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Love in the shadow of the 'Nirbhaya' episode

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"Mornings After", interspersed with what are ostensibly Thomas' surrealistic blog posts, is not only about love or various facets of its modern urban manifestation, including what the maid might think of your live-in relationship, but also of roles and expectations as well as the responsibilities and commitments it demands.

Mentally mastering money for a more meaningful life

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In over a dozen chapters, which, like old novels, inform you of the varied topics that will be encountered, Hammond presents various facets of money and its use most comprehensively and lucidly. She takes special care to cite the psychological effect - "psychological salience", "loss aversion", "retrieval inhibition", "referent thinking" and others -- only after explaining it with concrete examples.

Understanding the maelstrom of the modern Middle East

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"It turned out the train of history would pass through the Middle East's station, but who would have guessed that the United States would fight two of the longest ground wars in its history and plunge the Muslim World into a frenzy of violence and revolution? My ambition was to ride the train of history, and the train came rumbling right at me," he says.

The unholy nexus that began World War II - the full story

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The story, which formally begins on August 23, 1939 from when Nazi German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and his team landed in Moscow to sign the pact, doesn't, as expected, end on June 22, 1941 when German troops crossed over into Soviet territory, throwing the Soviet leadership into near-paralysis, but over a month later, when Soviet Russia resumed diplomatic ties with Poland.

Grappling With Glory: India and its Wrestling tradition

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As a sports journalist, Sengupta saw his interest in wrestling spark, like countless other Indians, when Sushil Kumar won a medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- over 50 years since the first -- and the term repechage entered the nation's sporting vocabulary. He was soon cured of his misconceptions.

'Chidambaram artificially lowered fiscal deficit in interim budget'

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The book is noteworthy for separately detailing the policy aspects of the Modi government in each sector.

Adolf Hitler's short-lived successor and his contribution

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It was then Doenitz convinced Hitler to agree to an evacuation and Operation Hannibal began. Ever bigger than Dunkirk, this, since its beginning in January 1945 to its end, brought out nearly two million civillians and soldiers across the Baltic, and the story is told here in all its shades of heroism, courage, cowardice and desperation.

Pornography unveiled: Sex, confusion and misconceptions

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Trying to provide an informative but balanced approach to various aspects of pornography, including its burgeoning industry, is US academician Shira Tarrant, who contends that pornography deserves discussion "like any issue reshaping our cultural landscape" while its "ubiquity and easy access make the subject timely and important".

Vikram Sarabhai: India's last Renaissance Man?

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Apart from pure and applied science and technology, the Cambridge-educated physicist (1919-71) made his mark in the textiles and pharmaceuticals business, as well as management (and its instruction), market research, psychology, culture, and more - all in a little over two decades before his untimely death at 52.

Napoleon and Waterloo: Defeat in battle, but Victory over history

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Then, as Clarke tells us, a visit to the Waterloo memorial will leave many confused as to who had actually won, given the preponderance of Napoleon and his French army among the exhibits and presentation.

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