Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms, Edited By: James Broberg, Andrzej Goscinski, Rajkumar Buyya

(Wiley, Rs. 549)

All you wanted to know about state-of-the-art cloud computing technologies and applications is found in this tome. The book also aims at identifying potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation of a global market-place of cloud computing services, supporting scientific, industrial, business and consumer applications. Adding value to the book are chapters written by experts with plenty of case studies to fall back on.

Some of the other topics covered in this academic outing are virtual machines provisioning and migration services, more info on managing virtual machines for cloud infrastructures, enhancing cloud computing environments using a cluster as a service, workflow engine for clouds, understanding its scientific applications and some of the best practices in architecting cloud applications in the AWS Cloud.

Lady, You’re Not a Man!: The Adventures of a Woman at Work, Apurva Purohit

(Rupa, Rs. 195)

Balancing a high-powered career and family, without making too many compromises, is something women seem to be adept at. It is daunting, even overwhelming sometimes, as she has to deal with deadlines and difficult bosses even as she tries to handle recalcitrant children, lazy husbands and difficult in-laws.

In this book, Apurva Purohit, CEO of Radio City 91.1 FM, tells us how women accept, adapt and achieve success and make their way to the highest rungs in every arena, through real-life stories and funny anecdotes.

Warm and witty, Purohit offers tips on a multitude of topics and shows how training husbands is similar to training interns, and how dealing with household crises needs the same patience and perseverance as combating office emergencies.

A must-read for every woman on the quest for work-home balance and determined to succeed in her career.

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell

(Penguin, Rs. 399)

Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they be so far out of the ordinary?

In this provocative book, Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, and software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it is as much about where we come from and what we do, to who we are; no one, not even a genius, can ever make it alone.