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Top 10 Books Of The Month | May [Editor’s Choice]

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Books can change the way you think or feel, process information, and reflect your interest. It is rightly said that books have healing powers and are great companions for anyone. Whether you are a book lover or just beginning to read, we have included some latest launches for you this month to make this list your ultimate one! If you are as excited as the sun to find the books that you want to add to your TBR for this month, tighten your belt and pick the title that intrigues you the most.

1. I Wanna Grow Up Once Again by Dr. Sumit Goel

The book tries to connect us to certain deeper parts of us with thought-provoking issues like:

Why we don’t do what we want to do?
Why do we hold on? Why do we not let go?
We all make efforts, but how do we handle setbacks and burnouts?
How to change our perceptions and break our patterns?

It is an inward journey into how we have lived our life till now and how we choose to live from now!

WHAT HAPPENS IN US IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT HAPPENS TO US!

2. On a Voyage with the Greats by Satyendra Singh

It’s an onboard experience with the three most amazing personalities of India in their life-changing journeys. Travel to Chicago on a tumultuous and life-changing journey with Vivekananda, to Pretoria on a humiliating and never-ending journey with Gandhi, and a perilous sub-water journey to Tokyo with Netaji Subhas.

I crossed the North Pacific with Vivekananda, I saw him watching that match factory in Japan with wide eyes admiring their progress. I followed him also on that Canadian Pacific train through the picturesque mountains of Southwest Canada. I saw some vandals on the roads of Chicago, hooting and Read More..

3. The College Conventions by Deepak Rosha

This is a book about a college to which Rohan Deep Singh has been admitted. Apart from the fun and indiscipline, there has been a recent tragedy. Rohan makes friends and enemies. He even falls in love for the first time. He is surprised to learn of the college conventions that keep the chaos in check. It would seem that Rohan is content to go along with the flow. But Rohan has a secret agenda that no one must know.

The College convention is a book whose story revolves around the college life of a boy named Rohan Deep Singh, with mystery in the backdrop. It has the main theme of two suicide cases with the layering of various other events that were held in Read More..

4. The True Self by Lokesh Babu

The True Self is a timeless journey of philosophical teachings from across history and all over the world. Told through the lens of Lokesh’s own life, from his troubled teenage years in India and the heartbreaking death of his mother to the joy of fatherhood and his resilience in the face of illness, his recent time in India during the COVID pandemic, caring for his father till his last breath, he became a witness to many things. This book offers a starting point for those asking the big questions in life: Who am I? Why am I here? And what is my True Self? His is a journey we can all relate to, and the peace he has found is one we can all attain.

A spiritual guide told in an honest, intimate style The Read More..

5. Effective R.U.L.E. by Satish Shitut

Live life to the fullest-effectively.

It is all about doing small things to get freedom from suffering and attain an abundant mental state.

The book is all about a process based on four fundamental principles of Respect, Understanding, Love, and Evolve (RULE) to write your own constitution and govern your life.

The book deals with the various aspects of life in a structured way from childhood to parenting, past-present to future, various circumstances, influences with the free tools at your disposal to enjoy the daily routine, constantly motivating Read More..

6. Dirty Little Secrets by Nandita Chakraborty

Countries, relationships, and temples form the destiny of this memoir about a woman who’s in search of her identity and is also struggling with blackmail.

The ebook “Dirty Little Secrets” written with the aid of Nandita Chakraborty is a memoir that could be a no-holds-barred account of a younger woman’s travails with lifestyles, her adventures, and misadventures en path to discovering and embracing her identification. There are various topics explored in the ebook that revolves around love, life, family, belonging, and understanding. Even as the protagonist of the story takes you on an adventure peppered with wishes and angst alike, the Read More..

7. RISE by Rajeev Nanda

When your peers and competitors are as qualified and as competent as you are, then how do you create a differentiator for yourself in the workplace? Some would go get an MBA or another higher degree, do additional certification courses, join professional institutes, and similar other activities; but rarely does one think of focusing on the soft skills that help create an insurmountable differentiator.

This book is a primer on the most essential soft skills that you can, or rather should learn to help you in your career progression and professional growth. As more and more of the jobs get standardized, automated, or disrupted with Read More..

8. From the Womb of Darkness by Ashwin Karthik SN

An ardent follower of the law, Senior Inspector Achintya went to check the crime scene roaring like an injured lion. While the whole world was awake knowing the fact that, a billionaire Shivam’s wife was brutally killed ignoring the fact that she is pregnant, the Killer didn’t mind continuing killings leaving hints and poems here and there.

Annoyed and upset about societal behavior, Controversy’s favorite Child “Rudra” a renowned psychiatrist entered to help find the killer. Achintya being an intelligent police officer couldn’t trust a blind Psychiatrist Rudra.
Contrary to this fact, Nandi, a fun-loving but fine Read More..

9. It has always been you! by Ruchi Chandra Verma

Love is forever! Or so he believed.
You love only once! Or so she believed.

Vedant fell in love with her when he was a mere teenager, and she was just a child. He was always protective, and caring, and yet his introverted nature kept him maintaining distance from her, so much so that one day it was too late to confess his feelings for her. She was married to a stranger.

Rashi lived a lonely life away from all her loved ones in an abusive marriage, she could only dream of being rescued but who would, when no one loved her? Her body belonged to one, yet her heart and soul belonged to someone else. Read More..

10. Play On by Sruti Dasgupta

The author herself is a sports person, through this book the author wants to have a discussion and reach out to as many youngsters, parents, and coaches responsible for the development of an athlete to inspire and be inspired to think about it as a Full-Time career & look beyond academics.

She wants to want to bring out the ways that each of us (although on vastly different levels) is dedicated to sports. Having had the chance and exposure to Sports since a very early age, understanding its benefits in its entirety & having seen various youngsters not having the same, saddens her & hence this attempt to open as many minds as possible. This is an Read More..


Book Prices

I Wanna Grow Up Once Again Rs.320 (Paperback)
On a Voyage with the Greats Rs.299 (Paperback)
The College Conventions Rs.250 (Paperback)
The True Self Rs.226 (Paperback)
Effective R.U.L.E. Rs.315 (Paperback)
Dirty Little Secrets Rs.359 (Paperback)
RISE Rs.499 (Paperback)
From the Womb of Darkness Rs.279 (Paperback)
It has always been you! Rs.135 (Kindle)
Play on Rs.199 (Paperback)

 

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Books Of The Year 2022 [Editor’s Choice]

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Each fall, the editors of the Delhi Wire select the best fiction and nonfiction titles of the year. Our editors read, nominate, discuss, and debate the merits of each year’s books, working together to land on our list.

From authors, both established and new, our favorite books of the year meditate on everything from life online to life in the intersections of identity. Set everywhere from the all-too-real world or solely in the mind, the distant past, or the speculative future, these books offer escape, education, and spiritual enlargement—whatever you’re looking for.

With such an embarrassment of riches on offer, ranking these books is a downright impossible task, so we present our selections in no particular order. In this singularly strange and challenging year, books comforted us, allowed us to travel even when borders were closed, and ultimately, kept us sane. We made it to the end of this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, and we’re still reading. Congratulate yourself for that—and don’t waste any time stocking up your “to be read” pile.


Celebrating the year’s end, celebrating you, the authors & the extraordinary books that defined 2022.

 


1. 7 Mindsets for Success, Happiness, and Fulfilment by Swami Mukundananda
2. Doglapan by Ashneer Grover
3. Where the Sun Never Sets by Stuti Changle
4. The Wisdom Bridge by Kamlesh D. Patel
5. When I Am With You by Durjoy Datta

6. You Are Still the One by Himanshu Rai
7. NINE by Vineet Singh Hukmani
8. Build, Don’t Talk by Raj Shamani
9. The Magic of the Lost Story by Sudha Murty
10. The 1st Assassin by Mainak Dhar

11. A Price to Love by Smita Das Jain
12. A Tale of Arranged Marriage by Pranav Rao
13. Unbroken by Pawan Verma
14. The Curse of Kukkutarma by Prateep Roy
15. Emotional Mastery by Navana Kundu

16. Beauty and the Vampires by Sukriti Jaswal
17. Kashmir! Kashmir! by Deepa Agarwal
18. SELF-ish by Sanjay K Srivastava
19. The Coterie by Vinod Kaul
20. An Imperishable Promise by Sarathi Sabyasachi Sahoo

21. Lets Rise in love by Tanishka Juneja
22. Billion Suns Rising by Aarathi Bellary
23. 75 Wasted Years, Let us Catch Up and Leapfrog by Vikram Sinha
24. Parker Beverly and the Tale of Six Cheques by Panav Bali
25. To Beyond and Back by Riya Kewalramani

26. Young Detective by Sumita Bose
27. The Art of Winging It by Dr. Kaushik Sridhar
28. Lulla Bai by Anuj Tikku
29. Aching Joys by Arni
30. MEMOries by Satyen Chattopadhyay

31. Twelve World Religions by K. Ravindran
32. Benedictions by Vandana Rathi
33. A Happier You by Dr. Mukesh Jain
34. Hans Akela by Beji Jaison
35. Holy Lands of Abrahamic Religions by K Ravindran

36. Love Joy by Prabhakar Deshpande
37. A Map to the Pinnacle of Success by Soobrata Dutta
38. Facets by A. Venkatasubramanian
39. Talk a Little More by Gulsum Basheer
40. The Ink of An Amateur Poet by Otul Jerang

41. The Legacy of Ignorance by Aastha Singh
42. All His Scars by Amit Aryan
43. Esoteric by Mahek Hitesh Tanna
44. Lost Horoscope & Other New Poems by Yuyutsu Sharma
45. Of Dreams And Assumptions by Angana Bharali Das

46. Teesta Diaries by Swapan Karmakar
47. Dark Star by Ranbir Sidhu
48. Quarantine by Jui Patil
49. Rangroot by Prince Avinash
50. Battles of Crisis by Anika Reddy Gaddam

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Top 50 Most Influential Authors of 2022

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So this is the time of the year again when you get to know about the authors who had done wonders.

Be it historical, fiction, poetry, self-help, or any other genre these authors have left their prominent mark.

So here we present you the Top 50 Influential Authors of 2022. ?


1. Ashneer Grover, Author of Doglapan.
2. Amish Tripathi, Author of War of Lanka.
3. Shwetabh Gangwar, Author of The Rudest Book Ever.
4. Chetan Bhagat, Author of One Indian Girl.
5. Stuti Changle, Author of You Only Live Once by Stuti Changle.

6. Ankur Warikoo, Author of Get Epic Shit Done.
7. Raj Shamani, Author of Build, Don’t Talk.
8. Saksham Garg, Author of Samsara.
9. Karan Bajaj, Author of The Freedom Manifesto.
10. Sapna Bhog, Author of My Sinner.

11. Rashmi Trivedi, Author of Ashes To Dreams.
12. Arthy S L, Author of Fate or Destiny.
13. Heena Singhal, Author of Songs of the Reed.
14. Aurijit Ganguli, Author of The Mystery Mountains.
15. Dr. Sheetal Nair, Author of The Subtle Art of Not Thinking.

16. Atul Prabha, Author of Teri Meri Kahaani Hai.
17. Arushi Vats, Author of The Royal Peacock Crown.
18. Shrutee Choudhary, Author of A Garage Sale of Lovelorn Things.
19. Dhanashree Bhatkal, Author of Money – What’s Left What’s Right.
20. Upasana Majumdar, Author of Red World.

21. Harjeet Khanduja, Author of How Leaders Decide.
22. Rohit Prasad, Author of The Pilgrim.
23. Nandita Chakraborty, Author of Dirty Little Secrets.
24. Dr Suresh Chari, Author of Don’t Wait, Make Things Happen.
25. Dr. Debi Prasad Acharjya, Author of Hydrate to Elevate.

26. Chattanathan D, Author of Anjanamma.
27. Jyoti Malhotra, Author of Teenager Tales.
28. Madhukant Acharya, Author of Corporate Eagle.
29. Ajay Chowdhary, Author of Marham.
30. Kanishq Banka, Author of Stirrer.

31. Ashutosh Joshi, Author of Unfathomable Feelings.
32. Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Mallwika Sisodiya, Authors of A Quatrain of Moods.
33. Priyanka Dewan, Author of Unlayered.
34. Mustafa Mun, Author of Mindful Wealth.
35. Shilpa Suraj, Author of Once Upon A Mistake.

36. Rooprashi, Author of Our Non-fairy Tale Life.
37. Colonel Harpreet Singh Kohli, Author of The Other Side of a Soldier.
38. Debabrata Ghosh, Author of Masterstroke.
39. Akriti Sharma, Author of Married on Paper.
40. Dr. Sumit Goel, Author of I Wanna Grow Up Once Again.

41. Deepak Rosha, Author of The College Conventions.
42. Lokesh Babu, Author of The True Self.
43. Satish Shitut, Author of Effective R.U.L.E.
44. Rajeev Nanda, Author of RISE.
45. Ruchi Chandra Verma, Author of It has always been you!.

46. Pesi J Padshah, Author of A Mixture as Never Before.
47. Mahendra Arya, Author of Kaikayi.
48. Naysa Nambiar Seth, Constellation of Letters.
49. Manu Nellutla, Author of Janya Bharata.
50. G. Ashish Kalra, Author of The Zero Covid Solution.


 

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Exclusive Interview of Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya | Authors of A Quatrain of Moods

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We here at Delhi Wire are here with Dr. Shadab Ahmed again, but this time for his other book A Quatrain of Moods, and this time with him we also have his co-author Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya.

Although, both the doctors have very busy schedules yet, they managed some time to give us their interview. We had a great time having a chit-chat with them and here it is for you to enjoy it.

Also, Don’t miss out their new book, ‘A Quatrain of Moods‘, it is available on Amazon now.

About the authors:

Dr. Shadab Ahmed was born and brought up in the resilient and magical North-East India, growing up between guns and roses. Moving pan-India at various ages, his voracious appetite for knowledge and wisdom led him into books, refining his perception and comprehension about the good, bad and wicked in life. He retains an inner child and has a combustible imagination. He is more adept into the administrative side of things and keeps a heavy hand and heart, though surgeons were always meant to be delicate and refined.

Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya Hails from the tribal, Naxalite infested & forested areas of Central India. She is naturally a keen observer and grew up having seen the good and bad in life. Despite all this, she is a big dreamer and nothing satiates her curiosity and perception towards the various bright and grey shades of life. She is a fashionista and retains both a strong and delicate feminine side as well as a vigorous and robust rugged heart. She is a pan-romantic, left-winged feminist vegan. She is an outstanding clinician and academician, boasting of national and international published researches corresponding to her specialisation.

Some glimpses of our conversation with Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya 🙂


1. If you had to give up either snacks or drinks during writing sessions, or music, which would you find more difficult to say goodbye to?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – I would find it difficult to give up on drinks, I need the “Aqua Vitae” to keep my senses calmed down and to keep my writing skills refined and distilled. Guess I am letting go of my snacks and music then.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – I like to sip on Lassi and Fruit Juices when am working, I think I will let go on snacks for the duration. Am a big music buff, but thankfully, keep music off when am working or writing.

2. Which is your favourite season to write in, and why?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – Given freedom of choice, I would select winters and numbing cold, when the soul is in hibernation and entranced. You sense both genuine and delusional things then, and those things proposes new ideas. The ideas become a concept. But irrespective of season, I need downright solitude to write and think rationally.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – My analytic powers are pronounced when it rains, I am a rain lover. It gotta be my favorite season to write in.

3. If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in that same setting, where would you choose?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – I would anyday select the good ol’ North-Eastern Indian mountain ranges to settle down for pursuing my cerebral interests. I started my first book here, I made candid observations on life here. I learned the good, bad and wicked here. There is always something new to see, something new to percept. My first family, my first love, my first success, my first failure. It has got to be the North-East India.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – I am more of a civilized person, unlike Shad. If I get the opportunity, I will head to the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in France for an year. I do have this nagging concept of a fiction in my mind, which I want to succulently put down in words, but the mood is not just clicking in. Maybe those cheese and baguettes there will help some bit.

4. How many drafts do your books generally to through before publication?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – Usually, my books go through 3 draft revisions. The first revision is for grammatical errors and misprints, the second emendation is generally for alignment imprints. The final draft revision is post type-setting, positioning and sequencing. The book goes to the marketing phase then.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – My books get edited a lot more frequently, since I mostly do academic book pertaining to my specialization. Once I have the draft ready and type-setted, I go through it frequently for some days, and keep making subtle revisions/corrections. There is always something new to put, new to share. I don’t regret it though.

5. How did you get the idea to write the book ‘A Quatrain of Moods’?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – I have been composing poems and quatrains since long, maybe almost 10 years now. I wrote as a hobby, and the words often got submerged within the pages of some diary, where it was conveniently forgotten and live moved on one city to another, one hospital to another. Then Covid-19 came and with it came sudden lockdowns. At that time, the institution we both were working in saw startling and shocking number of Covid cases, and before we could comprehend “what and how”, the students and faculties were abruptly back home and life was in disarray. A handful of us faculties decided to stay back, we rose up to the challenge and uncertainty of those times. At one point in the lockdown period, probably it was a cold chilly Diwali night, Dr Malwiika snitched my diary and she triggered the decision which will subsequently become “A Quatrain of Moods”. We collaborated criminally and she took over the designing and art for the book, I concentrated on composing the quatrains. The idea was born, the waypoints were prepared and discussed. Today, we humbly present you the book.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – Yes, I remember that lockdown period too, and Shad has described the notion of the book beautifully. That is how the idea of book was conceived. I did the cover designs and art myself. I totally loved it, I found a hobby and an interest. We both have never looked back since, and our criminal enterprise got established.

6. How do you think being an author of this book has helped you as a person?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – Being an author comes with a certain level of challenge. The challenge to write more and expressively, to stick to your dedicated cognitive deadlines. This stimulates a certain level of self-discipline in your personality. When you improve the quality of your life, your overall quality improves as well. You make an impact around your environment as well. When people who don’t know me on a personal level come to know that am an author of several published books, they are genuinely surprised and acknowledge the fact with a sudden warm smile. In that tiny fraction of time, I see their own dreams and desires flashing in their eyes, resolving to be completed. Without a word exchanged, the message is conveyed. That is the beauty of the human emotions.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – I found the tag of the “author” to be more exciting. What Shad wrote is true. When my old friends from school and college find out am an author, they are genuinely surprised and happy for me. To be honest, everyone wants to be an author, but seldom get the chance. Writing is easy, but to know what to write is the most challenging part.

Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya & Dr. Shadab Ahmed

7. What is the significance of the title of your book ‘A Quatrain of Moods’?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – As this is my first published book, this book is exclusively special to me. I drafted and composed this book in the form of quatrains, using images/pictures to disclose the story. Each picture in the book conveys a subtle message in itself, keeping the story sporadically abstruse. The interpretation is left open to the readers, different individuals will expound and perceive
the anecdotes in conflicting ways. What makes this book unique is the fact that a majority of moods & emotions divulged in this book are actual life events, which happened with someone somewhere.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – We both spent so many days selecting the title of the book. The title signifies the intention of the authors. The book is dedicated to the versatility of the human moods and emotions, their joys and happiness, their pains and sorrows. Let’s say it celebrates human life in general.

8. Last question, how would you define success as a writer?

Dr. Shadab Ahmed – I am far too humble to proclaim myself as a successful writer. Yes, several copies of my book has been sold. I have got warm and sultry reviews from strangers and friends alike, both nationally and internationally. My readers come from diverse multi-cultural socio-economic background. In their expressed cordial words, my raison d’etre is complete. I don’t write to monetize, I write for self-development and to sustain creation of knowledge.
Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya – I find success as an author beautiful and exciting. I like it when random strangers compliment me on my books. It is a different kind of feeling, something which not the money in the world can buy. Like Shad said, creation is beautiful. I do hope and pray someday I become an award-winning author. Shad never monetizes his work, so I keep that money safe with me.


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Title: A Quatrain of Moods
Author: Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya
Publisher: Notion Press
Price: Rs.209 (Kindle)
Pages 200
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