Eight Inspirational Intrapreneurs from ‘Jugaad 3.0’

DIYer n. A disrupt-it-yourselfer; a Jugaad 3.0 innovator; an employee who acts and behaves more like an entrepreneur in the context of an established organization 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…

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf – an excerpt

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that’s come before it: a…

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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson – an excerpt

In Kate Atkinson’s new book, Big Sky, Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current…

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Reel vs. Real: Adapting My Story into a Book

by Novoneel Chakraborty One of the things which makes a reader curious about any story is how real or true it is. When authors pen stories, it is believed that they must have written it after being inspired by real-life incidents, which they have lived or seen closely. Majority of the times this assumption is…

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From the Editor’s Desk: Women Writing for you

by Manasi Subramaniam MARCH | #ReadMoreWomen This March, we were excited to be partnering with SheThePeople to curate the Women’s Library, which is an exceptional shelf of books – all of which just happen to be written by women! But as we planned the promotions, I started to realize what an extraordinary range we have in…

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Matching The Bhagwaan To The Pakwaan : A Taste of ‘Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan’

The rice beer bellies of a Christian village in Meghalaya; food fed to departed Zoroastrian souls; a Kolkata-based Jewish community in decline; Tibetan monks who first serve Preta, the hungry ghost; and fifty-six-course feasts of the Jagannath temple-these are the stories in Bhagwan Ke Pakwaan (or, food of the gods), a cookbook-cum-travelogue exploring the connection between food and…

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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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