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March 13, 2014

A Timeless Spectrum

Text by Shreya Shah

A return to a bygone era, an exploration of the Himalayas, the pursuit of success in different cities….Verve presents reads that traverse time and space

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HOW TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE BY SELLING NOTHING
ADITYA MAGAL
EBURY PRESS (RANDOM HOUSE INDIA)

Aditya Magal, a parody blogger who has also written for leading national publications, is out with his first book and we’re quite excited. Brimming with characteristic satire, it is about an egotistic billionaire stockbroker and an eccentric entrepreneur. This book looks at the inherent madness of human nature and the lengths people will go to while doing business.

 

 

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TUKI’S GRAND SALON CHASE

PARUL SHARMA
WESTLAND LTD

Young, gifted Tuki makes the dream shift from a small-time parlour to a glitzier one, all the while secretly nursing an ambition to open a salon of her very own. Armed with a pair of scissors and the jigsaw pieces of her broken dream, Tuki navigates Mumbai , Goa and London.

 

 

 

 

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THE LAND OF FLYING LAMAS

GAURAV PUNJ
TRANQUEBAR PRESS (WESTLAND LTD)

The Himalayas are a traveller’s dream. Gaurav Punj describes the region beyond the hill stations and commercial points. A place which is actually all that poets describe and more – where flowers bloom in the green rolling meadows, where there are pristine lakes and glaciers, and passes that hold the promise of exciting lands. What’s interesting is that it’s comprised of real tales.

 

 

 

 

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IDRIS – KEEPER OF THE LIGHT
ANITA NAIR
FOURTH ESTATE (HARPERCOLLINS INDIA)

Meticulously researched and quite, quite unforgettable – Anita Nair brings alive the 17th century. It’s not just about the language and the story, but also as much about the landscape which she describes to the fullest which add an element of mystery. Idris is a Somali trader, who meets his son in a foreign land. He embarks upon a voyage with him which takes them from Malabar to Ceylon to the diamond mines of Golkonda… where love awaits in the form of queenly Thilothamma. Fascinatingly imagined, this is a riveting tale which celebrates details.

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