Read more about the article Gods of the Gods: Dimensions Book Three by Abhishek 
Gods of the Gods: Dimensions Book Three by Abhishek 

Gods of the Gods: Dimensions Book Three by Abhishek 

Gods of the Gods: Dimensions Book Three by Abhishek merges science fiction with views of a dystopian future, held together by a refreshed take on what is good and evil.

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Chemical Khichdi- How I hacked my Mental Health by Aparna Piramal Raje

A memoir that talks about the author’s lived experience with the bipolar condition, Chemical Khichidi is in part a self-help guide, and a very personal narrative about the nuances of living with a mental health condition.

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Significant saints and the values they stand for

AdiDev Press brings three board books for toddlers that introduce significant saints and the values they stand for in a simply, aesthetic and accessible manner.

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Kashmir! Kashmir! by Deepa Agarwal

Kashmir! Kashmir! by Deepa Agarwal is a collection of short stories for children and young adults, proving a fresh perspective on life in the valley.

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Masala and Murder by Patrick Lyons

Masala and Murder by Patrick Lyons begins in Australia with the supposedly natural death of an upcoming Bollywood starlet. Will investigator Samson Ryder get to the bottom of it all?

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My Sunday with Deedu and Daadu by Meena Raghunathan and Harini MS

My Sunday with Deedu and Daadu by Meena Raghunathan and Harini MS mixes photography and art with a simple tale that any young child would identify with and relate to- visiting grandparents. The story describes a day well-spent in the comfort of their home.

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The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura

Natsuko Imamura’s novel, The Woman in the Purple Skirt draws the reader in slowly but pervasively into the mindscape of the narrator, the woman in the yellow cardigan.

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Ganga’s Choice and Other Stories by Vaasanthi

Ganga’s Choice and Other Stories is a rare insight into the nuances of human behaviour, particularly when people are caught at crossroads, in sensitive ambiguous situations.

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The life changing magic of nutrition

How not to Die urges the reader to view lifestyle and diet as a path overcome the diseases and conditions that steal away our health, wellbeing and even our lives.

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MinMini Reads: Manolita by Sara Rajan

What would you do if you chanced to meet a sea creature in a human form? Rub your eyes in disbelief and make a run for it? Or, stay back to know more?

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MinMini Reads- The Best Idea of All by Varsha Seshan

Young sisters Antara and Tarini with the help of their friend Salma have the best idea up their sleeves, to celebrate Holi in a unique way. All are invited to be a part of it!

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While the Birds Still Sing, A Life in Nature by Ruskin Bond

While the Birds Still Sing, A Life in Nature by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond celebrates the beauty and serenity of nature in While the Birds Still Sing, an exquisitely illustrated and sublime offering.

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MinMini Reads: Paati Goes Viral by Prabhu Viswanathan

Meet Paati, social media’s most recent intrepid friendly sensation. So what if she is 73 years-old grandma who has taken the internet world by storm with her travel quest? Being viral is the new ‘in thing’.

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Nida Finds a Way by Samina Mishra

Find out how Nida finds a way as she excitedly attempts new experiences and learnings in Samina Mishra's heartwarming story.

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Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef by Vibha Batra

Come bite into Pinkoo Shergill’s scrumptious heavenly bakes, rooting for him as he participates in the biggest competition of his young life!

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Smash It, Butterfingers by Khyrunnisa A

Look out! Here comes Amar ‘Butterfingers’. Let’s meet Green Park’s unlikely hero known for being klutzily!

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The White Umbrella by Brian Sewell

The White Umbrella is a beautifully illustrated book that takes the reader on an adventurous journey through its humorous lead characters- a young donkey and an old English gentleman.

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Mapping Love by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Mapping Love is a novel that explores grief and loss, and how sometimes revisiting the past can lead to a change of perspective for the future.

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A Musical Road Trip by Shyama Panikkar

A picture book that takes you on ‘A Musical Road Trip’ where you discover the surprising origins of the foundations of Indian classical music!

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The Murder Mystery edit

Who does not love a classic murder mystery? Some suggestions to add to your list of thriller murder mysteries to read!

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Jamlo Walks by Samina Mishra

Corona kills, but bhai, so does hunger…Jamlo Walks is a touching picture book about how the lockdown impacted migrant workers.

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Mirror Mirror By Andaleeb Wajid

Mirror Mirror is coming of age touching story of young Ananya’s inner battles in accepting and believing in herself with confidence.

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Slithering into the exciting world of snakes

It’s not often that you find a child who loves snakes. But, maybe Vatsala can convince you about the allure of these magnificent reptiles.

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Loss by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Is it possible to write poetically about loss through death? It is possible to chronicle in words what it means to lose someone you love? A poignant and soul-stirring exploration of the nuances of loss…

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Diving into the Self-Love Journal by Switch Research

Switch Research creates easily accessible and evidence-based mental health resources for individuals for self-improvement. We dive into the self-love journal, (which is available as a hardcopy as well as an E-copy). The journal dips into the benefits of journaling for self-awareness. Excerpts from our conversation and converse with Ian Wilson, co-founder of Switch Research to know more.

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Touched to The Core with “Unfinished – A Memoir” by Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Unfinished is the true mirror of Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ life, adventures, achievements, challenges, and mementoes. It is a must read for every girl who wants to achieve extraordinary goals and transform into a dazzling star just like her!

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A BIG SPLASH by Nivedha Ganesh

Dive into the inspiring story of Dhivya, the young swimming champ from the cotton fields who competes at the Paralympics with determination and faith.

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Clock in the Jungle by Ketki Pandit

This delightful picture book merges rhyme and art as it takes us right into the heart of the mountain forests to witness the clock in the jungle.

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The Snail with the Right Heart by Maria Popova

A gorgeously illustrated picture book by Maria Popova combines art, science and emotion to tell a fascinating tale dating back to creation.

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Still Life by Anoushka Khan

This experimental picture book for adults draws from the graphic novel form and leads the reader into an exploration of the inner world of the protagonist.

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Me Time: My Quarantine Journal

Kosha Bathia’s innovative Quarantine Journal is just the right way of chronicling 2020- the most bizarre and unforgettable year in our collective consciousness…..

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No Nonsense Nandhini by Aparna Karthikeyan

No Nonsense Nandhini is an inspiring story of resilience. Nandhini, a remarkable young widow with two children takes up the mantle of growing and caring for her fragrant sampangi flower and vegetable farm despite the many adversities that come her way.

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2062: The World That AI Made by Toby Walsh

What would a disruptive future shaped by AI look like? Toby Walsh examines this question in 2062: The World That AI Made.

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Kamala Harris: Welcoming a brave new world?

These books on Kamala Harris are written especially for young readers. Take the inspirational journey through her backstory and the nuances of what it took for the daughter of immigrants, to make it to this seat of power.

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Raagam Taanam Pallavi, A Lalli Mystery by Kalpana Swaminathan

A Lalli mystery is always worth your precious time. The detective tackles another case heads-on in Raagam Taanam Pallavi. Only this time, she fears she may be the murderer…

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‘The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street’ by Nandita da Cunha

‘The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street’ by Nandita da Cunha and published by Kalpavriksh is a vibrant picture book about young Zara who lives at Sunderbaag Street. She is alone, bored…

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How to Be a Writer by Ruskin Bond

In his trademark style filled with humour and peppered with examples from his life, Ruskin Bond tells young readers about the enticing world of writing.

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Must-have bookish accessories from Books etc

When the bookish spirit infuses simple everyday objects, we can look forward to living a bookish lifestyle quite literally! We look at Books etc for some inspiration…

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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Which are the six morning habits that will transform your life forever? The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod leaves you with some food for thought.

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The Grand Chapati Contest by Asha Nehemiah

It would take a Grand Chapati Contest to find someone worthy of the title of the Chief Chapati Cook of the palace! A fun read for beginning readers.

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Lost and Found in a Mumbai Koliwada by Vinitha and Kripa

The kolis are the original inhabitants of Mumbai. Traditionally, they were the fisherfolk. They story entwines that of the city itself. Take a peek in a Mumbai koliwada….

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White Bird by R.J. Palacio, a beautifully hopeful story!

“Those were dark times, yes….but what stayed with me the most is not the darkness but the light. That is what I have held on to all these years and that is the story I want to share with you now”.

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Fall Again, Rise Again by Sandeep Aggarwal

Candid and honest, this memoir has some deep insights about life and business, acknowledging that failure is a part of ultimate success!

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Just like Papa by Nandita da Cunha

How can parents gently lead their kids to discover themselves as unique individuals, not necessarily clones of their parents! Just like papa by Nandita da Cunha takes on this poignant theme.

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Turmeric Nation- A Passage Through India’s Tastes by Shylashri Shankar presents the reader with some deep food for thought.

Trying to comment on our rich cuisine and the diversity that goes back so many years and spans thousands of cultural traditions, is a herculean task. But, Turmeric Nation concocts a fine experience for the reader to relish.

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Begum, Badshah aur Baagwani by Geeta Dharmarajan

Who is the boss of gardening at home? Read this fun humorous tale from a child’s viewpoint as she silently observes her parents challenging each other! An enriching read from Katha Publishers.

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A Heart to Heart on the Adoption Process in India

A comprehensive guide on the adoption process in India and the myriad emotions it evokes, Kalyani Sardesai’s Child of My Heart is straight from the heart.

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Be Careful Bappa by Vinitha and Kripa looks at Mumbai through the prism of Ganesh Utsav

The landscape of Mumbai changes during the Ganesh festival. In “Be Careful Bappa” the child-narrator cautions his beloved lord Ganesha, against the myriad ‘dangers’ that the city would pose. A touching tale that looks at a slice of Mumbai though the eyes of a child

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Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Far from a light love story, Breathless takes hold over you, sinks its teeth into you and refuses to let go till the very end!

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Trick or Treat? Halloween books to indulge in this season!

Halloween is celebrated in many parts of the world, though not very extensively in India. However, it is a perfect excuse to read Halloween books, soon becoming a genre by itself!

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Rain- A City through a Season by Vinitha and Kripa

One of the ways of looking at Mumbai, is through its rains. In Rain- A City through a Season, Vinitha and Kripa take young readers through a unique version of the Mumbai monsoon.

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Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India by Viral Acharya

Hindsight offers a good scope for reflection. Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India by Viral Acharya mixes potent observations, reflections and research-based data to outline the fault lines which are a hindrance to the goal of restoring financial stability in India.

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Kahani Purani- The Ramayana retold in Hindi for toddlers

T4 Tales brings a new and worthy addition to the treasure-trove of Ramayana stories for children. This interactive book is a simple retelling in Hindi for very young children.

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Friends behind Walls by Harshikaa Udasi

What if you are forbidden to be friends with your young neighbour? And when you ask why, all you get is silence? Can there be friends behind walls?

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Mohini the Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli

Mohini the Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli provides a refreshing point of view of events that have unfolded in mythology through the eyes of the ultimate femme fatale.

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Soul Scroll Journals- are you ready to scroll your soul?

Soul Scroll Journals presents the unique concept of soul scrolling, a process of intentional soul-searching that promises to get you in touch with your true self. Combining journaling and reflective techniques the process gently leads you to transform your life.

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Explore the world of Jane Austen Memorabilia!

She wrote two centuries ago, but she is still in fashion! If you’re an Austenite, have a look at this Jane Austen memorabilia especially curated for die-hard Austen fans!

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A Song of India- The Year I went Away by Ruskin Bond

The Song of India is the fourth instalment of a series of memoirs by India’s most loved author. Ruskin Bond weaves his magic once more by sharing a slice of his life with his trademark wit and humour.

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See the smells of Mumbai…..Matsyagandha by Gopal MS

Mumbai has been a muse to many photographers. Gopal MS achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the smells of Mumbai in a digital photobook, Matsyagandha.

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Saffron Stories- Get an “IndSight” into Indian culture, history and mythology

Saffron Stories creates educational materials such as flashcards to present content on Indian culture to meet the demand for products that root children to their culture, but are at the same time a fun experience and designed to high quality standards.

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Demystifying puberty for children- Two books on puberty by Niyatii N Shah take on the task of educating children about changes in their bodies and minds.

Puberty is an important milestone in the lives of children. Sexuality Educator Counsellor Niyati Shah’s books on puberty seek to demystify the process for children. Informative and simple to understand these are a must-read for tweens and teens…and parents!

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ThinkleBuds- A refreshing new take on developing holistic skills that encompass social-emotional growth as well as life skills

ThinkleBuds arms parents and educators with products to focus on the mental and emotional well-being of children, vital life-skills like effective time and money management, understanding emotions, self-love, empathy, gratitude and more.

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The Tale of Makkhilal by Geeta Dharmarajan

The Tale of Makkhilal merges a profound social message with a beautiful reading experience thanks to the simple language and delightful illustrations for the 3-6-year-old age group.

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Beegu by Alexis Deacon…a tale of a lost visitor from another planet

Alexis Deacon’s talent for creating unique and exquisite picture books for children is evident from the enviable repertoire of his works. Taking his book Beegu as a starting point, Bookedforlife chats with the writer and artist about his creative process.

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Literary colouring books- Mix your love for literature with a bit of mindfulness and loads of colouring!

Colouring books for adults have been quite popular for a while now. But for all you lit-geeks out there, literary colouring books just make the experience more special. Check to see if your favourite books and characters are ready for some colour!

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Lean in to Leap out! Two books and the lessons they hold for working women.

The ever-elusive work-life balance for women is a universal issue, and many books explore the its dynamics. Here, we look at Lean In, a classic by Sheryl Sandberg and compare it with the lessons we can learn from women scientists at ISRO. Unlikely contenders? Well, read on to see….

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Celebrity Nutritionists Spill Their Diet Secrets- read along to get fitter and healthier!

Health is truly wealth and healthy living can make a world of a difference to your overall lifestyle. Celebrity nutritionists and dieticians have authored several bestselling books that encourage readers to make changes in their daily routine which give long term benefits.

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The Dry Fasting Miracle by Luke Coutinho will help you discover if the dry fasting lifestyle is indeed for you.

The Dry fasting miracle is a simple modern guide to the age-old practice of fasting. Coming from holistic lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, the book takes you on a journey to rediscover ancient practices that still find relevance in our lifestyles.

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The Cartiers – the untold story of the family behind the jewellery empire by Francesca Cartier Brickell

Memoir writing assumes a completely different flavour in a book on The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell, where business, history and family entwine inextricably to present the reader with a story that is deeply personal and still meaningful to every reader.

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Giligadu- The Lost Days by Chitra Mudgal

Giligadu- The Lost Days by Chitra Mudgal is a tenderly written novel on growing old. It is a human story that will appeal to readers of all ages, young and old.

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Are fairy tales relevant in today’s world?

Fairy Tales may seem like an integral part of childhood. Priya Narayan examines the question “Are fairy tales relevant in today’s world?”

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Bonding over Bond- The life and works of Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is a living legend and his works have enthralled children and adults alike. On the occasion of his 86thbirthday we take a look at some timeless works.

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Clues to the Cosmos by Shohini Ghose

The world of space is an infinite mystery. Humankind has always looked at uncovering the deep secrets that lie beyond the skies. Clues to the Cosmos by Shohini Ghose tells us the story….

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ISRO’s Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines – India’s mission to Mars and the Moon by Minnie Vaid

ISRO has done India proud not only through its projects in space science, but also as an example of encouraging women in science, in a manner that is devoid of tokenism. Here’s an inspiring read that shows how even sky is NOT the limit!

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Unlocking the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking

A group of Scientists from allied disciplines address many questions about the vast cosmos in a very simple and lucid manner that will appeal to the teen and adult reader, truly unlocking the universe!

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An Officer and His Holiness – how the Dalai Lama crossed into India by Rani Singh

The Dalai Lama is clearly one of the most famous people in the whole world. But strangely, stories of his crossing into India from Tibet are not as mainstream as one may expect them to be. In An Officer and His Holiness, Rani Singh uses a personal account to delve into this story.

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Thatha’s Pumpkin by Lalita Iyer and Proiti Roy

A heartwarming tale of sharing food and joy, and celebrating the little things in life. Thatha’s Pumpkin appeals to all, but especially to the 3-7 year age group. A keepsake to treasure for years to come!

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Nimmi’s Bizuper Birthday by Shabnam Minwalla

Sometimes your ‘birthday week’ can throw in delightful and fun surprises and sometimes ahem, unexpected and weird situations! Middle-schoolers would love this fun read!

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Birds in my Garden and Beyond by Bulbul Sharma

If you’re a nature lover, this beautifully illustrated book is a window into the fascinating world of feathered friends. From young readers to adults... Birds in my Garden and Beyond is a book for all!

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Dhruv – Love Story of an Alchemist by Karan Verma

Benaras, the holy city by the holiest river Ganga, becomes the colourful background against which the story of Dhruv unfolds. A beautifully told tale of a boy’s journey in life.

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Inside a Dark Box by Ritu Vaishnav

Inside a Dark Box paints a picture of what depression looks and feels like. By using the analogy of a Dark Box, the book portrays the mental landscape of a person who is undergoing depression.

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The Little Book of Everything by Ruskin Bond

The Little Book of Everything by Ruskin Bond contains some beautiful and poignant quotes and thoughts that all come together to create a gentle philosophy of life.

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Popcorn Hooray! By Ketaki Mazumdar

Ketaki Mazumdar’s beautifully illustrated picture book narrates a simple tale of love and sharing. Set in the midst of an enthralling forest, it whips up the imagination of children.

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The Wizard Khizr- a magical folktale from Persia

The Wizard Khizr is a simple and crisp tale that takes the reader to the court of the Shah of Persia… leading to a surprising series of events and a heart-warming end!

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The Gift of the Gab by Hory Sankar Mukerjee

Gift of the Gab- learn how subtle nuances of corporate communication can bring about constructive changes in your professional life.

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Dearest George by Alicia Souza

A little graphic book about the adventure and stillness of togetherness! Dearest George by Alicia Souza is an expression of the lighter side of love.

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Bending Over Backwards- A journey to the end of the world to cure a chronic backache by Carlo Pizzati

Read the poignant but humour filled account of a journey that starts off as a search for curing a chronic backache, but takes on a course of its own. Carlo Pizzati’s search for meaning has a lot to offer any reader- whether suffering from backache or not!

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My Gulmohar Tree by Ekta Ohri

The beautiful Gulmohar tree becomes a pathway of introducing a child to the wonders of nature. My Gulmohar Tree by Ekta Ohri outlines this fascinating journey.

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A Little Book of Magical Plants by Ruskin Bond

“Every plant has something to offer”- experience this beautiful truth as you read ‘A Little Book of Magical Plants’ by Ruskin Bond

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First Katha book of Haiku

First Katha book of Haiku- A glimpse into Haiku from India

It’s a delight to see a Katha Book on a much-loved theme- Haiku and allied forms of poetry. Poetry has been embedded in our collective consciousness and this collection picks some true gems from about 35 Indian poets.

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The Art of Clear Thinking- Mental Models for Better Decision Making by Patrick King

The way our brains are wired, it seems that there are a lot of internal mechanisms at play that prevent us from thinking clearly. However, it doesn’t always have to be that way! Here’s a book that will guide you on how to master the art of clear thinking.

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City of Stars by Ekta Ohri……Yes, YOU can make a difference

For want of a cleaner and greener environment for our present and future generations, our habits and practices need to change. City of Stars by Ekta Ohri shows how small changes matter.

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Mapping the Great Game: Explorers, Spies & Maps in Nineteenth-century Asia by Riaz Dean

"The Great Game" was a political and diplomatic confrontation during the 19th century between the British Empire and the Russian Empire over Afghanistan and neighbouring territories in Central and South Asia. What role did maps and mapping play in this? What was the significance of the brave Indian pundits in this adventure?

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Darkless by Tanu Shree Singh….Bibliotherapy for children

Picture books are beautiful tools to help children understand and cope with all kinds of emotions. Darkless is a poignant read and clearly opens up a path to bibliotherapy for children.

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Chanakya Neeti- Strategies for Success by Radhakrishnan Pillai

It’s a manual for good living and can carve your way to achieving whatever you want from life. Radhakrishnan Pillai brings evergreen wisdom from Chanakya Neeti to modern readers.

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The Golden Eagle…is a captivating bird feather page turner!

The Golden Eagle from the Feather Tales series has a compelling story line, descriptive narrative and factual bird trivia with bird heroines, heroes, a villain and his sidekicks. Tune in to know more!

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Hop on…. it’s time for a Safari in the Equity World by Ritesh Dhoot

We may be all too familiar with the bull and the bear... but the equity world is made up of many more animals. Ready for the trip to the wild? Well, chuck the binoculars and put on your reading glasses for this one!

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The Abandoned Daughter by Hyma Goparaju

The heinous practice of female infanticide, gender discrimination at its height and both enforced by a female patriarch are the crux of the novel The Abandoned Daughter, which is set in British India of the late 1800's.

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Millennials in the workplace? How to Recruit, Incentivize and Retain Millennials by Dheeraj Sharma should be your go-to guide!

Shakespeare said, ‘the old order changeth, giving way to the new’. In the context of the modern workforce, do old rules of recruitment and retention of employees still hold true? Not with the millennials...claims a book, based on comprehensive research and case analysis.

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O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE

An open invitation to Christmas is the decorated shimmering evergreen Conifer tree. A simple round up of what you need to decorate the tree ….filled with Christmas reads!

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A poetic tryst with nature- Why Always?

Why Always? An arty book by Katha dips into the realms of art, poetry and nature. Exquisite illustrations meet wonderful poetry...

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Kitchen Curse by Eka Kurniawan….short stories from Indonesia

A collection of short stories by Eka Kurniawan revolve around morbid and peculiar actions of seemingly ‘normal’ people. Kitchen Curse is a fascinating glimpse into their minds…

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Stories that illustrate principles of the Gita for children

Do you need to read the Bhagavad Gita to children for them to understand it? While this could be done with older kids, a new book brings Gita for children in form of stories they can relate to.

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Parenting Teens….A Loveable Enigma?

Parenting teens comes with its unique set of challenges. Devasena Desai and Brinda Jayaraman demystify this journey in a helpful guide.

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The Aladia Sisters by Khalid Mohamed

As Pheadrus has said, “Things are not always as they seem, the first appearance deceives many!”. Join the six Aladia sisters on their bold journey from a small village in pre-independent India to the present day as a journalist unravels the many layers of their lives.

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Read more about the article Novelist Chimamanda Adichie on the danger of a single story
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Novelist Chimamanda Adichie on the danger of a single story

The world today is made up of many ‘stories’. In a TED Talk made a few years ago, Chimamanda Adichie reveals the important of many stories rather than different versions of the same story.

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Festivals of India by Sonia Mehta

Festivals of India by Sonia Mehta (Puffin books) brings to life the vast treasure trove of Indian celebrations and festivities.

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Flying High by Geeta Dharmarajan

Flying High is the inspiring story of Sunita Williams, especially written for very young children.

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HDFC Bank 2.0 – From Dawn to Digital by Tamal Bandyopadhyay

This the story of the transformation of HDFC Bank from a startup in 1994 to a colossal banking institute just two decades later. HDFC Bank 2.0 - From Dawn to Digital by Tamal Bandyopadhyay tells the tale….

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My Big Book of Kindness from Katha books

Katha Books has always been a forerunner in value-based reading collections that are not overly moralistic, but deeply fun. My Big Book of Kindness continues the trend.

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My Friend Genie by Suhas Inamdar

Have you ever believed that life would be easier if only you knew the future? My Friend Genie dips into the realm of magical realism to seek an answer.

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SuperCop of Aryavrat by Mithilesh Kumar

Mithilesh Kumar dips into our rich mythological heritage to flesh out stories of Krishna, the master strategist who handled the greatest war with panache!

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Paint like Franz Marc by Geeta Dharmarajan

Paint Like Franz Marc introduces one of the key figures of German Expressionism to children. The beautifully depicted artwork makes his masterpieces accessible to children.

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10 reasons why you should read 10 Indian Monarchs Whose Amazing Stories You May Not Know by Devika Rangachari

History is a lot of fun....and just like an enthralling thriller, this book takes you through the eventful lives of 10 Indian Monarchs Whose Amazing Stories You May Not Know! Published by Duckbill here’s a history lesson you would love to attend!

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In the Realm of Demons by Imran Kureshi

Dip into fantasy lore stemming from the rich South Asian heritage. Imran Kureshi’s first novel, In the Realm of Demons takes the reader into uncharted magical territories.

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My Big Book of Girls- empowering children through stories

Katha Publishers give a voice to the stories of girls who have braved little or big challenges. My Big Book of Girls edited by Geeta Dharmarajan is a short but inspiring picture book.

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The Partition Museum at Amritsar- A poignant window to a painful past

The Partition Museum at Amritsar is a museum and memorial to one of the largest mass migrations in the world. The Museum takes a very human view at this historical event that impacted the lives of millions of people.

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The Young and The Restless – Youth and Politics in India by Gurmehar Kaur

Politics is seen as a dirty word. But, for a rising young country, it is imperative that the youth look at politics with a new eye. In The Young and The Restless, Gurmehar Kaur highlights the link between youth and politics in India, through detailed interviews with young politicians.

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Neha and the Nose by Ruchika Chanana

Self-designated teen detectives are endearing right? Neha and the Nose by Ruchika Chanana ventures into this much loved genre!

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Kakababu on duty…..in ‘The Adventures of Kakababu’ by Sunil Gangopadhyay

Who does not like reading stories about swashbuckling heroes who go around solving ancient unsolved mysteries in far off seldom visited places? Well, our hero Kakababu in ‘The Adventures of Kakababu’, goes on mysterious secret missions and has a devil may care attitude to life.

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Tata vs Mistry- The Inside Story by Deepali Gupta

Yes, this was an occurrence that shook the entire business community. Tata Versus Mistry by Deepali Gupta chronicles the saga of one of the most talked about events in corporate India.

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A Mother’s Promise- An e-book for mothers…..by mothers!

One of the joys of online communities revolves around sharing experiences. A Mother’s Promise is an e-book that highlights some really touching and poignant thoughts on motherhood.

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Defining India Through their eyes by Sonia Singh

What are the moments that have defined India? Sonia Singh attempts to encapsulate these through conversations with change makers who’ve had their role to play in the country.

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Autumn Light- Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

“Cherry blossoms, pretty and frothy as school girls’ giggles, are the face the country likes to present to the world, all pink white eroticism; but it’s the reddening of the maple leaves under a blaze of ceramic blue skies that is the place’s secret heart”

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Blessed by Deepa Agarwal….magical realism for an enticing read

Magic blends with stark reality in a poor district where glaring inequalities raise their ugly head. But, where there is misfortune, there is redemption! Blessed by Deepa Agarwal is a novel that traverses this ground.

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Snakes In The Meadows by Ayaz Kohli

Ayaz Kohli's debut novel, Snakes In The Meadows, justifies the age old adage of 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'! The residents a hilly village in India occupied Kashmir, suffer innumerable loses. When pushed to the limit, they spew fire like a volcano and snatch back their land and honour !

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Chanakya and the Art of War by Radhakrishnan Pillai

Chanakya- the strategic thinker, philosopher and kingmaker immortalized his teachers in the treatise Arthashashtra. How can we apply these gems of wisdom? In Chanakya and the Art of War, Radhakrishnan Pillai demystifies the greatest guru of all times.

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Karma Fights a Monster by Evan Purcell

Karma Fights a Monster is Book 1 of Karma Tandin, a young monster hunter. Well, the hunt has begun….and it all starts in the school library! A thrilling adventure for young readers!

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The story of Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On may be a modern pop culture iconic statement, but the origins of these words have roots that go back decades.

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a tree! Poem by Klara Kottner-Benigni

Vibrantly illustrated by tribal artists from across India, “a tree!”, published by Katha Books, is much more than a picture book. It is cry for survival- written in a manner that can be heard by a child.

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The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

The Music of Chance by Paul Auster is a phenomenal book, with many allusions to philosophy. It reads like a cutting-edge fairy tale!

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A taster to sample Ruskin Bond books on the author’s 85th birthday

If there was ever a writer who is prolific in his work, he would top the list. There is one thing about Ruskin Bond books that I truly believe in- there is always something for everyone in his repertoire!

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Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Anand

 Mehboob Murderer, which is journalist Nupur Anand's debut novel, revolves around a mass shooting in a cafe. Who killed the six people in a Parsi café? Why is the murderer…

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A Little Book of Flowers by Ruskin Bond

Nature has always been at the centre of Ruskin bond’s writing. In A Little Book of Flowers he pays homage to the beautiful flowers of India. A precious keepsake for the nature lover!

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Doab Dil by Sarnath Banerjee

A melange of art and literature, a confluence of random thoughts which will propel you to derive your own meaning…Doab Dil is a work you can truly make your own.

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The Art of Life Admin – how to do less, do it better and live more by Elizabeth Emens

« Every day, an unseen form of labour creeps into our lives, stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules and relationships, and earning neither appreciation nor compensation in return. Scheduling doctor’s appointments. Planning a party. Buying a present. Filling out paperwork. This labour is ‘life -admin’- the kind of secretarial and managerial work necessary to run a life and a household »

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Read more about the article Anna Corba: all for the love of paper
For the love of paper!

Anna Corba: all for the love of paper

If you look at Anna Corba’s work…you’ll never want to throw paper away again! There is a certain magic in working with vintage paper...read on to know more

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Portraits of Exile by Aaniya Asrani

The idea of home and being displaced from home is something that is difficult to explain to children. Yet, sadly, these displacements are the realities of our times. A series of three books, published by Katha and unified under the theme “Portraits of Exile” brings forth this much needed conversation.

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Sitayana by Amit Majmudar- A modern and thought-provoking rendition

Sitayana highlights the genius of Amit Majmudar who gives a modern twist to a timeless saga keeping the essence intact. The contemporary linguistics, scenes at the forefront and minute details convince the reader that 'life is all about understanding the small things!'

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Journaling- The stellar comeback of journals

Journaling assumes many different forms. As pervasive as modern technology is in our daily lives, sometimes a little journal can go a long way. Yes, journaling is en vogue!

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Daisy Dolls by Cao Wenxuan and Zhao Lei

Karadi Tales brings forth a beautifully illustrated and translated Chinese folktale to India.  Daisy Dolls, written by Cao Wenxuan and illustrated by Zhao Lei tells the tale of Hua, a doll maker who lives in a charming little town in China. 

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A ‘mantoness’ of being- Why Manto is relevant today, more than ever before

Manto, a Biographical drama based on the famous Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto, written and directed by Nandita Das, is a story that is probably more relevant today than ever before. It defines what ‘mantoness’ is all about…

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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – a 100 years on

When we ‘learn’ about Jallianwala Bagh in books of history as students, it is nowhere close to experiencing even a fragment of the pain and terror that the fateful massacre unleashed. At the centenary of this devastating incident, we pay homage to those who perished and those whose lives were never the same again!  

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Pops by Balaji Venkataramanan

Packed with humour but with a lot of sensitivity, Pops by Balaji Venkataramanan, published by Duckbill cruises the difficult terrain of writing stories that connect with and resonate with young readers today.

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Not your usual memoir. ‘Anusual’ by Anu Aggarwal

We remember her as the fresh face from Aashiqui who won over the hearts of fans at the time. Anu Agarwal’s fame was short in duration, but she left a deep impact. Why did she leave the scene? What made her turn into spirituality? What was that one moment that changed her life forever? Anusual tells it all in her own words.

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Living Décor by Maria Colletti- handy tips to get some green into your home!

Welcome to a new kind of jungle- the green indoors! Nothing quite matches the joy of having living décor in your home. Living Décor by Maria Colletti gently guides the reader into the nitty-gritties and aesthetics of using plants to liven up your home.   

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A Touch of Evil by Dhruv Somani painstakingly chronicles the genre of horror and thriller movies in Hindi cinema.

Evil has many forms. But, it is probably most palatable when expressed in cinema! Hindi cinema since inception is filled with some famous and some not-so-famous films adhering to the horror, suspense and thriller genre. A Touch of Evil by Dhruv Somani presents it all together….

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Backyard Adventure by Amanda Thomsen

The backyard holds great potential. Backyard Adventure encourages free unstructured and often messy play which is sure to sow many happy memories of a childhood lived like a child!

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Delusional Politics by Hardeep Singh Puri

Based on over four decades of work in the diplomatic field, Hardeep Singh Puri offers an insightful look at how the most powerful people in the world can be delusional and how their policies impact the future of the countries they rule, in his book, Delusional Politics

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How does one keep shining? Despite challenging circumstances….despite situations and people that pull us down. Keep Shining by Ashtar Tashi offers some lessons…

Originally titled Goddess in Gucci, Ashtar Tashi’s book, “Keep Shining” offers simple lessons on living your life. Packed with heartfelt tips and honest sharing, the book draws on Tashi’s experiences in the realm of healing.

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Rip All the Pages- 52 Tear-out Adventures for Creative Writers by Karen Benke is filled with exciting writing exercises for children

When did you last rip off pages of a book? Well, that’s the first thing you need to do if you have this book filled with writing exercises for children. If you thought creative writing meant sitting with a pen and paper and mulling over it, think again! 

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Natasha Mehra Must Die- a racy thriller by Anand Sivakumaran

Natasha Mehra Must Die has all the makings of a masala novel (if there is such a thing!), with a two millennia old secret organization, countless killings, colourful villains and a very relatable protagonist. It doesn't let you catch your breath till the end and still leaves you wanting for more!

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Kaifiyat- Kaifi Azmi’s verses on love and women

Kaifiyat celebrates the birth centenary of celebrated poet Kaifi Azmi. Translated into English by Rakhshanda Jalil, the book brings the deep richness of Urdu poetry to the modern reader.

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Thrive in Retirement by Eric Thurman

The romance of retired life often comes shattering down when faced with reality. How can one thrive in retirement? Eric Thurman’s book, Thrive in Retirement offers simple secrets to being happy for the rest of your life. 

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Sera Learns to Fly by Vinitha

What can a little ant do when every other ant in her colony thinks that ants don’t fly? But, she really wants to soar high! Sera Learns to Fly is a picture book that is a gentle lesson in believing in yourself.

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The Ramayana Secret by Anurag Chandra

We all ‘know’ the story of the Ramayana. However, what if the events that happened therein were true, but the motives thereof something you could never have thought about? The Ramayana Secret reimagines the epic, delivering an ‘epic’ alternate version!

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Fable exemplifies book inspired décor in a restaurant set-up.

Fables and stories find expression in the book inspired décor of Fable, an all-day café in Mumbai. Designed by Minnie Bhatt, Creative Director, Minnie Bhatt Design, the environ of Fable takes you through a literary landscape!  

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The Lies We Tell by Himanjali Sankar

A poignant and beautifully crafted novel for young adults, The Lies We Tell by Himanjali Sankar combines romance, suspense, a love triangle, intrigue and angst.   

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The 5Gs of Family Business by Walter Vieira and Mita Dixit

Family owned businesses are the cornerstone of any economy. Since time immemorial, family businesses, big or small have made their presence felt. In a new book, Walter Vieira and Mita Dixit look at this age-old institution through a modern lens.

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Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee by Shutapa Paul

The impeding elections in the second quarter of this year seem to have (rightly so) motivated the release of several books discussing Indian politics and politicians. Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee by Shutapa Paul follows this trend and is interesting just like the protagonist herself.  

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How I Got My Belly Button by Anju Kish fills the lacuna in age-appropriate books on sex education for children

Today, more than ever before there is a need for the right kind of sex education for children. With all kinds of information available at the click of a mouse, parents need to ensure that kids have access to correct, age-appropriate facts.

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In conversation with the physician-poet, Dr. Pariksith Singh

It is heartening to see the realms of science and poetry converge and intersect every now and then. Pariksith Singh, a physician and a poet, juggles the two worlds with ease. Starting off from his latest poetry collection, There Was A Girl I Loved Once, we glimpse into his world.

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Godsong, A verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Amit Majmudar

Godsong by Amit Majmudar is a beautifully crafted poetic translation of the Bhagavad Gita that will surely be a timeless addition to your library! The reader can return to it time and again, dipping into the wisdom it contains.

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Flying with Grandpa by Madhuri Kamat

Flying with Grandpa by Madhuri Kamat is a poignant story of a special bond between a grandfather and his grandson. Peppered with humour, this family drama will appeal to younger readers.  

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The Shooting Star by Shivya Nath is a debut travel memoir that speaks about the power of authentic travel, and its far-reaching personal impact

Travelling changes your life. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Shivya Nath’s compelling debut, The Shooting Star. The digital nomad gently urges the reader to look at the world in a way they’ve never done before!

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Gardening with Biochar by Jeff Cox is a comprehensive introduction to biochar- the new darling of organic gardeners.

Straight from ancient wisdom comes an unexpected source of plant nourishment- Biochar. Gardening with Biochar by Jeff Cox is a comprehensive guide to understanding, making, and using biochar  effectively in the home garden.

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Amra and the Witch by Arefa Tehsin – Go down the thrilling hOle book! 

Arefa Tehsin’s Amra and the Witch transports the young reader to the lush villages of Northern India. A thrilling plotline and a beautiful setting, all packaged in a lovely hOle book! What more could a young reader want?

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Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum by Martin Bailey

Vincent Van Gogh’s infamous instance of cutting his ear off, was followed by a year in an asylum. Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum describes the artist’s year of confinement.

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The Big F…..Feisty at Fifty by Sudha Menon  

It is ‘Naughty at Forty”…but when you approach the fifties, how does life change so suddenly? Or, does it? Feisty at Fifty by Sudha Menon takes a hilarious look at the half-century mark!  

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Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari

Queen of Ice is the moving story of Didda, a lame princess, who against numerous odds, goes on to become the powerful queen of prosperous Kashmira during the early medieval time of Indian history.

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Magic comes alive…..Harry Potter A History of Magic

Relics from the past as well as memorabilia from the current world of Potter merge seamlessly in Harry Potter A History of Magic, an ongoing exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.

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City of Nine Gates by Pankaj Rajput

In The City of Nine Gates, Pankaj Rajput explores many deep Vedic concepts. What have sages realized that we still haven’t?

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Shillong Times by Nilanjan P Choudhury

Shillong Times by Nilanjan P Choudhury explores the issues of identity- that of being an outsider versus being an insider. Set in the beautiful town of Shillong in the 1980’s the book tells a tale that surpasses the boundaries of time, as these topics remain as relevant today, not only in India but also over the world.

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The Rainbow Acres by Simrita Dhir

All through the ages human beings have always moved to greener pastures, often at much personal cost. The Rainbow Acres by Simrita Dhir tells two parallel stories of migrant experiences underscoring the fact that much above issues of identity and nationality that we often quibble about, there is a broader element of humanity.

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Ashwatthama’s Redemption: The Rise of Dandak by Gunjan Porwal

The legendary Ashwatthama, of the Mahabharata fame, is a deep and complex character who made choices that led Krishna to curse him to live a life worse than death. Ashwatthama’s Redemption imagines Ashwatthama’s future after the end of the Kurukshetra war. Is Ashwatthama’s Redemption also a part of the cosmic plan?

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Chick lit novels in India- a reflection of changing social structures?

They say art mirrors life and vice versa. Well, Chick lit, a light romance genre- so popular in the West, has made its way to India in the last few years. Indian chick lit novels can be considered to be a reflection of the changing social structure in India.

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What makes the heart tick? Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar is a unique take on the most important organ of the body.

Sandeep Jauhar’s book, Heart: A History, takes a multi-disciplinary look into the human heart. Jauhar combines history, research, personal anecdotes, medical literature and his own perspective to demystify the heart.  

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Empress- The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal

Empress- The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal explores the fascinating rise of a Nur Jahan as a co-sovereign to Jahangir. How did she navigate the complex world of patriarchy and harem politics to a more visible kind of power? Read this nuanced story of a queen who was much ahead of her times, for a compelling perspective!

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Deep, Dark, Dystopia

Discover the depraved world of Dystopia through the voice of its spirit guide as it tries to navigate the journey of five school friends and reveal some dark secrets.

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When daughters takeover…. Daughters of Legacy by Rinku Paul and Puja Singhal

Most Indian legacy businesses are passed on to sons. With this deep-rooted patriarchal mind set, it is refreshing to read a story which talks about daughters of the house being given equal opportunities as sons. Daughters of Legacy by Rinku Paul and Puja Singhal explores this fascinating area.

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Read more about the article The Novel Cure: A prescription of fiction and some literary tonics for a variety of ailments
One does not often come across a medical handbook that prescribes fiction for ailments. The Novel Cure urges you to turn away from the chemist and enter the library or bookshop instead!

The Novel Cure: A prescription of fiction and some literary tonics for a variety of ailments

One does not often come across a medical handbook that prescribes fiction for ailments. The Novel Cure urges you to turn away from the chemist and enter the library or bookshop instead!

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The RSS: A View to the Inside by Walter K Andersen and Shridhar D Damle 

This book seeks to explore the evolution of the RSS against the backdrop of a changing India. Peppered with personal observations, independent research and case studies, it illuminates the agility of the Sangh and the challenges that lie in store.

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Yours in Neem…..talking about the miraculous tree with Klaus Ferlow, author of Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift To Humanity

In India, we are no strangers to the sweet boons of the Neem tree. The extraordinary properties of Neem are the subject of much research. We chat with Klaus Ferlow, author of Neem - Nature's Healing Gift To Humanity, about the wonderful benefits of Neem.

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Writing is Fun….and yes we mean it! A new writing activity book by Jeanne Perrett brings a dose of fun to creative writing for kids.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the parent of a school going child is always looking out for the perfect writing activity book at some point or the other. Well, the search ends here.

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Meena Kumari: The Poet. A Life Beyond Cinema.

She may have been typecast as the “Tragedy Queen”…but there is much more to her. A new book of Meena Kumari’s poetry, translated by Noorul Hasan shows that she wielded the pen with as much élan!

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When Jiya met Urmila by Shabnam Minwalla

Duckbill’s new hOle book, When Jiya met Urmila by Shabnam Minwalla tells a humorous episode born out of an apparently unlikely friendship. The nuanced book, meant for younger readers subtly touches upon the theme of social class differences.

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Getting behind the scenes- The Legends of Bollywood by Raaj Grover

Raaj Grover’s The Legends of Bollywood is a memoir about some heartfelt, some spicy and some unbelievable tales from the world that is called Bollywood! A fun ride right into some Bollywood nostalgia!

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I Like Art: Renaissance, an art history book for kids

I Like Art: Renaissance by Margaux Stanitsas is a basic and simple art history book for kids, perfect for preliminary introduction of the Renaissance period.

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Creating Sanctuary: How can you come home to yourself?

We often feel like running away into the arms of nature from our humdrum urban existence. Creating Sanctuary shows us that this natural haven can well exist in our own backyard!

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The Truth about the Tooth by Maria L. Denjongpa explores the power of faith

How can you tell children about the power of faith? The Truth about the Tooth, a picture book published by Karadi Tales gently nudges the little reader into a world where the power of faith reveals itself to those who believe!

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Neel on Wheels by Lavanya Karthik

Looks like the wheels are turning! Neel on Wheels, a picture book by Lavanya Karthik looks at a physical difference with an empowering lens.

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Pukka Indian: 100 Objects that Define India by Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan

What defines India? The answer to this is not easy…maybe not even completely possible. However, Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan attempts this herculean task by looking at India through the lens of product design in Pukka Indian: 100 Objects that Define India.

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When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina: Duckbill brings a potent saga of youth caught in turmoil, as a part of the “Not Our War” series

Literature makes us more human as we learn about each other and the common threads that bind all of humanity. “When Morning Comes” by Arushi Raina adds to this powerful repertoire with a story that shows amongst other things, the resilience of youth.

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Timeless literature- a mirror of all times

Good stories surpass the dimension of time. They travel right into the core of human experience. Timeless literature indeed transcends time. But more than anything else, could it also be a tool for change?

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Read more about the article Thukpa For All: Karadi Tales serves up some warm and charming food-for-thought through the story of a young boy, in this picture book.
Thukpa For All is a story about sharing and caring set amidst the breath-taking landscape of Ladakh.

Thukpa For All: Karadi Tales serves up some warm and charming food-for-thought through the story of a young boy, in this picture book.

Thukpa For All gently weaves in multiple themes: the story of a visually impaired child who confidently and independently manages himself, a story about a close-knit neighbourhood community as well as a window into the exquisite beauty of Ladakh.

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Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin, published by Duckbill Books, is a story about a differently abled child and how he sets off on the path to personal growth armed with his love for art and a loving family! 

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