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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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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 De…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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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 Li…

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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 w…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK

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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, m…