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Book : The making of the giant

Book : The making of the giant

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Spy thrillers. Historical fiction. Ken Follett explains how he has traversed genres with success in a conversation with Shonali Muthalaly. Ken Follett really got started when his car stopped. “My daughter was born, I had a new mortgage and my Vauxhall Ventura broke down. I needed 200 pounds to fix it.” A colleague had written... 

Eighth Harry Potter book on the anvil?

Eighth Harry Potter book on the anvil?

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London: For the fans who mourned the end of boy wizard’s adventures, author J K Rowling has hinted that ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ may not be the end of the bespectacled hero. The author said though she found it hard to cope with the overwhelming success of the books, she will miss being ‘consumed’... 

Book Review: Sellotape Legacy

Book Review: Sellotape Legacy

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Biswajit Jha As the Indian government and the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee race against time, here comes Sellotape Legacy, a well-written document of New Delhi’s helplessness in preparing for the Games by sports historian Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta. It is a forecast for what we are going to witness before and... 

Obama, Palin to feature in Archie’s comic book

Obama, Palin to feature in Archie’s comic book

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Is it possible for US President Barack Obama and his Republican ‘tormentor’ Sarah Palin to team up and even share a milkshake? Yes, but in a comic book. Obama and the charismatic former Alaska governor, eyeing the 2012 presidential polls, will be joining forces to impact a high-school election in “Archie”... 

“Obama believes ‘cancer of terrorism’ is in Pak” :  OBAMA’s WARS

“Obama believes ‘cancer of terrorism’ is in Pak” : OBAMA’s WARS

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Sep 22, 2010,President Obama wanted an exit strategy over Afghanistan, but his military wouldn’t give him one. Obama is often at odds with the military brass, including new Afghanistan commander David Petraeus. Petraeus thinks top Obama aide David Axelrod is nothing more than “a complete spin doctor.” And... 

Ingrid Betancourt recounts Farc hostage ordeal in book

Ingrid Betancourt recounts Farc hostage ordeal in book

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Former Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has written for the first time about her six-year ordeal of being held hostage by Farc rebels. In a book, Ms Betancourt recounts how she was repeatedly beaten, humiliated and threatened with death while being kept prisoner in Colombia’s jungle. The book, Meme Le Silence A Une... 

The Puberty Book: by Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell

The Puberty Book: by Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell

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The Puberty Book is in its fifth edition and a classic bestselling Australian puberty survival guide for children and teenagers by Wendy Darvill and Kelsey Powell answering questions from; How are sperm made? to When should you start shaving your legs? This post was submitted by somya harsh. Read More →

Slave to Sensation: by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation: by Nalini Singh

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Slave to Sensation is book one in the Psy-Changeling Series where Lucas Hunter is both human and animal and is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. This post was submitted by somya harsh. Read More →

THE LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF GENGHIS KHAN: now in India

THE LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF GENGHIS KHAN: now in India

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New Delhi September 17, 2010, 0:44 IST Where Genghis Khan’s body was buried is an 800-year-old secret. Tradition says it was near Burkhan Khaldun, the tallest of the Khentii mountains in Mongolia. The mountain was declared a taboo zone, apparently to honour the Khan’s wish that his resting place remain obscure. Legends... 

Tall Tales: Tallest Man & Other New World Records

Tall Tales: Tallest Man & Other New World Records

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The great thing about record holders is there’s only one at any given time… so if you’re the “most” anything, you’re truly one of a kind. Take Sultan Kösen, for example — he was 8-foot-1 when I met him earlier this year and already the tallest man in the world by far. And now, he’s... 

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