Saturday, 27 June 2015

Old magazine sale ( Jan - Dec 2014 )


starting  June 29 - July 13, 2015


S. No.
Actual Price (In Rs.)
Sale Price (In Rs.)
1
10-20
5-00
2
21-30
10-00
3
31-40
15-00
4
41-50
20-00
5
51-60
25-00
6
61-100
30-00
7
101-150
40-00
8
151-200
50-00
9
201-250
60-00
10
251-300
70-00
11
301-350
80-00
12
351-400
90-00

Monday, 15 June 2015

A brilliant book – a must-read for everyone

 Hugh Pym was chief economics correspondent for BBC News before taking over as its health editor earlier this year. His focused account begins with the downfall of the Newcastle-based former building society Northern Rock in September 2007 and ends with the announcement of RBS’s £8bn losses in February 2014 but the meat of the book describes events in Whitehall and Westminster in September and October 2008. This was the time when the banks ran out of money and a small group of ministers, Treasury officials and central bankers worked round the clock to devise a rescue package. The tale is dramatic and the telling is atmospheric: late-night curries ferried in to the Treasury, a minister blundering into prime minister Gordon Brown’s sleeping quarters in the middle of the night, chancellor Alistair Darling grabbing a couple of hours sleep before appearing on Radio 4’s Today programme, bankers sneaking in to Whitehall to avoid the media, and mysterious leaks to Pym’s BBC colleague Robert Peston, whose blogs and broadcasts caused panic.
One of the most striking features about Pym’s book is the detail it reveals about the investment banks’ role in the resolution of the crisis, a point on which the author might have elaborated. It jars to learn that, having brought the country to its knees by selling high finance to gullible banks such as RBS and HBOS, the investment banks were then all over Downing Street and the Treasury advising on the clean-up. This is problematic, for however clever, charming and resourceful investment bankers might be, they all think the same way about the kind of financial system we should have.

New Titles

Library added 250 titles to its collection during the last fortnight, Prominent titles among them are Hindu rashtra darshan/ Savarkar, Veer; Off the record: untold stories from a reporter's diary/ Pillai, Ajith;  Fat Burn Revolution/ Buckley, Julia; Rise: creativity, the gift of failure and the search for master/ Lewis, Sarah; If it`s monday it must be Madurai: conducted tour of India/ Perur, Srinath; Impulse Society: what`s wrong with getting what we want ?/ Roberts, Paul; Incredible history of India`s geography/ Sanyal, Sanjeev; How Modi won it: notes from the 2014 election/ Khare, Harish; Flashboys : cracking the money code/ Lewis, Michael; Anticipating India : the best of national interest/ Gupta, Shekhar; Finding the space to lead: practical guide to mindful leadership/ Marturano, Janice; Fives and twenty-fives/ Pitre, Michael; Capital wars: new east-west challenge for entreneurial leadership and economic success/ Pinto, Daniel; What great brands do: seven brand-building principles that separate the best from the rest/ Yohn, Denise lee; Sea wolf/ London, Jack; Paying guests/ Waters, Sarah;  Before we met/ Whitehouse lucie; Vengeance of the warrior: nine/ Nihalani, Shobha; Drink to yesterday/ Coles, Manning; Inside the banking crisis: untold story/ Pym, Hugh

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