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One Night at the Call Center

By Chetan Bhagat
  • ISBN Code: : 0307489086
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Press 1 for technical support. Press 2 for broken hearts. Press 3 if your life has totally crashed. . . . Six friends work nights at a call center in India, providing technical support for a major U.S. appliance corporation. Skilled in patience–and accent management–they help American consumers keep their lives running. Yet behind the headsets, everybody’s heart is on the line. Shyam (Sam to his callers) has lost his self-confidence after being dumped by the girl who just so happens to be sitting next to him. Priyanka’s domineering mother has arranged for her daughter’s upscale marriage to an Indian man in Seattle. Esha longs to be a model but discovers it’s a horizontal romp to the runway. Lost, dissatisfied Vroom has high ideals, but compromises them by talking on the phone to idiots each night. Traditional Radhika has just found out that her husband is sleeping with his secretary. And Military Uncle (nobody knows his real name) sits alone working the online chat. They all try to make it through their shifts–and maintain their sanity–under the eagle eye of a boss whose ego rivals his incompetence. But tonight is no ordinary night. Tonight is Thanksgiving in America: Appliances are going haywire, and the phones are ringing off their hooks. Then one call, from one very special caller, changes everything. Chetan Bhagat’s delicious romantic comedy takes us inside the world of the international call center, where cultural cross-wires come together with perfect pathos, hilarity, and spice.

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Snigdha Poonam traveled through towns in northern India to investigate millennials, who are nothing like their Western counterparts. In a country of exceptional ambition, crushing limitations, and toxic masculinity, she found clickbaiters, scammers, and hucksters, but also strivers and student leaders hungry for change—a generation of dreamers.

ISC Model English Essays & Report Writing

By BPI
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  • Publisher : BPI Publishing
  • Book Code : 9387111385
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  • Category : Education
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: isc-model-english-essays-report-writing.pdf

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ICSE & ISC Essays and Letters

Landscapes of Realism

By Svend Erik Larsen,Steen Bille Jørgensen,Margaret R. Higonnet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9027257965
  • Total of Pages : 780
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: landscapes-of-realism.pdf

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Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. Landscapes of Realism is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary investigation of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this second volume shows in its four core essays and twenty-four case studies four major pathways through the landscapes of realism: The psychological pathways focusing on emotion and memory, the referential pathways highlighting the role of materiality, the formal pathways demonstrating the dynamics of formal experiments, and the geographical pathways exploring the worlding of realism through the encounters between European and non-European languages from the nineteenth century to the present.This volume is part of a book set which can be ordered at a special discount:

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

By Judith Treas,Jacqueline Scott,Martin Richards
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118374118
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: the-wiley-blackwell-companion-to-the-sociology-of-families.pdf

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Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensivevolume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering,and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic,cultural, and technological change. Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality,parenting practices, children’s work, changing patterns ofcitizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare stateprotection for families Includes many European, North American and Asian exampleswritten by a team of experts from across five continents Features coverage of previously neglected groups, includingimmigrant and transnational families as well as families of gaysand lesbians Demonstrates how studying social change in families isfundamental for understanding the transformations in individual andsocial life across the globe Extensively reworked from the original Companion published overa decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, andthe remainder has been comprehensively updated

THE MEGA YEARBOOK 2018 - Current Affairs & General Knowledge for Competitive Exams with 52 Monthly ebook Updates & eTests - 3rd Edition

By Disha Experts
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Book Code : 9387421228
  • Total of Pages : 924
  • Category :
  • Members : 906
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The world is changing fast. It is imperative for aspirants of every competitive exam to keep themselves updated with the latest happenings and the causes and effects pertaining to these happenings. The aspirants must be aware of the fundamental structure/ tenets of our country that define the social, political and economic past, present and the future. Only these fundamentals build a foundation for larger self-improvement goals and the understanding of the global world. Disha's Mega Yearbook 2018, a thoroughly revised, reorganised, updated and ENLARGED 3rd edition, presents a comprehensive study of all the sections that are covered under the subject of General Knowledge. The Mega Yearbook 2018, the most authoritative and high-quality reference material book on all subjects – Current Affairs and General Knowledge – has specially been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competitions across the country. Given the latest exams structure, the book has been designed in a way that it will help aspirants get an insight into the recent developments and the types of questions asked therein. The Mega Yearbook 2018 has been divided into 2 inclusive parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge. Current Affairs consists of: • Articles on issues India and the world grappling with, • India/ World Timeline, • People, Events, Ideas and Issues that left their mark in 2017, • India/ World at a Glance: Social-Economic-Political (Infographics), • Special coverage on Indian Economy, Union Budget 2017–18, Economic Survey, GST and Effects of Demonetization, • Global Economic Outlook, Bills & Acts, Policies & Schemes, • SWOT ANALYSIS -Indian Economic, Political & Social Climate, • India/ World’s Who's Who, Emerging Trends, Books & Authors, Causes & Effects, Game Changers, Quote & Unquote, Mysteries solved/ unsolved, Popular Terms, Important Appointments, Awards & Honours, Obituaries, Top 20, Coming up 2018 and many more. General Knowledge covers: • India/ World Panorama • Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Technology, Ecology and Environment • People forever • Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers • English Language, etc. The Mega Yearbook 2018 procures key information from the most credible sources from India as well as from abroad in a concise and easy-to-understand manner to help cover maximum material within a limited space. The book is a Ready Reckoner which will prove to be the cutting edge for the aspirants in cracking a competitive exam. The material has been given in bulleted points wherever necessary to make the content easy to grasp. The book has ample tabular charts, mind maps, graphic illustrations which further makes the learning process flexible and interesting. Hope the book will prove to be a milestone for the aspirants and they will be able to make it to the next exam they are aspiring for. The book also provides 52 WEEKLY Current Affairs Update ebook and eTests, which will keep you updated for the whole of 2018.

Little Known Facts About India

By BPI
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  • Publisher : BPI Publishing
  • Book Code : 8184972962
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: little-known-facts-about-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Little Known Facts about India is a set of two books, packed with vivid, act filled descriptions focusing on historical, social and cultural features of India. These books cover amazing and unknown facts hidden in every nook and corner of India. Beautiful and colourful pictures make the books more attractive. Discover the beauty and the magic of the land of all seasons. This set is a must have for all inquisite readers.

Geographies of Love

By Christian Lenz
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839434416
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: geographies-of-love.pdf

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»Geographies of Love« is the first study to explore the cultural lifeworlds of British, Australian and Indian chick- and ladlit characters. Offering unique case studies including »Bridget Jones's Diary«, »About a Boy« and »Almost Single«, the book explores how women and men search for love and how they commit themselves to romances in specific spaces and places: the home and the office as well as shops, clubs and bars. This cross-disciplinary study provides scholars, students and keen readers with multiple points of access and easily-relatable situations. It applies the complex phenomenon of cultural geographies within the field of literary studies and sheds new light on a most passionate feeling.

The Secret Son

By Deepak Peschard
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1648999247
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: the-secret-son.pdf

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The Secret Son is the story of the author’s search for his mother and his own identity. It is as much a journey within himself as it is across continents, through the narrow lanes of Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. He finally gets the closure he wanted all his life, but does he get to meet his mother?

Indian Stories: Images and Thoughts

By Ravi Valluri
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  • Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
  • Book Code : 9390040345
  • Total of Pages : 410
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: indian-stories.pdf

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Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R.Tolkien India is a never ending saga and story. This ancient civilisation has amazing stories to narrate. Each tale is steeped in rich culture, history and a tapestry which resonates with those delving to discover India. The country is a cradle of several cultures, religions, art, architecture, spirituality and sciences. Several dynasties and kingdoms have attempted to be suzerains of this fabled land. But the free-willed, enterprising people have braved several storms and woven extraordinary tales. This book is segemented into four parts, Wanderlust-Discovering India by Train, Wondrous India- Discovering the lesser-known trails, Well-known Personalities, lesser-known People and lastly Wavering Mind, Wandering Thoughts. Indian history has been fashioned and shaped by both known and lesser- known people, all blessed with a robust mind. Eminent philosophers like Adi Shankara and Buddha, in quest of harmony and the Indian ethos were on a voyage. May readers too discover the spirit of India through this book. Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah -Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions. - Rig Veda

The Triple Package

By Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101610131
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-triple-package.pdf

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"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the old-fashioned American Dream is very much alive—but some groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others. • Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. • Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. • America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints. Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician 2018 (English Guide)

By S. Chand Experts
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Book Code : 9352833589
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: rrb-assistant-loco-pilot-and-technician-2018.pdf

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This book is specifically developed for the aspirants who are preparing for the recruitment process organized by the Railway Recruitment Board. This book has study material, practice questions (solved) and previous year's question papers (solved) for the aspirants to have rigorous practice based on the latest pattern of examination.

Listen to the Marriage

By John Jay Osborn
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374718784
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: listen-to-the-marriage.pdf

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A riveting drama of marital therapy Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor’s office, John Jay Osborn’s Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again. A searing look at the obstacles we put in our own way, as well as the forces that drive us apart (and those that bring us together), Listen to the Marriage is a poignant exploration of marriage—heartbreaking and tender.

The Book of Womanhood

By Amy F Davis Abdallah
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0718844505
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-womanhood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are many questions that surround Christian womanhood: What does it mean? When does it happen; at a certain age, status, or maturity? How do we know we're no longer girls? And when we've figured that out, how will others know how to recognise us as a woman rather than a girl? After all, Christian women don't usually get a rite of passage in which they are named a woman. Seeing this need, Amy Davis Abdallah has created such a rite, and this book accompanies it; there is no need to go through her rite of passage, however, to name yourself a woman. The Book of Womanhood creates a path through the confusion that surrounds the identity of women by its flexible framework, developing the reader's understanding of a woman's relationship with God, their self, others and creation. Amy writes simply as one perhaps further along in her journey of womanhood than most, and she doesn't write alone; she includes the stories of Biblical women, of friends young and old, and even more. The diverse voices come together as a cloud of witnesses encouraging us in our individual journeys. The Book of Womanhood is about recognition, reaching out not only to women, but also to men who seek to understand and empower their wives, daughters, andfriends to be the women God has formed them to be. Read for empowerment; read for transformation. Read and become the woman of God you were created to be.