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Claudia

Author: Sophia Lorena Benjamin Publisher: Olive Turtle, an imprint of Niyogi Books (Pp 252, ISBN 978-93-86906-29-8, Rs 395) Set in 1961, Claudia is a young girl, who lives in Goa, which was then a part of Portugal. Claudia falls for her…

Screwed

Author: Varun Singh Publisher: Diamond Books (Pp 186, ISBN 978-93-5296-185-6, Rs 195) The book is a look at the corporate culture where people just want to rise high, they have no emotions and they can go to any extent to get things done…

Miracles of Yantra

Author: P Khurrana Publisher: Teenage Publishers (Pp 192, ISBN 978-93-85385438, Rs 299) The author P. Khurrana has been pursuing the study of Yantra-Mantra-Tantra since the age of 18. In this book, he has written about the power and…

On the Road to Tarascon

Author: Arnab Nandy Publisher: Olive Turtle, an imprint of Niyogi Books (Pp 208, ISBN 978-93-86906-15-1, Rs 350) Painting number #395, better known as Van Gogh’s masterpiece ‘The painter on the road to Tarascon’(1888), was believed to be…

On a River’s Bank

Author: A Madhavan Translator: M Vijayalakshmi Publisher: Ratna Books (Pp 140, ISBN 978-93-86600-55-4, Rs 249) A story of ordinary people told in an extraordinary manner - that’s the beauty of this novel. Published originally in 1974 in…

After Yesterday and Other Stories

Author: Appadurai Muttulingam Translator: Padma Narayanan (Pp 200, ISBN 978-93-86600-45-5, Rs 299) This timeless collection of stories are beautifully crafted, sometimes funny, sometimes charming, showcasing the myriad realities of human…

Suryanamaskar: Sun Salutations

Author: Krzysztof Stec Publisher: Motilal Banarisidass Publishers Pvt Ltd, Delhi (Pp 344, ISBN 978-81-208-4092-8, Rs 450) Our body is essential for every achievement, said an ancient seer. That body should not be diseased but rather strong…

Yoga and Mindfulness: The Basics

Author: Mansi Gulati Publisher: Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi (Pp 138, ISBN 978-93-22008-84-0, Rs 295) Yoga should be made a part of daily life. The book explores the linkages between physical exercises and mindfulness. Written in an…

AHIMSA

Author: Supriya Kelkar Publisher: Scholastic India (Pp 308, ISBN 9789352755349, Rs 395) Can one girl make a difference in the destiny of a nation? It is 1942 and 10-year-old Anjali’s mother has joined India’s freedom struggle. Anjali gets…