Healed – an Excerpt

Healed is the powerful, moving and deeply personal story of actor Manisha Koirala’s battle against ovarian cancer. From her treatment in the US and the wonderful care provided by the oncologists there to how she rebuilt her life once she returned home, the book takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through her many fears…

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The Hungryalists – an excerpt

The Hungryalists, by Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury is the never-before-told true story of the Hungry Generation (or ‘the Hungryalists’)-a group of barnstorming, anti-establishment poets, writers and artists in Bengal in the 1960s. Braving social boycott, ridicule and arrests, the Hungryalists changed the literary landscape of Bengal (and many South Asian countries) forever. Along the way, they also influenced iconic…

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A look inside the first pages of Becoming by Michelle Obama

‘There’s a lot I still don’t know about America, about life, about what the future might bring. But I do know myself.’ Read on for the begining of Michelle Obama’s intimate and powerful memoir, Becoming. When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple.  I wanted a dog. I wanted a house that had stairs in…

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The Economic Puzzle of Demonetization – an excerpt

In his book Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi–Jaitley Economy, Arvind Subramanian provides an inside account of his rollercoaster journey as the chief economic advisor to the Government of India from 2014–18. Subramanian’s trusteeship saw the country through one of the most hotly contested and turbulent periods of economic governance and policymaking in recent decades, including the controversial recall…

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Ruskin Bond on ‘Magic in Mussoorie’

Nakul Sahej and his friend Kuku stumble upon an antique book while on holiday in Mussoorie. The book turns out to be a magical one that transports the two back in time to the Mussoorie of over a century ago. Action-packed and unputdownable, this thrilling adventure is the first in a series of comic books…

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The Non Violent Struggle for Freedom – an Excerpt

It was Gandhi, first in South Africa and then in India, who both evolved a technique that he called ‘satyagraha’ that he characterised in terms of its ‘non-violence’. In this, ‘non-violence’ was forged as both a new word in the English language, and as a new political concept. The Non-violent Struggle for Freedom by David Hardiman brings out…

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A River Sutra : an Excerpt

An elderly bureaucrat escapes the world to run a guest house on the banks of India’s holiest river, the Narmada, only to find he has made the wrong choice. Too many lives converge here. Among those who disturb his tranquility are a privileged young executive bewitched by a mysterious lover; a novice Jain monk who…

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