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Book Review: Zen Garden- Conversations with pathmakers by Subroto Bagchi

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Introduction ISIN: 978-0-670-08705-1 Genre: Non fiction Publishers: Penguin Price: Rs. 499/- ( I got this book from the publisher for review ) For the immensely popular column ‘Zen Garden’ which he published in Forbes India for over three years, bestselling author Subroto Bagchi cpoke to some very interesting people. Many, though not all, of the visitors to ‘Zen Garden’ were, like Subroto himself, high-performance entrepreneurs. But the one thing that was common to every guest was that they were pathmakers – rather than choosing to follow the well-trodden path, they had charted new paths that other could tread on. This book features the very best conversations from ‘Zen Garden’, including those with the Dalai Lama, Sadhguru Jaggi Zasudev, Nandan Nilekani, Aamir Khan, Dr. Devi Shetty, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Ekta Kapoor, social entrepreneur Harish Hande, Sanjeev Bikchandani of naukri.com, Deep Kalra of makemytrip.com, CafĂ© Coffee Day’s V.G. Siddhartha, Vikram Bakshi (the

Book Review: Discontent and its civilizations by Mohsin Hamid

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Introduction ISBN : 978-0-143-42399-7 Genre: Non fiction Publishers: Penguin Price: Rs. 399/- ( I got this book from the publisher for review ) From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times) , intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.” Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A

Book Review: ARISE, AWAKE by Rashmi Bansal

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Introduction ISIN: 9789384030872 Genre: Self help / Business / Non fiction Publishers: Westland Books Private Limited Price: Rs. 200/- ( I received the book for review from the Writer’s Melon ) Arise, Awake is the story of young entrepreneurs who started a business while studying in college, or right after graduation. turning their backs on lucrative placements, to pursue dreams of their own. The ability to start a business is not defined by age or education. It takes energy and passion, an idea and an internet connection. Your first ‘office’ could be your very own hostel room. Behind The book Source: Goodreads

Behind the Book: Vinit K Bansal

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Behind the Book is an endeavour to bring forward all those amazing authors who churn magic through their books, manage to touch our hearts and leave an imprint on our lives forever. Today we have yet another such author, Vinit. K. Bansal . He is a man who needs no introduction.   Vinit K. Bansal began his journey as a poet and soon, he graduated as prolific author and editor of national repute.His first novel 'I am Heartless' created a sensation in the Indian writing industry and is widely considered as one of the top ten Indian romantic novels that redefined romance. His anthology series 'Uff Ye Emotions' has been the synonym of success in the segment since the past couple of years. Versatility remains the key factor in Vinit’s writing and has helped him create a niche for himself as a writer in both, Hindi and English language in fiction as well as in the non-fiction segment. Other than writing, he is a creative consultant and a motivational speaker as well, o

Winners for the giveaway of The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman

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