Book Rack January 2018

10 1/2 Stories of Our Times

Prakash Rajan

Notion Press, 2018, Rs 249, pp 211

Set against the backdrop of an increasingly liberated, empowered and connected world, this collection of short stories brings to light the shifting paradigms of modern India eager to break free from the wraps of established conventions and traditional mindsets.


U R Ananthamurthy, translated by S R Ramakrishna

Oxford University Press, 2018, Rs 650, pp 380

This is a simple and straightforward telling of U R Ananthamurthy's life and times. It brings alive his childhood in an orthodox family in a little   Karnataka village, his academic life in Mysuru and Birmingham, and his role in shaping various literary institutions.

Still Me

Jojo Moyes

Penguin, 2018, Rs 479, pp 496

Lou Clarke knows too many things; she knows how many miles lie between her new home in New Yorkand her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man, and she knows his wife  is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is, she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her life upside down.

One-Minute Super Dad

Dr Prashant Jindal

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 299, pp 160

Being a good father is an art as well as a science. This is a self-help book that offers simple techniques that can be put into action in just a minute a day. These are techniques that will help young dads forge a strong bond with their kids.

The Chalk Man

C J Tudor

Penguin, 2018, Rs 449, pp 352

Eddie is fully grown and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank, until one of them turns up dead. That's when Eddie realises that saving himself means figuring out what really happened.

Sharpening the Arsenal

Gurmeet Kanwal

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 599, pp 267

Addressing the developments in the nuclear force structures of India, China and Pakistan, the book attempts to show that tactical nuclear weapons are destabilising. It also assesses the state of strategic stability in South Asia and makes recommendations to enhance India's nuclear deterrence.

The Miss India Murders

Gauri Sinh

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 200, pp 248

It's 1995. The finale of the Ms India Pageant, hosted by a mega media conglomerate, is only days away. The final dress rehearsal ends on a nightmarish note as the ambitious model 'Lajjo' is murdered. Akruti and her fellow contestants soon become prime suspects in a case that becomes increasingly macabre.


Sameer Dua

Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 399, pp 305

This book is about the practices involved  in leadership by shifting and creating new conversational methods. It attempts to provide the fundamentals of coaching conversations that could enable leaders to generate sustainable and extraordinary results.


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