Day: November 12, 2018

Books For You: The Best of Tall Tales

Editor | Non-fiction The Best of Tall Tales (Pages 165, Price Rs 295) is a collection of stories curated from the lives of real people. The storytellers in this collection bare their soul, share their inner-most desires, fears, hopes, and inadequacies. Yes, it’s one of its kind collection where the stories are real, characters are

Books For You: Military History of India

Editor | Non-fiction This book covers all major aspects of the military history of India, including the organizational and operational dimensions. Beginning with ad 1600, it examines the role of the military from ancient times to the present day. The book also catalogues the various operations undertaken by the Indian Army through the centuries within

Charles Sobhraj: Inside the Heart of the Bikini Killer

Editor | Non-fiction Charles Sobhraj: Inside the Heart of the Bikini Killer provides glimpses of Charles Sobhraj—the notorious serial killer—without the glitz and trappings lent to his image by media reports. It is not the cold, calculated ‘Bikini Killer’ we find here, but a balding man worried about his failing health; a man who requests

My Second Innings: Shanti Bhushan

Editor | Non-fiction In the author’s own words this book is about his second innings, post the year 2008. In a no-holds-barred manner, which is characteristic of Shanti Bhushan, the author traces his early life and formative years, his life in court, and deals with some of the famous cases and issues like the Anna

Books For You: The Bombay Plan: Blueprint for Economic Resurgence

Editor | Non-fiction ‘A Plan of Economic Development for India’, aka the Bombay Plan, written in two parts and published in 1944 and 1945, generated widespread interest in India and abroad at the time of its publication. Its authors were none other than J.R.D Tata, G.D Birla, Purushottamdas Thakurdas, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Ardeshir Dala, Lala Sri

Penguin to publish companion book to Netflix documentary series Our Planet

By A Correspondent New Delhi: On 2nd April 2019, Transworld (An Imprint of Penguin Random House) will publish Our Planet, by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey with Fred Pearce. This will be the companion book to the upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet from Silverback Films and in collaboration with WWF. Voiced by Sir David

Books For You: How to handle the Jobs Crisis in India

Editor | Non-fiction If you have read about self-driving cars, block chain and the internet of things, registered for a massive open online course (MOOC), considered dealing in crypto currencies, or asked Alexa to play your favourite song, the chances are you are one of the select few Indians adjusting to the reality of a brave

Books For You: Nine Nights of the Goddess

Editor | Non-fiction Nine Nights of the Goddess explores the festival of Navaratri—alternatively called Navaratra, Mahanavami, Durga Puja, Dasara, and/or Dassain—which lasts for nine nights and ends with a celebration called Vijayadasami, or ‘the tenth (day) of victory’. Celebrated in both massive public venues and in small, private domestic spaces, Navaratri is one of the