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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 17TH, AUGUST, 2019

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Beyond The Himalayas: Journeying Through The Silk Route  By - Goutam Ghose & Michael Haggiag
About the Book :-----------------------------------  Filmmaker goutam Ghose was part of the central Asian expedition organised by major H.Br.S Ahluwalia in 1994, The first of its kind. They undertook an arduous 14, 000 km journey through central Asia, China and Tibet tracing the ancient trade route. Ghose captured this once-in-a-lifetime adventure as a five-part series in his film beyond the Himalayas (1996). This film book is a pictorial chronicle of ghosts incredible experience on the silk route. Much of the text is the narration of the original soundtrack of the series which has been adapted for the benefit of book readers. His lens captures breath-taking visuals of a less travelled road. The tapestry of history, travel anecdotes, local legends and Titanic characters lend a cinematic quality to the whole narrative. The fabled past and the present are intercut by cinematic jumps in this fas…

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 10, AUGUST, 2019

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Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly:An Autobiography
By - Anupam Kher
About the Book :  An extraordinary, riveting and no-holds-barred saga studded with fascinating behind-the-scenes revelations, anecdotes and rare nuggets of lessons Anupam Kher’s life story is nothing short of a grand masala box office hit. It has drama, comedy, romance and even action! Who knew that a small-town Shimla boy would one day become one of the most recognized actors in the world and go on to win various national and international awards for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts? A powerhouse of talent with over 530 films (and counting) in his repertoire, Anupam Kher stands out not only because of his iconic bald head, but also for his forthright views and opinions, however controversial they may be. He has always been distinct and offbeat. His autobiography is, too for it is not just another chronological account of his life. It is, in fact, also peppered with incredible life lessons that are boun…