Day: August 30, 2018

Going to the Mountain with Nelson Mandela

“You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.” In Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela (Published by Penguin, Memoir, Price Rs 699, Paperback) offers uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. In his book Going to the Mountain, Ndaba Mandela shares the story of his

Imagining Lahore

Haroon Khalid’s Imagining Lahore (Published by Penguin) is an anecdotal travelogue about Lahore – which begins in the present and travels through time to the mythological origins of the city attributed to Ram’s son, Lav. Through the city’s present – its people, communities, monuments, parks and institutions – the author paints a vivid picture of

Penguin trio in Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist

Three outstanding books by Penguin Random House India is in the running for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. We That Are Young by Preti Taneja, Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan and How To Travel Light have been shortlisted for the prize. Meru Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief, Literary Publishing, said: ‘We couldn’t be more delighted with the

TRUST: Creating the foundation for Enterpreneurship in Developing Countries

By A Staff Writer Entrepreneurs in developing countries who assume they will have the same legal, governmental and institutional protections as their counterparts in the West will fail. To succeed, they need to build trust within the existing structures–and in Trust: Creating the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (Published by Penguin, Rs 499) Tarun

Cutting the Gordian Knot India’s Quest for Prosperity

By A Staff Writer In Cutting the Gordian Knot India’s Quest for Prosperity (Bloomsbury India, Price Rs 499)  authors T N Hari & Hari Menon give a  lucid account of India’s multilayered and deeply intertwined challenges, this book questions dominant narratives, provokes fresh thinking and suggests new approaches. A must read for anyone interested in the India Story! Cutting the Gordian Knot discusses India’s quest for prosperity through job creation. The underlying pieces of this quest are complex and intertwined—an education system that has

Patrick deWitt prepares for French Exit

By A Staff Writer French Exit is the new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers. Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s their cat, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to get an adult edition

By A Staff Writer The book that started the biggest publishing phenomenon of our time and introduced us to the enchanting world of Harry Potter gets an adult edition featuring stylish jacket art by Andrew Davidson. Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. Things that unsettle his guardians, the Dursleys. They strongly disapprove of strangeness. It’s only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the