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India — the future is now
Edited by Shashi Tharoor
Wisdom Tree, 2013, pp 164, 495

This one-of-a-kind book brings together India’s young parliamentarians, cutting across ideologies, geographies and political affiliations. These nation-builders provide perspectives on a wide range of issues. Despite the seemingly contrasting paths, they all stand united in their desire for the upliftment of each and every Indian.

My cancer is me
Vijay Bhat & Nilima Bhat
Hay House, 2013, pp 272, 350

“You have cancer.” These simple words come as a terrible shock. Life, as you know it, changes. You desperately pin your hopes on doctors and medical treatment. The authors believe that healing requires a person-centric approach, where the focus is the whole person and all the aspects of his inner and outer life, rather than an organ-centric one, where the focus is merely the disease or affected organ.

Smart Thinking
Art Markman
Piatkus, 2013, pp 299, 259

Art Markman, one of the premier cognitive scientists in this field, demonstrates the difference between raw intelligence and ‘smarter’ thinking. Using examples from his own lab and stories from the worlds of business and popular culture, Markman shows it is possible to learn to be a smarter thinker. In doing so, you can reap the benefits in every area of your life.

Confucius on leadership
John Adair
Macmillan, 2013, pp 183, 499

Few things are more important than the quality and credibility of leaders, as they play a vital role in every aspect of our modern lives.Good leaders must learn not only to manage, analyse and appraise, but also to encourage, improve and inspire. Here, the author shows how Confucian philosophy can help you become a better leader.

Karma
Cathy Ostlere
Inked, 2013, pp 517, 399

Maya never wanted to go to India. She wanted a best friend, a boyfriend, and a mother who wasn’t always immersed in grief. Maya goes from Canada to India with only a diary, a pen and an urn. It’s 31 October 1984. Just hours after Maya arrives in Delhi with her father Amar Singh, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is gunned down by her bodyguards. She loses her voice but finds a friend in Sandeep who offers her empathy and bonding in the aftermath of hatred and violence.

Seventeen and done
Vibha Batra
Inked, 2013, pp 188, 199

Rinki has everything she needs to go crazy with: bickering boys, a bitchy grandma, boring books, and the Biggest B of them all: Board Exams. Rinki and her wolf pack are back in action. And they have company in the form of Google and Adit. At last, Rinki has her wish fulfilled. She has two boys fighting over her, er, mostly with her!

Cracked
Eliza Crewe
Inked, 2013, pp 299, 350

Ever since my mom was murdered, I’ve been completely alone. I live in the shadows, because there’s no one like me. I have no choice because I have to fight the hunger, the hunger that drives me to hunt people and eat their souls. And I have to fight it if I want to stay out of the darkness. Who am I? I’m Meda Melange. What am I? I don’t know — but I’m not human. And now, I finally have the chance to find out.

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