Books That Will Make Your Springs Blossom

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Much like movies, books are driven by mood. A beautiful weather can instigate a new kind of mood for reading. For example monsoon is the time when people usually prefer to read romantic novels and similarly winter is the time for autobiographies, travel books, fiction, etc. What about summers and springs? There is a transition of hotness in air and sweat in the spirits. Sports, outings, late night hangouts are.

Spring Reads: Books that give serious Wanderlust (Part 1)

India gets its first Book-Town this November

Spring is embracing us all and longing to travel is a corollary of this weather. The inevitable wanderlust is enthralling for the soul. Whether it is the echoing mountains or the southern meadows, the chirping sea waves or the Kerala backwaters, nature has in it abundance to display, a bliss for the eyes, a treat to the mind. Every traveller has his/her own perception of nature, beauty and thus the.

4 Books to Get you back to Reading Habit


Owing to modern lifestyle, career ambitions and busy routine, many of us have given up the habit of reading. So badly do we long to smell those pale yellow pages, crisp page turns and the dive into the stories? Have you noticed that some people still carry a book while travelling in local conveyances? How do they feel when they are lost in the book? Why do people carry books.

Must Read Books for Professional Success

If your hard work and sincerity at your work place aren’t making the efforts productive enough to get you noticed or bear fruits of success both personally and monetarily then certainly you need to review your approach. Working full time like a machine does not result into progress. Most people work for half the time yet grab the greater share of credit or success. One key reason to that of.

Winter Reads : Exciting winter reads part 2- The inner inspiration


Often we fail to realize that success is not only about money or power or anything that can be quantified, not felt. Al though it is undisputable that they do guarantee happiness, it might be an unnecessary and tougher a road to walk on. Not that tougher is no fun or should be avoided but what if the road less taken by is empty because no one walked by it.

Biographies and Autobiographies : Part 1 Remarkable Inspirations

Playing it my way by Sachin Tendulkar

Behind every success story lays a series of heartbreaking chapters. Times when these people should have given up, surrendered to the agony of the hour like most of us would do. Rather, they chose to fight, swirl in the Tornado of hardship and so where they reached is not merely luck by chance. We are about to welcome 2016 with all the promises, expectations and anticipation in our minds and.

Books of Author : Part 2 Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes

“I am not a psychopath; I am a high functioning sociopath”. When Benedict Cumberbatch, more popular known as Sherlock from the famous British TV series ‘Sherlock’ tells this to his partner Watson, all he meant to say is that he believes that key to be lively alive is to be more observant, more responsive and more volatile. His acumen is beyond perception to most of us. Even though he is.

Turning the odds : Part 3 Becoming a Sell out


As 2015 is about to get over, we will march into another year of our life with desires, ambitions, dreams, will and a promise to raise all bars of our capabilities and capacities. We are what we think we are and we shall be what we believe we can be. Every greatest soul on this earth was once a Nomad, a wanderer from both outside and inside but one day.

Books of Author : Part 1 Dan Brown

Dan Brown

A lot of us plan to read books by authors. We pick up an author and try to finish up either all of his/her work or most of it. This is mostly because we appreciate the writer’s style, their thinking, their perception towards Life and world and how differently they see what we see. As an example, if I were to pickup up mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle is the first.

Turning the odds: Part 2 Attaining Financial Freedom

Books on Financial Freedom

“If you are born poor, it’s not your Fault but if you die poor then it certainly is” You must have heard stories of ‘Rags to Riches’. In fact in most of the cases, the wealthiest of the people were dirt poor at the start of their career. While some slept on roadsides, some could barely manage to arrange a meal for the day, yet they all went on to.

WINTER READS : Exciting winter reads Part 1

Winter Reads

Winter is the Time of Love and you can easily smell Romance in the fog, infatuations in the mist and compassion in the little drops of dew. The season is of festivals, celebrations, making resolutions and vows, it’s the season of promises. As winter is about to penetrate our sheaths, here are some popular books that you should finish already to get into that feeling and experience the true beauty.

Turning the odds : Part 1 Enhancing Your Productivity

Yes You Can

Enhancing productivity is not an easy dine specially when you have job or running a business or in case most of your day is getting consumed in doing what you might not be liking or feel saturated with. It is therefore extremely important to pursue habits that keep your mind triggered with creativity so that you can stay productive at what you do. In this series of blogs, you will.

How to Win over English : 3 Books that can improve your English

Improve Your English

What is common between these Indians- Harsha Bhogle, Shashi Tharoor, karan Johar? Answer- They have an impeccable command over English. There are more than 10 million fresher every year who graduate for a Job, out which more that 7 million are engineers. While some manage to score a handsome pay, more than half of them have to compromise with a salary that is way below their dreams and desires. This.

Winter Reads : Make your winters professionally warm with these books

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Winter is that time of the year when most of our time is spent beneath the sheaths. Cosy blankets flavoured with coffees often tempt our lethargy to flutter every now and then. A book thus becomes the best productive activity one looks for. Whether in the balcony or in the parks when sunlight keeps us awake, we get time to read and enjoy our mind wandering through fictions, fantasies, real.

3 Books that Inspired Actor Will Smith

3 Books that Inspired Actor Will Smith

  The blockbuster actor of films such as Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith firmly believes that reading and running are the keys to life. In a 2014 interview, the actor was quoted as saying, ‘Read at least one book per month. That’s 12 books per year. You’ll see how much smarter you’ll become than the average population. And remember knowledge is only power if applied.’ There’s no.

7 books Salman Rushdie recommends you to read

7 books Salman Rushdie recommends you to read

  If Salman Rushdie hadn’t written any other novel except The Midnight’s Children, perhaps he’d still be one of my favourite authors. But thankfully, he did write over a dozen of them including the just released Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. Vogue recently came up with a list of books that topped the celebrated author’s reading list. If Rushdie is reading them, you should read too! 1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through.

10 books you will love if you’re a dog-lover

10 books every dog lover should read

  Image source “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings We’re a world of dogs and cat lovers. And why not, our canine companions don’t leave any stone unturned in making our lives joyful. If you love dogs, or know someone who does, these books are perfect for a lazy reading session. 1. The Curious Incident of the.

10 Books a Gulzar fan should read on his Birthday


  Image Source Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, was born on this day in 1934. One of the most coveted lyricists and poets in India today, Gulzar has also directed groundbreaking films such as Aandhi and Mausam. However, he stopped directing films a few years back to concentrate more on his books, the poet recently said in a television show. Gulzar has written some of the.

5 Great Books that Illustrate India’s Struggle for Independence

5 Great Books that Illustrate India's Struggle for Independence

  Image Source With Independence Day just round the corner, it’s time to look back on the Indian Independence struggle and salute all the people who helped us reach where we are today. These five books detail the events that led to India’s independence and the partition on August 15, 1947. 1. Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight is a testament to Indian history as it.

10 Books by Women that’ll appeal to the Feminist in you

10 Books by Women that'll appeal to the Feminist in you

  Feminism as a term is often over-rated, and is seen in extreme terms. However, feminism can be subtle too, and can just mean an awareness of women’s rights and roles in the society. Authors such as Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, and closer home Kamala Das and Ismat Chugtai are some of the great feminist icons in literature. Here are 10 books that’ll surely let the feminist in you breathe. 1. A.

5 books actor Aamir Khan loves to Read

5 books actor Aamir Khan loves to Read

   Image Source Veteran Bollywood actor and Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan is quite an avid reader in real life. “It’s a childhood habit with me. Reading is my big passion and my number one hobby. So when I come home, I pick up a book. I am always reading, even right now I am reading, and so I am constantly reading,” said the actor in an interview to the Film Street.

7 Books that reflect Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s unique vision for India

7 Books that reflect Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's unique vision for India

  Image Source: Cloudaffle Former Indian President Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture in Shillong. Dr. Kalam has authored more then 20 books on his vision for India and its youth, as well as several autobiographies. He was also fond of writing songs and poetry. Similar to his Vision 2020, which aimed at transforming India into a developed nation, Dr. Kalam was in the process of writing a.

5 Monsoon Classics You Should Read this Rainy Season

5 Monsoon Classics You Should Read this Rainy Season

  “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” - Bill Watterson. Rain comes not to spoil your plans, but with the promise  of a new romance, with a hint of nostalgia and to give you time to reflect on the little things in life. And what better than a book that helps you let go and appreciate the beauty of life. Here are.

5 Books that Inspired management author Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai

5 Books that Inspired management author Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai

  Management guru and the bestselling author of Corporate Chanakya, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai is the recipient of the Sardar Patel National award 2009 for his research on Chanakya and his principles. Dr. Pillai’s other influential books include Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership and Chanakya in You. Here are 5 Books that have influenced the author over time, as told to the Economic Times. 1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

5 Books author Paulo Coelho Recommends you to Read

5 Books author Paulo Coelho Recommends you to Read

  Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho is the author of several bestselling books including the famous The Alchemist. Bordering on philosophy and fiction, Coelho’s work has a power to influence the reader in a positive way and has inspired a devoted following around the world. In an interview to Barnes and Noble, the author revealed some of his favourite books. Here are five of them. 1. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran  Undoubtedly Gibran’s best.

5 business books Seth Godin thinks you should read

5 business books Seth Godin thinks you should read

  American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker Seth Godin is one of the greatest marketing gurus in the 21st century. The popular marketer has 18 bestsellers to his credit which have been published in 35 languages. His most popular books include Linchpin, The Dip and Purple Cow.  Here are five business books the author recommends everyone to read. 1. The Tom Peters Seminar by Tom Peters In The Tom Peters Seminar Peters.

5 Books Recommended by an IIT-JEE Topper

5 Books Recommended by an IIT-JEE Topper

  Hoping to crack IIT? Sarthak Mishra, ranked 93 in this year’s IIT-JEE exam, recommends these 5 books to students. 1. Concepts of Physics (Vol – 1) by H.C. Verma Dr HC Verma presents concepts in such through and clear manner that this book makes it a joy to read physics. Rent book 2. Concepts of Physics (Vol- 2) by H.C. Verma Concepts related to heat, charges, magnetism, electromagnetism, atomic theory, and theory.

Favourite Books of 5 Famous Entrepreneurs and World Leaders

Favourite Books of 5 Famous Entrepreneurs and World Leaders

    When it comes to being successful, there’s no set formula or process that one can adopt. However, one unifying trait that is seen in all business and political leaders across the world is that they all read a lot.  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is famously quoted as saying, “I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that.

6 Books on Yoga to read post International Yoga Day

6 Books on Yoga to read post International Yoga Day

    The ancient tradition of Yoga helps to relax the body and mind — easing the stresses and strains of our far-from-carefree lives. Originating in India centuries ago, Yoga is now a $30 billion industry in the West. With the observance of the first International Day of Yoga on June 21, the practice has attracted widespread attention In India and the world.  To help you continue the practice on the.

5 Salman Rushdie books and why you should Read them


  One of the most controversial and acclaimed authors of our time Sir Salman Rushdie turns 68 today. Most of Rushdie’s work is set on the Indian subcontinent and combines magical realism with historical fiction.  Rushdie’s second novel Midnight’s Children won the Booker Prize in 1981 and later went on to win the special Best of the Booker Prize. His fourth novel The Satanic Verses, which was shortlisted for the 1988.

10 Popular Novels that define Solitude and Self-discovery

Being Solitary Isn't All that Bad|10 Famous Novels that Define Solitude

    “Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away, “ writes Rainer Maria Rilke in his essential guide to young artists Letters to a Young Poet. We usually deem a person sitting alone as lonely or an introvert. But little do we know that being able to spend time alone and.

7 Books that take you through the Mystic World of Sufism

7 Books that take you through the Mystic World of Sufism

  Sufism is a notoriously difficult term to define, as it means different things to different people. Yet, at its heart Sufism is the belief that deep intuition is the only real guide to knowledge. Persian Sufi poets such as Rumi and Hafiz have given us some of the greatest love poems ever written. Sufi or not, these books are for everyone to enjoy. 1. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif.

5 Indian Titles we’re looking forward to Reading this Summer

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  These recently released or soon-to-be-released books by reputed Indian writers are some of the most anticipated publications of 2015 and just what you need to read this summer. 1. Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh‘s final volume of the Ibis Trilogy, Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China’s devastating defeat, to Britain’s seizure.

7 Books Bill Gates thinks you should Read this Summer

7 Books Bill Gates thinks you should Read this Summer

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ love for books is well-known to all of us. This year, he’s recommended 7 books from his summer reading list on his blog. ‘This year I tried to pick a few more things that are on the lighter side. Each of these books made me think or laugh or, in some cases, do both,’ said the billionaire and business magnate.  These are the 7.

5 Compelling Memoirs from Women Writers Around the World

5 Compelling Memoirs from Women Writers Around the World

  1. My Story by Kamala Das First published in Malayalam in 1973, My Story, Kamala Das’s sensational autobiography, shocked readers with its total disregard for mindless conventions and its fearless articulation of a subject still considered taboo. Depicting the author’s intensely personal experiences in her passage to womanhood and shedding light on the hypocrisies that informed traditional society, this memoir was far ahead of its time and is now.

6 Books that are Perfect to Read on a Hot Summer Holiday

6 Books that are Perfect to Read on a Hot Summer Holiday

  For those long hot lazy days of summer, a cool drink in one hand and an engaging read in another is just what you need. Whether you’re travelling on a summer holiday or lazing around at home, these books will keep you good company. 1. Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez   A treasure trove for summer holidays by the Nobel Prize winning author of One.

5 Uplifting Books to Read for a Happier Week Ahead

5 Uplifting Books to Read for a Happier Week Ahead

  Here are five books you should read when going through difficult times or feeling de-motivated. Widely read for decades now, these classic inspirational books are sure to uplift your mood and spirits. 1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull is about a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food and decides he will learn to fly. He puts his passion into the pursuit of flying.

10 Books that’ll show you a Delhi you’ve never seen before

10 Books that'll show you a Delhi you've never seen before

  India’s buzzing capital city is a place of rich history and tradition, of modernity and turmoil. Its centuries old history is made by people who were born there and by people who made Delhi their home. There are many great books written about the city’s tumultuous past and the ever changing present. We’ve put together 10 books that are a careful mix of city’s past and present. From the.

10 Sahitya Akademi awarded novels to add to your Reading List

10 Sahitya Akademi awarded novels to add to your Reading List

  Sahitya Akademi Award is the highest literary award in our country. Since 1955, the Sahitya Akademi-India’s National Academy of Letters-awards writers and their works, for their outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Indian literature in each of the official languages of India. Below are 10 of the books that have been awarded in the English language. Not only are these books a testimony to Indian culture but also to the.

Metro Reads: 10 Great Books Set in Modern Day Mumbai

Metro Reads: 10 of the Greatest Books Set in Modern Day Mumbai

  “In this city, every deserted street corner conceals a crowd. It appears in a minute when something disrupts the way in which the world is supposed to work. It can disappear almost as instantaneously.” ― Jerry Pinto Here are 10 books that truly define Mumbai and every aspect about this city of dreams. 1. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie The winner of Booker of Bookers, Salman Rushdie‘s quintessential magic realism.

6 Books All 20-Somethings Should Read to Get Over Quarter-Life Crisis

6 Books All 20-Somethings Should Read to Get Over Quarter-Life Crisis

  20s is a time when most of us find our minds cluttered by a 100 things. Relationships, careers, friends, sexuality, and the general restlessness of growing up. There are things that we’ve figured out and there are some we still wonder about. In all this confusion, books are what stand by you, and can offer invaluable advice to get you through the 20s crisis. 1. The Namesake by Jhumpa.

6 Modern Books that could Transform your Life and Work

6 Modern Books that could Transform your Life and Work

  1. Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job by Dennis W. Bakke This is not your everyday leadership book about how to survive in the corporate jungle. In Joy At Work, Bakke describes how he empowered people to use their God-given talents free of needles bureaucracy, obliterated management, eliminated job descriptions, and pushed decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. These principles extend beyond the walls of.

5 Books Cricket Fans Should Read this World Cup Season

5 Books Cricket Fans Should Read this World Cup Season

  1. If Cricket is Religion, Sachin is God by Vijay Santhanam If Cricket is Religion, Sachin is God is for the fan and the analyst, by two writers who consider themselves fans and analysts in equal measure. It follows the career of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, demi-god and cricketer – his rise, his peak, his dark phase, and his resurrection.  2. Not Quite Cricket: The Explosive Story of How Bookmakers Influence the.

50 of the Most Translated Books Across the World

50 of the Most translated Books Across the World

  To celebrate World Book Day, 7Brands Inc. has created an infographic called “The World’s Most Translated Books,” which lists the 50 most translated books and how many times they have been translated. Below are some of the most translated books. 1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince is a classic tale of an airman’s discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet – the.

3 Great Books That’ll Make You Want to Travel

3 Great Books That'll Make You Want to Travel

  Three books that’ll make you want to leave the comfort of your bed, pack your bags and embark on a solo trip. 1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho’s most famous novel The Alchemist is about an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago, who travels to Egypt on a quest to find treasure and new experiences. On his journey through the blistering Sahara desert, Santiago encounters kings, love, and finally.

10 Insightful Novels by Indian Women Everyone Must Read

10 Insightful Novels by Indian Women Everyone Must Read

  We’re still in the Women’s day mood! Female writing in India has always been powerful and groundbreaking. Authors like Kamala Das and Ismat Chughtai were well ahead of their times and the early ones to break societal conventions and taboos. We’ve made a list of 10 outstanding pieces of literature by these very thoughtful women. The list is definitely not exhaustive and is not sequenced in the order of merit. 1..

10 Books to Make you Smile this Women’s Day

10 Books to Make you Smile this Women's Day

  In a time of turbulent debates over women’s safety and women empowerment, we often forget to take life lightly, and most essentially, to flash that million dollar smile. This Women’s Day, let us all pledge to smile more often despite what goes around. Here are 10 books that’ll help you do so.  1. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding Bridget Jones’ Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle.

5 Must-Read Books for Startup Entrepreneurs

5 Must-Read Books for Startup Entrepreneurs

  Planning to launch a startup, or joining one? Here are the books you should read. 1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz Horowitz does an exceptional job of telling us what it means to be a leader, and the frighteningly unpleasant decisions one has to make as CEO of a business — whether it’s a five-person startup or a public tech company. The Hard Thing About Hard.

Spring Reading List: A Quick dose of Romance, Nostalgia and Beautiful Prose


  Books with the right amount of romance and nostalgia, leaving room for surprise and sometimes thoughtful introspection. From my own reading experience, I find these five books just right for a spring afternoon or a holiday. 1. While the Women Are Sleeping by Javier Marias | Fiction The strange, haunting tales of Javier Marias come as a welcome indulgence on a rather dull day.   The stories in While the Women.

5 Essential Books About Success Every Entrepreneur Should Read

5 Essential Books About Success Every Entrepreneur Should Read

  There are dozens of business books coming up every month. But how to find out if the book is worth your time? Here are 5 great books on business success from a list compiled by Business Insider that are definitely worth your time and will help you become a better entrepreneur. 1. The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman “The World is Flat” is the most timely and essential update.

3 Classic John Steinbeck Books Everyone Should Read

3 Classic John Steinbeck Books Everyone Should Read

  John Steinbeck was an American novelist whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, portrayed the plight of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Seventeen of his works went on to become Hollywood films. 1. Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men is the tragic story of the complex bond between two migrant laborers in Central California. They are George Milton.

5 Modern Business Books to Read Right Now

5 Modern Business Books to Read Right Now

  Reading the books written by great people, rubs off their greatness on you, says author Robin Sharma. These 5 modern business books pack a lot of sense for today’s entrepreneur and leader. 1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell This book by Malcolm Gladwell can be called a beautifully written thesis on success and what surrounds it. Released in 2008, Outliers looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software.

Think Like a CEO: The Steve Jobs Reading List

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  Had he lived, Tuesday would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. The late Apple co-founder was famous not only for the Macintosh computer, iPod and iPhone but also for his eloquent musings on everything from LSD to entrepreneurship.  Jobs’ lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. Through a lifetime of reading, he arrived at a unique perspective, as reviewed in Walter Isaacson’s biography. Few months back Financial.

Recommended Reading: What Young Business Leaders Should Read


  Deep, broad reading habits are often a defining characteristic of great leaders and can catalyze insight, innovation, empathy, and personal effectiveness. History is littered not only with great leaders who were avid readers and writers (remember, Winston Churchill won his Nobel prize in Literature, not Peace), but with business leaders who believed that deep, broad reading cultivated in them the knowledge, habits, and talents to improve their organizations. According.

7 Sidney Sheldon Books You Should Read Right Now


  Sidney Sheldon is the mega-selling international author of suspense, thriller and crime novels. He features in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most translated author. He is also a highly acclaimed, award-winning scriptwriter for stage, film and television. Here are 7 of his most popular titles. 1. If Tomorrow Comes If Tomorrow Comes is a mafia conspiracy and one woman against the world. Tracy Whitey is on top.

10 Books You Should Reread Now that You’re Older

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  The world around you changes as you grow older and so do the books you read. Some classics have a unique way of changing over the years. In a way, they grow with you. Here are 10 such books, often read in the early years of life, that offer a fresh perspective as you reread them later.     1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby is.

10 Books Every Woman Should Read

books women should read

  Assuming that you’ve already read classics such as ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’, here are 10 books that celebrate what it is to be a woman. 1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel Jane Eyre continues to engage and provoke readers. Orphaned into.

6 Modern Books to Read on Indian Mythology

Indian Mythology

    Here are six essential retellings from Indian Mythology that will help you understand how these myths have shaped the Indian thought for centuries. 1. Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana. It is significant that the only character in Hindu mythology, a king at that, to be given the title of ekam-patni-vrata, devoted to a single wife, is associated with the.

11 Books to Read on Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

  13th September is the official Roald Dahl Day! To celebrate the birthday of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller and 50 years of his classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of his greatest books.   1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an incredible 50 years old! The famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing.

10 Little Books to Read on a Long Journey

books to read on a long journey

  The world is a book, they say. We bring you a list of great books that you can finish on one train, flight or car journey. Books that will stay with you for a long time and make your journey unforgettable.    1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri In this collection of short stories, Jhumpa Lahiri describes the lives of various Indians and Indian-Americans, from tales of illicit affairs.

5 Must-Read Books about Sisters

Books about Sisters

  There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you. Here are five great books that celebrate the love of sisters. 1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women tells the story of picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war. 2. Pride and.

10 Agatha Christie Novels to Die For

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  Agatha Christie was the greatest exponent of the classical detective story. Her unique literary talents have crossed every boundary of age, race, class, geography and education. While she refined the template for a fictional form, the reading of her books became an international pastime. One of the most successful crime novelists and playwrights of the 20th century, her lifelong shyness led Christie to the literary world where she conjured.

6 Books all Animal-Lovers should Read


  For all the animal-lovers out there! Here’s a list of 6 classic bestsellers that will make you cuddle up and fall in love with your pets all over again. 1. The Jungle book by Rudyard Kipling The Jungle book. Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of.

5 Great books to Read this Week

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  It’s a season of mystery, thrillers and short fiction. Here are the much talked about releases of the year that we’re reading this week!  1. Adultery by Paulo Coelho Adultery, written by one of the most revered authors of the world, Paulo Coelho, is a story of a woman who is faced with an inevitable, life-altering choice when she chooses to break the monotony of her life. Linda is in her.

9 Great books to Gift Someone


  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin.

10 must-read books on Indian History

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    The comprehensive reading list for this Independence Day! 1. The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru Written over five months when Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar Fort, The Discovery of India has acquired the status of a classic since it was first published in 1946. Analysing texts like the Vedas and the Arthashastra, and personalities like the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru brings alive an ancient culture.

6 Great Books to Read before they Hit the Theatres this Year


  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry     What’s it about: Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it’s time.

Most Popular Booker Prize winning titles

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  The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade. In contrast to literary prizes in the United.

14 Children’s Books that make you want to Go Back in Time

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1. Alice in Wonderland & Through The Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll     Alice was just an ordinary girl – imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary. After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious Queen. It is a world where anything can happen;.

Tales that Inspire: Essential Biographies of Sportsmen

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  1. Sachin: Cricketer of the Century by Vimal Kumar Part of India’s World Cup-winning squad and the team that took India to its no. 1 Test ranking, Sachin Tendulkar has blazed his way through the cricketing world for more than two decades, tearing through matches and records alike. The highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs in the history of the game, he has also reached what is a truly fabulous.

5 Great Books to Travel with this Weekend

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  Holidays may be nearing their end, but a weekend trip can always be squeezed in. Here are five wonderful books that will make you travel the world like you never have.  1. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara  The film tie-in edition of the established modern classic The Motorcycle Diaries. In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on ‘La Poderosa’, the Powerful.

5 Essential Books from the Neighbourhood

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  Highly acclaimed titles from noted authors across the Indian subcontinent, which offer glimpses into varied worlds, through their lives, wars, relationships and love. 1. Palpasa Cafe by Narayan Wagle Felicitated by Madan Purashkar in the year 2005, Palpasa Cafe, a novel by Narayan Wagle, is one stop for readers of all kinds and ages. The editor of Kantipur Daily, Wagle’s novel is set during the 10-year-long Maoists insurgency in Nepal. The novel is.

15 Great Crime Novels of All Time

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  1. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carré In the  classic The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, John le Carré’s third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in.

12 books that will give you a Book Hangover


  With the end of a book comes the end of your world… and you are left with a crippling book hangover.  A book hangover is that feeling that you get once you finish reading a great book. A book that has lead you through an emotional roller coaster ride or, has challenged you or the way you think. The next 24 hours after this amazing experience you are obsessive.

10 Books to Read when you are Mighty Stressed

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  A cocktail and a trip are not the only ways of beating stress. Reading books is an equally good way of de-stressing in your everyday life. Okay, I get it, you don’t have time to read. And maybe you don’t even know what to read. Trust me, take out an hour or a half everyday and read a book which introduces you to a charming reality, a funny reality or.

10 Young Adult Fiction authors from India


  In 2004, a little book about 3 IITians took the country by storm. The book was Five Point Someone and the young author Chetan Bhagat became an overnight sensation; almost immediately creating a huge market for young adult fiction in India which even forced the big publishing houses to shed their cloak of elitism and churn out mass market fiction. Hundreds of young adult titles by hundreds of first-time authors have hit.

10 Incredibly Short Books you could Read Over Lunch


  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story - Richard Bach , Russell Munson Jonathan Livingston Seagull, first published in 1970, is a short novel about a seagull named Jonathan Livingston. The first part of the book shows that unlike other birds, Jonathan is bored of just fighting for food. He wishes to learn all there is to flying, and manages to dive at a speed of two hundred miles per hour. He.

10 Great Books set in Modern India


  I could name 50 of them, but just to make it short and crisp, here’s a list of 10 great novels set in modern-day India, that will give you an insight into the Indian society and way of life through the years. 1. Shantaram -  Gregory David Roberts   Shantaram is a novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay.

11 must-read books on Business and Management


  There’s never a dearth of new books about how to be more effective in business. Most of them are forgettable, but here are some that changed the way we think about management — from the iconic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” to quick reads like “Who moved my Cheese?”. 1. How to Win Friends and Influence People One of the top-selling books of all time, “How to Win Friends &.

10 books to read before you turn 30


  Here is a list of 10 brilliant literary masterpieces that can change the way you think. The sooner you read them, the better. How many have you read? 1. To kill a mockingbird  ‘Shoot all the Blue-jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.’ Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of.

But I hate books!


So you hate books? And it seems impossible to read those 200 pages just to know a story when you could simply watch a movie? Well, you might just have a change of heart! Here are 10 recommendations for non-readers to start with. Pick one and we’re sure you won’t be able to put it down. 1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Sure you have seen the movies. But the.

10 books you might have missed in 2013


1. The Accidental Apprentice – Vikas Swarup From the author of the book behind the blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire, The Accidental Apprentice is a brilliant novel about life changing in an instant. Sapna Sinha works in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She hates her job, but she is ambitious and determined to succeed, and she knows without the money she brings in, her family won’t be able to survive. Little does she know.

10 books on Indian politics every thinking Indian must read


Here are books that trace the history and present of the Indian Democracy. Insightful reads for a thinking Indian. 1.  The Discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru The Discovery of India was written by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942-1946. In this book, Nehru tries to study the history of India starting from the Indus Valley Civilization, and then covers the country’s history from the arrival of.

10 books by Indian authors everyone must read

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Here are some gems of Indian literature carefully crafted by their authors over the years. How many of these have you read? 1. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth A Suitable Boy is set in post-independence, post-partition India. The novel follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months as a mother searches for a suitable boy to marry her daughter. 2. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie Midnight’s.

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