Description : He knows everything about her, right from her favourite books to her favourite bra. She knows everything about him, right from his favourite soccer club to his favourite x rated websites. He will complete her English homework, even at three in the night. She will arrange an Armani suit for him, even if it calls for flirting with ugly guys. He has her picture in his wallet.She has his number on speedial. They talk to each other all the time.They talk about each other when they don't talk to each other. They discuss everything from periods to playstation. They have tasted alcohol and then thrown up...together. They have bunked countless tuitions... together. They can't live without each other. YET They don't love each other. They are JUST FRIENDS...
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Description : 'Africa: Making Its Move' explores some of the obstacles facing sub-Saharan Africa as it attempts to capitalize on changes that offer fresh opportunities for growth and poverty reduction. The lead article describes the changes and suggests how Africa can build on them to progress further. Other articles focus on the aid situation, financial sector development, trade, the business environment, and political and policy reform on the continent. 'Country Focus' examines the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, and two guest contributors look at how the international community can help the most fragile states and how oil-producing countries can manage windfall revenues. 'People in Economics' profiles the European Central Bank's first chief economist, Otmar Issing; 'Picture This' examines the global housing slowdown; and 'Back to Basics,' explains current account deficits. Another article discusses the realities of health financing.
Description : Should I smile because we are friends or cry because we are just friends? Blessed with the gift of the gab, Apurv manages to charm everyone in his company. Like most teenage boys, he longs for a girlfriend but hasn't found one yet. In another part of town, beautiful and popular Amyra leads a flawless life. All the boys desire her and all the girls want to be her best friend. A chance encounter with Amyra in the college canteen makes Apurv fall head over heels for her. But it isn't long before he realizes that she is not interested in him, at least not in the way he wants her to be. Can Apurv get Amyra to change her mind before it's too late, or will he be friend-zoned forever?
Description : On a warm September night in 2002, former acquaintances Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis reconnected at a mixer for new students at Harvard Business School. Alexis had just ended a four-year run at eBay during the dotcom boom and bust. Alexandra had just spent three years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Now they were entering the country’s top training ground for future titans of Wall Street and the Fortune 500. Little did either suspect that five years later, they’d become famous not in finance or consulting or corporate management, but at the bleeding-edge intersection of fashion and technology. Gilt Groupe – launched by Alexis, Alexandra, and three colleagues in 2007 – is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years, with a valuation of more than $1 billion. And it all began with one bold idea: to bring sample sales online and change the way millions shop. As Alexis and Alexandra write about the day Gilt.com went live: “We had created a website that could potentially change the rules of retail, for both shoppers and brands. If shopping was traditionally a slow, leisurely activity that might consume an entire day, it would now be competitive, addictive, urgent, thrilling—a rush delivered at the same time each day. Shopping would become not just easier, but so much fun.” But turning that vision into reality wasn’t easy. Designers had long controlled their own sample sales by staging them in anonymous, makeshift locations and strictly limiting invitations. Those lucky enough to hear about a Marc Jacobs or Hermès sample sale would drop everything and run for dramatic, fleeting bargains. Why should elite brands support a new startup trying to replicate the experience online? And even if brands like Valentino, Christian Louboutin, and Zac Posen got on board, would shoppers embrace such a website? Would the kind of people who love high-end fashion really visit a new online sale each day? Was “accessible luxury” a breakthrough idea or an absurd oxymoron? Alexis and Alexandra share their perspective in this dramatic story of Gilt’s birth, rise, and evolution. They show how they juggled the conflicting needs of their suppliers, engineers, marketers, and potential investors. They explain how they blended their individual strengths and weaknesses and managed their rapidly growing team. They cover the growing pains of expanding into new categories like housewares, travel, and menswear. And they take us through the darkest moments of the recession when Gilt might easily have died. As you’ll learn from the true story of Gilt, anything is possible for those with the creativity to recognize a new opportunity and the perseverance to make it real.
Description : Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation is the musthave resource for occupational therapists, occupational scientists,students and researchers. The book begins with a comprehensivereview of the current literature and the knowledge generated todate. Reasons for the field's limited impact are proposed,including its focus on individuals rather than groups andcommunities, its psychological view of occupation, and its narrowfocus on socially approved occupations. Global realities such aspoverty, anti-social behaviour and ageing populations are discussedand implications for action are considered. The second section of the books comprises a series of chapters thataddress the philosophical, theoretical and scientific bases thatunderpin and inform everyday decision making in occupationaltherapy practice. This is followed by a section on methodologicaland structural considerations. The concluding chapter offers acritical reflection on methods, strategies, values andrelationships for the future, to achieve a relevant science thatmakes a difference to current occupational realities. Written by aninternationally renowned team of contributors, this book offers atruly comprehensive critique of the field. Features • Internationally renowned Editors and contributors • First comprehensive text on occupational science • Fully up to date with the latest thinking andresearch • Links theory to practice
Description : Why don't we feel the moment when we fall in love but always remember when it ends? Akash is young, single and conservative with a preference for girls with brains than in miniskirts. One day, he runs into free-spirited Aleesha at a local discotheque. A mass-media student, Aleesha is a pampered brat, the only child of her parents who dote on her. This brief meeting leads them to exchange their BlackBerry PINs and they begin chatting regularly. As BlackBerry plays cupid, they fall in love. When they hit a rough patch in their life, Aditya, Akash's close pal, guides them through it. But just when they are about to take their relationship to the next level, a sudden misfortune strikes. Can Aditya bring Akash's derailed life back on track? It Started with a Friend Request is a true story which will make you believe in love like never before.
Description : Just friends. We're just friends. No, really. She's just my best friend... Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we "hated" each other. We've been there for one another through first kisses, first "times," and we've been each other's constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other...) Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we've never crossed the line. Never thought about it. Never wanted to. Until one night changed everything. At least, it should've ... Just friends. We're just friends. I'm only saying this until I figure out if she's still "just" my best friend...