In Service of the Republic offers many tips for getting the policymaking process right. The highlight of the book is that it appeals to the layman as much as it appeals to the seasoned administrator. The use of jargon is minimal and things are explained in a simple manner.
Webbing the Webseries Web is a book that touches upon crucial aspects of content planning and execution of a web series. It is a book that offers both practical tips and personal insights on the subject. But in a more informal and candid fashion.
Tiffin: Memories and Recipes of Indian Vegetarian Food is part memoir (anecdotal) and part recipes; where the memories section far exceeds the recipes one. Expect a book that is a little lengthy and heavy on anecdotes. Expect a book that familiarizes one with the delights of South Indian vegetarian ‘tiffin’.
Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo is a mediocre read that sheds some necessary light on the fast growing business of lust and carnal pleasure, where girls sell their bodies to maintain a luxurious lifestyle that they otherwise can’t afford.
More often than not books give us life lessons that prove to be way more effective than classroom sessions. This is especially true in the case of memoirs and biographies. Hamari Gyano is one such book that gives us helpful insights into the world of law and order and how it is designed to reap lucrative dividends from the very people that it is meant to protect.
North Korea’s Hidden Revolution is a book that showcases a much less dramatic and neutral side of North Korea. It tells us a tale not of a pseudo-dystopian regime but that of a nation yearning for change. At the same time, it brings to us honest and sincere voices from the other side of the border.
Issa Rae has a take on almost everything under the sun and her takes are not just unusual but also quite comical. While, the book isn’t the laughing-out-loud variety, there is surely some good old (often self-deprecating) humour in those two hundred odd pages.
Anuj Tikku’s Yes Sir I Killed My Dad is the brutally honest story of Anuj’s rise and fall in Bollywood, his struggles and his successes, his achievements and his mistakes and finally his involuntary involvement in a murder mystery that shocked the entire nation.
Ravi Kumar’s Kaagaz Ke Mahal is a book that speaks to your heart. With its soulful shayaris (शायरी) and witty shers (शेर), the book manages to impress the reader in no time.
The shayaris oscillate between contrasting themes of love and betrayal, hope and dismay, regret and gratitude.
Expect a book that is a very short read of just over fifty pages. Expect a book that takes you to the devilishly cold country of Russia along with some other eastern European countries. Expect a book that doles out a decent dose of practical advice and travel tips for those venturing into the cold sub-continent.
Expect a book that talks as much about the wildlife and jungles of Africa as it does about its people, its languages and its distinct culture. Expect a book that garnishes the author’s writing with some interesting looking photographs.