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Linux Pocket Guide
Linux Pocket Guide

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for a beginner, 24 Jun. 2013
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This book is exactly what it claims. An handbook for beginners to get used to command line. In hindsight I should have purchased a hard copy than the kindle version I did. It would make a good referencing material when stuck.


2-Year Protection Plan Plus for Kindle (6" Display, Wi-Fi, Latest Generation), U.K. customers only
2-Year Protection Plan Plus for Kindle (6" Display, Wi-Fi, Latest Generation), U.K. customers only

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous!, 28 Sept. 2010
There is nothing more to explain this ridiculous so called "extended warranty". Books stay on the shelves for ages and if the kindle is going to need such an expensive insurance for just a 2 year cover, then what is the point of getting the kindle in the first place? I have already started regretting the decision to have bought the device.


Ben Sherman Mens LCD Bracelet Watch
Ben Sherman Mens LCD Bracelet Watch

5.0 out of 5 stars Great looking watch, 15 Mar. 2010
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First thing you need know about this watch is that it looks far better than what it looks on this picture on Amazon. It has all features that you need in a watch. I have been using this for almost a year now without any problem. I always had issues with watches that I drain the batteries pretty quick. I have been told that some people have higher levels of static electricity making this happen. For some reason the batteries in this watch have lasted much longer than they usually do. This might be due to the batteries themselves or the watch.


Philips CD1551B/05 Digital Cordless Phone With Answering Machine - Single Handset
Philips CD1551B/05 Digital Cordless Phone With Answering Machine - Single Handset

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 15 Mar. 2010
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I have been using this cordless phone for a month now and in my opinion it is one of the best in the market in this price range. The signal coverage is pretty good. The only problem that I faced was when I tried to reregister the handset to the base and the instructions are not as clear as it should be. However the online catalogue was clear enough. So if you are planning to buy this phone, make sure that you download the online manual too.


Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
by Stanley Wolpert
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

15 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Comments, 2 Nov. 2009
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This book makes a wonderful reading material to adorn bookshelves of people who know too little or nothing about the subcontinent. But if you actually do know about the region (or from the subcontinent itself) you would rather find it easy to see that the author is not truthful enough. One should note that Stanley Wolpert is also the author of "Jinnah of Pakistan" glorifying Jinnah. So it shouldn't be surprising that he very skilfully skips the parts where Jinnah's leadership would be shown in bad light. For example, Rahmat Ali's actual demand of Pakistan was never mentioned, but it is made to believe that Jinnah was the one who came up with the cause. Neither any criticism on Jinnah agreeing to a lesser Pakistan is made. Moreover, it is rather astounding that someone who is an "expert" in history of South Asia would state that Congress party was an Hindu organisation when organisations such as "Hindu Mahasabha" and "RSS" which are Hindu rightwing parties had always (and still) crossed swords with the Congress party. Moreover, Wolpert repeatedly claims that Congress was a party of higher caste Hindus - something that is rather surprising to deduce since Gandhi himself was a Banya of lower strata of the caste system. There had been many books written about the partition supporting the Indian argument and making the readers think less of Pakistan. One would have expected that Wolpert, with his anti-Hindu bashing in several other books would have done justice to Pakistan's or League's side of the story. But what he leaves the reader to believe (if at all he convinces with the patchy read) that Muslims of India had no other leader other than Jinnah. Jinnah's call for direct action which led of death of so many Muslims and Hindus are conveniently mentioned in passing whereas the massacre that followed in Bihar (as a ripple effect from Bengal killings) is shown to the reader in better light as handiwork of the Congress. This book is for all who love to show a blind eye on Jinnah's transgressions as a leader and not for any other Pakistani or Indian. In his attempt to glorify Jinnah, Wolpert makes him sound like a weak person, rejected and made fool of by all quarters. In a desperate attempt to make Nehru and Mountbatten look like conmen, he makes Jinnah to be a drivel with simple mathematics - Muslims who made 25% of British India a separate nation but Hindus who made 40% of Bengal as part and parcel of an hypothetical Bengal nation. It is disdainful that Wolpert fails terribly in his pursuit and only makes himself and Jinnah look small. It makes a good reading material as part of a wider collection on this subject, but not as a sole source of information.


Freedom at Midnight
Freedom at Midnight
by Larry Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book on the subject, 21 Oct. 2009
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This book is not an all balanced reading material. If someone is looking for a launch pad into the innumerable books written on this subject ie the turmoil that lead to the partition of the subcontinent and the chaos that followed it, this is an excellent place to start. Being American and French, the authors seem to be pretty unbiased in their view on the leaders of the subcontinent. Nevertheless, there are rather silly mistakes they do in history which even a school kid from India or Pakistan would know. For example, Asoka was a Buddhist King born in a Jaina family and not an Hindu. The authors use this to emphasis that by using Asoka's wheel symbol on its flag India propelled itself as an Hindu nation. Also they use this point to say that Asoka was a warmonger, which is true but he gave up war and violence pretty early in his reign as Emperor of Mauryas and the wheel emblem itself was erected in honour of Buddha's ideas of peace and ahimsa. This is just but one example that the authors misinterpret history when they draw examples from beyond 1947/48. I am not quoting the other examples since I neither have the time to write an extensive review nor any reader on Amazon would have the time to read. In a nut shell, this is a good book to read as along as you are sure that you are not going to stop with this. This book is better titled "Freedom at midnight: Mountbatten's perspective". If a reader be interested in the other side of the story please read "Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India". Patrick French's book on this subject is said to be good too, but I have never read it so can't actually say much. It probably sold out this many copies oweing to its Jinnah bashing, making him look like a cold emotional person.
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