Superstar India: From Incredible To Unstoppable by Shobha De Unlike anything else she has written, Shobhaa Dé zooms in on Indian people and their place in the larger human society.She points out the country?s historical failings as well as equally historical glories. Admitting to our knee-jerk reactions to much of what is happening at home and in the world, Dé reasons, nevertheless, that the nation has earned superstar status, and with humorous argumentativeness, she convinces the reader that India is not about to lose its glow anytime soon.Read More...Hide Pages: 456
Sultry Days by Shobha De On a sultry, rainy Bombay day Nisha, an impressionable teenager, meets God in the college canteen and falls in love with his ragged, bearded looks and crude, streetwise manners. God patronizingly accepts her into his "group" and it is in this way that their long and passionate romance begins. God's driving ambition leads him into the unreal world of pseudo poetry, art for hire and compromised journalism while Nisha lands a job in advertising. Sycophants, court jesters, whores, dirty old men, fixers, pretty boys and party girls drift in and out of their lives (and interrupt their romance!) as their careers take off with dizzying speed...And then, abruptly and harrowingly, everything about their lives goes wrong...Read More...Hide Pages: 228
Strange Obsession by Shobha De Strange Obsession is the story of the gorgeous young super-model Amrita Aggarwal. Within months of her arrival in Bombay, she is the envy of its beautiful people. Then, one day, she attracts the attentions of a mysterious woman called Minx. As the months pass and the demands of her unwelcome suitor grow, Amrita?s life turns nightmarish ...
An unforgettable novel of sexual obsession and its calamitous consequences.Read More...Hide Pages: 302
Spouse: The Truth about Marriage by Shobha De How marriages work and why they fail....
Marriage is an adventure, says Shobhaa De, celebrity writer, devoted wife and mother of six. It's about trust, companionship, affection and sharing. It's also about learning to cope with your partner's moods and eccentricities. Not to mention the delicate balancing act between parents, children, friends and a career, and the sometimes overpowering need to get away from it all.
In this delightful book on society's most debated institution, Shobhaa De writes about how and why marriages work ? or don't. With her usual disregard for rules, she reinvents tradition and challenges old stereotypes, addressing all the issues that are central to most Indian marriages: the saas ? bahu conundrum (how to escape the role-trap and enjoy each other), the need for honesty (aren't some secrets better left secret?), the importance of romance (no, expressions of love are not unmanly!), and not any less important, how to recognize the warning signs in a hopeless relationship and run before it's too late.
Fun, savvy and, above all, pragmatic, this is the ultimate relationship book for all those who want to make the adventure of marriage last a lifetime.Read More...Hide Pages: 287
Socialite Evenings by Shobha De A prominent Bombay socialite,
Karuna, is trying to find solace in the past.
An unhappy divorce and a succession of affairs have left her hurt and exhausted and, in an effort to forget all this, Karuna begins writing her memoirs...Read More...Hide Pages: 494
Snapshots by Shobha De As the wine and conversation begin to flow at a reunion between six women, who were friends at school, memories start to surface?some happy, others bittersweet and a few that are downright poisonous... Forced to confront dark secrets that they thought lay buried deep in the past, the women begin to turn against one another and the mood of the party turns nightmarish...
Death, infidelity, incest, rape, lies and the evil that lurks beneath the everyday lives of people form the substance of Snapshots.Read More...Hide Pages: 232
Sethji by Shobha De Sethji is the head of the ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Shrewd, ruthless and an inveterate fighter, he is a man who refuses to play by any moral codes or lose a single battle. Easing his way is Amrita, his ravishing and aloof daughter-in-law who guards her own secrets. But when two of the country's most powerful men team up to challenge Sethji, the wily old politician has to fight the deadliest battle of his life a battle in which he must stake everything. The one person he is forced to trust is Amrita, a woman who gives nothing away, not even to Sethji. Exposing the dark, venal heart of Indian politics, Sethji is a powerful novel about ambition, greed and above all trust. Gripping, revelatory and absolutely unputdownable, this is De at her dazzling best.Read More...Hide Pages: 256
Eve knows what she wants. After nine good years and two kids together, it's about time Liam made an honest woman of her. Eve's sister Sam knows more than she should. Sam's always thought Eve was too good for Liam. Then she learns the truth about his business trips to Australia, and her suspicions are confirmed. And Brooke, safe on the other side of the world; knows nothing. Until a mysterious delivery arrives for her and promises to change her life forever. It seems someone doesn't want Brooke to be the last to know . . .
Dreams From My Father
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama?s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother?a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego.
Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family?s unusual history: the migration of his mother?s family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his father?s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack?s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself.
Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father?s legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity.
Two Mother and other stories
Two Mother and other stories by Khalid Mohamed
'No right, no wrong. No destiny, no karma, no kismat. It's all there, the tide of circumstances, evensts and results. That impels him know more about his history if there was one of a cindered family tree. His father , somewhere on the other side of the border, Pakistan, didn't arouse his interest. Never never never. The two mothers do. Abba, father,was instructed by ma with steely resolve, never ever to see the boy. He attemped to it would have been abnormal if he hadn't. He was humiliated. Like those countless treaties between India and Pakistan- ineffectual. Maybe abba is dead now, may be he's lech with a merry- go- round of a family and mistresses in Lahore,Karachi, Islamabad, Whereverabad, Who cares.'
Bravely personal with quantum leaps into the imagination, Two Mothers and Other Stories by film Critic, scriptwriter, playwright and director, Khalid Mohamed, explores a variety of themes ranging from familia bonds, the lingering indian royalty, and media stratagems to Mumbai's fast- vanishing Zorostrian irani cafe's and the bold new world of website sexual relationships. Unfailingly.