GENTLY FALLS THE BAKULA – Sudha Murty$50.00Select options
What is more important: a successful career or a happy marriage? In the small town of Hubli, Shrikant discovers that he is attracted to his plain-looking but charming neighbour Shrimati, who always does better than him in the school exams. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shadow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife. But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty… Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. Written nearly three decades ago, Sudha Murty’s first novel remains startlingly relevant in its scrutiny of modern values and work ethics.
The Scientific Indian: The Twenty-First Century Guide to the World Around U – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam$55.00Select options
Nuclear capability; self-sufficiency in food production; an array of indigenous satellites and missiles; an unmanned Moon mission—India’s achievements in the scientific domain in recent years have been spectacular. But; according to the country’s best-known scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and his close associate Y.S. Rajan; we’ve only just begun. In a century that many experts predict may belong to India; the realization of the vision of a better future for everyone will require a keen understanding of our needs and this can only be achieved by tailoring our research and innovations to the goal of national development. India to the forefront of the world in the decades to come. The Scientific Indian will speak to every curious and adventurous mind, and especially to tomorrow’s scientists and technologists; encouraging us to dream big and urging us to work hard to make our dreams come true. In The Scientific Indian; the authors of the path-breaking India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium return after ten years to the core areas of scientific advancement that are crucial today: space exploration; satellite technology; missile development; earth and ocean resources; the biosphere; food production; energy and water harvesting; health care and communications; to name a few. For each aspect; the authors provide the context of recent progress on the global platform as well as Indian breakthroughs; before outlining a pragmatic vision of technological development that will propel
The Guiding Light: A Selection of Quotations from My Favourite Books – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam$55.00Select options
An inspirational selection of quotations that have influenced and shaped the thinking of one of India’s most learned men-A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. From his schooldays to this day, when he is over eight decades old, Dr Kalam has been a lover of the written word. In The Guiding Light, he chooses the finest examples of writings from the numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry that he has read over the years. These words have impacted and shaped his thinking, helped him in times of need and made him the person he is. He has quoted from these works in his writings and lectures that have inspired millions of people he has met all over the world Included here are extracts from the works of writers as diverse as Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jiddu Krishnamurti, William Shakespeare, John Milton and Mahatma Gandhi; as well as lines from the Holy Koran, Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, the Thirukural and a myriad other works. Eclectic, erudite and thought-provoking, The Guiding Light is a treasure house of wisdom and deep reflection. Beautiful and immortal, the pieces here will inspire generations of readers as they have inspired Dr Kalam.
TILL THE LAST BREATH – Durjoy Datta$40.00Select options
When Pihu and Dushyant are wheeled into room 509 of GKL Hospital, all they know is that their lives are in the worst possible moment. Pihu has an incurable, fatal disease, and Dushyant’s reckless addiction has begun to shut down his organs. Their only hope is to put their lives in the hands of their brilliant doctors. All they know is that they are looking at a terrifying death coming for them. But will they find love along the way? When Pihu and Dushyant were first admitted to GKL Hospital and were assigned the same room, no one, especially not their doctors, could have imagined how their lives were going to transform in the course of a month. From surprising sparks of medical brilliance to unexpectedly tender moments, room 509 bore witness to a host of miracles. But can it bring everlasting happiness to its occupants? Read on to find out what fate has in store for Pihu and Dushyant and their doctors in this final instalment of Durjoy Datta’s compelling story Till the Last Breath