Books and Authors

Tuesday, August 14, 2018ELUCIDATING TAROT AS A HEALING MODALITY

Author Interview: Dr. Shivani Khetan

Dr. Shivani Khetan is an artist, mentor, energy healing holistic worker and writer. Her wisdom touches many people, especially students, with her mentoring through Being Humane and as an Associate Director for Zoroastrian College, Delhi. She encourages people to use Numerology, Tarot Cards, Reiki, Theta & Crystals healing, Graphology, Art Therapy Meditation combined with Aromatherapy and water he

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018AN INFORMATIVE TREATISE ON INDIAN AND CHINESE HERBS

Book: Asian Herbs Author: Sudhir Ahluwalia



Nowadays, a lot of interest has been generated in herbs in general and herbal medicine in particular. Herbal medicines, Herbal beauty care, and Herbal food- anything Herbal is in fashion and people like to use these products due to the belief that herbal solutions have little to no side effects. However, there are also debates on efficacy of herbal products. So, a lot of research is going on

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018A COSMOPOLITAN TALE STRADDLING DIFFERENT ERAS AND CULTURES

Book: Harp Author: Nidhi Dalmia


A romantic read that delves into a better and mature understanding of love, duty, obligations and compassion; that too foraying into a different era and culture seems very interesting. The author Nidhi Dalmia comes up with such a book “Harp”, which is a romantic love story which depicts the lives and loves of three protagonists in the zeitgeist and idealism of the 1960s, straddling the American

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018WITH A REMARKABLE LITERARY OEUVRE HAVING CONTEMPORARY OVERTONES

Author Interview - Vinay Capila

Vinay Capila was born in 1943, and spent his childhood in Delhi, graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, in English Honours in 1964. The euphoria and idealism of an independent India has been part of his embedded psyche. He has worked in various jobs in marketing and administration and as Trade Counsellor in the Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi. Being an author of many published books, and h

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018A VIVID FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF INSURGENCY IN KASHMIR

Book Review: 'The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky' by Manan Kapoor

Many fictional stories that foray into the insurgency years in Kashmir, and how it affected the lives of the common people have been written, but these are mostly by Kashmiri authors. But nowadays many Non-Kashmiri authors are also delving into this genre. One such author, Manan Kapoor comes up with the book “The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky”, which is set in the backdrop of the armed insurgency

 

Monday, August 6, 2018A STUNNING, ACTION-PACKED CRIME THRILLER

Book: Murder in Paharganj Author: Kulpreet Yadav




Crime thrillers are liked by readers for their suspense quotient and the intrigue that writers weave into the narrative which makes the readers gasp when subtle points of the mystery are revealed. The author Kulpreet Yadav comes up with such a book “Murder in Paharganj”, which is a compelling crime-thriller.
The storyline follows the journalist-cum-detective Vicks Menon on a trail of solvi

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018CAPERING VIVIDLY INTO THE EXQUISITE FANTASY WORLD OF GENIES

Author Interview - Durriya Kapasi

Durriya Kapasi is an author from Udaipur, who teaches creative writing at school. She is also a cancer survivor, a motivational speaker and an ambassador at wattpad.com. She has come out with the book “Once upon a genie”, in which she has delved into the exciting and entertaining fantasy genre and it has been very much appreciated by fantasy lovers. In her writings, she tries to mystify secrets o

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018A ROLLICKING AND EFFICACIOUS BOOK ON WEIGHT LOSS AND HOLISTIC HEALTH

Book Review : The Body Nirvana by Garima

Many self-help books about weight loss are being published, as obesity is a growing problem worldwide, but many of them treat the weight gain issue individually and not in toto with other weight gain and psychological issues. The author Garima comes up with the book “The Body Nirvana”, which details a simple action plan about achieving weight loss and good health, and also incorporates how to dea

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018A SUMPTUOUS FANTASY THRILLER

Book: The Dream Keepers Author: Z. Oko

Fantasy books, which come mostly in series, are one of the most favourite genres of readers, and this can be gauged by the success of series like The Lord of The Rings, The Song of Ice and Fire and The Harry Potter series. The author Z. Oko comes up with such a book “The Dream Keepers”, which is a fantasy thriller and will appeal to readers of all ages.
The storyline follows the protagonist Mona

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018WHEN TRAVELLING IS HIS MON AMOUR, AND TRAVEL WRITING A BREEZY AFFAIR

Author Interview with Vasanth Gopalakrishnan

Vasanth Gopalakrishnan is a ‘biker and family man’, who, in his own words, loves gazing at endless vistas from mountain tops with a camera in tow, in his free time. Residing in Delhi, he works in a Multinational company and invests his free time in travelling to faraway places on his Bullet. He has come up with the book “Sojourn in Sub-zero” which details about his travel to Ladakh in winter. In

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018A THOROUGHLY GRIPPING SUSPENSE TALE

Book Review: 'Beyond Secrets' by Alka Dimri Saklani

Suspense-mystery genre, though not a new entrant to the Indian literary scene, is nowadays quickly catching up with other more sought-for genres and becoming a new craze among the readers. This is because Indian readers, apart from reading mystery books by foreign authors, also want to read suspense thrillers by their compatriot authors, for they bring a certain Indian perspective to their storie

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018AN INFORMATIVE TRAVELOGUE ABOUT COFFEE’S JOURNEY

Book: Where the wild coffee grows Author: Jeff Koehler



Coffee is considered to be the world’s most important beverage, with about 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed daily across the world and it has many health benefits too, particularly protective effects against Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. But many people don’t know about the exact origins of coffee and how it traversed the whole world and became everybody’s favourite. The author

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018CONCOCTING HERBALISM FINESSE WITH ERUDITE WRITING

Sudhir Ahluwalia



Sudhir Ahluwalia has worked in the Indian Forest Service, as business consulting head in Tata Consultancy Services and as business advisor to various consulting and technology companies. His business consulting experience spans across North America, Europe and Asia. He is also an author and columnist. Writing mostly on herbs and natural products, his latest book is “Asian Herbs”. In a candid

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018A MOVING TALE OF SILENT LOVE

Book: My Mute Girlfriend Author: Himanshu Rai


College romance is a genre which is liked by readers for they can delve into a nostalgic reminiscence of their own college days, but sometimes the storylines are very much similar. Thus, readers like to read stories with a fresh perspective or with some romantic distinctiveness. The author Himanshu Rai comes up with such a book “My mute girlfriend”, which details a true romantic love story with

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF LIMELIGHT CHIAROSCUROS

Book: Coming Back Home Author: Anuradha Prasad




Though a lot of movies and television shows have been made about the reality behind the making of movies and television shows and how the realistic side of the actors working in these productions is, few books have explored this genre. The author Anuradha Prasad comes up with the book “Coming back home”, which details the ugly underbelly of the small screen and the Bollywood world, and how

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018AN INFORMATIVE SELF-HELP BOOK ABOUT FINDING HAPPINESS

Book Review: 'Life is What Matters' by Alka Dixit

Motivational and Self-help books are mostly in the form of non-fiction, where there are some tips and to-do points for self-improvement and unravelling solutions to various problems. Some of them are also in the fiction format, where inspirational stories are used to send through some important messages to the reader. But what about a book that uses a story to send through a message of how to liv

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018WINGS UNFETTERED, FEMINISM DECIPHERED

Author Interview with Sana Munir

Sana Munir has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication Theory & Research from the University of Punjab, Lahore and has taught International Communication and Feminist Film Theory at her alma mater Lahore College for Women University. She has come up with the book “Unfettered Wings: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Women”, which is a collection of short stories delving on the themes of Women equa

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018A REMARKABLE MYSTERY READ

Book: The Colours of Passion Author: Sourabh Mukherjee


Crime thrillers and murder mysteries, or any detective mystery for that matter, is a much liked and widely read genre, for the readers feel more involved in the book as there are subtle clues in the storyline for helping both the detective and the reader to catch the culprit. The author Sourabh Mukherjee comes up with such a book “The Colours of Passion” which is a gripping detective mystery-th

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018HELPING READERS REACH THE THREE PEAKS OF HAPPINESS

Author Interview - Atman in Ravi

Atman in Ravi is an embodied soul whose only mission in life is to help seekers Realize the Truth. Atman in Ravi, meaning the soul in Ravi V. Melwani, is an Indian speaker, author, singer, poet and philanthropist. He was one of the earliest successful Indian retailers who launched India’s largest store of over 300,000 feet and transformed the way retailing was done in India through his brands lik

 

Sunday, July 1, 2018A Gripping Psychological Thriller

Book: Dead to them II Author: Smita Bhattacharya



Mystery thrillers that delve into the realm of psychology are the latest craze among audiences, and a lot of such TV shows and movies are being made, and numerous psychological thriller books are being written. However, most of these books are by foreign authors, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Woman in the window by A.J. Finn being notable examples; and less of Indian authors foray into t

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018ON A QUEST OF UNLEASHING THE INNER POWER OF HER PRISTINE SELF

Author Interview: Minal Arora

In this week’s edition of Authors Now, we are elated to bring for you the inspiriting journey of Minal Arora, a published author and Serenity Surrender Therapist, whose Ikigai is to spread happiness among others and bring meaning to her life by channelling all her subconscious energies for the betterment of the society. In a candid chat with Chirdeep Malhotra, she discusses about her latest book

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018ON A QUEST OF FINDING THE SECRETS OF LACTOFERRIN, CULMINATING IN THE AUTHOR’S TOUR DE FORCE

A review of Book 'The secret of the red crystals' authored by Sujata Sharma


Medical research is the foundation of medical science, and it includes research in myriad fields like biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and various specialities. Though research leads to many path-breaking discoveries and developments, but it is the journeys of the researchers that are intriguing and motivating, and are also filled with many hurdles. The author Sujata Sharma comes wi

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018AN IMPRESSIVE JOURNEY OF A JOURNALIST ON THE ROAD TO AUTHORDOM

An exclusive interview with Sohini Bagchi, author of “Road to Cherry Hills”


Sohini Bagchi is a journalist by profession and a writer by passion. A professional doctorate in media studies, she has wielded her pen for media houses such as The Times Group, IDG Media and Hindustan Times. Currently, she works as chief editor with an online media house in Bangalore. She is the author of the book “Road to Cherry Hills”, a romantic fiction that narrates the story of a young wo

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR ACHIEVING HAPPINESS

Book Review: 'Happiness Is All We Want' by Ashutosh Mishra

What is happiness? How to find happiness? These are questions that have eluded people since times immemorial. All of us know that happiness means different things for different people, and people go on different pursuits to achieve that. Psychology says that people are happy if they have a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018AN ENGROSSING READ ABOUT WINNING AGAINST ODDS

Book Review: One enduring lesson by Jamal Merchant

Fictional books which delve into the realm of inspiring stories, with people unhindered by many problems and coming out winning, are the best forms of motivation and inspiration, sometimes even more than motivational and self-help books. The author Jamal Merchant comes up with such a book “One enduring lesson”, which is a story of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds.
The narrat

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018WRITING STORIES WITH A BOHEMIAN PANACHE

Author Interview - Himanshu Rai

Himanshu Rai is a telecom professional and storytelling has been his hobby. He has written his third novel “My mute girlfriend”, reminiscing his college days. This book is based on a very different premise, that is- “No words were spoken between the lovers, but it is a story worth of being communicated”. His way of writing is often termed as visual writing, because a reader can visualize all the

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018A BOOK WITH A TEACHER AS THE CYNOSURE

Book Review: The man behind the teacher’s desk

Author: Indranil Roy

Teachers are an inspiration for many students, for they ignite the imagination and instil hope and a love of learning in the young minds. No one can underestimate the importance of teachers in the building of a successful nation and their impact on the overall outlook and personality of the child. E.R. Braithwaite’s 1959 autobiographical novel “To sir, with love” was one b

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018A KITSCHY ARCHITECTURAL AFFAIR

Book Review: Castles in the air

Author: Sangeet Sharma

Every professional field is different, each having its own inherent perks and plus points; and also some disadvantages. People are mostly aware of the occurrences of their own profession, with unfamiliarity and disinformation about other vocations. Architecture as a profession is a great and noble one, but general readers don’t know muc

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018DISCERNING THE MAGIC OF SPIRITUALITY

Book Review: The Book of Life

Authors: Atma Sumit Agarwal & Vidhika Dalmia

Books having a combination of spiritual themes and pragmatic opinions that nourish the gray matter by stimulating our thoughts are certainly a delight. Such books certainly help in confronting and solving the day to day problems and challenges that life throws at us, but are also instrumental for whetting the mind by their sagacious and informative

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018AN EMPATHETIC TALE ABOUT TRANSGENDERS

Book Review: I am also a human

Author: Jasbir Singh

Stories about the transgender community or in which a transgender is the protagonist are published very less, and more such books are needed so that the readers get to know about the trials and tribulations of transgenders. The author Jasbir Singh comes with the book “I am also a human”, which is a heart-rending tale of the biases and stigma that the transgenders have to p