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.
Get the Grip on Your Life is a short read which aims at helping yourself get better in many aspects – physical, spiritual, personal and professional. It will not be wrong to suggest that the book will make an ideal gift for someone you care about very much.
Pushki’s First Train Adventure is a treat for the 90s kid as it takes the reader down the memory lane to those days of exciting summer vacations and joyful train rides when vacations simply meant making the annual pilgrimage to the house of one’s maternal grandparents.
Expect a book that tells you a lot about ancient Indian temples and the legends that surround them. Expect a book that tells you about many lesser-known tales from our Hindu mythology and about the relevance of worshipping various elements and gods in the Hindu pantheon.
A River in Darkness is the memoir of Masaji Ishikawa who is one of the very few lucky people to have escaped the hell hole that is North Korea. I would definitely recommend this book to my readers especially those who love memoirs, who enjoy political reads and are interested in non-fiction.
Durgesh Satpathy’s What We Think We Become is a short and simple read that is perfect for a beginner level reader who is looking for a self-help read. It is written in a simple and easy to understand language and which can be read in a matter of just a few hours.
Divyastra is an easy and quick read not because it has a simple cliché plot but because it manages to hook the reader right from the very beginning with the help of a racy narration and an enticing plot. Expect a book that promises adventure cloaked in mystery.
Au Contraire, Mademoiselle! is a complicated story of a complicated young woman. Expect a book that is not your regular read but one that challenges you as a reader. Also, expect a book that is bound to break stereotypes and stir a few feathers here and there.
Amitabh Satyam has authored several books including The End of Romance, The Smart City Transformations, The Hindi Medium Types and The General Theory of Management. His latest book, The End of Romance is a collection of thoughts on the increasing men-women conflict.
In Gurus: The Story of India’s Leading Babas, expect a book that talks about India’s leading gurus in a rather unimpressive manner. In fact, unimpressive is a much humble word because the book, in the treatment of most of the babas, is as condescending as it gets.
The book is a post-apocalyptic science fiction which tells us the story of a world in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. Though it has elements of dystopian fiction, it also has a hint of many other genres including a generous dose of drama, a decent amount of romance and a great focus on the socio-political power struggles.