Books and Authors

Tuesday, March 15, 2022BOOKS WE RECOMMEND THIS WEEK

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “Festivals - A Ray of Hope”, compiled by Lakshmi Valluri and Ravi Valluri

(Anthology | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 189 INR)

BLURB: This book has a compilation of 23 poems, 8 stories and 5 articles, written in English and Hindi language, by 23 authors. The stories, poems and articles revolve around celebrating festivals during the pandemic, but some also go beyond this initial scope.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022THIS BOOK OF DRABBLES BRINGS OUT INTERESTING FACETS OF THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT

Author Interview: Kajol Chourasia

Kajol Chourasia is a Chartered Accountant by profession, who has just started her corporate career with a multinational company. She is also a social media influencer on Instagram and a book reviewer. She is a dreamer and an achiever who believes in serving humanity and spreading happiness in this world. Life has been her biggest teacher. She has recently come out with her first book “The Drabble

 

Monday, March 7, 2022Happy Women’s Day: Books by Women Writers for you to read

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of books by women authors for you to pick up. The books that we have selected foray into diverse themes, are from women from different age groups (including a book of poems by a 5-year-old girl), and some are in Hindi and some in English. From fictional reads to mellifluous poems, these are our Women’s Day reading recommendations.

 

Monday, March 7, 2022THE THEME OF FEMINISM CONNECTS THE STORIES IN THIS ANTHOLOGY

Author Interview: Mohua Chinappa

Mohua Chinappa is a writer, voice-over artist and among the most sought-after podcasters in Bangalore. In The Mohua Show, Chinappa interviews artists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are working to make their communities economically and socially stronger. Her popular blog by the same name (earlier MoodyMo) emphasizes brands that endorse gender equality, nostalgia, and arts and crafts of India

 

Monday, February 28, 2022ECLECTIC READING FROM DIFFERENT GENRES: BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR READING LIST

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour who Changed the World” by Maliha Abidi

(Feminist Theory | Format: Hardcover/Kindle)

BLURB: This book celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade marmalade business who went on to found Women’s World Banking, to the educator who built the first university in the world; and from the athle

 

Sunday, February 27, 2022ON WRITING A BOOK ON INDIA’S FIRST ACTOR IN HOLLYWOOD

Author Interview: Debleena Majumdar

Debleena Majumdar has worked for over 20 years in leadership roles in Finance, Strategy, and Education across several global firms apart from co-founding Kahaniyah, a company to simplify strategy with data storytelling. Her business articles have been published in Economic Times, Economic Times Prime, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Your Story. She has also written plays that have been per

 

Sunday, February 27, 2022THIS BOOK FORAYS INTO THE THEME OF SUCCESS AND WHAT IT MEANS

Author Interview: Rajesh Talwar

Rajesh Talwar works as Deputy Legal Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. He has written thirty-two books, which include novels, children’s books, plays, self-help books and non-fiction books covering issues in social justice, culture and law. He is a British Chevening scholar and the recipient of an Honorary Citizenship Certificate from the Mayor of Tulsa (Oklahoma). H

 

Monday, February 7, 2022ON WRITING A CRIME THRILLER WITH A RIVETING NARRATIVE

Author Interview: Chirasree Bose

Chirasree Bose is an author, editor, content writer, and software engineer with an indomitable passion for art and creativity. She is the bestselling author of three books. Her debut book “Done With Her…” grabbed remarkable positions on Amazon bestsellers lists while also getting her the title of ‘the second most popular debut author of India’ in 2019. Her second book, “Mrs. Basu’s Uncensored Fam

 

Monday, January 31, 2022Winners of the CLA Global Awards, awarding the best in Literature, announced

After receiving a heartfelt response for the first edition of the Coimbatore Literary Awards in 2020, the second edition of Coimbatore Literary Awards, now known as CLA Global Awards, 2021-2022 was held virtually on January 20, 2022. The awards were organized by Akshay Sharma, the founder of Mark-Fly Publishers.

Being a writer himself, Akshay’s chief objective behind the prestigious award even

 

Monday, January 31, 2022ON WRITING A BOOK PRESENTING ANCIENT MYTHOLOGICAL STORIES THROUGH A CONTEMPORARY SETTING

Author Interview: Dipavali Sen

Dipavali Sen writes on contemporary as well as mythological subjects, often blending the two. She has written primarily for children though she has several publications for adults. She is a retired academic, and a life-member of the Association of Writers and Illustrators (A.W.I.C.), New Delhi. At present, she lives in Gurgaon, after living for more than three decades in Delhi. She has recently c

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “The Sun-Eyed Children” by Joel Koechlin

(Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 248 INR)

BLURB: December 1970, midnight. In a deserted Munich suburb, at a dismal bus stop, a young rebel shivers under a driving sleet. His long hair gathers icicles while he ponders: should he burn his bridges and flee impending prison time? As the bus appears out of the swirling mist and stops, he shak

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022HOW THIS AUTHOR IS REDEFINING MYSTERY THRILLERS BY ADDING A SPICE OF INCREDIBLE MEDICAL FACTS

Author Interview: Dr. Sohil Makwana

A doctor, fashion photographer, assistant director, philanthropist, and now a bestselling author, Dr. Sohil Makwana has donned many caps with panache. He thinks that the measure of life is not its duration but its donation. He debuted with “Murdrum: The Probe Begins”, the first book in the Murdrum duo-logy, a riveting mash-up of true-events and fiction. The novel was an instant hit and soon becam

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022ON WRITING ENDEARING SHORT STORIES THAT ENCOMPASS HUMAN EMOTIONS

Author Interview: Prachand Praveer

Prachand Praveer was born and raised in Munger, Bihar. His first Hindi novella, “Alpahari Ghatyagi: IIT se Pahle”, published in the year 2010, influenced many young aspiring writers. His first non-fiction Hindi book, “Abhinava Cinema”, an introduction to world cinema published in the year 2016, has been lauded as innovative and progressive for cinema studies by leading critics. Its English transl

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022ON WRITING A HUMOUR FICTION CENTERED ON A BIG FAT LUDHIANA WEDDING

Author Interview: Dr. Jas Kohli

Dr Jas Kohli is a cosmetic surgeon. Apart from reshaping faces and bodies, he is often found aiming his camera at birds and butterflies. His emotions can run riot while he sings old Hindi songs and he often gazes at the night sky with a child-like sense of wonder. Through his writings, Dr Jas tries to provide food for thought to the reader in the guise of humour. He has recently come out with the

 

Thursday, December 30, 2021The Lit Talks in Conversation with Entrepreneur Sougat Dasgupta

A platform that celebrates personage in every guest and invites experts from varied domains to share their journey and experience, ‘The Lit Talks’, a unique Talk Show and a venture of Literia Insight, invited an acclaimed entrepreneur and the owner of Astroanswer, Mr. Sougat Dasgupta as an esteemed guest.

The session that marked its ceremonial shoot at The Westin, Kolkata, Rajarhat, had an int

 

Thursday, December 16, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “The Digital Silk Road: China's Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future” by Jonathan E. Hillman

(Non-Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 559 INR)

BLURB: Its vast infrastructure projects now extend from the ocean floor to outer space, and from Africa's megacities into rural America. China is wiring the world, and, in doing so, rewriting the global order. As things stand, the rest

 

Thursday, December 16, 2021ON WRITING A BOOK WITH THE CORE THEME OF SACRED FEMINISM

Author Interview: Sapan Saxena

Sapan Saxena is a contemporary fiction writer and a Software Engineer who is currently based out of New Hampshire, US. He did his graduation from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad in the year 2004 and he was involved in literary activities and picked up courses which would help him continue his tryst with creative writing and reading. He has given motivation talks at vario

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “The Wielder of the Trishul: Deva-Asura Katha – Book I” by Satyam

(Mythological Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 215 INR)

BLURB: A tale of Devas and Asuras, where in the mythical planet of Dhruva-Lok, rests Lord Shiva's Trishul which no one has been able to wield in centuries. With prophecy, oath, boon and curse, the stage is set for a heroic clash between justice, duty and love

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021ON WRITING THE CORPORATE BIOGRAPHY OF BHARAT FRITZ WERNER

Author Interview: Shailesh Sheth

Shailesh Sheth is an eminent independent corporate advisor and a Board Member at Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd. In a career spanning over four decades, Sheth has earned the reputation of being the Guru of the machine tools industry. Sheth’s long association with BFW and his ringside perspective of the machine tools industry place him at a unique vantage point to tell the story of BFW. He has recently c

 

Thursday, December 2, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “The Tenth Riddle” by Sapan Saxena

(Fiction | Format: Paperback | MRP: 299 INR)

BLURB: The Princess of Goner dies in mysterious circumstances while her killer is absconding. Why was she killed the very night she became the queen? What was the secret her family was hiding? A local politician, a bestselling author and an investigating officer join hands and set on a course to solve one of

 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “Ramrao: The Story of India's Farm Crisis” by Jaideep Hardikar

(Non-Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 319 INR)

BLURB: One morning in 2014, Ramrao Panchleniwar, an ordinary cotton grower in Maharashtra's infamous Vidarbha region, consumed two bottles of pesticide in a bid to commit suicide. But he miraculously survived.
In “Ramrao”, rural journalist Jaideep Hardikar attempts to p

 

Saturday, November 20, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: TNN Bureau

1) “Pride, Prejudice and Punditry: The Essential Shashi Tharoor” by Shashi Tharoor

(Non-Fiction | Format: Hardcover/Kindle | MRP: 722 INR)

BLURB: Shashi Tharoor is one of India’s greatest living writers. In the course of a career that has lasted more than half a century (his first short story made it into print when he was ten), he has published over five million words—in books, newspapers,

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS WINTER

Compiled by: TNN Bureau

1) “Tales of Hazaribagh: An Intimate Exploration of Chhotanagpur Plateau” by Mihir Vatsa

(Non-Fiction | Format: Paperback/Kindle | MRP: 334 INR)

Blurb: In January 2017, Mihir Vatsa, a young poet, gives up his life in the big city and moves back home to Hazaribagh, a small town on Jharkhand’s Chhotanagpur Plateau. Battling depression and uncertainty, he is seeking a ‘sanatorium’ amidst the s

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021Award-winning author Rashi Roop Laxami shares her insights for future leaders

In the high-voltage event “9th National Leadership Conclave”, organized in the capital city New Delhi on 17th October 2021 at Hotel Radisson Blu, Dwarka, Rashi Roop Laxami shared insights on “Leadership”.

Leaders, pioneers and stalwarts from different arenas had gathered there, and this platform has witnessed speakers from national and international fame.

Addressing the elite gathering, Ras

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021IIT Mandi launches Shefali Arora's latest release 'Dare. Dream. Travel.'

One of the newest and prominent campuses of IIT established by the Government of India, IIT Mandi launched engineer-cum-critically acclaimed author Shefali Arora's book “Dare. Dream. Travel.”

The virtual event was hosted by The Lit Council, the literary club of IIT Mandi, in association with Literia Insight in an Instagram Live Session on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi. The event was

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021‘The Lit Talks’, a venture of Literia Insight invites author Jyoti Jha as an esteemed guest

Whether one is a budding bibliophile or one is neck-deep in the literary world, Lit Talks are definitely for literature lovers. Keeping this aim and enthusiasm in mind, ‘The Lit Talks’, a venture of Literia Insight gets up close with various experts from different domains to share their experience and expertise. The Talk Show is all about the spirit of celebrating literature, discussions and dial

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Oxford Bookstore launches Jyoti Jha’s book ‘The Realms of Human Emotions’

One of the pioneers who paved way for engaging intellectual activity and providing a state-of-the-art ‘base-camp for journeys of the mind’ to the book lovers, Oxford Bookstore has been serving millions of happy customers for nearly 100 years. The only bookstore in the country to curate multiple literary festivals, Oxford Bookstore offers both writers and readers an enhanced experience in the worl

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021ON INTERTWINING HISTORICAL FICTION WITH A THRILLER NARRATIVE

Author Interview: S. Venkatesh

S.Venkatesh is an author, speaker, business leader and investor. As a private equity investor, business leader and Board member, he has helped businesses grow, innovate, scale up and create value. He has been keenly interested in Eastern philosophy and mysticism right from his college days at IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta. He is passionate about self-discovery and the power of stories to inspire and

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021BOOKS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MISS THIS AUTUMN

Compiled by: Chirdeep Malhotra

1) “Blackboard and Beyond”, edited by Dr. Sanam Vaseem Shaikh

(Format: Paperback | Publisher: The Impish Lass Publishing House)

This inspiriting book consists of a collection of writings which describe the experiences of various authors of being students as well as teachers. The anthology contains myriad insights on learning, and how we can make our schools more equitable and inclusive. Thr

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021ON WRITING POEMS ON THE THEMES OF LOVE AND NATURE

Author Interview: Piyali Mitra

Piyali Mitra is a doctoral researcher in Philosophy and Bioethics and an alumnus of Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge, UK. Poetry writing recharges her mind and engages her imagination, and she has been thoroughly inspired by Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver. Her works have been published in literary journals and magazines. She has recently come out with the poetry book “Of The Heart and So