Indian Writing: Five New November Releases for Your Bookshelf
The seasons they are a changing and while Netflix is good for chilling, it is thy humble books which shall snuggle with you and keep you warm. Here are the top five books coming out this month!
A Very Pukka Murder
When the valet of Major William Russell, the English Resident of the small, princely state of Rajpore, knocks on Russell’s bedroom door the morning after the 1909 New Year’s Ball and receives no response, he and the Resident’s elderly secretary eventually task the English Commandant of Cavalry with breaking it down. The Resident is dead in his bed.
His Highness Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Mansur-i-Zaman Maharaja Sikander Singh, Light of Heaven, Sword of Justice, Shield of the Faithful, sole ruler of Rajpore, cannot resist an enigma, relishing a riddle and the rush of resolving it. Will the Maharaja work through a surplus of suspects and motives and figure out who killed Russell?
Arjun Gaind’s clever, fascinating debut introduces an elegant new detective in the tradition of Lord Peter Wimsey, while painting a scathing portrait of the British Raj.
Get your copy here: http://amzn.to/2fVf0vI
2. Ready Study Go: Smart Ways to Learn
The best studying we do is on the night of the exam, right? But can studying really be made interesting and enjoyable?
This book explores attitudes towards studying and offers tips and techniques to turn studying into an interesting, enjoyable activity instead of the dull drudgery that it is for most people. Why study subjects you don’t like? How to exercise and diet right to keep your brain alert? How to use mind maps to study during an emergency?
Art of Living teachers Khurshed Batliwala and Dinesh Ghodke distill years of learning and teaching young people into this fun, easy-to-read book.
Get your copy here: http://amzn.to/2gAMAIF
3. Scattered Souls
Pellet guns. Destroyed dreams. Shattered spirits.
Scattered Souls by Shahnaz Bashir brings alive the struggles of the valley in the 1990s, when the army descended to quell a massive armed rebellion against the government.This extraordinary collection brings together the stories of some of those people probing the quandaries of their precarious existence. There is that ex-militant whose past continues to stalk his present; the wife who begins to dress like her husband after losing him to a crossfire.
Unassuming yet hard-hitting, Scattered Souls journeys through a destroyed Kashmir swaddled in the memories of its fragile beauty.
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Nikhil and Riya: A Love Story
Nikhil is a lonely geek in a boarding school. Riya is the daughter of the sports master, a star athlete and less-than-brilliant at academics. When Nikhil is asked to coach Riya in mathematics, a special sort of friendship blossoms between them – one that involves endless conversations, bouts of rule-breaking and a whole lot of love. But the big bullies in the school are not exactly fans of Nikhil’s special connection with Riya, and Riya herself hides a tragic secret behind her blasé exterior.
For anyone who has ever loved The Fault In Our Stars by John Green or Love Story by Erich Segal, here is a high-school romance that explores the slow journey of healing, moving on, learning to die and deciding to live.
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Gorgeous: Eat Well, Look Great with Recipes and Inspiration from India’s Top Models
When the Miss India International 1998 tells you how to eat well and look great, folks, you have to sit up and listen!
Models don’t survive on coffee and carrots. They eat right, work out, sleep long hours and take good care of themselves. Looking good and feeling better takes hard work.
This book is an insight into the world of fashion and beauty through the lens of great food and flavours. It contains over a hundred easy-to-follow recipes contributed by top models like Nina Manuel, Fleur Xavier and Alesia Raut. Organized as comfort foods (eaten often) and occasion foods (eaten as an indulgence), the book also contains a seven-day meal programme on what to eat and how to prepare for a red-carpet moment.
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