So it’s the end of november and for this month we are back with the top 10 books that you can read.
Whether you want a page-turning thriller, a gripping historical novel or a feel-good read, or a self-help book, we’ve got some great choices out this month.
So here is our list of Top 10 Books which you shouldn’t miss reading this month.
Happy Reading! 🙂
1. It Was Always You by Sudeep Nagarkar
Karan and Shruti are a happily married couple. Until Karan’s ex resurfaces in his life one day. Soon Karan finds himself getting nostalgic over matters of the heart and thinking fondly of his first romance. Will he put his steady and seemingly perfect marriage at stake for his ex-girlfriend?
Meanwhile, his best friend Aditya finds his own relationship with his wife Jasmine going through emotional turmoil. Will both friends work towards keeping their marriage afloat, or make a decision they would later regret?
2. The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh
Recounted as a dream, this is a fable about Mahaparbat, the Living Mountain; the indigenous valley dwellers who live and prosper in its shelter; the assault on the mountain for commercial benefit by the Anthropoi, humans whose sole aim is to reap the bounty of nature; and the disaster that unfolds as a result.
The Living Mountain is especially relevant today when we have been battling a pandemic and are facing a climate Read More..
3. Ananda by Acharya Prashant
What is that one fundamental thing for which we go about toiling all our lives – sacrificing, negotiating, scheming, praying? Intuitively, one might answer – happiness. But do we really know what happiness is?
Most of the existing literature paints a fuzzy picture of happiness, beautiful in words but lacking in practicality. In this book, Acharya Prashant shatters all misconceptions about happiness jargons like ‘loving unconditionally’ and ‘living in the present’. He explains how what we commonly understand as happiness exists only in the backdrop of sadness, and what man is really looking for is not just happiness, but Ananda – an Read More..
4. Unlayered by Priyanka Dewan
The collection of quotes might appear random, however it depicts author’s journey into life. Author’s encounter of panoramic thoughts through life events witnessing highs and lows. As they say life is a true teacher, author believes that she is still work in progress however each time life has thrown its vagaries, author has churned out these quotes. Through these quotes Author has derived immense strength to remain afloat in adversities and at the same time score wisdom during steep adulations. Read More..
5. To Beyond and Back by Riya Kewalramani
With just a visit, Mother Nature revived the explorative spirit in Professor Robin. Having retired from a huge list of research, with the instance of snowflakes falling from the sky, he decided to carve his path towards his biggest discovery, alongside Professor Rekha Murray.
Searching for answers about our mind and space, they fled into a supernatural domain which was both hilarious and terrifying.
With a grasp of magic and fantasy, this transitional realm of superiority between science and religion, and the brain and the mind was a monumental struggle for these two Read More..
6. The Art of Winging It by Dr. Kaushik Sridhar
Throughout my life, I’ve learned how to break away, make often frightening leaps, and forge my own path, flying by the seat of my pants! It’s not always easy to run against the wind. You will encounter resistance. You will have doubts and doubters. You will need an inner resolve, one that can be cultivated and enhanced. Having grown up in India, Nigeria, the United States, and now calling Australia home, I have found that when it comes to forging your own path, there are no established rules. You Read More..
7. A Sonnet for Every Day by Devidasan Vellat
The book ‘A Sonnet for Every Day’ subtitled ‘101 Musings of DD’ is a superb collection of sonnets written by Devidasan Vellat over a span of about six months. It has an extremely ardent style, characterized by fanciful, intertwined, methodical and variegated themes.
It is simply an exposition of all that is and that would be as far as mankind and universe are concerned. Further, it is a get back to or a revisitation of the sonnet form long after Shakespeare’s times. It deals with a unique description of the mundane and the extra-mundane influencing human life. The book is undoubtedly a fine emergent from the golden quill into Indian Poetry in English.
8. Distilled Musings by Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya
A Collection of Verses, Bards, Hymns, Poems, Qitahs, Masnawis, Muwashshahs, Sonnets, Zajals, and Couplets of famous Rhapsodists and Rhymesters of their respective eras – spanning the European Courts, Indian Darbars, Irish Taverns, British Pubs, American Diners, Russian Battlefields, Italian Countryside, Persian Winehouses, Mandarin Riverbanks, French Bistros, Spanish Twilights, Australian Deserts, and Mid-Eastern Prisons – all unified by the same celebratory euphoria and exhilaration of the “Aqua Vitae” which enraptured such critical and unique pieces of art and literature.
This book is written by Dr. Shadab Ahmed & Dr. Read More..
9. Mahabharata by Vibha Ashwin
The Hastinapura royals live a peaceful life, absorbed in singing their own praises?but they get a rude shock when their seemingly innocent, forest-dwelling cousins, the Pandavas, appear at their doorstep as competent young claimants to the throne. With the Pandavas and Kauravas both vying for the throne, Hastinapura is torn apart.
Everyone must choose their sides in the tumultuous war that ensues. Trapped in this chaotic competition are innocent warriors, helpless old men, sightless royals, guilty old women, and a certain child of the sun god, all having to choose sides in a war where despair is the only winner. Embark on this action Read More..
10. MEMOries by Satyen Chattopadhyay
MEMOries is a journey of a retired senior Indian bureaucrat from a joint family in central Calcutta [Kolkata] in a newly independent nation to the corridors of policy-making and power in New Delhi at a time when the nation was on the threshold of liberalization and globalization.
It is his tribute to a nation on its 75th anniversary through the central message that each of us can play a crucial role in nation building, in our own individual ways.
The author of this book is a retired bureaucrat of the 1959 batch of the Indian Defence Accounts Service [IDAS], possibly the oldest civil service in India, dating back to 1740. Born in a Read More..
|It Was Always You||Rs.109 (Kindle)|
|The Living Mountain||Rs.223 (Kindle)|
|To Beyond and Back||Rs.175 (Paperback)|
|The Art of Winging It||Rs.545 (Hardcover)|
|A Sonnet for Every Day||Rs.290 (Paperback)|
|Distilled Musings||Rs.1695 (Paperback)|
A Father turns an author to reveal all secrets about life for his 5 year old children, and many secrets that were untold.
Welcome to a journey like no other, a journey into the uncharted territories of life, love, and humanity. Meet eShan, a Business Software Systems Analyst turned author, who embarked on a profound exploration of existence when life compelled him to hand over the intellectual inheritance of his wisdom to his twin sons. In his quest to understand the intricate components of life, eShan has opened the bonnet of life, scrutinizing and reimagining its very core.
“Letter to Future” is not your typical book; it’s an invitation to witness life in its unfiltered and naked truth. This book offers a futuristic perspective on human life and relationships, taking us to a higher plane of wisdom by revealing the fundamental elements that define our existence – gender, sex, marriage, family, and life itself.
As an epistolary letter to his sons, eShan becomes our guide on this extraordinary journey through time, from the past to the present. The revelations in this old town of life may startle and unsettle, but they are essential for us to deconstruct the concepts we have long held dear.
What sets “Letter to Future” apart is its unique approach. eShan’s concept of the “Family Registration System” is thought-provoking, demanding that we take life more seriously. This book holds the key to indispensable knowledge, without which we risk endangering our lives and darkening our futures.
But don’t be mistaken; “Letter to Future” isn’t all seriousness and heavy philosophy. It’s peppered with witty humor and awe-inspiring revelations. Ever wondered why a circle has 360 degrees? Or why do the words “ten” and “tense” sound so similar? eShan leaves no stone unturned as he explores the vast spectrum of human life, even shedding light on the darker aspects, empowering readers to think critically and find the courage to change.
Ultimately, this book is about equipping yourself with the wisdom to empower your children and the strength to embrace change. “Letter to Future” isn’t just a source of knowledge; it’s a wild journey through time and the complexities of human existence. If you’re ready to expand your mind, challenge the status quo, and discover a deeper understanding of yourself, this book is a must-read. With a blend of wisdom, humor, and mind-bending moments, its impact will linger long after you’ve turned the final page.
Discover more about “Letter to Future” and the author’s insights at letter2future.info. Dive into this intellectual rollercoaster and emerge with a renewed perspective on life and your place in it.
Top 10 Books of The Month | September [Editor’s Choice]
As we dive into the vibrant world of literature this September, we’re greeted with an eclectic mix of books that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. From gripping romances to insightful self-help guides and thought-provoking political analysis, this month’s top 10 books offer something for every reader. Whether you’re seeking heartwarming tales of love and ambition or a deeper understanding of the world around you, these titles deserve a spot on your reading list.
1. World’s Best Girlfriend by Durjoy Datta
“World’s Best Girlfriend” by Durjoy Datta is a mesmerizing tale of love, fate, and the extraordinary connections that can be forged against all odds. Aanchal and Daksh’s initial encounter in the enchanting Andamans sets the stage for a captivating story of two souls from different worlds, drawn together by an irresistible pull. As their lives take unexpected turns, their complex emotions and undeniable chemistry intensify, making readers root for their love to conquer all challenges. Datta’s skillful storytelling delves deep into the characters’ hearts, leaving us eager to discover if they can rewrite their destinies. This novel promises an emotional rollercoaster and a powerful exploration of love’s enduring strength.
2. Snap Shot by Ruby Rana
“Snap Shot” by Ruby Rana delivers a sizzling and suspenseful ride through the world of hockey, scandal, and second chances. Landon Radek, once the golden boy of the NHL, faces a media storm when an intimate photo goes viral, threatening his career and reputation. Enter Indira Davé, his lawyer and former childhood acquaintance, who is determined to keep her emotions in check. But as the layers of their past peel away and a daring proposition ignites their chemistry, they must navigate a treacherous path filled with secrets, rules, and undeniable attraction. Rana skillfully weaves together passion and professional ethics in this captivating romance, making “Snap Shot” a story of love’s unexpected triumph against all odds.
3. Inside The Interview Room by Yatin Goyal
“Inside The Interview Room” by Yatin Goyal is your ultimate guide to conquering technical interviews in software development. It delves into crucial, often overlooked aspects, answering questions like self-introduction and answer disclosure—a roadmap for job seekers.
This book unravels tech interview secrets, from crafting resumes to mastering compensation negotiations. Real-life resumes, common mistakes, and gripping anecdotes boost confidence for tech giant interviews like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Adobe. Hack interviewers subconsciously, discuss salary confidently, and secure your dream job. This book equips you for software development interviews. Ready to seize your next opportunity?
4. Pyaar Hai Shayad by Vineet Pal
In “Pyaar Hai Shayad” by Vineet Pal, love takes center stage in Rajat’s life, an ordinary boy turned soldier. His journey showcases love’s transformative power. Initially, he pursues an engineering exam to win Payal’s heart, but fate leads him on an unexpected path to the army.
Pal’s narrative explores Rajat’s growth, guided by his father’s wisdom, and his quest to be a hero in Payal’s eyes. Facing challenges, their love story takes unpredictable twists. “Pyaar Hai Shayad” is a tale of love, sacrifice, and patriotism, offering a rollercoaster of emotions and choices. Dive into this heartwarming and thrilling journey to discover if love conquers all.
5. Unlock Your Life by Nibin Philip and Devon Kramer
“Unlock Your Life: Timeless Wisdom for Today’s World” by Nibin Philip and Devon Kramer is a profound voyage into the heart of human existence. This illuminating book is a treasure trove of wisdom that resonates with seekers of all levels of spiritual understanding. It provides invaluable guidance on personal growth, nurturing relationships, exploring spirituality, and achieving well-being.
By delving into the pages of this book, readers embark on a transformative journey that connects them with the universal Tree of Knowledge. It’s an invitation to unlock the secrets of existence, offering timeless insights that are as relevant in today’s fast-paced world as they were in ancient times.
6. Be Cool, B-School! by Nishant Kaushik
“Be Cool, B-School!” by Nishant Kaushik is a witty exploration of Nakul’s MBA journey. Amidst high expectations and dreams of a glamorous future, Nakul enters the world of B-school with visions of lifelong friendships and luxury job offers.
However, as Nakul’s adventure unfolds, he discovers the harsh reality beyond campus. Kaushik’s narrative, both humorous and insightful, reveals the illusions and challenges of pursuing an MBA.
It offers readers a compelling glimpse into higher education and the unexpected lessons it imparts. Dive into this eye-opening journey!
7. Chaaliyar Saga by P.A. Ramachandran
“Chaaliyar Saga” by P.A. Ramachandran revisits a forgotten environmental battle that gripped Kerala decades ago. The Chaaliyar River and the Gwalior Rayons plant were at the center of a fierce struggle involving politicians, industrialists, and literary activists. Ramachandran, a key figure in resolving this crisis, provides a compelling narrative that delves deep into the conflict’s dynamics.
Through the recollections of Chaaliyar Suddhikarana Yanam, “Chaaliyar Saga” resurrects a significant chapter in Kerala’s environmental history, highlighting the enduring impact of environmental activism. Explore this enlightening tale of a bygone battle.
8. NATO by Hans Myrebro
“NATO: An Entity Set on Disaster” by Hans Myrebro meticulously unveils seven decades of NATO’s actions. Drawing from a USA Congressional Research Committee report, Myrebro reveals that the U.S., a leading NATO country, initiated 251 military interventions since 1992, constituting 95% of global military activity.
From its defense origins to a tool for U.S. imperialism, NATO’s transformation is thoroughly explored. Myrebro exposes its shift from championing human rights to serving U.S. world domination. This book compels readers to confront NATO’s role in shaping the modern world order.
9. The Shark and the Dolphins by Prabhu Subramanian
“The Shark and the Dolphins” by Prabhu Subramanian is a gripping story of ambition, camaraderie, and resilience in the pursuit of an audacious dream. Bharat and Aman’s decision to leave their lucrative careers to create the world’s finest electric car sets the stage for an epic journey with engineer Vinay Aggarwal.
As they transition from plush offices to an underground garage, they face formidable adversaries—a predatory investor and a ruthless lawyer. Advocate Nivedita Das, with her own internal struggles, becomes their only hope. Subramanian crafts a thrilling narrative of ambition versus adversity, leaving readers on the edge of their seats, wondering if the trio can conquer formidable obstacles and achieve victory.
10. Happy Kids, Happy Home by Kala Natrajan
“Happy Kids, Happy Home” by esteemed author Kala Natrajan is a profound guide for parents, illuminating the path to nurturing confident, responsible, and well-rounded children. In a world where children are our most precious assets, this comprehensive book offers invaluable wisdom and guidance. Natrajan’s work draws on evidence-based strategies, practical tips, and profound insights, emphasizing the essential elements of positive parenting: love, open communication, clear boundaries, and a supportive environment. With compassion at its core, “Happy Kids, Happy Home” empowers parents to build strong foundations, enhance their parenting skills, and create a harmonious family atmosphere where children can flourish, ensuring a brighter future for all.
This September, your reading journey is about to get even more exciting with our carefully curated selection of top 10 books. Whether you’re craving a passionate romance, a thrilling adventure, or practical life advice, we’ve got something to satisfy every reader’s appetite.
These books are your ticket to escape into different worlds, where you can immerse yourself in heartwarming love stories, embark on adrenaline-pumping adventures, or gain valuable insights for personal growth. Our collection is designed to challenge your perspectives, ignite your imagination, and leave you with lasting memories.
So, why wait? Dive into these captivating stories and enrich your reading list this month. Let these books be your companions, transporting you to new horizons and providing the perfect escape. Whether it’s love, self-improvement, or a gripping tale of ambition and friendship, our top 10 books have you covered. Open the pages, turn the chapters, and embark on an unforgettable literary journey that will stay with you long after September fades away. Happy reading!
|World’s Best Girlfriend||Rs.156 (Kindle)|
|Snap Shot||Rs.412 (Kindle)|
|Inside The Interview Room||Rs.289 (Paperback)|
|Pyaar Hai Shayad||Rs.197 (Paperback)|
|Unlock Your Life||Rs.499 (Paperback)|
|Be Cool, B-School!||Rs.249 (Paperback)|
|Chaaliyar Saga||Rs.264 (Paperback)|
|The Shark and the Dolphins||Rs.266 (Paperback)|
|Happy Kids, Happy Home||Rs.248 (Kindle)|
(Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.)
This Author is Mastering the Skies, Racetracks, and the World of Literature.
In the world of literature, there are authors who create, and then there are authors who defy conventions. Sudanand belongs to the latter category, a man whose remarkable life journey encompasses the skies, racetracks, and now, the world of words. His latest literary masterpiece, “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” has captivated readers, offering a profound exploration of the human condition through a poignant story containing an equally touching nested narrative. Sudanand’s work is best described as an ‘existentially’ themed coming-of-age novel, comprising elements of a mystery, a Greek tragedy, a powerful emotional arc, historical events, and frequent allusions to the transcendental power of art, literature, and music. But who is Sudanand, the author behind this compelling narrative?
A Life in the Skies
Before penning his debut novel, Sudanand soared to great heights—literally. Commencing his flying training in 1995 at the tender age of 18, he went on to pursue a decade-long career with Jet Airways followed by another decade spent in Malaysia flying for Air Asia. Having amassed over 16,000 hours aloft, circumnavigating congested airways across the Middle East, India and South East Asia, Sudanand surely has many an interesting tale to tell. His expertise in aviation adds a unique dimension to his storytelling, infusing his narrative with an authentic understanding of the heavens that few authors can match, to say nothing of the fact that many of the ideas in the novel were conceived in the vicinity of the upper limits of the Troposphere!
Racing Towards Glory
But Sudanand’s life isn’t just about soaring through the heavens; it’s also about the adrenalin rush of the racetrack. With a passion for motorsport, he has participated in a staggering 160+ races in both India and Malaysia. His racing journey includes competing in single-seater formula race cars and saloon race cars, with an impressive record of 50+ podium finishes and 10 race wins. Sudanand’s pursuit of speed led him to the top three positions in the national championship on four occasions, including a sole national championship victory.
Entrepreneurship and Beyond
In 2021, Sudanand made a return to India, where he took on a new role as the Deputy Director of Ortho-One, a leading Orthopaedic hospital that his family founded. This foray into the world of healthcare demonstrates his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. Sudanand’s ability to excel in diverse fields, from aviation to motorsport and now healthcare, speaks to his relentless pursuit of excellence.
A Symphony of Words
Amidst his whirlwind of achievements, Sudanand, a doting single parent to his teen daughter and an avid pianist, also found the time to nurture his literary talents. His debut novel, “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” is nothing short of a literary symphony. Set against the hustle and bustle of Chinese New Year celebrations in, both, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the novel delves into the existential churnings of human existence that emerge from having to deal with the certainty of mortality and life’s many uncertainties. Sudanand’s poetic and reflective writing style invites readers to ponder life’s intricacies and the human condition.
A Literary Triumph
“Beethoven’s Last Symphony” isn’t just a novel; it’s an intricate exploration of human existence. The story revolves around Zoey, a young high school student grappling with the absurdity of human finitude amidst the festive chaos just as there appear the hints of an impending pandemic. Sudanand’s deft portrayal of Zoey’s emotional turmoil draws readers in, making her a relatable and empathetic protagonist from the start.
As the narrative unfolds, Zoey’s discovery of an incomplete and dilapidated manuscript sets in motion a confounding mystery and a journey that transcends generations. Sudanand masterfully weaves together the present and various historical periods, interlacing Zoey’s quest with that of her ancestors’ past. The result is a symphony of an affecting three-part epic that resonates across time and cultures.
A Timeless Message
“Beethoven’s Last Symphony” leaves an indelible mark on the soul, urging us to seek and reflect upon meaning rather than the trivial pursuit of happiness, though without neglecting the potency and timelessness of love and the enduring power of art to transcend barriers. The book has garnered rave reviews, with critics praising Sudanand’s ability to seamlessly blend philosophy, culture, history, music, aviation, and the human spirit into a captivating and soul-enriching read.
In Sudanand, we find not just an author and a wordsmith but a true Renaissance individual who has mastered multiple realms—skies, racetracks, healthcare, and now, the world of literature. His ability to channel his diverse experiences, pursuits, and interests into his writing is a testament to his exceptional talents. As we dive into the pages of “Beethoven’s Last Symphony,” we are reminded that sometimes the most profound symphonies are composed not with musical notes and notations but with words, and Sudanand is, indeed, the virtuosic maestro behind this literary masterpiece.
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