Sourav Ganguly is a difficult icon. He is undoubtedly one of India's most successful captains, one who moulded a new team when India was at its lowest ebb, reeling from the betting scandal. There can be no argument about his cricketing genius, right from the time he scored a Test century at Lord's to the time he led India to the 2003 World Cup final. But the world of cricketing fans is divided into those who adore him fiercely and despise him greatly. He could be arrogant on occasion: Ganguly allegedly refused to carry the drinks as a twelfth man. He constantly challenged authority. Greg Chappell discarded him from the team during his stint as coach. Ganguly cared little for convention: remember the bare-chested celebration at an Indian win? Yet, in all the years of his roller-coaster ride through Indian cricket, no one questioned the man's utter devotion to the game or his team. In this account of one of India's greatest cricketers, shot through with intimate details, Saptarshi Sarkar tackles controversies around the legendary cricketer head on. Racy and gripping, Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy investigates the big events in Dada's interesting career. It probes the symbiotic relationship between the man and the cricketer. What was Ganguly thinking before a match? Why did he demand that the grass be trimmed just before start of play at the Nagpur pitch? What was the Indian dressing room like? What was that Greg Chappell chapter all about? An unflinching biography of a man who never shied away from controversies, this is as much a ready reckoner for Sourav Ganguly fans as it is an examination of a crucial era in Indian cricket.
With the immense success of the 1st edition the Disha's Mega Yearbook 2017 presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition. The new edition has been enriched not only in terms of content but in terms of presentation and structure also. Disha’s The MEGA Year Book is heralded as one of the most authoritative and comprehensive compendiums of high-quality reference materials on all subjects – Current Affairs, Panorama, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Finance, General Science, Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Education & Career, English Language and many more. The MEGA Year Book 2017 has been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competition across the country. It equally serves teachers, researchers, media persons, planners, avid readers and laymen. The book is equally useful for school students who want to increase their knowledge/ awareness. The book has a very vast coverage and covers everything and anything related to current affairs general knowledge. The book can be divided into 2 broad parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge Current Affairs contains Latest Articles, India Timelines, World Timelines, Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues, Emerging Trends, INDIA - SWOT, Cause & Effects, Unanswered Questions, Coming Up 2016 etc. The 2nd part - General Knowledge contains India Panorama, World Panorama, Most Famous People of All Time, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Ecology and Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers, English Language, General Aptitude, Technology, FUN ZONE, etc. Single Book Multiple Features: • The India - SWOT Analysis - covers the social, political & economic aspects. • Fun Zone - which covers Scramble, Brain Teasers, Maths Fun, Crosswords, Mail Cartoon, Twitter Tweets, Amazing Facts etc. • Timeline 2016 - covering the timeline of important dates from Jan-Dec 2016 of India and the World. • Top 500 - covering the Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues that raised their head in 2016. • Indian Panorama - which captures every essence of all the states along with various superlatives. World Panorama - which captures every essence of all the countries along with various superlatives. • Sectional Mindmaps - which presents the structure of each of the sections in a graphical pattern. • Most Famous People of All Time - of India/ world. • English Language - captures the basic definitions and rules of Grammar, Parts of Speech, etc. along. with day-to-day useful Idioms, phrases, words, foreign words and confusing words. • Aptitude - highlighting the various things we should work on to build our aptitude. • 10 Analytical Articles - capturing the hottest of the issues of 2016. • Coming Up 2017 - capturing the events to come and what to expect in 2017.
The 3rd Edition of 'General Awareness 2019 for RRB Junior Engineer, NTPC, ALP & Group D Exams is the one step solution for General Knowledge & Awareness for the Railway exams aspirants. # The book has been thoroughly updated and now covers 500+ questions from the recent past papers of various RRB exams. # The book also covers 500+ MCQs on GK, Railways & Current Affairs. # The book now covers 2 New Chapters on Environmental Issues concerning India & General Scientific & Technological Developments.
The thoroughly revised & updated 2nd edition of the book 'Quick General Knowledge 2018' has been written with the objective to provide short and crisp information required to crack the various competitive exams also. The book will update your knowledge about India, World, the who's who and day-to-day events happening around the globe. The most important feature of the book is the collection of the most relevant information in a very concise but lucid way.
AIIMS General Knowledge with Logical Thinking is the most precise update covering almost everything that an aspirant needs to crack the AIIMS MBBS exam. The book comprises of Indian Panorama, World Panorama, History, Indian Polity, Geography, Economy, Science, Technology, Sports, Art & Culture, Healthcare, Logical Thinking, Computers etc. The book also provides an Update on current trends & issues with MCQs. The book also provides the 2 sets of 2016 Solved Paper.
Legendary Indian Cricketers’ follow the form and format of the ragas of Indian classical music. The first phase, which spans over several decades, has the leisurely pace of village life; the second phase, which unfolds over the 1950s and 70s, goes with a simple, measured melodious beat; while the third is a kind of scherzo, where action is compressed into less than a day. All the same the scene, the setting and the structure of the Legendary Indian Cricketers (Men, Moments and Memories) are classically Indian. The echoes and the ethos too have a typical Indian flavour. ‘Legendary Indian Cricketers’ is a saga of some of the cricketers who have moulded the game and won acclaim both at home and abroad. The author has highlighted the contribution of 52 cricketers – ranging from Ranji to Umrigar, from Gavaskar to Sehwag, from Nissar to Srinath, from Pawlankar to Gupte, from Bedi to Harbhajan, from Amar Singh to Kapil, from Navle to Engineer and from Lall Singh to Kaif. The captaincy that spans from Nayudu to Kapil and Ganguly to Dhoni has added to the flavour of the book. Every legendary Indian cricketer is well portrayed and it provides interesting and informative ingredients to this absorbing work of reference.