Have you ever told yourself that having a toned look is almost impossible when you have to look after your family? You prefer cooking things that your family loves to eat. You denied yourself your “Me Time” to take care of your responsibilities at work & home.
While the spirit of every woman in India needs to be saluted, here is why I want you to pay a little more attention to yourself & be the idol fitness role model for your family.
BY: MAINAK DHAR
At 03:02 on a Sunday morning, the world as we knew it came to an end.
Mumbai suddenly went black — no electricity, no phones, no internet and no working cars. It was as if someone had turned off the master switch of our civilization, turning us back hundreds of years overnight. We learned that it was not just Mumbai, but much of the world that had been impacted.
We also learned that it was no accident. A deadly enemy was behind it. An enemy that was now in our midst, seeking to conquer us and destroy our way of life. This is how our war for freedom began. A war that was to be waged not on the borders or by the Army, but in our homes and streets, with us as the soldiers.
This is our story.
BY: JOANIE PARIERA
Rene thinks all her dreams mean something…well, maybe they do. Vipin thinks his life is over ever since his wife died in a car accident…well, maybe it is. Upasana thinks she has it all figured out. But does she really?
You put the three twenty somethings together, and it results in some absurd and hilarious situations, which the characters themselves believe are truly dramatic.
And then there’s Mark – A man very much in love with Rene. A man who’s perhaps secretly writing a code book on ‘how to win in love’.
If you’re not living this life, you’re watching it happen to someone else and punching a wall somewhere going, “”balls!””
Set in India and the USA, ‘Graffiti’, lampoons a range of social issues, all tightly packed into some highly entertaining fiction. It is a novel about relationships. It’s about that beautiful puzzle on the wall…an ever changing puzzle called life.
BY: DEEPAK KAUL
The Times of India ran the Write India Campaign between July, 2015 and May, 2016. Eleven Indian bestselling authors provided prompts on which short stories had to be based. The stories in this collection comprise the author’s submissions for all eleven prompts.
This Time It’s Forever
BY: ADITI RAY BOSE
When Aisha Ahuja receives an SMS from Anuravo Banerjee, almost a year after he had walked away from her, asking her for a restart, she is initially unable to decide what to do. But she finally relents.
This Time It’s Forever is a fast pace and interesting romance story involving two people of two extremely different cultures or should I say lifestyles. The male protagonist Arunavo is a Bengali whereas Aisha, the female protagonist is a Punjabi girl which, for me, is a classic combination when we talk about contrast in India. The story has been told beautifully
Cole’s Perfect Puppy
BY: FRANCES M. CROSSNO
Cole’s Perfect Puppy introduces young readers everywhere to Cole, his younger brother Caleb and their new friend Rachel. When Cole meets the “perfect puppy” after a mad chase through the mall, he hopes for her arrival under the tree on Christmas morning. But alas, it’s not meant to be.
Instead, Cole embarks on an adventure to find a way to earn enough money, and get permission, to bring the golden retriever puppy home–learning a few life lessons along the way.
From learning how to be thankful for the gift of his first “pet”, the pot-bellied pig Dandy Danny, to the merits of hard work and the true meaning of the power of prayer, Cole’s journey isn’t without a few hiccups.
Cole’s Perfect Puppy is the first in a series of Christian novels for young readers 7-12.
BY: ERICH SEGAL
From world-renowned author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined. Their explosive story begins in a time of innocence and spans a turbulent quarter century, culminating in their dramatic twenty-five reunion at which they confront their classmates–and the balance sheet of their own lives. Always at the center; amid the passion, laughter, and glory, stands Harvard–the symbol of who they are and who they will be. They were a generation who made the rules–then broke them–whose glittering successes, heartfelt tragedies, and unbridled ambitions would stun the world.
“The dust can only cover your memories for sometime but the feelings that lay beneath them remain the same, forever. It’s just that you have to brush the dust aside to get hold of the same feelings again.”…..PANORAMA
When I opened the pack of new Colgate strong teeth pack, I was immediately transported to the time when my niece was studying in the Kindergarten. She is now a lovely young lady but the incident happened when she was only 4 years old. The new Colgate Strong Teeth packs had some interesting images of sea creatures inside which the children can cut and play with. These tiny tools act as great learning material that help a child develop healthy brain inside a healthy body. And I must say Colgate has done an excellent job in putting forward some innovative ways to help children learn while having fun in addition to developing healthy strong teeth. Children are transformed into little architects when they create new play models with these pictures, and their laughter brings an immediate smile on your face.
It was another day after her school. My niece was playing in her room after taking lunch. I happened to be in the home as it was a holiday for me. Suddenly I saw her going toward the kitchen. I quietly followed her just to have a look at what was she up to. What followed after that filled me with utter surprise.
We all have grown up hearing and believing the proverb: “A healthy body in a healthy mind”. It is extremely important to have a healthy physical and mental state and when we talk about kids, it is very important for every parent to ensure that their children have a normal growth. To attain this they need to take certain measures so that their children have a healthy body and a healthy mind. It is also said that “Your body is what you eat”, so the food that we give our kids to eat plays a vital role in their growth. Pediatricians say that the early years especially 3-9 years is a critical growth phase for children. But due to some reason like fussy eating habits, illness or some other possible reasons, inadequate growth may happen.
Sometimes, the daily meals are not sufficient for providing all the requisite nutrition and in case of children, it is all the more important because it is their growing stage. They need it for building healthy body cells. And it is the health drink that can provide this nutrition. I have always seen Horlicks in my home. I still remember when I used to go for giving an exam, my mother made this drink for me. A couple of Marie biscuits and a glass of Horlicks. That was all I would have before going for an examination. And believe me, it provided all the energy I needed to write my papers. I also loved its taste. Not only the drink but I would also eat it as it is. It was yummy. After so many years, I still pop a spoonful of Horlicks into my mouth while making the drink for me.
Wreath and Other Stories: Tales of Horror and Suspense
BY: SANGEETA MAHAPATRA
What is it that we fear? An evil presence around us, watching and waiting for a small slip, or the realisation that the malevolence is within us and has already made its move?
Wreath and Other Stories will take you into a world that is slightly off its hinges- a bizarre, eerie realm. In short, a world much like our own, if only we would notice it.
A dangerous obsession of an artist, a broken childhood promise, a birthday gift gone horribly wrong, a soldier trapped in a nightmare, a warning from beyond the grave, a writer’s new lease of life in a “suicide central,” a patient’s struggle with insanity, a terrible crime in an idyllic artists’ town, a man’s record of his last moments, a bride haunted by her past..
With grey characters, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist at the end, it will ensure that you go to bed satisfied, having had your fill of a world of wickedness and terror… until that world engulfs you in your dreams. This book will enthral lovers of horror and suspense.