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

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Fiction books help us escape no matter where we’re curled up reading: a cozy armchair, the beach, or even on the train or bus during a busy morning commute. Even if you have a soft spot for classic novels, there’s a special joy that comes from anticipating a new release from your favorite author—or even a debut author whose book blurb piqued your interest.

Whether you’re in the mood for a gritty suspense novel, a lighthearted rom-com, or thoughtful literary fiction, Here are the Top 10 Fiction Books for you this month. 🙂


1. Sense of a Quiet by Deepak Kripal

Milind and Diya, a doctor couple who settled in Haridwar are struggling with career and relationship issues. Rohan, their common friend from medical college, visits Haridwar to stay with his best friend Milind for a few days. Diya doesn’t like Rohan; she sees him as an impractical and impulsive person who lacks motive in life.

Facing an impending divorce, Rohan wants to rejig his life, to work out the missing pieces and figure out what he really wants from life. In Haridwar, Rohan makes new acquaintances and friends – a rickshaw-wala, a maid, and a rude elderly retired army man. Meanwhile, Milind gets trapped in a corruption Read More..

2. Midnight Freeway by Vivaan Shah

Yogesh Moolchandani, a disreputable builder, is dead. All the signs say suicide but there was nothing wrong with his life. He had just cracked a deal and things were looking hale and hearty for him. He had recently even purchased an imported Volkswagen Jetta. CCTV footage from the night of his death shows him crashing into a toll booth at a speed of 180 km per hour on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The dealer he had purchased his car from had received five missed calls from him just five minutes prior to the time of the alleged crash.

On the same night, in another part of town, Pranav Paleja, a criminal lawyer who works at the law chamber Read More..

3. Zero Day by S. Hussain Zaidi

Mumbai is in a state of chaos. All traffic signals across the entire city have stopped working.

Shahwaz Ali Mirza, head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, receives an anonymous email claiming it to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. He quickly puts together a crack team that includes his protege, IG Cybercrime Vikrant Singh, and gets to work trawling the dark web for more information on this mystery attack. However, a move to bring forward the hacker backfires, leading to a second, deadlier attack on Mumbai’s lifeline, the railway system. It is their first brush with cyberterrorism: a zero-day vulnerability in Read More..

4. Carved by Fire by Akshaya Saraf

When a phoenix faces death, its multi-colored wings are transformed into a pyre and consumed by fire. From the flames, it rises, is reborn, and rejuvenated. In the same way, when we allow ourselves to be carved by the fire of difficult seasons we have to live through, we are made new.

In a culture where most women are raised to live discreet lives, Akshaya raises her voice maturely and authentically in a way that all readers throughout the globe will relate to. Within the pages of her hilarious and honest experiences, she hopes to inspire any reader enduring challenging seasons, that there is no such thing as a point of no return.

5. Orenda by Shalaka Kulkarni

This is a gallery of local Indian markets, Gajras, and peppermints. It serves Metkut and adhesives on a dinner plate.

There are earrings on soft boards and Marlboros on the college canteen floor. It has Ghungroos on a Christmas wreath and embroidery hoops stuck in rusty buses. It echoes the walls of a boho apartment and art classes in kaleidoscopic brothels.

This is a gallery of the supernatural, divine, extraordinary and inherent – the power within us and all living beings – of Delivery Executive Manju, Architect Gargi, Professor Miller, Vagabond Bilva, Security Guard Amar Chacha, and umpteen. Read More..

6. Sira Ragata by Meera Vyas

“Power is never evil or good. It’s the man using it.”

The world has never been kind to people possessing power beyond human belief. And it was neither forgiving nor accepting to the witches in 1692, when thousands of women met the cruel fate of being handed to an incident referred to as the Salem Witch Trials.

To save themselves from this fate, true witches hid their powers and their bloodlines. And so had Amaraya and George to save themselves and their two beautiful daughters, Raylina and Ablina. But little did Amaraya know that it’s not possible to change destiny. Losing her husband, George, to the hands of Read More..

7. Dreams of Reality by Gitanjali Warrier

Leena accidentally downloads an app and her world changes. She begins to see an old world from her childhood pop up around her along with a long-lost love. She is lost between the virtual and real-world and the lines start to get blur. The book navigates through her journey and those around her in this sci-fi thriller.

The author of this book spent a decade navigating the roads of communication and marketing in different organizations like Wipro, Zoho, Unacademy, and others. She eventually realized it was time to step out and start her own business and she launched her fashion brand Senshi. Her lifelong dream remained to be an author and she scraped time out to write her first book.

8. A Mixture as Never Before by Pesi J Padshah

A Mixture as Never Before is an eclectic mix of profundity and pure nonsense, which aims to amuse and entertain, while putting across much of what the author believes to be true, though his declarations are often more tongue-in-cheek than direct.

Of the five different sections into which the book is divided, all except Random Writings, give the reader a rough idea of what to expect in each section. Random Writings does not conform to any set pattern and some of its contents may, strictly speaking, belong to another section. For instance, the stories, Grandpa’s Secret Love, The Spirit of Christmas, Tiger Wiger, The Lady in a Green Sari, and Handsome is as Handsome Does, could have Read More..

9. Kaikayi by Mahendra Arya

I am Kaikayi. The same Kaikayi who sent her stepson Ram to an exile of 14 years in deadly forests, infested with the dangers of devils and rakshasas. My daughter-in-law Seeta had to face the harsh consequences of this forced exile. My stepson Lakshman almost lost his life in the battle fighting the strong army of Raavan, the King of Lanka. Not just that, I insisted on the coronation of my son Bharat instead of the most deserving Ram.

And to get all this done, I tricked my husband Maharaj Dashrath by using his two blind commitments to me. He lost his life out of grief. This is all that is mentioned about me in Ramayan.
Thus, I was a wicked and selfish woman in the story Read More..

10. White Darkness by Ramesh Menon


Book Prices

Sense of a Quiet Rs.200 (Paperback)
Midnight Freeway Rs.233 (Paperback)
Zero Day Rs.249 (Paperback)
Carved by Fire Rs.250 (Paperback)
Orenda Rs.299 (Paperback)
Sira Ragata Rs.399 (Paperback)
Dreams of Reality Rs.350 (Paperback)
A Mixture as Never Before Rs.199 (Paperback)
Kaikayi Rs.129 (Kindle)
White Darkness Rs.180 (Paperback)


 

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

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We are back again this month with a new list of books by amazing authors that you should add to your TBR this month.

Whether you want a page-turning thriller, a gripping historical novel or a feel-good read, a self-help book, or a love story, we got everything covered. we’ve got some great choices out this month.

So here is our list of the Top 10 Books that you shouldn’t miss reading this month.

Happy Reading! 🙂


1. Falling For My Best Friend by Ruchi Singh

A perfect love story.
Possible in real life? Maybe… maybe not!

Siddharth’s perfect love story is over. Life is asking him to compromise and go along with his family’s wishes. Will he be able to do justice to someone else under the shadow of his reluctant decision? Will he be able to create a place for someone in his heart again?

A die-hard romantic, Naina is in search of a partner who will love and cherish her… only her.
An only child, her life was perfect. Till Siddharth said Read More..

2. Souffle by Anand Ranganathan

One sultry Mumbai night, business tycoon Mihir Kothari takes a bite of a soufflé and drops dead. According to the CCTV footage, celebrity chef Rajiv Mehra is the killer. It seems like an open-and-shut case.

Or is it?

A catastrophic accident on the day the chef is to be hanged allows him to escape and, driven by an inner calling, pursue a new life. Chased by shadows he thought he had left behind, torn by spurned love, the chef returns in search of the real killer so that he can prove his innocence. But there is a problem. Unknown Read More..

3. India is Broken by Ashoka Mody

Through the first half-century after independence, India’s leaders could point to uneven but measurable progress. After the mid-1980s, dire poverty declined for a few decades, inspiring declarations of victory. But today, a vast number of Indians struggle in a state of underemployment and are one crisis away from despair. Policymakers search for easy solutions that further undermine the provision of public goods and job creation. India Is Broken is a history that explains how India landed in this economic catch-22.

Mody contends that successive post-independence leaders, starting with Jawaharlal Nehru, failed to confront Read More..

4. The Mystery Of The Genes by Uttam Mukherjee

This is the story of two female detectives’ valiant efforts to save a genetic research project from a series of deadly attacks by foreign vested interests using brute force. Dr. Bhattacharya, a key figure in the Human Genome Project, returns to Kolkata after retirement. He establishes a research center to pursue gene replacement therapy to cure a dreadful metabolic disease along with his co-researcher daughters, Avantika and Aatreyi. However, after two years, his world is about to be turned upside down as a large pharmaceutical company’s billion dollar business of supplying daily doses of the medicine is in jeopardy.

Multiple assassination attempts, break-ins, and Read More..

5. Hacking Health by Mukesh Bansal

We live in a world where there is a new fad diet, superfood, supplement or nutrition theory every month. There are so many tricks to optimizing workouts, peak performance, burning fat, living longer, sleeping better and biohacking your immune system. Wellness has become a part of mainstream discourse like never before, and the result is an overwhelming barrage of seemingly contradictory information.

But here’s one simple truth: good health impacts every aspect of life, be it productivity at work, interpersonal relationships or a balanced family life. In Hacking Health, Mukesh Bansal takes on the mammoth task of demystifying the science, Read More..

6. The Hyderabad Heist by Sharmishtha Shenoy

3 September 2018. Citizens of India woke up to the sensational news of a multimillion-dollar theft in the Nizam’s Museum, Hyderabad. The theft of a diamond-studded, intricately designed gold box and other artifacts speckled with emeralds and rubies caused a national and international sensation. This was no ordinary burglary. It was an assault on the heritage and culture of the people of Hyderabad and India.

Prince Muffakham Jah of Hyderabad, who was in London at that time, personally requested the Commissioner of Police, Mr Anjani Kumar, to investigate the case on priority. Hundreds of police officers were pressed into action to recover the stolen Read More..

7. I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories by Archana Rajendran

What is common between the eighty-year-old man sitting under a mango tree, the woman in a red saree, and the young boy waiting for the signal to turn green?

A cup of chaya . . .

What brings together a single mother, a talented artist, and a girl in a toxic relationship under one roof?

A cup of chai . . .

What binds the stories of a sex worker, a chai tapri, and women on a train? Read More..

8. Ternicode by Prashant A U

The conceptual framework presented in this book is a first of its kind in the sense that it provides a robust yet simple way of determining the underlying aspect of various matters which have always daunted the human psyche. The novel narrative is captivating and invokes the inquisitiveness of the reader seeking to acquire a formidable understanding of the overall environment.

“Ternicode” as the title goes is in itself, a lexical or semantic neologism. This new term strikes an immediate chord resonating the trigeminal relationship of factors associated with any phenomena. It intends to resolve all complexities and conflicts that emerge with the conventional methods of logic Read More..

9. Insatiable by Shobhaa Dé

‘I promise not to be three things–profound, pedantic and pretentious,’ says Shobhaa De, as she begins her heart-warming book.

It’s a promise India’s most beloved writer delivers on in her irreverent memoir about the year leading up to her landmark seventy-fifth birthday. Quintessential exuberance and keen observations firmly in place, she tells us about travelling solo, feasting (and fasting) with family and friends, the triumphs and losses that accompany ageing, the vagaries and vulnerabilities of being a writer and, above all, how food connects people in the most unexpected places and delightful ways. Read More..

10. Operation Rudra by Aparna Sinha

People are dying within a few hours of developing the first sign of sickness. In less than a month, nearly five hundred people have died from that illness

Is it a new virus? Or post-Covid complications?
Or is it a systematic terror attack?

As Lt. Col. Aditya started digging for answers, he realized that something bigger and much more sinister had already been set in motion by the terrorists. Would he be able to stop it, while the clock is ticking?

Operation Rudra is a fast-paced thriller of a race Read More..


Book Prices

Falling For My Best Friend Rs.75 (Kindle)
Souffle Rs.223 (Kindle)
India is Broken Rs.727 (Kindle)
The Mystery Of The Genes Rs.99 (Kindle)
Hacking Health Rs.389 (Paperback)
The Hyderabad Heist Rs.332 (Paperback)
I Drink Tea and I Tell Stories Rs.182 (Paperback)
Ternicode Rs.564 (Paperback)
Insatiable Rs.568 (Paperback)
Operation Rudra Rs.15 (Kindle)

(Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.)


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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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