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Readers Panned Ivanka Trump’s Book “Women On Work” On Amazon.

Recently a book “Women Who Work” was published by Ivanka Trump for professional women. The book for about 256 pages was aimed to inspire women in the work place, a matter which is a passion project for the daughter of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

According to the Amazon reviews, the book which costs £16.99 is just a waste of money as received only one and a half star on Amazon, based on 30 customer reviews.

The readers review it as

“If I could give it a zero star I would,”

“Utter vapid drivel. From a woman who’s never had to work a day in her life, and reads like it too.”

“‘Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage …’ Good grief. She has no idea what struggle and working really hard actually means.”

“Well, reading this was an hour of my life I will never get back. Don’t bother. Read something great, like hidden figures instead.”

However, not all the critics hated the book.

Four of the 30 reviewers gave the book five stars, however, on closer inspection it can be deduced that one of these has been written ironically.

If you still want to know about the book here is the description of the book:

“Fifty percent of the world’s workforce is made up of women, yet the term “working women” is still used as if they’re an anomaly. Thanks in part to the generations of women who came before and fought hard to earn a seat at the table, today’s working women–among them, tens of millions of millennials–are able to do things differently. Disappearing are the days of face time for the sake of face time, 9-to-5 hours and perfectly mapped career paths.”

By: Simran Dhingra

 

 

From Communist Manifesto to Manorama, Types of books Indians read while travelling in Trains!

Books are deeply personal things. Each of us forms unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different ways and enjoy all sorts of genres from crime to romance, gothic to fantasy.

Whether you love to read books like me or you’re somewhere in the middle or you’re a complete moron who thinks reading is such a waste of time (seriously you guys are the worst!) we all have at some point have gone through the notion of reading something to either keep us entertain, enlighten or just for the sake of doing it.

There is a place where everyone becomes a reader, whether they do it or not in their life, but this particular place is where you can see everyone is reading something. And, that place is none other than our Indian trains. You can see every passenger in their respective classes is reading something. If you think about it closely you will realise that every class passengers have their distinct taste in books.

How reader changes in train classes:

First Class

As it is the highest class of travel the Indian Railways has to offer and unsurprisingly the costliest as well, so you can rarely find some middle-class person here. Often used by merchants and high-society class who somehow didn’t get a flight ticket, here you can find books and magazines like Business Today, Karl Marks, Galileo and others.

Second Class

The class who tried to be a first class traveller but at the last moment book the 2-AC ticket because it is cheaper and ‘Features to same hi hai’ mentality, Sheldon Brooks, Aristotle, Shakespeare, and others like them are a top priority for the reading of this class.

Third Class

Also, knows as the ‘First class’ for the middle class, here the passengers are mostly into, well the term is ‘Easy reading’ and we can find passengers reading books from authors like Chetan Bhagat, Robin Sharma, Deepak Chopra, Shiv Khera, Osho and others.

Sleeper Class:

Sleeper Class is the class the majority of reserved passengers travel, and the majority of the coaches in a regular overnight train are likely to be Sleeper Class coaches. There are no privacy curtains or reading lights, and as the coaches aren’t insulated from the outside environment, they can get dusty, not to mention hot or cold depending on the outside temperature. Sleeper Class coaches can sometimes get slightly crowded during the day with short-distance passengers. Then again, it’s so cheap and that’s the reason you will find magazines like Filmfare, Cricket Samrat, Nanhe Samrat and others because after reading it works greatly as a hand fan too!

Unreserved:

Now we indulge into the dark territory, As the name suggests, you do not need a reservation to board this coach – you just buy a ticket and hop on. And, it’s as overcrowded as hell (I never been there but I heard stories too); you can find books like ‘Premika Ka Badla’, ‘Manchahi Ladki Pataye’, ‘Karant mare goriya’ and ‘30 dino me Doctor kaise bane.’

This IAS officer penned down his challenges for becoming first and only officer to climb Mount Everest.

The first IAS officer to scale the Mount Everest today came out with a motivational book for students.

The book titled Many Everest: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream Into Reality is penned by Ravindra Kumar, a 2011 batch IAS officer.

He shares his secret to success and his journey from the deep sea, where he spent almost a decade as a seafarer before scaling the Mt Everest, in the book. It was released by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha here.
Kumar said the book was motivational in nature, detailing the ups and downs of his life and how he avoided the negatives and focused on positives to realize his dream.

He said the book also talks about Advanced Positive Visualisation.

“The reason behind the effectiveness of this new technique has been explained scientifically by connecting the dots of old as well as modern scientific researches, including Einstein’s theory of relativity and yogic research in a very simple way,” he said.

“Many Everest will help students overcome the hurdles and achieve success in life. This book would prove helpful for those who have a dream in their life, but could not achieve because of some persisting problems.

“Where there is a will, there is a way, and if you set your sight high, you can go very high in life,” Kumar, who attributed his success to his inherent resilience and firm resolve to pursue his dreams, said.

Sinha complimented the tenacity of Kumar to have undertaken the rare challenge of scaling the Everest.

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“This is a thought-provoking book which has tremendous potential to change the way you look at your life. It reveals to you the hidden potential lying idle in you, using which you can fulfill your long cherished dreams. It gives you a new approach to life, a new way to live a happy, successful and peaceful life,” he said.

The event was attended by more than dozen top bureaucrats including 1983 Batch IAS B K Prasad who was surrounded by young IAS officer present at the launch. Prasad shared his experience with the young officers.

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The author, who is at present posted as Chief Development Officer of Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh, is also an adventure sports lover. He was awarded Sikkim Khel Ratna Award and Vishesh Khel Samman.