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Life and Times of Unborn Kamla

Book Author K.K. Varma   The book, “Life and Times of Unborn Kamla”, focuses on one of the most pressing social problems of contemporary India- that is of diminishing daughters from the demographic map of India. It tries to shed new light on the brewing crisis. This is an issue that concerns all of us, for the socio-cultural consequences of …

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Generation Text – Book Review

Review: Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything by Dr. Michael Osit  By Carrie Lauth   Modern parents are concerned about the effects of technology on their kids. Younger and younger children are spending more and more time interacting not with human beings, but with gadgets – cell phones, computers, video games, and other devices. Do …

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Interview with Nadia Hashimi, Author and Girl Advocate

By Elisabeth Epstein   A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a book signing where author Nadia Hashimi spoke about her newest novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Pearl tells the story of a young Afghan girl (Rahima) and her great-great-grandmother (Shekiba) who both dress as boys to overcome incredible gender inequities. I read the novel a few weeks prior and …

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Mornings in Jenin

By Dalia El Athamna ” He looked on the silence at the proof of what Israelis already know, that their history is contrived from the bones and traditions of Palestinians . The Europeans who come know neither hummus nor flafel, but later proclaimed them ‘authentic Jewish cuisine’. They claimed the villas of Qatamon as ‘old Jewish homes’. They had no …

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Sense and Sensibility

‘The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!’ Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves …

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The One Minute Manager

By Audrey Okaneko I loved this book. It is a very quick and easy read. I read it in under an hour, cover to cover. The book contained many valuable lessons on management. The authors use one minute as their base. You really don’t need more than a minute to explain what needs to be done. The authors actually encourage a …

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The Kite Runner

    “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”  Khaled Hosseini’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Debut  Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashums. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, …

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