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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”   Last week, the world reminisced and celebrated the birthday of South-African writer, anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, philanthropist and former President of South Africa, Dr. Nelson Mandela. He was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo in Umtata in Cape Province...
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Celebrating the Monsoon “There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow and endless drizzle. You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voic...
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 “All of us face hard choices in our lives. Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” - Hillary Clinton   Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton encapsulates her stint as Secretary of State in President Obama's administration. This is her account of the years she spent working with President Obama  to combat global recession and the turmoil that arose from the Arab Spring. They took some of t...
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  The countdown for the World Cup Soccer 2014 has begun. The world is waiting with bated breath to watch and cheer, and speculate which team will emerge as the victor. However, that will happen later. What we are waiting for at this moment is the ceremony to the World Cup in Brazil on June 12. There are 32 teams from all across the globe participating in it this time. The kick off match on June 13 will be played between Croatia and Brazil at Arena Corinthians, Sa...
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    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. - Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014)   American poetess, memoirist, writer, historian, dancer and political activist, M...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
  Lee Child is synonymous with his famous Jack Reacher character, a military policemen, in his massively popular writings. He has authored books including Killing Floor, Die Trying, Tripwire, The Visitor, Echo Burning, Without Fail, Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, Bad Luck and Trouble, Nothing to Lose, Gone Tomorrow, 61 Hours, Worth Dying For, A Wanted Man, Never Go Back and Personal. He was born in Coventry in England was christened as Jim Grant. H...
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  Jonathan Safran Foer was born on February 21, 1977 in Washington DC. He is synonymous with his works including Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He attended Princeton University from where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy. Later, he completed a writing course with Joyce Carol Oates who told him that he had '"that most important of writerly qualities, energy'.  He traveled to Ukraine to work on his thesis which ...
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  Galileo Galilei - the father of Modern Science, Modern Physics, Modern Observational Astronomy and Science was born on February 15, 1564. He was an Italian astronomer, physicist, philosopher and mathematician. Synonymous with his contribution to science, he was born in Pisa in Italy. He studied medicine at the University of Pisa. He became interested in Physics while he was at university and had a taste for the Fine Arts. His writings included The Little Balanc...
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  Love is in the air! It is that time of the year when people look forward to spending time with their special someones. For some, it is about spending time with their friends. On the other hand, it is a very cliched and overrated event of the year - synonymous with mush, tears, chocolates, roses and proclamations of undying love. No matter what, this week is still dedicated to love and it is also the BookChums theme for this week.   Despite the mock horro...
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    Of course New Years eve would mean one of the biggest party bashes as it is the annual occasion. It is an ideal time to serve exquisite drinks to impress your guests/friends/etc. Here are some lip smackin recipes to help you welcome the New Year with a toast.   Eggnog Coffee Punch Ingredients: 1 ½ cups of coffee ice cream 1 ½ cups of eggnog 4 tbsp of frozen whipped thawed topping 4 pinches of ground nutmeg 1 cup strongly brew...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
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