Today, not only is he the only civilian to be ever trained and licensed to fly a military jet, but also boasts of being an “advanced” level scuba diver, a free fall skydiver, a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Reiki healer, and a singer and guitarist in a Rock band.
Mainak has to his credit more than a dozen books which have been translated into multiple languages including French, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, German amongst others. One of his most renowned works is the Alice in Deadland series which has garnered the praise of millions of readers.
Anju Dhawan is a woman of many achievements. In addition to being the founder-director of SMS Consultants, which is a Delhi based consultant firm, she is also a passionate social worker, an educator, a qualified teacher, a motivator, an NLP practitioner, a learner, and an author.
Expect a book that is written in a simple language; one that is especially tailor-made for readers who are looking to get a basic idea of the current state of India (mostly the last 10 years 2009 to 2019) – political, social and economic wise.
Ritika Madaan’s From Dusk to Dawn is a book in which she narrates to us the story of a child abuse survivor, Daniel Thomas. Expect a book that is a rather short read (less than 100 pages). Also, expect a book that is written in a rather simple way but makes up for it with a story that is both gripping and moving.
Expect a book that is a travelogue about the world’s most remote continent – Antarctica. Expect a book that gives you an idea of what Antarctica is really like? how to get there? how much does it really cost? how perilous the journey is? what kind of precautions does one need to take? etc.
The Kumbh Travelogue is basically a book that talks about the author’s travels to the holy celebrations of the Ardh Kumbh. The book takes us to the holy city of Prayagraj and lets us experience its distinct flavour and vibe through the author’s own experiences.
Anuj Tikku’s self-help book specifically talks about survival and gives practical advice when it comes to battling the lowest phases of our lives. This book has a lot of anecdotes from Anuj’s own life when he tried to battle his sorrows and bounce back to life.
Travelthon Tales takes you from the Taliban stronghold of Afghanistan to the spiritual valleys of Uttarakhand, from the desolate cemeteries of Ukraine to the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh. It is a collection of tales, both fiction and nonfiction.
Ravi Dabral’s Greed Lust Addiction is a book that is more like a self-help book doling out life mantras than a crime fiction with a mysterious and dramatic bend. Expect a book that has some lessons to teach on almost all aspects of a person’s life – be it personal, professional, political, social, environmental etc.
Kamadeva: The God of Desire is a mythological fiction that tells us (albeit fictionally) the entire story of Kamadeva, legendary God of love. So, expect a mythological fiction which takes you on a roller coaster ride that is the life of Kamadeva.
Pocketful O’ Stories is a collection of over 200 micro tales – each of them being not more than a page long. Expect a book that showcases love from the point of view of hundreds of Indians. Expect a book that talks about romance in the most innocent and ordinary ways.