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

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‘Khalil Gibran once said ‘Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.’

Poetry is so important because it helps us understand and appreciate the world around us. Poetry’s strength lies in its ability to shed a “sideways” light on the world, so the truth sneaks up on you. No question about it. Poetry teaches us how to live.

Today we have handpicked ten books on poetry that you should definitely give a read.

1. Teething: A Story Told in Verse by Megha Rao

A story told in verse, Teething begins when Kochu, a young boy in Kerala, is caught kissing the neighbor’s son. All hell breaks loose, ending in Kochu taking his own life.
Years after the scandal, after discovering his suicide note, his oldest sister, Achu, sets out to uncover the mysteries of their dysfunctional family by putting pieces of their past back together. Along the way, she discovers things she never noticed – their mother’s brokenness and obsession with the church, their father’s disturbing secrecy inside the bedroom, and, of course, their own individual traumas that stopped time altogether. Soon, Achu realizes that none of them will ever truly grow up until they live their lives all over again, from the very beginning. Read More..

2. Elephants & Oceans by Aditi Singh

‘Elephants & Oceans’ is a poetic travel memoir that captures some of the big and small, dreamy and crazy, fast and lazy encounters of the author while traveling around the world.

Explore the mystical pagodas of Burma early morning, sled-ride with huskies through the dark jungles in Finland, camp in the desert with a Bedouin family in Jordan, or almost get trampled under the foot of a wild elephant; the vivid and intrepid descriptions will make each experience come alive and fill you with gratitude for life, even more, each time.

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3. Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 by Sabarna Roy.

To readers of Sabarna Roy’s Random Subterranean Mosiac: 2012 – 2018, his latest slim and elegant volume titled Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020: Letters, Ideas, Conversations, and Poems comes as another delightful read. In this two-part volume, packaged with a selection of his poems, Roy explores the concepts of duality and constancy in discussions with his daughter. Presented as conversations over coffee and desserts, the talks extend to diverse topics with Lolita at one end and marine conservation at the other. In his poems, Roy and his alter-ego, Sandy, soothe and shock you in turns until you burst out of the last page, breathless and asking for more.
Sabarna Roy’s characters are all around us. He has Read More..

4. Darkness And Light by Mahevash Shaikh

This collection of original poetry deals with the sometimes crippling impacts of contemporary issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, capitalism, pandemic fatigue, and social media. It was serious, thought-provoking, humorous and calming at various points. I felt like I could relate to the author’s feelings and share in their experience through the writing. This book is something very special. Based on lived experience, Mahevash’s writing is real and relatable.

Darkness And Light is a collection of poems that explores common mental health problems and the strange, dysfunctional world we live in today. After all, mental health and Read More..

5. She: The Reality of Womanhood by Nivedita Karthik.

She: The reality of womanhood is a poetry collection all about “woman” that stands the test of time. The words penned in this collection were relevant yesterday, are relevant today, and will be relevant tomorrow. From the mental and physical to the spiritual and emotional, this collection of poems spans the gamut of womanhood and details the reality of being a woman.

Nivedita Karthik’s poetry has appeared in Glomag, The Society of Classical Poets, The Epoch Times, The Bamboo Hut, Eskimopie, The Sequoyah Cherokee River Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, Visual Verse, The Trouvaille Review, and The Poet (Christmas, Childhood, Faith, Friend & Friendship, and Adversity Read More..

6. In The Name Of Love And God by Varsha Khangwal

In the Name of Love and God has a mystical quality with the poems centering around life, love, death, friendship, spirituality and present a different perspective towards life, sometimes seen as rebellion. At the core of the poems are faith in the Almighty, an incessant search for the true self, human values, and the indefatigable spirit of man. Nature and its elements are a metaphor for the sentiments of deep love and longing.

In modern poetry, this type of poetic language is very rare. The poet will take you on a journey where you stumble across your own self and you will begin to contemplate more on the subject you will find yourself immersed in this poetry and will Read More..

7. Until We Unite by Harita Kansara

A book about love, longing, and letting go. If you have ever loved someone enough to let them go, this piece of art will touch your heart. Great pictures. An ocean of emotions jotted down to a few lines. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. Makes you read it in one go.

A book about love, longing, and letting go. If you have ever loved someone enough to let them go, this piece of art will touch your heart. An ocean of emotions jotted down to a few lines. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. This book defines this quote aptly, must read and feel love for yourself so you can spread it to others.
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8. Mirror Mine by Nikitha Agarwal

Mirror Mine is a collection of inspiring stories entangled with beautiful poems which drive you from life to love, from family to friends, and from challenges to fantasies. This book is a combination of every small to big feeling and emotion that is felt by a person.

Mirror Mine connects you to your original self and takes you into a world of peace and happiness. It makes you see beyond that’s visible; it makes you fly and cry, makes you feel lost, high and spiritual, and, most importantly, makes you fall in love with your own self. It will make you feel alive!

9. Prancing In The Void by Srishti

This book is a magnificent and elegant collection of poems, musings, and verses of rouse. The author divides the collection of poems into four parts. She expresses how she misses her old self – which she used to be, how she feels like a lost feather that never touches the ground, the darkness which surrounds her. She also states of her lover being far away who makes her feel like a moon yet she has her fears, the fear of saying a long goodbye. She also throws in the fact that with negativity, stigma, discrimination and denial in this cruel world, there is nothing pretty about having the right to live but still embraces the will to live as she hopes that by making a whole world as one society, we will stand as one.

10. Voice of the Soul by Shreyans Kanswa

How does it feel to lie just by yourself and delve into the silence. The silence is a path to a deeper self, a self that is unexplored. That same unexplored self can also be regarded as the soul.

While the time ticks on the clock, a bond with your soul is timeless. Such metaphors are rendered powerless when a conversation is created with oneself.

These poems mean more than just words, they scream soulfulness. It is rather weird that we go looking for answers outside when all that we have to do is seek deeper within ourselves. The poems are experiences that the poet Read More..

 


Book Prices

Teething: A Story Told in Verse Rs.249 (Paperback)
Elephants & Oceans Rs.430 (Paperback)
Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 Rs.149 (Paperback)
Darkness And Light Rs.199 (Paperback)
She: The Reality of Womanhood Rs.204 (Paperback)
In The Name Of Love And God Rs.199 (Paperback)
Until We Unite Rs.165 (Paperback)
Mirror Mine Rs.206 (Paperback)
Prancing In the Void Rs.130 (Paperback)
Voice Of The Soul Rs.100 (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)

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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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