Thursday, 30 April 2015

A book one must read

Maharaja in Denims, a historical fiction, is an intriguing narrative of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, commonly known as the Lion of Punjab, through the eyes of a teenager named Hari, who believes he is a reincarnation of the maharaja. When Suzanne, Haris girlfriend, attempts to decode Hari's past life through the practice of regression, as she is shocked to discover that Hari has had more than one tumultous past lives. This changes both their lives forever.
High on emotion, drama, politics and sex, the novel provides an insight into the history of Punjab, and the tragic after-effects of the assassination of the former prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi. Interwoven throughout the unfolding of Hari and Suzanne's present-day story, are vignettes of Ranjit Singh's life and loves, valour and conquests. There is an astonishing revelation at the end, which is set in the future and yet, has a deep historical resonance. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


About the Course

Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. 
You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Our approach focuses on the task rather than the tool in an effort to improve communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking in your learners. You will take part in a robust exchange of practical ideas while participating in online discussion forums and sharing your experiences and learning from fellow teachers about best practices with Web 2.0 tools in your content area.
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Monday, 27 April 2015

New Titles

Library added two hundred titles to its collection during the last fortnight. Prominet titlesamong them are Baatein duniya bhar ki (Hindi)/  Dilchasp; Stroke rehabilitation: functional activity based approach/ Hariohm, K.; Success sutras for students ; stay inspired!/  M.S. Rao; Indian Booker prize winners on India/ Supriya shukla, Nee; Sycamore row : The sequel to A time to kill/ John Grisham; Pathar alpathar (Hindi)/ Ashk, Upendernath; Best thing about you is you !/ Kher, Anupam; Winning manager : 6 practices every manager needs to succeed/ Ciffi, John; Paltu babu road (Hindi)/ Fanishwarnath Renu; Udhar ke log(Hindi)/ Ajay Navariya; Tamas(Hindi)/  Bhisham Sahni; Dholki de geet (Punjabi)/ Prabhsharan Kaur; Sampuran Kahaniyan - 1/ Shivani, Gora Pant; Afternoon girl: my Khushwant memoir / Amrinder Bajaj; Patton: blood, guts and prayer/ Keane, Michael; Ice - creams and frozen desserts/ Dalal, Tarla; Just 7 days: to excellence / Amrit Gupta; Farishta(Hindi)/ Kapil Isapuri; Sapane mein aye teen parivaar : vyangya samagra-6(Hindi)/ Kohli, Narendra; Dynamic memory : self letter drafting course/ Chowdhury, Biswaroop

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Free on line course one can join from University of California, San Diego, USA

About this Course

This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.
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Monday, 13 April 2015

New addition

Library added two hundred titles to its collection during the last ten days. prominent titles among them are Matter of rats : Short biography of Patna / Amitava kumar; Who`s your city? : How the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life/ Florida, Richard; High blood pressure : karan bachav aur upchar (Hindi)/ Jain, Sudhir; Stroke rehabilitation: functional activity based approach / Hariohm, K.; Red revolution 2020 and beyond : Strategic challenges to resolve naxalism / Ahluwalia, VK; Uncle Sam calling ; hints for being an international student in the United states/  Sharma, Paras; Gandhian theory of social reconstruction/ Dayal, Parmeshwari; Emergence of the Indian Best seller : Chetan Bhagat and his metro fiction/  sablok,  Reena; Success sutras for students ; stay inspired!/  Rao, M.S.; Indian Booker prize winners on India/  shukla,Supriya; Biogas technology: towards sustainable development/ Khoiyangbam, R.S.; Introducing functional grammar/  Thompson, Geoff; Democracy, Sovereignty and terror : Lakshman Kadirgamar on the foundations of international order/ Roberts, Adam; Winning manager : 6 practice.s every manager needs to succeed/Cioffi, John; Unknown leader : discover the leader in you/ Banawi, Hussein A-Al; Why do smart people make such stupid mistakes? : practical negotiation guide to more profitable client relationships/ Merrington, Chris; Superstar leadership : 31 day plan to motivate people communicate positively and get everyone on your side /Conlow, Rick; Sailing safe in cyberspace : protect your identity and Data/ Kaushik, Anjali; 5 minutes to stress relief : how to release fear, worry & doubt instantly/ Miller, Lauren E.; Cricket cauldron : turbulent politics of sport in Pakistan/ Khan, Shaharyar M

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Half girlfriend -- a book by Chetan Bhagat

Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a rich girl from Delhi called Riya. Madhav didnt speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn't. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A book one must read

Fatima Bhutto’s novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is an attempt to portray life in Pakistan—oscillating between the fundamentalist savagery of the Taliban and the apathy of the state—and how it affects the people who live under its shadow. The novel is set in the imaginary village of Mir Ali in Waziristan, in northern Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. It attempts to touch on multiple issues that perplex and haunt the tribal locals of a fragmented nation. The novel is set over 3 hours, with ample sprinklings of flashbacks and a disjointed narrative strategy. There are five characters defining the novel—three brothers– Erum Anum, Sikandar and Hayat, Sikandar’s wife Mina, and Samarra.
Stories of violence, bloodshed and fundamentalism in rural Pakistan flood contemporary media. Statistics and numbers of those affected by them have percolated into every discussion on the country. In this novel, Bhutto attempts to humanise those statistics and numbers—give them names and portray a day in their life. While reading this novel, one feels sympathy for the characters and the situations they face. But somehow, the empathy and heartbreak that such a novel should encompass, is missing. While one understands Mina’s hysterical grief on losing her only son to a Taliban shootout, one cannot taste it. A central character, Mina drifts through the pages of the book, haunting multiple funerals of strangers, searching for an answer to her child’s death, lost in grief, anger and hysteria. Her climatic altercation with some members of the Taliban in a forest allows Bhutto to raise important questions—the logic and rationality behind their attacks and ideology

Latest addition

The library added 250 title to its collection during the last fortnight. Prominent titles among them  are Complete idiot`s guide to Psychic intuition/ Robinson, Lynn A; Cell phone nation: How mobile phones have revolutionized business, politics/ Jeffrey, Robin; Brotherhood : Dharma, Destiny, and the American dream/ Deepak & Sanjeev; Soviet atomic spies/ Newman, Bernard; Bridget Jones: Mad about the boy / Helen Fielding; Pharmacy on a bicycle : Innovative solutions for global health and poverty/Bing, Eric G; Wars by Pakistan/ Vikram Munshi; Heart : An American medical Odyssey/  Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner; PERV : sexual deviant in all of us/ Jesse bering; Orbit shifting innovation : Dynamics of ideas that create history/Narang, Rajiv; Storyteller/Jodi Picoult; William-Sonoma : Salad/William-Sonoma; Narendra Modi ka rajneetik safar(Hindi)/ Tejpal Singh Dhama; Doctor Sleep : a novel/Stephen King; Edward III and the triumph of England : the battle of Crecy and the company/ Barber, Richard; Word of mouse : 101+ trends in how we buy,sell,live, learn,work and play/Ostrofsky, Marc; Father night/ Eric Van Lustbader; Superstar syndrome : Making of a Champion/ Myra S. White and Sanjay Jha; Shadow of the crescent moon/ Fatima Bhutto; Stroke Rehabilitation: Functional activity based approach/ Hariohm, K.

Did you know? Shree Pundalik, India’s first feature film was released today i.e. 18th May 1912.