It began with NoddyShe tells me her love for reading started as a child. “I was an insomniac even when I was little. I would read all the time when I couldn’t sleep, insatiably devouring books at all times of the night or early morning.” Her favourite author was Enid Blyton. “My obsession began with Noddy. I would remember every single word on every single page, correcting my mother if she skipped over anything. Then I progressed to The Faraway Tree, The Enchanted Wood, The Wishing Chair, The Famous Five, The Secret Seven and Malory Towers.” … [Read more...] about Cat Deeley’s book of joy
World cup books
Uzbekistan had a nervy wait against 10-man Hong Kong before they found the breakthrough in the 83rd minute thanks to Vokhid Shodiev, who swept in a right-foot effort on the turn. Talented midfielder Odil Ahmedov struck a second in the final moments for Uzbekistan, who reached the semi-finals four years ago. … [Read more...] about Asian Cup qualifiers: Iran, Qatar book berth; China wait
The industrial paradigm and the paradigm of lifetime employment — job as a property right; work is like a family. Those are strongly entrenched. Then there is other side, like professional sport, where you play every year for your role. It’s all about performance. And every year professional athletes get competitive bids for their contracts — across teams — and it’s expected that you will often switch teams in your professional career. What we are saying is that the team metaphor is much more productive for creative work, than the family metaphor. Partially because in creative work, the best people are 10 times better than the typical people. In industrial work, everybody is pretty close to the same skill. In innovation work, there’s a premium on getting the best people. … [Read more...] about No Rules Rules: R Sukumar interviews Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
“As far as Pakistan cricket is concerned, we haven’t had better all-rounders than Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood,” he said. “But even when they were not there, other cricketers were fast-tracked based on someone’s liking, someone who had played two matches of first-class cricket or not played at all. I didn’t understand why I was not in their good books.” … [Read more...] about ‘The attitude of some senior players made me feel unwelcome’: Yasir Arafat accuses Pakistan cricket of favouritism
While serving in the Customs department, he reportedly did not give custom clearance to many celebrities until they disclosed the goods bought in foreign currency and paid tax on it. He has booked more than two thousand celebrities for not paying the taxes. … [Read more...] about IRS officer Sameer Wankhede, who probed Rhea Chakraborty’s drugs conspiracy link, has a Bollywood connection – Know more!