The book is a short read of under 35 pages, and just like any other classic Amar Chitra Katha edition, is full of vivid and beautiful illustrations. It not just celebrates the glory and magnificence of the Hoysala architecture but also pays a necessary tribute to the lady who made it possible for the world to witness its beauty.
Despite featuring a double murder mystery, the book is called half death and that raises a lot of questions in the mind of the reader and also serves as yet another reason to pick this book. The plot revolves around the sudden discovery of the murder of BPO employee Ankita whose deeply bruised dead body is found in the flat that comprises the base for four friends Ankita, Aniket, Suganya, and Jayesh.
The juxtaposition of two iconic characters in the title of the text is reason enough to pick up this book. However, the wordplay in the subtitle is even quirkier. It goes like this – Sherlock homes India/ Devdas gets Sherlocked. This is indicative of the manner in which the two characters from two very different backgrounds and worlds cross paths.
Harriet Hatley is a popular and well-established wedding photographer whose notions of love are in stark contrast with her career. She simply doesn’t understand romance and hates the very idea of marriage. She has been in a steady 2-year-old relationship with her boyfriend but when he proposes marriage, she panics, eventually leading to a breakup. Now, not only Harriet is single but she also needs a place to live.
Pallavi is a flight attendant who after being rejected by Haasil goes on a self-destructive path seeking one thrill after the other, and in return mentally destroying a lot of lives. A Thousand Kisses Deep takes you on a thrilling ride where not only emotions but also destiny plays a big part in deciding the characters’ life outcomes.
The story is a heartfelt tribute to all the grandmothers of the world and is bound to be loved by anyone who can fondly recall their childhood days and associate it with the love of their grandparents. It not just teaches one the importance of family but also shows us what a selfless act of love looks like.
Translated from the Bengali edition titled ‘Abbu K Mone Pore’ into English by Arunava Sinha, I Remember Abbu is a soul-stirring tale, told from the perspective of a little girl who used to share a deep bond with her father, but who hasn’t seen her father for 16 odd years. It is a story that unravels the tale of the birth of a nation and its many children who have met with a similar fate.
The Divas of Pegasus Bar is a story of a famous dance bar in Juhu called the Pegasus Bar. But it’s not just that, it is also the story of the bar’s inception and origin, its owner, staff, and dancers, and the many people who come together to make it a success. The book is a contemporary drama that speaks of the taboo world of dance bars, drugs, and other related stuff.
The story begins on a January day in 2020 when Prasong Songchon books a special massage for his wife Rutna at The Paradise Thai Massage Parlour. This is exactly when weird and ghastly things start to happen for no particular rhyme or reason. It becomes his object of pursuit – this reason behind the paranormal encounters, and at the same time, it also becomes the central theme of the book.
The saga of Celestia is no more a fairy tale. No more it is harmless pixies and fun-filled characters. This time it is dark and sinister with an underlying sense of foreboding.
The throne of Emberglass that Adaire and her likes wanted to snatch away from evil Queen Zyra’s clutches has once again fallen into evil. From one evil queen to another. Perhaps that was how the saga was always meant to be.
While the title of the book goes as follows: Babalu – Tale of a Cute Li’l Boy, the content of the book is far from simple. In fact, the complexity of the plot arises with the recurrence of certain dream-like visions to the protagonist, who goes by the name of Babalu. Babalu is born in Pune and brought up in Bangalore. It is through these visions, which he thought were weird nightmares, that he is able to unravel his psychic abilities and powers.
Prachand Tripathi, a desi detective, and Vidya, his partner and wife, arrive in Kuldhara to oversee the movie which is being made on their lives. When the actress of the movie Ranjana is found dead, hushed voices and shocked expressions all convey the same feeling. Maybe, the cursed, abandoned, and haunted village indeed has something to do with it.