Monthly Archives: September 2016

She Walks, She Leads: Women Who Inspire India by Gunjan Jain – Book Review

She Walks, She Leads: Women Who Inspire India

BY: GUNJAN JAIN

Synopsis:

Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India
Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayan Murthy, to help start Infosys
Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian to graduate from Harvard Business School
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000
At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam

These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-four iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up-close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit for excellence and the challenges that came their way – all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology.

Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-seen-before photographs of these luminaries, and interviews with companions who have seen them grow over the years. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years.

The women profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.

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03:02 by Mainak Dhar – Book Review

03:02

BY: MAINAK DHAR

Synopsis:

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.

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Graffiti by Joanie Pariera – Book Review

Graffiti

BY: JOANIE PARIERA

Synopsis:

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.

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Dissent by Deepak Kaul – Book Review

Dissent

BY: DEEPAK KAUL

Synopsis:

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.

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