The Pathan Threat – an excerpt from ‘Dawood’s Mentor’

Tired of being bullied, a scrawny, impoverished Dawood Ibrahim is looking for a saviour, Khalid Khan Bachcha, who would teach him the ropes of handling a bunch of hooligans. Instead, what he gets is a mentor who eventually transforms him into a cunning mafia boss. Here is an excerpt from the first chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s…

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Beast – an excerpt

When Assistant Commissioner of Police Aditi Kashyap is called upon to solve a gruesome triple homicide in a Mumbai suburb, she is dragged into the terrifying world of the Saimhas — werelions — who have lived alongside humans, hiding amongst them, since ancient times. Faced with the unbelievable, Aditi has no choice but to join…

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Meet the Author of The Beauty of the Moment

Tanaz Bhathena’s The Beauty of the Moment is the story of Susan and Malcolm, and how despite being so different from one another they find themselves irrevocably in love with each other. Despite her parents’ impending divorce Susan is sincere and is driven towards making her parents proud. On the other hand, ever since his…

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A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat Here – an excerpt about the author

Part novel, part memoir, part feminist anthem, A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti is not only a powerful tale of Partition loss and dislocation but also charts the odyssey of a spirited young woman determined to build a new identity for herself on her own terms. Translated from Gujarat Pakistan Se, Gujarat Hindustan Tak by Daisy Rockwell, the introduction…

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Eight Steps to Hacking your Corporation with Jugaad 3.0

Dr. Simone Ahuja – consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur, is the CEO of Blood Orange where her mission is to empower innovators in large organizations and mobilize them with entrepreneurial tools for a single purpose: to transform the corporate culture from the inside out using design and lean principles. In Jugaad 3.0 Hacking the Corporation,…

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Books to Read this Navroz!

In celebration of the Parsi New Year, we put some of our books together that will be perfect for you to read this Navroz, from authors Tanaz Bhathena, Sujata Massey, Bapsi Sidhwa, Rohinton Mistry and Roshen Dalal! The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Krishna Sobti

A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti is a tale of young Krishna and her journey of making an identity for herself in the state of Delhi in 1947. Krishna applies for a position at a preschool in the princely state of Sirohi, which is beginning to transition into the republic of India.…

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Sophie Kinsella on her New Book, Writing, and More!

Fixie, the protagonist in Sophie Kinsella’s new standalone, I Owe You One, can’t help herself from fixing things…she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. After saving a stranger’s laptop from certain disaster, he scribbles her an IOU, as a thank you. Soon the pair are caught up in…

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