confusion. And when, a year or two later, Mali returns with a half-Korean, half-American wife and a grandiose scheme for marketing a novel-writing machine, Jagan is utterly at sea. He is confronted by the new world shockingly personified - a world where his cherished notions of marriage and morals seem to count for nothing. The tragicomic clash of the generations deepens with every chapter. Jagan's final escape from the galling chains of paternal love comes as unexpectedly as every other twist in this delicious story.