ON HUMOUR – Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh had the unusual ability to laugh at himself. He was known for a rather large repertoire of jokes—some that he had made up and others picked from friends and books. In fact, his columns invariably ended with a joke or two, often contributed by his readers. He was always the kind to notice the funny side of even serious subjects like death. This fine collection of his works is replete with his trademark with and humour.
Khushwant Singh on Humour is a must-read, an antidote to these stressful times
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THE SIKH GURUS – Harish Dhillon$75.00Read more
A comprehensive, compelling, and insightful narrative that traces the birth, the growth, and the spread of Sikhism – one of the world’s most dynamic and progressive religions. In this perceptive work, Dr Harish Dhillon highlights the lives and times of the ten Sikh Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak, who founded Sikhism in 1469, and ending with Guru Gobind Singh, who established the Khalsa Panth in 1699. It throws light on how the Gurus acquired profound knowledge and wisdom, which they sought to pass on to the common people through their teachings. Their life histories show how they sincerely practised what they preached and how they led by example. Apart from these, it recounts the enormous sacrifices the Gurus made to keep the faith going. In addition, the book gives elaborate details on how Sikhism has evolved over the centuries. This volume reveals the human side of the ‘Divine Gurus’ venerated not only by Sikhs but also across various faiths in India and in other parts of the world. The contents in the book are intertwined with the underlying theme that the ideal religion (or faith) is one that is based on simplicity and keeps changing with the times, yet does not forget the very essence that it started with.
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
WISE AND OTHERWISE – Sudha Murty$50.00Read more
A Man Dumps His Aged Father In An Old-Age Home After Declaring Him To Be A Homeless Stranger, A Tribal Chief In The Sahyadri Hills Teaches The Author That There Is Humility In Receiving Too, And A Sick Woman Remembers To Thank Her Benefactor Even From Her Deathbed. These Are Just Some Of The Poignant And Eye-Opening Stories About People From All Over The Country That Sudha Murty Recounts In This Book. From Incredible Examples Of Generosity To The Meanest Acts One Can Expect From Men And Women, She Records Everything With Wry Humour And A Directness That Touches The Heart.
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