Eid Mubarak

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Wish all our past and present boarders a very happy Eid Mubarak. May this festival of love and brotherhood bring happiness and joy in all your lives too. 🙂

M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, Agatha Christie’s two bestsellers and Dancing With The Maharaja added to the hostel library

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M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, Agatha Christie’s two bestsellers i.e. “Mrs McGinty’s Dead” and “Death Comes As The End” and “Dancing With The Maharaja – in the IAS exam gullies” by Sundar added to the hostel library today. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity from the house of McGraw Hill Education is the most popular and recommended book for Civil Services and related examinations. Agatha Christie is probably the most popular crime novelist ever and “The Guinness Book of World Records” lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. We have competed over a dozen novels of Agatha Christie with the addition of these books.

Happy birthday Roushan

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Birthday celebrations in the hostel. Happy birthday Roushan. May you fulfill all your dreams and aspirations in the year ahead.

Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ and other history books added to the hostel library

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Ramachandra Guha’s award winning book ‘India After Independence: The history of the world’s largest democracy’, Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Medieval India’ and Spectrum’s ‘A Brief History of Modern India’ added to the hostel library. Though Bipin Chandra’s ‘India Since Indepedence’ and Ramachandra Guha’s ‘India After Independence’ are both recommended for post-independence history of India, we chose the later as it is more exhaustive, contemporary and unbiased in its outlook compared to the former. ‘India after Gandhi’ was chosen Book of the Year by ‘The Economist’, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and ‘Outlook’, among others and has also won the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award for English. Satish Chandra’s ‘History of Modern India’ is regarded as the best book on medieval Indian history while Spectrum’s book is regarded as the best book for history of modern India prior to Indian Independence. Both Spectrum and ‘India’s Struggle for Independence’ by Bipin Chandra which we added earlier encompass the period of Indian freedom struggle under the British rule. The main difference between the two is that Spectrum’s book is concise and hence, faster to read and revise while Bipin Chandra’s book is a lot more extensive.

Robin Sharma’s two books and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead added to the hostel library

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Ayn Rand’s all time bestseller “The Fountainhead” and Robin Sharma’s “The Leader who had no title” and “Who will cry when you die?” added to the hostel library. The Fountainhead has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide. Robin Sharma’s “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” was added to the library previously and this completes all three bestsellers of the Canadian writer and motivational speaker.