Saturday, July 26, 2014

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

My Beautiful Shadow
By  - Radhika Jha 

About  Book :
‘I have a secret. I belong to a club. And my club is the biggest, best kept secret in all of Tokyo. You can call my club the beauty lovers’ club.’
Kayo is a young Tokyo housewife and mother. Outwardly, she is no different from other young mothers. But she has a secret. She belongs to a kind of club. It involves beautiful clothes and accessories and is the most important thing in the women’s lives.
The club makes it possible for Kayo to escape the tedium of her life, and to embrace a dazzling new world. But it quickly becomes an obsession, a drug, the way to both paradise and hell. Can she find her way out of the dark underworld of debt, lies and prostitution? Or is she doomed to exchange one form of loneliness for another? A deeply absorbing novel about the ‘holes’ that suddenly appear in women’s lives, My Beautiful Shadow is also a powerful cautionary tale about consumerism gone mad.

About  Author
RADHIKA JHA is from India (born Delhi 1970), studied anthropology at Amherst College, did her Masters in Political Science at the University of Chicago and has lived in Paris as an exchange student. She writes and performs Odissi dancing. She has worked for Hindustan Times and BusinessWorld, writing on culture, the environment and the economy. She has also worked for the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, where she started up the Interact project for the education of the children of the victims of terrorism in different parts of India. She now lives in Tokyo with her husband and 2 children. The story SLEEPERS from THE ELEPHANT & THE MARUTI has appeared in Ellery Queen Magazine and Radhika has contributed other stories to anthologies and publications, for example Akashic Books' Delhi Noir series
  ISBN : 9789351362777                                                         Price : Rs. 499.00  

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Out of Line - A Personal and Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal
By- Ritu Menon

About the Book :
Born to Ranjit Sitaram Pandit, a celebrated barrister from Kathiawad , Nayantara Sahgal lost her father at a very young age. She and her sister Chandralekha were studying abroad when her father died in the prison. With the entire struggle, she completed her graduated from Woodstock School and Wellesley College in 1947.
A member of the first family of Indian politics, Nayantara is one of the renowned authors. Novelist, political commentator, memoirist and essayist, she is unique for having portrayed India’s post-independence development in everything she wrote. Her circumstances made her keenly aware of the power relations that inform every facet of life, while her political columns marked her as one of the most perceptive writers to follow the evolution of democracy and politics in the country—from its promise of equality and freedom from want to its present crisis of credibility.
 Out of Line: A Personal and Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal by Ritu Menon is the first wide-ranging, authorized one of this important writer, based on first-hand information, lengthy interviews, private papers, thousands of letters and archival documents.

About the Author :
Ritu Menon, the co-founder of the publishing house Kali for Women and founder of Women Unlimited, an associate of Kali for Women. She is the author and editor of several books, among them the ground-breaking Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition and Making a Difference: Memoirs from the Women’s Movement in India.
  ISBN : 9789351365952                                                               Price : Rs. 599.00  


Saturday, July 12, 2014

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Modi Demystified
By - Ramesh Menon

About the Book :
Narendra Modi is one of the most controversial politicians dominating contemporary India. Never before have we had a leader like him, one who is loved and hated in equal measure.
At a time when endemic corruption and weak governance have become major issues, Modi’s image as a decisive leader who can provide a clean administration has catapulted him on to the national stage. Helping his rise are his skills as an orator and claims to development in Gujarat, as also his popularity on social media, knack for attracting the youth, and ability to inspire industry’s confidence.
But, for all his achievements he has also spawned a culture of fear that, too, now risks being replicated. Already living in anxiety are such varied groups as minorities haunted by the ghosts of 2002 and his own party colleagues who feel he will crush them as he consolidates power.
If he becomes prime minister—an ambition that has consumed him for the past many years—Modi will have to walk a tight rope, given that India is a complicated country to rule. Will its most incendiary politician manage to lead a billion people? Or will he just get down to implementing what he thinks is the Hindutva agenda? Modi Demystified takes a hard, unbiased look at the man through his formative years and his decade in power and attempts to answer these questions.

About the author :
Ramesh Menon is an author journalist, educator filmmaker and corporate trainer. Recipient of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, he began his career with the Times of India as a reporter and has since worked as associate editor of India Today, executive producer at Business India Television and TV Today, roving editor and columnist with DNA.
   ISBN : 9789351362616                                                           Price : Rs. 499.00

Saturday, July 5, 2014

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Remember The Time  
Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days
By - Bill Whitfield , Javon Beard , Tanner Colby

About the Book :
Michael Jackson's former bodyguards reveal the amazing truths of the late superstar's last years - his life in seclusion with his children, his financial crises, his preparations for the This Is It tour, and the weeks leading up to his shocking death. Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion - a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn't leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer's personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired, and to keep everyone else out, making them the only two men who know what 60 million fans around the world still want to know: What really happened to the King of Pop? Driven by a desire to show the world who Michael Jackson truly was, Whitfield and Beard have produced the only definitive, first-person account of Michael Jackson's last years: the extreme measures necessary to protect Jackson and his family, the simple moments of happiness they managed to share in a time of great stress, the special relationship Jackson shared with his fans, and the tragic events that culminated in the singer's ill-fated comeback, This Is It. The truth is far more compelling than anything you've yet heard. An indispensable piece of pop-culture history, Remember the Time is the story of a man struggling to live a normal life under extraordinary circumstances, the story of a father fighting to protect and provide for his children. Remember the Time is the book that dismantles the tabloid myths once and for all to give Michael Jackson back his humanity.

About the author
Experts in the field of private protection, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard served for two and a half years as the personal security team for Michael Jackson and have worked with numerous other high-profile clients, including Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Alicia Keys and Shaquille O'Neal.
  ISBN : 9789351367819                                                                       Price: Rs. 699.00  

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