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Reader's Digest

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Highlights of Reader’s Digest December 2018, issue:

It’s the end of the year and we are abandoning rationalism for once to believe in miracles—this is the season after all! This Christmas, we bring to you stories—these gifts—of wonder, faith and eternal life that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a rush of warmth to your heart.

This spirit of wonder and oneness is echoed in the other specials in this issue: ‘The Fine Art of Gifting’ offers a helpful primer on giving the perfect present; ‘A Hearty Feast’ celebrates the tradition of dining together and forming bonds that last a lifetime; travel pointers for a very Christmassy vacation; tips to save you from embarrassing party fouls as ‘’Tis the Season of Social Disasters’; and ‘The Christmas Guitar’, a yuletide gift that unwraps long-lost memories.

That’s not all. The December issue is packed with stories that are humorous, heartwarming and of course full of hope. Don’t miss out on how C. Y. Gopinath ticked off one-fourth of The Beatles, George Harrison and got into a Martin Scorsese movie years later; the Ramsay brothers’ favourite villain who is actually a soft-spoken gentleman; the story of a Second World War veteran who had nothing but his big dreams, which birthed the SOS villages worldwide; and a Major’s journey round the world with one good leg, made possible only through his mad ambition and determination.

Also featured: Twinkle Khanna’s memories of her mother dearest; a breakdown of the harmful effects of air pollution by Dr (Prof) Arvind Kumar; classical musician Ayaan Ali’s first job; and peek into writer Amitabha Bagchi’s bilingual bookshelf.

Highlights of Reader’s Digest February 2016, issue: Happiness Begins with Humour Of Love and Money It’s February and while the world celebrates love (we do too), we also know it’s still the beginning of the year and we’re all still hanging on to our resolutions. It’s the best time to make a sound financial plan, rather than scrambling at the end of the year to put together investments. But since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, our cover story lays down the basics and helps you build on these. But because money can’t buy everything, we have a heart-warming tale of what our loved ones really want from us. In our other special stories: Shafqat Amanat Ali on what he’d do if he ruled the world, an interview with Michael Caine, how to get lucky, and whether the new black money law really will work. Plus, a look into The Making of a Jihadist and why a healthy young man did what he did. There’s also something for us to sleep over: a special report on sleep, how we, in India, are not getting enough of it, and how we can get our full eight hours. Travel down Australia’s Great Ocean Road, and round it off with a story of a film-maker who has lived well beyond his years, with the support and love of his family. Yes, love does make the world go around. So don’t miss our Valentine’s Day special: To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This...