Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha is Rutuja's attempt to spread maximum awareness about a woman's well being vis-à-vis her health in the various stages of her life. There are immense physical and psychological factors that contribute to a woman's well-being (and otherwise). The book explores all these in detail and also seeks to demolish myths about menopause, PCOD, hypothyroid that share a complex relationship with a woman's health.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi, 9789380658674

The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. Cold, cunning, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged country against the invasion of the army of that demigod, Alexander the Great. Pitting the weak edges of both forces against each other, he pulls off a wicked and astonishing victory and succeeds in installing Chandragupta on the throne of the mighty Mauryan empire. History knows him as the brilliant strategist Chanakya. But history, which exults in repeating itself, revives Chanakya two and a half millennia later, in the avatar of Gangasagar Mishra, a Brahmin teacher in smalltown India who becomes puppeteer to a host of ambitious individuals—including a certain slumchild who grows up into a beautiful and powerful woman. Modern India happens to be just as riven as ancient Bharat by class hatred, corruption and divisive politics and this landscape is Gangasagar’s feasting ground. Can this wily pandit—who preys on greed, venality and sexual deviance—bring about another miracle of a united India?

Excerpt from upcoming book 'Chanakya's Chant' by Ashwin Sanghi

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kasab:To be Continued......

Kasab: The Face of 26/11,Rommel Rodrigues,9780143415473
He was captured on CCTV during his attacks at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus along with another terrorist, Ismail Khan.The lone gun man who has been carrying a nation's hatred year after the incident ,now got a death sentence,and is in the long queue of others who got death sentences.The audacious terror attacks jolted Mumbai like never before. Even as they mourned, the residents of Maximum City demanded answers. But the information they got in return-accounts of the investigation, government rhetoric, newspaper reports, television features, books and even a film-was sketchy at best. Meanwhile, the courts continued with their prosecution of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman.

In this book Rommel Rodrigues portraits Kasab through the bylanes of Pakistani villages and cities as he made his way towards PoK.; the dense forests where the terrorist-training camps are situated; the trains, buses and jeeps he boarded; the Indian vessel he and the others hijacked en route to Mumbai s shores; Kasab s capture and incarceration.
Rommel Rodrigues path-breaking investigative journalism fleshes out for the first time the well thought-out planning and organization that lay behind the attacks of 26/11.

Anxious to read!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Sunset Club

The Sunset Club by khushvant Singh,9780670085194
The Sunset Club by Khushvant Singh, another interesting novel from the veteran novelists among Indians.
The Sunset Club takes a look at old age fantasies and nostalgia as the three friends— Pandit Preetam Sharma, Nawab Barkatullah, Sardar Boota Singh — of more than 40 years sit together on a bench in Lodi Gardens to exchange news and views of the events of the day. It talks of everything from love, lust, sex and scandal.The Sunset Club is Singh’s second book this year. Previously this year his book Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between was brought out.Want to quote his words found in an interview with 'The Hindu'.So, how would he like to be remembered? He amiably offers lines of Hilaire Belloc: When I am dead, I hope it is said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leading Ladies: Women Who Inspire India Volume 1

Leading Ladies-Women Who Inspire India, Sudha Menon,ISBN 9788190841184
Leading Ladies- Women Who Inspire India, Sudha Menon,ISBN 9788190841177

I know what you people want to ask.Why these women?Why not Sonia Gandhi ,Mamtha Banerji and celebs in Bollywood?Here is the answer. We are getting update about them almost every day.They are constantly in news or media..But what about VINITA BALI, Shikha Sharma and others...In this inspiring book Sudha pen down the life of 15 women achivers in India.We hardly heard about them or read about them.They are never been in the lime light.They are coming from an amazing variety of academic and family backgrounds and have established themselves in an equally diverse range of industries despite the near-crippling drag of home and hearth.I am admitting the fact that some were lucky to have been at the right place at the right time.

Read the stories of Sudha's 'leading ladies', and you will discover that there are no intellectual differences between men and women. Shine India Shine !!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a gilimpse of 15 women listed in this book .


Monday, November 15, 2010

Death of Physical Books?

I wanted to write about this topic for long.The very first question came into my mind while I think about this is, Will eBook replace paper book?
Do not be panic..I am not going to take a poll.Because so much we have read and heard about both type of books and their advantage and disadvantage..I just want to share my opinion about this topic..
As the internet and computing begins to consume more of our time, we start turning to purely electronic sources for our reading and news.When was the last time you picked up a book from a bookstore?
And then there is the smell. The wonderful, dusty, invigorating smell of a book, yellowing with age.
Well, all that is set to change, in fact has already started changing. In the past few months, we’ve been introduced to Kindle2, Nook, iPad, and so many impressive gadgets, and have woken up to a reality that e-books aren’t that bad after all, if you have such nice gadgets to read them on.
Though I miss physical books so much I support digital books also..Both have their advantage and disadvantage.But I can tell you that I get a strange pleasure in visiting a libray once or twice in a month, finding books of my favourite author or long wish-list books in neatly arranged shelf and wandering around the cool corners of library in search of some books..And also that pin drop silence.I like to lose myself in the world of books..