A treasure bonanza for the middle graders and adults who like to dip into Indian chronicles of chivalrous kings and queens and ancient folklore.
Ritu weds Chandani is a picture book that helps young readers understand same sex romantic love.
In Ten Indian Art Mysteries That Have Never Been Solved, author Mamta Nainy deftly delves into perplexing puzzles of Indian art history, where the readers are duly invited to become detectives in their own right!
“Live Your Best Life” Dr. Amrinder Bajaj has a clear message- “menopause is the end of menstruation, not the end of the world”.
Khwaja Ahmed Abbas’ Sone Chandi Ke Buth rekindles the enigma of authentic writing on Indian cinema, straight from the heart!
Four board books open a window into the lives of women in science whose travails and stories will continue to inspire the youngest of children!
The Songs of Freedom series by Penguin Random House explores the lives of children across India during the struggle for independence.
Mai: Silently Mother by Geetanjali Shree is a novel that allows for silent contemplation, raising many philosophical and existential issues, gently weaving them into the story of a mother.
The Tiger of the River takes young readers into the fertile belt of the mighty river Kaveri through the eyes of the magnificent mahseer.
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.
‘Color and Learn with little Bajo’ is an interactive and informative activity-based introduction to Indian classical music for children.
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.
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.
Two picture books for toddlers that will be refreshing additions to your child’s book collection.
"Are your emotions like mine?" by Chitin Mittal and Shruti Hemani introduce emotional literacy for children and paint a vivid picture of the emotional mindscape of a child.
A historical dive into the glory and decay of a period in history, Tulip of Istanbul tells the story of the great public revolt which changed the course of Turkey’s destiny.
Eminent mental health professionals address the phenomenon of urban loneliness with pointers for a life that is calm and mindful, despite challenges of urban living!
A planner and guide as you embark on an inward journey, this journal of self exploration will be a true companion!
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?
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.
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.
Independent children’s book publisher AdiDev Press brings the magic of Hanuman Chalisa to readers young and old, with captivating illustrations and simple translations.
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.
Libraries are living, breathing, and evolving platforms that give human beings a glance into their past even as they build on the future. Here is the story of libraries.
Clockmaking is an art and a craft that takes years to perfect. Who better than the Ebons from the town of Nimish would know all about it?
Infectious by John S Tregoning paints a nuanced picture of pathogens and their continued tryst with humanity.
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?
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!
Ruskin Bond celebrates the beauty and serenity of nature in While the Birds Still Sing, an exquisitely illustrated and sublime offering.
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’.
The Champak Story Box provides loads of edutainment for the 7-12 age group with its short snappy tales and variety of puzzles and activities.
Find out how Nida finds a way as she excitedly attempts new experiences and learnings in Samina Mishra's heartwarming story.
Come bite into Pinkoo Shergill’s scrumptious heavenly bakes, rooting for him as he participates in the biggest competition of his young life!
Dive into the depths of ancient stories and legends and meet Fantastic Creatures in Mythology, in Bulbul Sharma's book.
The Elephant at the Dinner Table provides experiential leadership training to leaders and aspiring leaders.
Whimsical creatures, evil villains, unsuspecting children and an unforgettable adventure. The Magic Cup has it all!
Embark on a humorous adventure involving a young boy entrusted with the task of solving the mystery of JustIt in the fantasy world of Pakshila.
“One Day Elsewhere” retells four historically important events of the 20th century through the eyes of a child: an oil spill in France, the Dandi March, the Moon Landing and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Toddlers do have a sense of humour, and a very unique worldview. Their minds are open to new thoughts and creative combinations. Three humorous board books for toddlers introduce a fun world to young children.
The untimely death of ghost hunter Gaurav Tiwari left a dent in the field of paranormal investigation. This book explores the life of the man who investigated the most haunted places in the country.
Look out! Here comes Amar ‘Butterfingers’. Let’s meet Green Park’s unlikely hero known for being klutzily!
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.
Get set to dispel gender stereotypes and get some unique insights into gender dynamics!
Illustrated biographies can be highly inspirational for little kids. This duo from the Dreamers series will sow the seeds of big dreams in your little one’s minds!
A treasury of books on festivals beckons us to discover the essence of the festive tales and their celebratory spirit of culture and traditions
A funny story combines with cheeky art to tell the tale of a homework work assignment done last-minute!
An insightful book that aims to bridge the gap between present and past life regression as an alternative therapy and conventional healing.
A new chapter book in the hOle Book series….served with a pinch of magic!
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.
A fascinating introduction to the life and works of Raja Ravi Varma, this picture book demystifies Indian art for children.
Take advantage of the fountain of wisdom, of spirit, and of fire that flowed through Vivekananda.
View Kashmir through the lens of the locals…a novel that brings out parallel and poignant stories of Kashmir in a single layered narrative.
A Little Spice is Extra Nice takes you through the delicious worlds of spices, garnished with the love and warmth of familial bonds!
A picture book that takes you on ‘A Musical Road Trip’ where you discover the surprising origins of the foundations of Indian classical music!
Who does not love a classic murder mystery? Some suggestions to add to your list of thriller murder mysteries to read!
Corona kills, but bhai, so does hunger…Jamlo Walks is a touching picture book about how the lockdown impacted migrant workers.
Family memoirs normally deal with ghosts of another kind- secrets, thoughts or feelings that haunt us. However, this ‘horror memoir’ tells us about the Ramsays' encounters with spirits.
Mirror Mirror is coming of age touching story of young Ananya’s inner battles in accepting and believing in herself with confidence.
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.
This illustrated guide to Jane Austen’s England is a call to Janeites world over to dip into all things “Jane”!
These dark tales will have you thrilled and terrified at the same time….a short story collection for those who love twisted plots and scary stories!
Letters can be fun, thoughtful and heart-warming especially in today’s times, as one can see from this delightful picture book, Letters to Krisha.
Will the future of humanity be an Analog Virtual world? Will these two disparate universes collide or coexist? Welcome to a dystopian world which provides a glimpse into the future.
My Ta Dhi Workbook 1, A Bharatanatyam workbook for beginners by Saiprasanna Bellur is a workbook cum keepsake that adds a classy twist to Bharatanatyam lessons!
The Grammar Skill Builder Series offers fun-filled, lively and comprehensive educational material that provides practice for students.
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…
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.
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!
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.
A teen mystery thriller with a hint of the supernatural….a book that give make you smile, give you the creeps and hook you till the very end.
Soul Palette is an online digital platform focussing on self-care. We delve into its offerings…mindfully!
Saahi’s Quest follows a little dragonfly as she discovers the world around her, the magic of creation and herself!
The Secret Life of Debbie G, a bitter-sweet coming-of-age story set in contemporary times is sure to find resonance with young adults.
A gorgeously illustrated picture book by Maria Popova combines art, science and emotion to tell a fascinating tale dating back to creation.
You hold the key to your destiny. You can manifest your desires. But first, are you ready to find the magic in you?
Superfoods have had their day, and now it’s time for super drinks to come to the forefront! Ready for a sip?
Relish tales of wonder and wisdom from world religions, philosophical schools of thought and inspiring personalities.
House of Uncommons’ by journalist-author Vishaka George brings forth a sensitive story of endurance and hope. An uplifting story about HIV+ youngsters and their journey to live a normal life.
Journaling is a great tool for self-discovery and personal expression. However, bonding through journaling with your child is another insightful offshoot of the process.
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.
Kosha Bathia’s innovative Quarantine Journal is just the right way of chronicling 2020- the most bizarre and unforgettable year in our collective consciousness…..
Experience the joy of travel of a different kind. This picture book takes you through some beautiful trails as you explore how seeds travel.
Coloring with Bajo is a great activity-based introduction to Indian classical music. Enter a vibrant musical world, colour pencils in hand!
These words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama himself touch upon urgent current concerns…..and the timeless principles that can take us through!
Leena Bhagwat’s The Crimson Shop brings the old-world charm of pressed flower décor onto a variety of objects…including book pages.
One of the most interesting ways to see a place is through the eyes of a long-time resident. The history of Colaba comes alive in this memoir through stories and fascinating facts and trivia.
Hop On- My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes by Ruskin Bond seems more endearing in the current times when travelling has just started once again, after what seemed like a deep slumber
What would a disruptive future shaped by AI look like? Toby Walsh examines this question in 2062: The World That AI Made.
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…
‘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…
Travelling Series by Shilpi Chawla has just revealed the amsterdam_deck, a set of guidance cards designed to sharpen your intuition.
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.
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…
Beginning readers will get a taste of a whodunnit in this simple tale laced with humour… Moodunnit!!!!!
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.
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.
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….
The best self-help books are those that motivate you to make lasting changes in your life. Have a look at our self-help book treasury and pick up the one that suits you best!
“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”.
Candid and honest, this memoir has some deep insights about life and business, acknowledging that failure is a part of ultimate success!
Habits, Values and Essential Life skills are the three themes around which Why Sooo Serious have conceived a value-education book series.
A nature walk…a mother and her child…..and imagining a world of endless possibilities!
Diary shopping before we welcome the New Year? Here are some 2021 planners that you could use! Find out which one suits your requirements.
The Camouflage Cards from RooDoodleDoo combines a passion for visual arts with a passion for nature.
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.
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.
Journaling is an activity that helps you literary find your balance, and a well-designed journal elevates the journaling experience to another level.
This deck of cards sets you off on a journey to tap into the power of your intuition. Are you ready to let the secrets of creativity unravel for you?
Gut by Giulia Enders unravels the inner workings of our intestines, unravelling an appetizing platter of food for thought!
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.
Mustafa Syed’s Honesty Book Shop has plunged into the realm of storytelling with a view to incorporate diversity, inclusion and wellbeing in stories that our children grow up with.
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.
Your pocket travel guide to worlds of science fiction and fantasy. Nate Crowley’s book comes at a time, when reading is probably the safest way to go places!
A well-written graphic book to promote scientific information about the menstrual cycle. Menstrupedia sets the bar high, not only with the book, but also with accompanying digital resources.
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
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!
The festive season is here…and nothing beats gifting a book to young minds. With the Festive Edit we’ve got you covered with a list of books for Diwali gifting!
Dan Brown’s “Wild Symphony” is a children’s book that pairs with a classical music album and an augmented reality app, even as it tells a delightful tale in rhyme.
A book to bring the Ramayana closer to your child…. revel in exquisite illustrations from one of our favourite epics.
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.
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.
What happens when a beautiful Champaka tree, filled with life, is replaced with an equally exquisite glass tree? The Glass Tree by M Mukundan leaves the young reader with some food for thought.
Tara Westover’s best-selling memoir Educated reveals so much about the power of the family, and their hold over the stories that a child, and then the adult tells himself and herself.
There are some children’s books you just can’t grow out of. Cherish these timeless picture books for years to come!
Intelligent fanatics build high-performance organizations that can dominate for decades. Take a glimpse at how they operate…...
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.
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?
Bollywood Groove and Culture Groove started with a vision to celebrate different cultures through stories and dance. Their latest offering consists of two books that highlight cultural aspects of Janmasthami and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Fix it with Food- Here’s the storehouse of nutrition fix that you’ll ever need! Welcome old superfoods in a new way back in your diet!
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.
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.
The Skill Builder series (Phonics) by Sonia Mehta opens up a whole new channel for having fun with language.
You are invited to Biplob's world, where a delightful bumblebee is all ready to save the world, one step at a time!
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.
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.
Uma Balasubramaniam dons the mantle of a historian as she recreates the life and times of a beloved ruler of Baroda- Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Are you ready for a trip down the annals of history?
It may have a not-so-serious sounding name, but nonsense literature has a lot to offer readers of all ages. Dive into this fascinating world through an equally fascinating book.
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.
With a compelling medical theme running through each of their storylines, these books give the reader a glimpse into the inner workings of the world of medicine.
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.
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….
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.
All the way from the 1920s, these books have been called iconic for a reason! Find out for yourself as you immerse into our pick of iconic novels to read.
She travelled across sixty countries on six continents over fifty years collecting butterflies. A collection of the diary entries of Margaret Fountaine has gems of inspiration and delight for modern readers.
There are just so many types of books to choose for toddlers. We present a curated list of the different book categories that present a diverse category-selection of interactive books for toddlers.
Nothing pleases a book lover more than a well curated reading list! Take a look at BookArt101 for some exhaustive and enticing options!
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.
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.
Fairy Tales may seem like an integral part of childhood. Priya Narayan examines the question “Are fairy tales relevant in today’s world?”
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.
Over three decades of experience of indulging in art with children, and being involved in designing art curriculums, Purnima Sampat understands well how children perceive art.
Flashcards that making learning Slokas a game, illustrations that bring Hindu mythology and legends alive….Mihira The Modern Gurukul gives a modern spin to ancient wisdom.
Kindle Unlimited has been a go-to platform in lockdown times. Here are some picture books for children from Katha Publishers that you must read…time for Katha unlimited?
The Assassination of Indira Gandhi- The Collected Stories of Upamanyu Chatterjee may have a title that screams for attention, but it is in fact, a very nuanced and highly literary body of work.
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.
A free e-book by Katha Publishers aims to help children understand the Covid 19 scenario, and what they can do about it. After all, information is empowerment!
Calcutta, thriller, detective: reminds you of the classic Byomkesh Bakshi series? This time it is Ritual, a 'whodunit' based in Calcutta, the debut novel of journalist turned writer Uttaran Das Gupta
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The “Sleepbox” by OriOri kids is a unique concept that turns the bedtime ritual into an enticing and educational package.
The Good Indian Child’s Guide to Playing Cricket by Natasha Sharma is a step-by-step (cheeky!!!) pictorial guide to initiate the uninitiated to the sport called cricket.
The Generation Z, born in the year 2000 and after that, are a unique group who share some really dazzling characteristics. We get up, close and personal with them in this new book.
A delightful story in verse, a heart-warming message and exquisite pictures… Rats Bigger than Cats is a fun picture book for 2-7-year olds.
What is the wisdom for leaders that lies in the rich treasure trove of mythology? Leader by Devdutt Pattanaik reveals some of these gems….
“Never underestimate the power of an honest conversation” and “trusting your child’s instincts” is one of the many takeaways that Raising Mamma by Lalita Iyer offers.
Haiku lovers rejoice! Use these books to bring forth the magic Haiku for children...
Gift of the Gab- learn how subtle nuances of corporate communication can bring about constructive changes in your professional life.
As the fashion industry mourns the loss of a great designer, we look at Wendell Rodricks through the prism of the books he wrote.
Do you ever think about the critical problem of human trafficking plaguing our society? Do you think enough action is being taken to put an end to it? Who are the people who are behind it? What is the plight of the victims and their families?
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.
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!
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.
“Every plant has something to offer”- experience this beautiful truth as you read ‘A Little Book of Magical Plants’ by Ruskin Bond
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
A mesmerizing Chinese koi fish inspires a timeless tale for children….a tale where dreams matter and where they do come true!
Little actions can assume the form of big miracles. ‘The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street’ by Nandita da Cunha shows how a small idea can harbour big change.
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!
Philately has its share of fans and patrons. We take a glimpse at the field on the sidelines of INPEX 2019, with our focus on literary stamps
Katha brings a little travelogue of sorts for children, opening up their eyes to the beauty of Ladakh. Here’s presenting Ladakh for children….
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!
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.
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.
Nani Ki Naav is a delightful poem in Hindi that will make young children squeal in delight! Journey on with Neena and her Nani in their little boat….
The benefits of yoga are well chronicled. In “The Banyan Tree”, Nupur Sampat combines storytelling and yoga in a delightful picture book.
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!
Why Always? An arty book by Katha dips into the realms of art, poetry and nature. Exquisite illustrations meet wonderful poetry...
Make a ritual out of narrating the tale of Christmas every year....and watch the warmth of the season enter your lives!
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…
Financial Affairs of The Common Man: Master the Art of Personal Finance Management by Anil Lamba is almost like a godsend in this day of conflicting information.
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.
Parenting teens comes with its unique set of challenges. Devasena Desai and Brinda Jayaraman demystify this journey in a helpful guide.
Sayed Haider Raza- An autobiography published by Katha Books brings a much-loved painter back to life. The book opens up the world of Raza for children.
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.
You’ll have a good laugh, get scared out of your wits and be truly touched by the stories in Tooth and nail, fur and scale
Katha digs out two special stories from the wild in two picture books designed to enthrall and educate young minds.
Through the novel concept of balconies of leadership, R. Gopalakrishnan outlines the concerns of leaders and their responsibilities towards the society.
Festivals of India by Sonia Mehta (Puffin books) brings to life the vast treasure trove of Indian celebrations and festivities.
Enter in style…..and make an impression. This is what these famous opening lines do!
Flying High is the inspiring story of Sunita Williams, especially written for very young children.
Mastering these negotiation strategies will help you navigate through complex situations in your personal and professional life, with the ultimate aim of getting what you want.
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….
A sweet floral tribute to readers from Penguin Random house….Phoolproof will open up minds and hearts to the immense potential of Indian flowers.
Duckbill brings forth a compilation of stories of ten remarkable Indian women who were pioneers in their fields.
Relive the days of carefree thoughts and happy abandon…Faaltugiri, a humorous and nostalgic memoir takes you through the Bombay of the ‘80s.
My Big book of Earth and My Big Book of Global Warming edited by Geeta Dharmarajan focus on the urgent necessity of teaching children to care about our planet.
As we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October 2019 and commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary let’s take a look at a few captivating books for children on Gandhiji
Sometimes life takes us on a long and arduous journey but ultimately it is ourselves we meet at the end of every journey. This is the simple truth that author Anmol Arora explores in The Last Dance.
A self-help book directly addressing concerns of teenagers.
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.
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.
The gap between education and real-life is often wide. However, as a woman reporting conflict on the ground, the craft of survival is a different story. How can one ever prepare for this role?
Making it Big is a memoir that tells the inspiring success story of Binod Chaudhary, one of Asia’s most prominent businessmen and the President of the Chaudhary Group.
Paper Lions by Sohan S. Koonar is a soul-searching experience of what happens when emotions clash with fate. It sets apart the valiant from the paper lions.
Mithilesh Kumar dips into our rich mythological heritage to flesh out stories of Krishna, the master strategist who handled the greatest war with panache!
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.
Does your child love animals? Does he or she have a pet? More specifically, a dog? This book is a must-read then!
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Madhu Gurung’s heartfelt chronicles brings forth voices from Tibet… we hear these in “Tibet with my Eyes Closed” and find that peace-loving Tibetans have been waiting and yearning for autonomy for decades….
We often underestimate the influence of the YA genre. At an age when teen readers are discovering their voices, these powerful fiction books for young adults will push boundaries just a little further.
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!
In a searing account, journalist Alan Friedman examines the rise of illiberal democracies. Democracy in Peril looks in detail at Trump’s America.
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.
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.
We are excited about a new series of non-fiction books from Duckbill. 10 Indian Animals you may never see again in the wild by Ranjit Lal packs in loads of information and oodles of humour in a fantastic package.
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.
The fictional diary of Nur Jahan...peeking into the thoughts of the most powerful Mughal queen is a fictional journey you will relish as you read The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan by Deepa Agarwal.
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.
Self-designated teen detectives are endearing right? Neha and the Nose by Ruchika Chanana ventures into this much loved genre!
Get absorbed in the magic of lost continents and ancient realms in the first book of a trilogy...a saga of love and adventure set in ancient India.
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.
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.
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.
Osian’s Group has opened up a window into the fascinating world of Vintage & Classic Automobiles. We take a peek into the magnificent auction catalogue, a collector’s item in itself!
The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is an evergreen classic for children. What is it that makes this simple story so endearing even after decades?
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.
How can one explain climate change to children? The Earth Carer’s Guide to Climate Change, Edited by Geeta Dharmarajan and published by Katha Books seeks to demystify the concept.
“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”
From the serene musings of a monk who has observed and analysed thousands of parents and children, come pearls of wisdom about mindful parenting.
365 Tales from Islam is a rich collection of soul stirring folklores, incidents and legends involving Allah’s messengers and prophets of Islam.
Just like a flower needs to be buried into the soil to bloom into its beauty, Kajoli Khanna’s book Destiny’s Flowers illustrates the importance of blooming in the face of adversity.
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.
One of the blessings of having a space to nurture plants is access to fresh home-grown produce from your own backyard or window sill! A mastery of simple vegetable garden techniques is hence called for!
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 !
Mukta Mahajani encourages the reader to listen to his or her inner voice after intensive introspection…...and it is through this that “The Code” is ultimately revealed!
History may sing the victor’s song….but that really does not stop us from imagining what could have happened. How would Duryodhana narrate the events of the Mahabharata? Hear it in I, Duryodhana
There is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up your day! These recipes for flower arrangements are sure to give you your daily flower fix!
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.
Katha Books brings to the palette of young readers a poignant story, at the heart of which lies the story of Bhil Pithora art
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!
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.
It may sound a bit voyeuristic, but getting a peek into the inner mind of a revered poet is a treat for a literature lover …. A. K. Ramanujan’s Journeys is a sneak peak into his inner life.
How does it feel to look at a real or imagined place through the eyes of a writer or through the words of your favourite book? Literature and travel merge beautifully in Literary Places.
One remarkable life. Two narratives woven together to create a tapestry of the life and times of one exceptional woman- The Begum -Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan
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.
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster is a phenomenal book, with many allusions to philosophy. It reads like a cutting-edge fairy tale!
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!
Experience the blooming romance of two young, passionate lovers who come transform the definition of love for each other, in Tanaz Bhathena’s The Beauty of the Moment.
Designing your home library or book nook is a fun project that any book lover would like to indulge in. Here are some décor tips from Maulika Gandhi, Founder and…
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…
Unlucky Chumki by Lesley D Biswas is a hOle book by Duckbill, that takes a peek into the life of Chumki- a bright fun-loving little girl who lives in an…
Delve into the vintage mystery of a lost treasure with Uttiyo Bhattacharya’s debut novel Ba’az of the Bengal Lancers.
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!
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.
« 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 »
This beautifully crafted travel memoir brings the vibrant landscape surrounding Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar alive, pointing at journeys within...and journeys without!
The world of Indian art has since long caught the attention of the world. These books introducing Indian artists to children will not only inform, but also entertain and enlighten!
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
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.
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!'
In the midst of the election season we should be used to the idea of manifestos! How about one that completely changes the way you’ll look at politics- the Oxygen Manifesto
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!
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.
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…
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!
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.
Set against the backdrop of partition, A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti chronicles the journey of a sharp young woman who boldly negotiates her way through a time of immense change.
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.
Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. And some of them often have poignant garden story behind them. We Are The Gardeners digs in one such delightful tale…
The pursuit of the famed American Dream is a common literary theme. But, what about the Indian experience of the American dream? Here is a novel that poignantly touches on this theme....
Sara Tasker, a formidable Instagram influencer in her own right, gently guides readers on how building a community on Instagram in an authentic way, to increase their influence.
This weekend, grab a cup of tea, your favourite blanket and indulge in the Akhil Maheshwari’s latest romance- Love is Beyond Everything
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.
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….
Mozart is a name well-known in the eons of history. Less known, but famous in her own right, was Nannerl, his elder sister. This piece of historic fiction for kids and young adults tells her story...
As a practicing GP, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee has observed first-hand how stress impacts the mental and physical health of people today. The Stress Solution has a very simple aim- to help the reader free his or her life from stress.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
In my heart is a beautifully illustrated and touching book on families bound by heart. Explaining the concept of adoption to a child may seem daunting. However, this book crosses the barrier and gently approaches the topic.
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.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a world full of blood, mystery and deception. In Vivaan Shah’s debut novel, nothing is what it seems.
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.
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!
Venice lives up to every hype and cliché associated with it. But, did you know that it used to be a hub for bookmaking? We get booked in Venice to know more…
Get off that Camel is a delightful story about a child who loves her toy camel so much, that it converts into an obsession of sorts. But then, everything has to have closure someday. How does she ‘let go’? Or, does she?
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!
Marie Kondo is a household name now, synonymous with a decluttered, minimalist and Zen-like lifestyle. Her popular show on Netflix and her best-selling books on her unique style of decluttering, cements her relevance in a world of too much!
Do you indulge in the highest form of self-care the first thing in the morning? A morning ritual, as this book shows, has the potential to change your life forever.
The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma shows that owning your mornings and starting them off in an exemplary manner may well be the path to success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Remember the little things in life, for one day you will realize they were the big things.” A slice of life web series, Little Things gives a lesson in the importance of the simple pleasures of life.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ziauddin Yousafzai's book, Let Her Fly will be an inspiration to millions of parents who often succumb to the pressures of society. When a family is dedicated to a true cause, it can change the world!
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?
Hunger’s Daughters by Nirmala Govindarajan explores the dark truth of the brave young daughters of India as they make their way through life, right into your heart.
Fantasy blends in seamlessly with elements of daily life in the works of Haren Vakil, at an ongoing exhibition at ARTISANS Gallery at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
The first book in a new Indian sci-fi series, The Great Moto-Matic House by Brijesh Luthra presents a celestial tale where the ten-year-old Ziptux and his robot Dibbly have some mind-blowing adventures!
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.
Explore the hidden perspectives of Indian mythological characters through the eyes of the untouchable Vanara, in Anand Neelakanthan’s latest offering.
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!
How can a much-loved piano turn into a monster? In a new hOle book, Peanut vs the Piano narrates a story that will resonate deeply with children today!
BookWorm, one of the most popular Mcleod Ganj Bookshops has one sole mission-to promote a love for reading. Do visit this haven if you're a reading nomad!
What is the ‘self’? In a poignantly written literary science book, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Anil Ananthaswamy explores the maladies of the self.
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.
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.
We have been fed tales from Indian mythology since childhood. But, what if these were retold from a different point of view? What if things need not always be as they are made out to be?
The agitation by Dongria Kondhs in Niyamgiri area of Odisha inspires Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma, a powerful novel about the fight for survival.
What is your Personal Share Price? In ‘The Liberated Manager”, Stuart Drew offers an insightful look into what managers in today’s workplaces can bring to the table.
Best-selling novelist Lee Child is back with another gripping tale. Past Tense follows Jack Reacher as he takes a dip into nostalgia, uncovering suspicious gaps that need to be filled.
In The City of Nine Gates, Pankaj Rajput explores many deep Vedic concepts. What have sages realized that we still haven’t?
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.
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.
Growing a more glorious garden requires much more than a green thumb. A garden is a living ecosystem that takes time and patience to develop. Here are some rules for your own personal paradise…
Ninja Nani and the Mad Mummy Mix up by Lavanya Karthik adds to Duckbill’s series about our most favourite ‘Nani’- the one who has the most amazing superpowers!
Influencers and bloggers talk from their personal experience about the influencer business. Where better to hear the story than from the horse’s mouth?
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?
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.
What was it like to be Muhammad Ali’s daughter? At Home with Muhammad Ali by Hana Ali is a memoir that looks at the boxing legend with a very different lens- that of a daughter’s.
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.
There is great beauty in simplicity. Ruskin Bond’s ‘A Book of Simple Living’ reminds us of this universal truth. This is a book you may want to add to your collection. What is says remains timeless!
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!
“When we eat and live to be healthy, great skin and hair are just a side effect,” says Vasudha Rai, author of Glow, your guide to true beauty- inside out!
If you ever wished your kids read the good old mystery books you did as a child; The Mystery Crackers Series fits the bill.
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.
Manifesting your destiny may seem to be a far fledged claim. But, this workbook written by Darren Marc and illustrated by Joan Coleman provides a road map for the same.
The Prophecy of Rasphora by Varsha Seshan is a magical adventure story for middle-grade readers.
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.
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!
Embark on the bittersweet journey of love and self-discovery with Akanksha Mittal’s collection of poems titled The Sound of Silence.
This light hearted story about the very lovable ‘Petu Pumpkin’ by Arundhati Venkatesh will have the young reader in splits!
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.
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.
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!
The surge in design and innovation has not escaped the book printing industry. With numerous new releases every day, an interesting book cover is a powerful differentiator.
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.
“Don't be a sellout!” says Author Vikram Bhatti in his book, The Sellout Nation, a resolutely smart, sharp and wicked satire on the evils of globalisation.
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!
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.
Aditi Krishnakumar’s The Magicians of Madh enriches the genre of fantasy fiction for middle grade readers and young adults, combining a gripping tale with loads of humour!
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!
Sarang Mahajan’s Luwan of Brida is the first novel set in Inkredia, an original fantasy universe. Luwan of Brida is the first book set in this magical land.
Storywallah is more than a collection of short stories. It presents a delightful assortment of authentic voices from India.
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!
Sonia Mehta is back with the fourth book in the Puffin Junior Lives Series. She delves into the lives and times of Gautama Buddha.
Pralay- The Great Deluge mixes history and fantasy to create a saga that cuts across the dimensions of time.
Papa’s Marathon is a light hearted tale about fitness goals...a common scenario that every child will identify with!
Work as we know it is undergoing a massive change and redefinition. Its future is very different. “The Radically Changing Nature of Work, Workers and Workplaces” takes a peek in the workspace of the future.
If you were a child in a mining town in the 1950’s, the scenes in Town is by the Sea would be strikingly familiar. If not, the emotions that the book evokes will resolutely strike a chord!
Master Opportunity and Make it Big dissects success through the lens of opportunity. Packed with case studies and simple tips, this one is a helpful read!
Looks like the wheels are turning! Neel on Wheels, a picture book by Lavanya Karthik looks at a physical difference with an empowering lens.
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.
Here is a picture book that just won’t let you sit still. Get into the groove with Something’s Moving!