The Greatest Stories From the Quran

The Garden of Paradise

Allah created the first man from earth and named him Adam. Allah also created the first woman, Hawwa (Eve), as a helper and loving companion of Adam Allah told them to live in the garden of Paradise, but warned them not to approach a particular tree. However, Satan whispered to them, tempting them to approach the forbidden tree. So they ate from the tree and became wrongdoers. But no sooner had they done so, than they realized their fault, and feeling very sorry, they turned to Allah. Allah forgave them both,

Just for Kids Quran Stories (A Treasury of Stories Form the Quran) (Hardcover)

Long long ago in the lands

of Egypt there lived a tribe

known as the Children of

Israel. Qarun or Korah was a

man of the Children of

Israel during the days of

the Prophet Musa

Twenty-One Balloons

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition. "William Pne du Bois combines his rich imagination, scientific tastes, and brilliant artistry to tell a story that has no age limit." 

Time Cat

Gareth's definitely no ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he's got the power to travel through time. And the instant he tells this to Jason, the two of them are in ancient Egypt, on the first of nine amazing adventures that Jason will never forget.

The Times Su Doku Book 1

In Japan, they don't do many crosswords. They do Su Doku instead. Thousands of puzzles are devoured in train carriages and waiting rooms every day. Yet, although the name is Japanese - roughly translating as ‘Number Place' – the puzzle itself, originally, may not be. A simpler version was created by Euler, the 18th-century Swiss mathematician, and today's Su Doku puzzle is thought to have evolved from that. All puzzles in this book were created by Wayne Gould, a puzzle enthusiast, and former Hong Kong judge. He came across Su Doku in a Tokyo bookshop, began making puzzles himself, and brought them to The Times.

Since the first puzzle appeared on the front cover of T2 on 12 November 2004, the daily back page Su Doku puzzle has become a phenomenon. Thousands enter the newspaper's competition each day and many readers have written in to say how much they enjoy the puzzles - including former Bletchley Park codebreakers who never miss a day, and computer enthusiasts who have created programmes to solve puzzles that they cannot.


Some readers, it is true, have been less delighted. Family feuds over who gets the back page at breakfast appear to have become commonplace.

বাঙালীর হাসির গল্প-২

গোপ্যার বউ
কে বড়
পরের ধনে পোদ্দারি
টুনটুনি আর টুনটুনা
টুনটুনির বুদ্ধি
জামায়ের শ্বশুরবাড়ি যাত্রা
শুরুঠাকুরের ভাগবত পাঠ
সত্যকার আলসে
ঠেলাঠেলির ঘর
দিগ্‌বিজয়ী পণ্ডিত
তিন মুসাফির
বোকার বাণিজ্য
তুমভি কাঁঠাল খায়া
সেরটা কত বড়
সমানে সমান
ঠাকুরমশায়ের লাঠি
মাঝি ও পণ্ডিত
আমের স্বাদ
অনুমতিপত্র কে দেখাইবে
শ্বশুর জামাই

One Night @ the Call Center

"One Night @ The Call Center is a book that covers the lives of six call center employees working for Connexions, a call center located in Gurgaon. In the beginning of the book, the readers are presented with a frame story describing a train journey, during which the author meets a girl who desires to tell him a story. However, there was one condition that he had to adhere to if he wanted to hear the story. This condition specified that he had to base his second book on the story. The book talks about how the employees receive a phone call from God during their work timings at the call center. The characters in this novel include Radhika, Esha, Shyam, Priyanka, Varun, and Military Uncle. These six characters are deeply disturbed by the events taking place in their own lives, and choose to focus on their problems rather than trying to find a way out of them. In this book, Bhagat throws light on the lives of the individuals in present day India, who are residing in the metro cities. The language utilized by the author is simple, and contains witty remarks on urban culture and relationships. The author makes use of words that are associated with that region in the country, thereby increasing the readability of this book. One Night @ The Call Center was published in 2005 and received a favourable response. The book was adapted into a movie that was released in 2008, titled Hello, starring Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Amrita Arora, Gul Panag, and a host of other actors. "

Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machines

The basic aim of this edition is to present the fundamental of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machines in a simplified manner and to explain each basic concept with the help of illustrative examples. In each chapter, a summary and a large number of objective-type questions have been included. This revised edition has been enlarged to incorporate developments in the subject.

Dreams From My Father

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race And Inheritance Barack Obama Reprint Edition by Barack Obama is an account of the author’s life, his journey, and the crucial moments that led him to become the forty fourth U.S President in 2009. The narrative begins with Obama’s life in Harvard Law School. Born in Hawaii, he led a difficult life having to deal with his parents’ divorce when he was only two. The absence of his father who was too busy finishing his Ph.D. in Harvard, led him to create an imaginary father figure for himself. Obama’s mother remarried and the whole family moved to Jakarta. However, Obama returned to his grandparents in Hawaii for pursuing his education. Being the only black kid in his high school, things were rough on young Barack. Yet, he connected with the African-American community in Hawaii. This influenced him to a great extent. In Occidental College, Obama described a different and carefree kind of life. After this, he moved to New York and majored in political science in Columbia University. This book does not merely iterate the biographic details of the life led. The author emphasizes the pain, the emotions, and the jubilation he felt at every challenge he faced and eventually overcame. At one point of the narrative, the author describes his journey to Kenya and meeting his relatives for the first time. This book stresses on the importance of race-relations and the need to obliterate racial divide.

What young India wants

After writing some successful novels, Chetan Bhagat penned his first nonfiction work. This book contains all his hopes and dreams, and his fears and anxieties about India. What Young India Wants is divided into three sections, the first titled Our Society. In this, he looks at various aspects of Indian society and also does a comparison between Indian and American societies. He also goes into the issues of religion, terrorism, and caste differences.

The second section is Politics. He discusses corruptions and other major issues, and gives his ideas on the constructive measures that need to be taken to tackle these issues. He also includes an essay in support of Anna Hazare and his movement. The third section is Our Youth. This section looks at the young people of India in the current scenario, and explains what their dreams and aspirations are. He writes on topics like brain drain, the need for educational system reforms, and the communication gap between the old and new generation.

What Young India Wants also contains two short stories. It presents his ideas on what needs to change and in some cases he also suggests how these changes can be brought about. This book is a reflection of the author’s concern for the future of his motherland and its youth. It expresses his thoughts on the things that have to be done to make the dream of a dynamic and strong India possible in the near future.

Emotional Inteligence

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.

Good to Great

In Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't, the author uses fully researched data to form conclusions on why companies fail to transition between being average to being great while others succeed. For the purpose of the book, being great has been defined as financial performance of companies that far exceed the norms set by others.

Jim Collins created the concept of this book after writing another management study that talked about the methodology of infusing a company with the DNA it needs to achieve greatness. This book talks about what a company can do when it isn’t born with great DNA. For the purpose of the study, the author used a team of researchers who reportedly studied 6,000 articles, transcribed 2,000 pages from interviews and also generated 384 megabytes of data during a five-year project.

The book highlights seven different characteristics that are inherent qualities of great companies. These include the type of leadership that a company requires, the act of recruiting the right people before proceeding with operations and the use of technology as a factor to stimulate your company’s growth.

Companies that are categorized as great in Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't include the Gillette Company, Kimberly Clark and Wells Fargo. There are also comparators that are used as examples of similar companies that were present in similar spaces who failed to transition into greatness. The comparators include Bank Of America, Great Western Bank and Silo.

Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't is considered one of the most influential management books of its time. Many members belonging to The Wall Street Journal’s CEO council have considered the book to be the best management book they have ever read. The acclaim translated to 4 million copies sold and it transcended from the usual audience of a business book to a much wider audience.

Get to the Top: The Ten Rules for Social Success

When it comes to getting ahead in life, who we know is as important as what we do. How do you draw people to you? Impress the powerful? Make an impact and extend your circle of acquaintances? Cultivate influential friends? Suhel Seth, a man who knows almost everyone there is to know in the country, brings you the ultimate guide to social success. From the secret to throwing a successful party to the benefits of befriending the less important half of a couple, he gives you canny advice and strategies to become a successful networker. Inspiring, provocative, and wise, Get to the Top is the ultimate book about wielding soft power.


In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

“A witty and cleverly told account . . . It’s this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing.” —Los Angeles Times

“Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules.” —Vanity Fair

“#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement.” —Lena Dunham

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

Lilly Singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s Superwoman—which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky—she had to work for it. Hard.

Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it. How to Be a Bawse is the definitive guide to conquering life. Make no mistake, there are no shortcuts to success, personal or professional. World domination requires real effort, dedication, and determination. Just consider Lilly a personal trainer for your life—with fifty rules to get you in the game, including

• Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from your goals. FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass.
• Be Nice to People: Treat niceness like an item on your daily to-do list. People will go out of their way to help and support you because you make them feel good.
• Schedule Inspiration: Lack of motivation isn’t permanent or a sign of weakness. Expect it and proactively schedule time to be creative.
• Be the Dumbest: Challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with people who know more than you do. It’s a vital way to learn and improve.

Told in Lilly’s hilarious, bold voice and packed with photos and candid stories from her journey to the top, How to Be a Bawse will make you love your life and yourself—even more than you love Beyoncé. (Yes, we said it!)

WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, or cute quotes. That’s because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life need to be worked for, not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb.

The Audacity of Hope

It's been almost ten years since I first ran for political office. I was thirty-five at the time, four years out of law school, recently married, and generally impatient with life. A seat in the Illinois legislature had opened up, and several friends suggested that I run, thinking that my work as a civil rights lawyer, and contacts from my days as a community organizer, would make me a viable candidate. After discussing it with my wife, I entered the race and proceeded to do what every first-time candidate does: I talked to anyone who would listen. I went to block club meetings and church socials, beauty shops and barbershops.


History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Funny, ironic, erudite, surprising, and not afraid to take a dive overboard into the depths of sorrow and loss. My novel of the year' Nadime Gordimer Beginning with an unlikely stowaway’s account of life on board Noah’s Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin... This is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.