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

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April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate National Poetry Month for 2022 we have some good Poetry Books. So whether you attend poetry slams every Friday or haven’t read a poem after 10th grade English, it’s the perfect time to spice up your shelf with that we would suggest you read. 🙂


1. Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

‘It’s true what they say – it’s not we who control money, it’s the money that controls us. When there’s only a little, it behaves meekly; when it grows, it becomes brash and has its way with us.’From a cramped, ant-infested house to a spacious bungalow, a family finds itself making a transition in many ways. The narrator, a sensitive young man, is numbed by the swirl around him. All he can do is flee every day to an old-world cafe, where he seeks solace from an oracular waiter. As members of the family realign their equations and desires, new strands are knotted, others come apart, and conflict brews dangerously in the background. Masterfully translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur, Ghachar Ghochar is a suspenseful, playful, Read More..

2. Jaun Elia: Ek Ajab Ghazab Shayar

A very well-written piece of work that does justice to the legacy of a great poet. What I really liked about the book is that it not only provide an access to the poetry of Janaab Jaun Elia but also provides a backdrop to it by providing an account of his personal life, which proves to be a much more fulfilling reading experience.

The meaning of difficult Urdu words, given in the footnote on the same page, makes it a smooth read for even an uninitiated reader. My heartiest regard to the author, who very graciously provided his contact number at the back cover, for enriching us with this very well-researched book.
The book will let you know about Juan in much detail, Read More..

3. Fragile Strings by Arushi Vats

Poet has described love, heartbreak, and healing in her poems. She has tried to describe those feelings which we feel when in love when that loved one hurts us and leave us alone, and then how we try to pull ourselves again and again.

Some of her poems have a deep meaning which explains everything she wanted her readers to experience i.e. the essence of love via poetry. Poet has used simple yet elegant language which made poetry more beautiful and easy to understand.

The author has done great work! the words she used in these poems to describe the situation are just tremendous Read More..

4. Unicorn and Popcorn by Suhani Dadhich

Have you ever wondered what the rainbow tastes like? Well, I have!

Unicorn and Popcorn is a collection of poems that I’ve composed over the last five years. It’s a book full of hope and has poesies to read on a cozy day. It will make you dream and aspire for more.

Each poem will render your heart humming with rhyme and lead you to creative aspects of life and imagination of daily situations. These poems are in an extremely simple syntax and bring before your eyes the scenarios the poet has seen as a teen.
An amazing collection of poems that reveal the Read More..

5. Ibaarat by Vikram Gill

Ibaarat (Composition) is a collection of ghazals written by Vikram Gill. In this book, the poet shares his life lessons and bares his soul. The daily experiences, trials, emotions, and anecdotes form the basis of his poems through which he can eloquently express his situation or circumstance that does not otherwise allow him to.

There are recurrent themes of compromise, sacrifice, delayed understanding, and ultimate acceptance across the poems that are not very different from life itself, and the poet has captured them in a casual, yet undeniable manner.

This book feels like a work of life experience and toil. Read More..

6. She by Mahak Chowdhury

“She is a fresher to the archetype of beauty, that lies in hourglass-like bodies but not in timeless inner geniality.” She always keeps her words to herself, all her rhythms and secrets buried in her brown diary.

Her poetry has molded itself with time. Her heart and mind are often in a brawl for the choices she makes as she finds love in shrouded corners. As she comes face to face with the rules of society, will she be able to finally learn to love herself?

The way the author wrote her deep thought in a Read More..

7. Broken Thoughts Fix Me by Anshuman Gupta

It’s making weird faces at each other. It’s laughing till our stomachs hurt. It’s fighting with each other, but also for. It’s making promises, but also holding on to them. It’s looking at each other, but also out for. It’s falling, but into each other’s arms. Its evening strolls in bustling markets and late-night drives on empty streets.

It’s friendship. It’s family. It is everything and anything you want it to be. It’s something as simple as a hot chocolate on a cold day, something as grand as the Taj Mahal. It is emotions, and words, and thoughts. And how they heal.

8. Constellation of Letters by Naysa Nambiar Seth

This debut poetry collection is weaved around that very phrase with three parts: the sun, the moon, and the stars. Each section is filled with stunning and raw prose that is sure to captivate the mind of the reader. The words are tinted by the lens of a 14-year-old girl who wrote it and her opinions on issues that are very much real and relevant to our everyday world. It provides a fresh perspective, bringing sensitive topics to a new light in the form of honest, thought-provoking poetry.

This book had us engaged from the go, the words of this young author, Display maturity way beyond her years, and her identification of subject matter and its importance Read More..

9. Coffee Mug by Anand

Coffee Mug – This compilation of Haiku, ghazals, poems, etc. is an artistic creation of the author. On every page of this book, there are sweet and sour moments of common life, whose beautiful composition touches the mind of the reader. While the short lines of the haiku present big ideas, the simple meaning of the heavy words of the Ghazalnuma lightens the heart. Just as Mahiya and Couplets describe different tastes, poems inspire us to look at the world from a different perspective. This book would help you to find peace and relaxation in today’s busy life, just hold ‘Coffee Mug’ in both hands – one to amuse one’s tongue, the other to amuse one’s soul. – Rounak, New Delhi (India)

10. Paradox by Nidhi Dhanwani

This anthology portrays the perspective and idea of what poetry means to the poet. The writing is inspired by personal experiences, wishful thinking and numerous artists the author fell in love with. This book aims to be a sanctuary to those seeking a sense of resemblance and love on all kinds of days. It encapsulates the author’s emotions as she balances her struggles by befriending words. The motivation behind this piece of work is to simply introduce you to her dearest friends – her words and her poetry.

 

 

 


Book Prices

Ghachar Ghochar Rs.222 (Paperback)
Jaun Elia: Ek Ajab Ghazab Shayar Rs.135 (Paperback)
Fragile Strings Rs.150 (Paperback)
Unicorn and Popcorn Rs.440 (Paperback)
Ibaarat Rs.299 (Paperback)
She Rs.149 (Paperback)
Broken Thoughts Fix Me Rs.225 (Paperback)
Constellation of Letters Rs.149 (Paperback)
Coffee Mug Rs.130 (Paperback)
Paradox Rs.249 (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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