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Written by fe Bureau | Updated: Oct 30 2011, 07:39am hrs
Unlocking secrets

To help readers unravel the secrets of Vishnu, the book seeks to make explicit patterns that are implicit in stories, symbols and rituals of Vishnu. It does so by focusing on fundamental metaphysical concepts integral to Hinduism, difference between man and animal, the struggles of the Devas and the Asuras, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and the wisdom of letting go with faith in renewal.

7 Secrets of Vishnu; Devdutt Pattanaik; Westland;

Rs 250; Pp 220

AN insiders view

This book seeks to bring an insiders perspective to what happened to those who were directly affected. In particular, those who work outside the financial industry are still demanding explanations. Theyre confused by the complexity of the financial system, and they want to understand what really happened. Many people have written about the financial collapse, but the writer speaks as a true eyewitness.

The Weekend That Changed Wall Street And How the Fallout Is Still Impacting Our World; Maria Bartiromo with Catherine Whitney; Penguin India; Rs 499; Pp 240

an inspiration

How did Apple do it How did it go from making computers that made a difference but not much of a dent in the overall market to creating a device (the iPod) and a music service (iTunes) that has changed the way we buy and experience music How Apple Inc. Changed the World will inspire students eager to launch a business career or work in the technology sector. Apple has never been afraid to chart its own path, and readers will learn what makes the company tick.

How Apple Inc Changed the World; Jason D OGrady; Jaico; Rs 225; Pp 186

solving it

The 3rd Alternative introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving. One of Time magazines 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R Covey has helped millions transform their lives. In The 3rd Alternative, Covey turns his formidable insight to a powerful new way to resolve professional and personal difficulties and create solutions to great challenges in organisations and society.

The 3rd Alternative: Solving Lifes Most Difficult Problems; Stephen R Covey with Breck England; Simon & Schuster; Rs 799; Pp 456

a topical theme

This volume brings together contributions from a rich diversity of economists from around the world on various aspects of economic theory and quantitative techniques. With an interesting mix of topics that have gained importance in recent times alongside the more classical issues, the volume is divided into three broad themes. This volume engages with various topical issues through an innovative use of theory and quantitative tools.

Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji; Edited by Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, Uday Bhanu Sinha; Rs 850; Pp 370

Bestsellers For the WEek ending October 23

fiction

n Revolution 2020

Chetan Bhagat

n The Secret Of The Nagas :

Shiva Trilogy Book 2

Amish Tripathi

n The Immortals Of Meluha: Shiva Trilogy Book 1

Amish Tripathi

n Aleph

Paulo Coelho

n Chanakyas Chant

Ashwin Sanghi

Non - fiction

n The Steve Jobs Way

Jau Elliot & William L Simon

n The 3rd Alternative: Solving Lifes Most Difficult Problems

Stephen Covey

n Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling Of Mahabharata

Devdutt Pattanaik

n The Secret

Rhonda Byrne

n For A Calm Mind And A Healthy Body

Deanne Panday