Book Rack Nov 5

Book Rack Nov 5

Book Rack

We That Are Young

Preti Taneja

Penguin, 2017, pp 545, Rs 599

This is Shakespeare's King Lear told as a devastating commentary on contemporary India. From Delhi mansions and luxury hotels, from city slums to the streets of Kashmir, from palace to wayside, the author paints a city that's descending into madness.

 

A Biography Of Innovations

R Gopalakrishnan

Penguin, 2017, pp 256, Rs 399

This is a definitive book on the life cycle of new ideas and transformations. Defining thought as the
ancestor of innovation, the author explores the
questions such as - What happens next? How can you take on challenges and keep your ideas relevant?

 

The Fictitious Dream

Ravish T Ram

Notion Press, 2017, pp 170, Rs 199

From the bustling, busy life of a youngster in a

metropolitan city, Rak wakes up one day to a different world where he is an inmate in a sanatorium. He journeys through as a husband, a friend and a lover, among other roles.

 

The Influential Mind

Tali Sharot

Hachette, 2017,   pp 242, Rs 399

This is a book full of tricks and stratagems to extend

the reach of what good minds should do - lead

other minds toward doing good - and sometimes

the author works against received wisdom in

offering them.

 

Beneath A Scarlet Sky

Mark Sullivan

Lake Union, 2017, pp 513, Rs 399

Pino Lella, a normal teenager, wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

 

Kranti Nation

Pranjal Sharma

Pan Macmillan, 2017, pp 263, Rs 599

Since smartphones and cloud computing became popular five years ago, the fourth industrial revolution has been creeping into almost all sectors of the Indian economy. This book chronicles, through more than 50 examples, how visionary leadership in Indian industry is deploying these technologies.

 

I Am Watching You

Teresa Driscoll

Thomas & Mercer, 2017, pp 299, Rs 399

Ella Longfield does nothing even when she sees two attractive young men, former prisoners, flirting

with young girls. She wakes up to the news that

one of the girls has disappeared. Ella is

wracked with guilt over what she failed to do.

Someone is also sending her threatening letters

that make her fear for her life.

 

The first Anglo-Sikh War

Amarpal Singh

Harper Collins, 2017, pp 255, Rs 699

The author writes a warts-and-all tale of a conflict characterised by treachery, tragedy and incredible bravery on both sides. The narrative of the campaign is accompanied by battlefield guides that draw on eyewitness accounts, and invite the reader to take a tour of the battlefields, either physically or virtually.

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