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Matrimonial Mocktales
Hetal Adesara
Om, 2014, pp 208,
RS: 195

All Rhea has ever wanted is the perfect ‘Mills and Boon’ romance but considering the world she lives in, it is probably too much to ask for.

She is raised in a traditional and conservative Sikh family in Jalandhar, where it is unfathomable for a girl to be unmarried at 25, let alone 33. But here she is, a single, independent woman in search of Mr Right.
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Women of The World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat
Helen McCarthy
Bloomsbury, 2014, pp 392,
RS: 599


The book tells the story of personal and professional struggles of women against the dramatic backdrop of war, rivalry and global transformation over the last century and a half.

From London to Washington, Geneva to Tehran, resolute women, undaunted by intransigent officials and hostile foreign governments, proved their worth.

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And Death Came Calling
Mukul Deva
Harper Collins, 2014, pp 300,
RS:299

From his state-of-the art Tech Zone control room, ex-army man Ashwin can see and hear pretty much everything happening around his clients’ homes.

But when one of his clients dies, with his Swiss bank number winking enticingly on Ashwin’s computer screen, his intentions change, as he realises the full potential of the brilliant system.

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Unjunked: Healthy Eating for Weight Loss
Suman Agarwal
Jaico, 2014, pp 200,
RS: 496

This recipe book is meant to inspire healthy eating habits. There are over 80 recipes for every meal of a week. Each comes with a nutritional breakdown and tips and techniques that will keep you eating smart and fresh.

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Masterji
Puja Borker
Om, 2014, pp 265,
RS:225

As a young boy, Hari watches his widowed mother shoulder the responsibility of the family. He grows up to be a schoolmaster, but, as his challenge, he finds his seasoned moral values in conflict with a society that is orthodox and unwilling to change.

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Shikhandi... and other tales they don’t tell you
Devdutt Pattanaik
Penguin, 2014, pp 176,
RS:299

This books looks at the written and oral traditions in Hinduism and narrates odd tales, like that of Shikhandi, who became a man to satisfy her wife, and other  perceived odd characters. It reveals the unique Indian way of making sense of queerness.

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