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I avoid self-help books: Kalki Koechlin

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Actor Kalki Koechlin opens up about her reading habits. Excerpts:

Which books are currently on your reading list?

Inferior by Angela Saini, Savaging the civilized by Ramachandra Guha and The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner.

Which was the best book you’ve read so far?

(Apart from all of Shakespeare’s work you mean!) God bless you Mr Rosewater-Kurt Vonnegut.

Which genres do you enjoy reading? Which do you avoid?

I like non-fiction, philosophy, poetry and novels. I avoid self-help books and cook books.

Which book do you think everyone should read at least once?

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.

What do you like to read when you travel?

Pulp, adventure or poetry.

Which is your favourite fairy tale or folk story?

The little Prince by Saint-Exupéry.

What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood stories have stayed with you?

All the classic fairytales my dad used to narrate to me when I was very young, the Frog prince was my favourite and I liked Thumbelina very much. Later, I would read fantasy. I particularly remember Magdalene L’Eagle’s books like A Wrinkle in Time.

If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, which would it be?

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and the poems of EE Cummings and Jacques Prévert (It’s impossible to name just one!).

Which author would you choose to write your life story?

Herman Hesse.

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We Are Salesman Talks In Depths About The Pros & Cons Of A Salesman’s Life.

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Selling is a profession as ancient as time. People have sold necessities, commodities and even ideas. ‘We are Salesman’ is a book that imparts the psyche, mentality and techniques of a salesperson. The book alleges the attitude of the non-salesperson towards a salesman in an orchestrated manner.

The book is an in depth effort to understand how the salesman profession works both professionally and personally. ‘We are Salesman’ has interesting takeaways for all those who are in anyway associated with the profession. The book reveals both pros and real cons about a salesman’s life.

The salesman’s art is of persuasion and the book is platform that discusses A-Z about the techniques and skills involved in such an art. The title of the book also has a sense of pride attached to it. Sales have always had a certain notion or stereotype attached to it that the book gladly breaks.

Rana Roy is the author of ‘We are Salesman’. He shares his extensive knowledge that he has gained on the field with us in the book. He has worked in all domains of sales, marketing and business development. Today he is regarded as a business development specialist. Apart from his career in sales he is also an author and motivator. His passion for the subject precedes him as he writes ‘We are Salesman’ proudly.

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“The Untold – unraveling Life” – An inspiring story that urges us to follow our dreams no matter what.

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Reminiscing about our teen years can be full of triggers. The complexities we face are scarring. ‘The Untold’ discusses these encumbrances and acts as a forum to ratify that issues manifest in a specific frame of time only to subside later.

We all feel ditched and heartbroken in life. It could be because a guy ditched us or an unfulfilled dream that left us shattered. The book helps us understand the complexity of love and ambition. It shares the pain of heartbreak and sacrifices but reinstates that we can and me must have both – Love and dreams.

Our families and society may also pull us down from reaching our full potential. Things may or may not always happen according to how we want them to. But the point here is to keep going for what we truly believe in regardless of the obstacles and hurdles that stands between us and our dreams.

The book evinces itself in the story of Aanya who has her seven years of heaven and hell.The novel is subdued in tones of sombre but radiates with a glorious victory.

The Untold – Unraveling Life is the novel that urges us to follow our dreams through and being true to ourselves no matter what!

The Untold is written by Sonal Jain, a young author and a social activist. She is radical in her approach and in her novels teaching us to have a holistic life. Compromising on your dreams is just not acceptable. Sonal takes this very seriously and has also founded a social group that allows underprivileged children to follow their passions and dreams. Apart from being an author and a social activist Sonal is also a trained classical dancer.

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‘His Encounter With Love’ : A story of young love and friendship

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The 90s decade was regarded as the era of love. With the era, came the boldness and legendary stories. The novel is set in this epoch and takes the reader back in time, reminiscing through the glory and elation of the 90s.

It is an entwined and a slightly bedlam tale of Ridam, our protagonist, who is set strongly in the last decade of the 20th century. His journey is full of self-discoveries. The book explores themes of young love, friendship and affinity.

The book reflects on how youthful love should not be taken for granted. It also imparts a very strong message about time. Love can withstand the ravages of time and can immortalize itself. Love is powerful once concocted with self-belief.

Atanu Sinha is a dynamic writer hailing from a small town in India. His writing resonates energy and is a perfect reflection of his thrilling experiences. Apart from being a writer, Atanu has a full-fledged corporate career. The one thing that has stuck with him since his childhood is his voracious habit of reading and writing. He has written multiple blogs and short stories. “His Encounter With Love” is his commendable debut novel that is currently a bestseller.

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