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Top 10 Books You Shouldn’t Miss Reading This February [Editor’s Choice]

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Are you looking for good books to read? This month we are sharing our share of the reading list with the best books that we would recommend everyone to read for February 2022. We strongly believe that reading, and educating yourself, is the answer to a better life. And ultimately, freedom. Nelson Mandela said it best:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

So here is our list of Top 10 Books which you should read this month.

1. I Came Upon a Lighthouse by Shantanu Naidu

The book captures Mr. Tata in a very different light, captures him as a friend, a mentor, a boss and a fatherly figure.
It makes the reader go through a roller coaster of emotions and one is so touched by the “little things” and gestures, it could leave you teary – eyed. Shantanu shares a bond with him like no other and one can truly feel the love, respect and mutual admiration that they have for one another.

This book truly proves that Mr. Tata is one in a million and no other person in this world is even half as wonderful a human as he is… Hope all of you purchase the book, sit back and let yourself feel the emotional roller coaster. The funds collected from this book are given to an NGO who looks after stray Read more..

2. The Wedding Setup by Sonali Dev

From USA Today bestselling author Sonali Dev comes a heartfelt short story about one woman’s journey of self-discovery and what it means to be happy.

Ayesha Shetty lost her brother seven years ago, the same time she lost everything else important to her: her dreams, her fierce independence, and the man she loved. Not wanting to see her mother hurt anymore, she put her wild self away and became the dutiful daughter her mother needed and took on her brother’s role in the family business.

Now her best friend’s big, fat Indian wedding is a chance to get away from her endless duties at the restaurant and Read More..

3. The Girl in the Glass Case by Devashish Sardana

A jealous psychopath hunting another serial killer to regain lost limelight.
A feisty young detective caught in the crossfire.
Can she end the carnage before she joins the body count?

Simone Singh, assistant superintendent of police, would rather spend her days locking up criminals than apologizing for her lack of social skills. And she refuses to let anyone stand in the way of her pursuit of the Doll Maker, a ruthless serial killer who dresses up little kids as Barbie dolls and displays their bodies in glass cases. But Simone knows that time is running out to piece together the clues as the Doll Maker has made it clear that the killings have only just begun . . Another serial killer, Read More..

4. Ashwatthama vs Parashuram by Gunjan Porwal

Poland, 1944. A secret Nazi experiment in the Wieliczka salt mine of Breslau goes wrong, annihilating the entire research team.

Decades later, at the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges, the immortal warrior Kripacharya is brutally attacked by a mysterious beast and goes missing. His peer Vyasa, the old sage, tasks Parashuram to find and bring their fellow immortal back.

As Parashuram adjusts himself to this new world and uncovers the plot, he crosses path with an old nemesis, one who not only matches him in power and intellect, but also in ferocity.
Ashwatthama. Parashuram has to race against time, Read More..

5. Everything Is Out of Syllabus by Varun Duggirala

Life seldom comes with an instruction manual or a guidebook. It’s often messy and unpredictable too. While our education may prepare us for situations covered within its set syllabus, most of life happens outside this realm and this leaves us grappling with questions around work, life and everything in between.

Hence, this book.

Varun Duggirala has survived and thrived in a system that throws curveballs at us without the tools to actually overcome them. In Everything Is Out of Syllabus, he offers answers to important questions like: What is the true meaning of success? Read More..

6. A Mindful Mind by Kabir Roy Choudhury

In Delhi, a brave, small-town girl’s dreams are shattered when her career ends, even before starting.
In Jaipur, she is made to feel worthless by the only person she cares about.
In Bangalore, she goes through abysmal situations which make her bitter, dejected, fearful, and her insecurity compels her to shut down her passionate enterprise.
She is confused, fearful, belittled, homesick and she cannot share her pain with anyone at home. She forgets herself and her dreams.
Can she overcome her inhibitions and insecurity, to achieve what she had always wanted? Can she resolve herself and her life before it’s too late? An action-packed entertainer revealing, Read More..

7. 8 Things to Do When You Turn 20 by Debotosh Chatterjee

Life in the 20s is exciting and entertaining. In this phase, one usually tastes more autonomy than ever in life. New people are introduced and new dimensions of life are opened up. You start to figure out your uniqueness and the qualities that make you special.

Yet, this is also the age when everything can go wrong. You might step into well-known pitfalls and struggle for the rest of your life.

You might make your life difficult by creating complex equations with other people only to find out that such people never mattered. You might not know the basics of managing Read More..

8. Teri Meri Kahaani Hai by Atul Prabha

You worked hard and fought for a better life since your childhood. You earned many things in life, wealth, wisdom, respect. One day, you also find your true love.
Everything is going fine. Life is full of love and laughter with the family. What else do you want from life?
But nature has something else up in its sleeve. World is suffering from a pandemic. Twenty first century deadly pandemic is chasing you and your family. Your true love is at stake.

You don’t have enough resources to fight with your super powerful enemy. It has no remedy.
But you have to fight. Read More..

9. There’s Gold in Them Thar Mountains by Sonny Punj

Tricia and her brother, Shaun Morrissey, recovering from the tragic loss of their parents in an auto accident a couple of years earlier, undergo a period of turmoil in their previously placid lives in London. The turmoil is initiated by Tricia’s trip to the Himalayan mountain region in India, specifically to the mountain top temple of Kedarnath, at an elevation of 12,000 feet, where she suffered an event of memory lapse, possibly caused by inhalation of cannabis.

Having returned to London and submitted herself to counseling by her psychotherapist, she is contacted by the newlyweds, Kris and Susan Hamsun, from Washington DC, claiming to Read More..

10. Khidkiyon Ke Paar Akaash by Shubhangi Singh

The book of Hindi poetry collection covers a wide range of topics, including everyday life events, human behavior, emotions, and thoughts, as well as the meaning of life and the purpose of existence.It is divided into three parts, each featuring short and long Hindi poems to engage, understand, and experience life through diverse lenses.The author created doodles and paintings to illustrate the expression which words are sometimes incapable of communicating.
It’s a book that takes you into the world of imagination and questions through words and illustrations.

 


Book Prices

 I Came Upon a Lighthouse  Rs.245 (Paperback)
 The Wedding Setup  Rs.69 (Kindle)
 The Girl in the Glass Case  Rs.222 (Paperback)
 Ashwatthama vs Parashuram  Rs.235 (Paperback)
 Everything Is Out of Syllabus  Rs.315 (Paperback)
 A Mindful Mind  Rs.232 (Paperback)
 8 Things to Do When You Turn 20  Rs.99 (Paperback)
 Teri Meri Kahaani Hai  Rs.230 (Paperback)
 There’s Gold in Them Thar Mountains  Rs.399 (Paperback)
 Khidkiyon Ke Paar Akaash  Rs.199 (Paperback)


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Top 10 Books of The Month | September [Editor’s Choice]

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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!

Book Prices

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)
NATO Rs.309 (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.)


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This Author is Mastering the Skies, Racetracks, and the World of Literature.

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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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Exploring the Mystical World of Temples with Author Bopparaju Surendranath.

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In the heart of Telangana, where engineering and artistry meet, there resides a remarkable author, Bopparaju Surendranath, whose recent literary endeavor, “Templexity,” has taken the literary world by storm. In this captivating journey through time, Surendranath invites readers to explore the extraordinary medieval temples of India and Southeast Asia, revealing the secrets and stories behind these architectural masterpieces.

A Fusion of Heritage and Engineering Brilliance

Surendranath, an engineer hailing from Telangana and the director of the esteemed Mahajin Engineering India (P) Limited, might not be the first person you’d expect to author a book celebrating the rich heritage of temple art. However, “Templexity” demonstrates that art and engineering are not disparate fields but rather two sides of the same coin. The book seamlessly blends meticulous research and a deep appreciation for the artistic and architectural wonders of ancient temples.

A Visual Feast

One of the most striking features of “Templexity” is the sheer visual splendor it offers. With over 1,300 stunning images carefully curated from a staggering database of more than 75,000 high-resolution photographs, this book is a treasure trove for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each page transports readers to a world of vivid imagery and intricate details, capturing the essence of these sacred spaces in all their glory.

A Personal Journey Through Time

Surendranath’s personal insights add a unique dimension to the book. As readers delve into the pages of “Templexity,” they are treated to the author’s firsthand experiences at each temple site. These intimate narratives provide a deeper understanding of the historical and architectural context, allowing readers to connect with these sacred spaces on a profoundly personal level. It’s as though Surendranath himself is guiding you through time and space, unveiling the secrets and stories hidden within these magnificent monuments.

Preserving Cultural Heritage for Generations to Come

Beyond its role as a celebration of temple art and architecture, “Templexity” serves as an urgent call to action. In an era where modernization often threatens to erase the past, Surendranath reminds us of the cultural treasures at risk of being lost forever. The book underscores the importance of preserving our history and heritage, advocating for the safeguarding of these priceless sites for the benefit of future generations.

A Masterpiece for All

“Templexity” transcends boundaries, appealing to a diverse range of readers. Whether you’re an art lover, historian, traveler, or spiritual seeker, this book promises something profound. It transports you to a world of artistic splendor and sacred engineering that will leave you in awe. Surendranath’s meticulous research, striking images, and comprehensive approach to understanding the legacy of temple art make this book an essential guide for all.

In “Templexity,” Bopparaju Surendranath has not only crafted a literary masterpiece but also an enduring tribute to the cultural heritage of India and Southeast Asia. As you turn the pages of this book, be prepared to embark on a mesmerizing journey through time and reconnect with a rich and vibrant past that continues to inspire and captivate.

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