What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat In his latest book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat asks hard questions, demands answers and presents solutions for a better, more prosperous India.
Why do our students regularly commit suicide?
Why is there so much corruption in India?
Cant our political parties ever work together?
Does our vote make any difference at all?
We love our India, but shouldnt some things be different?
All of us have asked these questions at some time or the other. So does Chetan Bhagat, Indias most loved writer, in What Young India Wants, his first book of non-fiction.
What Young India Wants is based on Chetan Bhagats vast experience as a very successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear, simple prose, and with great insight, he analyses some of the complex issues facing modern India, offers solutions and invites discussion on them. And, at the end, he asks this important question: Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change? Non-fiction If you want to understand contemporary India, the problems that face it, and want to be a part of the solution, What Young India Wants is the book for you.
Tamil Pulp Fiction (Volume II) by Pritham K. Chakravarthy A young woman's fascination with blue films leads to A BIZARRE MURDER! A bloodline of debauched maharajas falls prey to AN EVIL CURSE! A beautiful girl uses karate to retrieve A STOLEN IDOL! THRILLING tales ...from Indian and Singaporean masters of ACTION, SUSPENSE, and HORROR!Read More...Hide Pages: 478
The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his
friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the
Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of
evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His
vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door
of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.
The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is
everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom
for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The
Vasudevs - Shiva's philosopher guides - betray his
unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark
side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a
terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to
Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game.
In a journey that will take him across the length and
breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in
a land of deadly mysteries - only to find that nothing is
what it seems.
Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will
be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this
second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1
national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.
Bombay Duck is a Fish by Kanika Dhillon When Neki Brar moves to Mumbai to make it as a film-maker in Bollywood, little does she suspect that she will find herself standing on the terrace of her building, a bottle of wine and her diary in hand, plotting how best to jump.
A small town girl, Neki has one ambition: to live in Mumbai and make it big as a film-maker. As she comes closer to her dream, she is also faced with a new reality. The make-believe sets of Bollywood, the cramped existence with her three roommates and the battle for power on the sets of her debut film as an assistant director force her to understand the ground rules here ? if you don?t learn the art of survival, the train back home is your only option. Falling in love with the second lead actor, the charming Ranvir Khanna, further complicates her life, along with the realisation that she seems to have a unique ability to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and in the middle of every disaster that happens on the film sets. Battling political games,rivalry, love, betrayal and burning egos of film stars, she discovers the beauty of her own ambition and the ugliness of true love. The stakes are high. The dreams are big. The pressure is tremendous. If unfulfilled dreams keep you alive, can broken dreams push you to end it all?Read More...Hide Pages: 320
India Unbound by Gurcharan Das India Unbound is the riveting story of a nation's rise from poverty to prosperity and the clash of ideas that occurred along the way. Today's India is a vibrant free-market democracy, and it has begun to flex its muscles in the global information economy. The old centralized, bureaucratic state, which stifled industrial growth, is on the decline; the lower castes have risen confidently through the ballot box; and the middle class has tripled in the last two decades. This economic and social transformation is one of the major themes of this book.
Acclaimed writer Gurcharan Das offers a ringside view of the economic and social transformation of our nation. India Unbound remains the perfect introduction to contemporary India.
Making The Minister Smile by Anurag Mathur Meet Chris Stark a ,former player of American football who as he himself is the first to accept 'think pretty good but don't talk that great on account of playing too much football.' Following the opportunities created by Liberalisation his family's corporation has entered into a business collaboration with an Indian company and this has brought the sportive young man to Delhi. While in India he becomes enmeshed in industrial disputes political machinations weird intelligence webs and an unfortunate love affair besides various other oddities. The solution to the entire Gordian knot of problems lies in making the Minister smile. What happens.
Deaf Heaven by Pinki Virani Journalist-turned-writer Pinki Virani examines the crisis which underlies the fašade of progressive modernity that is present-day India through a set of characters you may have met. If not directly, then through the six degrees of separation which thread together this story of a life-changing weekend. The voice is that of Saraswati, librarian and collector of curious facts, who dies among her beloved books on Thursday evening. Until her body is discovered on Monday, her spirit is free to play sutradhar and watch over all she holds dear: her sister Damayanti, wife of a superstar; Tisca, heroine spurned by a rising star; Qudsia Begum, Bangalore beautician and wise mother; Czaerandhari, erstwhile maharani and sms-addict; hard-talking journalist Nafisa, does she hide a secret?
Yet: Saraswati?s stories are not only about women who wait for their idea of heaven to happen.
There is the wily husband of Bhagyalakshmi, scooty-driving bank-employee transposed from cultured Chennai to dusty Delhi. And in Bombay, the two men who leave Manya bleeding; her rightwing father and right-thinking twin brother.
And yet: Saraswati's stories are not about the men who eclipse the happiness of their women.
They are about a society where the forces of Olde Bharat battle with India. Where change has to be wrested from tradition, often with calamitous effects. And where hope constantly chafes against the trepidation of socio-political chaos.
This is fiction that dares to subvert form, structure and expectations to hold up a mirror to a nation at tipping point.Read More...Hide Pages: 283
A Romance with Chaos by Nishant Kaushik Ever felt that your life is a quagmire of uncertainty and dissatisfaction? Ever felt that destiny has struck a raw deal for you?Ever felt that your life is a quagmire of uncertainty and dissatisfaction? Ever felt that destiny has struck a raw deal for you? Meet Nakul Kapoor, a twenty-something corporate executive,who gives you a hilarious account of how he struggles through a life that comprises of:
An unacknowledged position at work that leaves him with nothing but the feeling of being an objected resource.
A stupid boss who thinks he is a Smart Alec.
A gorgeous girlfriend who can't think below D&G and Guccl while shopping with his credit card.
And an super pious roommate who thinks that watching sleazy films and lusting after material comforts are trivialities that one needs to rise above.
And then, one day, a few random sketches drawn by an acquaintance seem to give him the answers he has been looking for.
3 Zakia Mansion by Gouri Dange 3, Zakia Mansion is the story of a Mumbai family in the decades following the seventies. The story centres on Shaheen, a daughter who witnesses the slow fraying of the family fabric. Changing times, obsolete attitudes, a life-changing event within the family-all these come together in a cauldron from which Shaheen must leap out.
"Orphaned again and again" as she calls it, by adults who are at best adrift, and at worst cruel, Shaheen struggles to make a different life for herself. But somehow the sums don't add up. She loses what she thought was her new-found stability ? to come to the realization that there are no shortcuts in the process of living the 'life examined'.
Forced to - and then choosing to - abandon her marriage, she struggles to reach out to her daughter from whom she is estranged. In the process, she meets Manas, a young person from a background that is in broad terms similar to hers, but in its essence, very different. Manas is a grounded, lovingly brought up person. He has grown up in a family that has not, like hers, simply lurched along the decades, but has enjoyed the continuity, thoughtfulness and generosity of generations -the recipe that produces contented human beings.
How Shaheen lets go of her past, without losing what is real and precious, and how she weaves a new life, is the story of 3 Zakia Mansion.Read More...Hide Pages: 163
Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.
Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Diamant's keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.
Soulmates by Kanchana Ugbabe
Derived from the experiences of both an insider and an outsider, the intricate stories of Soulmates chart journeys of love, friendship, despair, daily negotiations and strategies for survival while exploring the physical and spiritual aspects of being transplanted to a foreign country, of living with fluid roots.
Yoking two cultures, the Indian and the Nigerian, they take us into the sphere of symbols and nuances of speech, into a world fraught with seams, viscerally familiar, yet fascinating in its differences.
Speaking in a distinct, meditative voice, and employing the dual vision of the insider?outsider, Kanchana Ugbabe inspires us to remember who we truly are.
The Scalpel: Game Beneath
The Scalpel: Game Beneath by H.S. Rissam
It is the story of four people - a pretty princess, a dreaded don, a noble physician and an evil arch-rival. Painted across a wide canvas filled with multiple hues of love, lust, lies, greed, and scandals, the four characters criss-cross continents, touching cities like Delhi, Amritsar, New York, Chicago, Paris, Istanbul, Barcelone, Manila and Sydney.Padmashree Dr H S Rissam's medi-fiction, The Scalpel, scientillates through different levels of enigmatic stories and solves the mystery of one of the most grand-scaled medical thriller written in recent times. 'When a doctor writes a novel about the medical community cavorting with the mafia, would it be a work of fiction or would it be an attempt to showcase reality without the risk of a backlash. Dr Rissam is the Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Clinical Sciences.