Monday, October 5, 2009

New Books and book news !

Hi all,

Sorry about our delays in mailing, this time too, we have managed to review few books and have listed for you ALL the new books in the Store! We hope to get to speed on our reviews, hopefully by the next mail, we will have lot more reviews done … For more frequent updates, check out our Facebook profile “twistntales, Aundh” and “become our” friend!

Thanks to all of you who came in for our Saraswati Puja on Sunday, 27th Sept’09. We feel really blessed … Thank you!

Lots of new happenings …

· The new Chetan Bhagat book (Two States: The Story of My Life) is to be released on 10th Oct.
· Eoin Colfer’s “And Another Thing” the 6th book in the Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s series (Eoin Colfer is the boy prodigy of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series) releasing also in October (will let you know when the book hits the stands).

Our Store will be closed on 17th, 18th, and 19th for Diwali. Kindly pick up your reading stock prior to the Diwali weekend!

New Books:

“Will Jellyfish Rule The World: A Book About Climate Change” by Leo Hickman @ Rs.299/- (Pgs 227)

Why does it rain so much in Britain? What do a glacier and a canary have in common? How you can help save the planet by thinking with your stomach?
Are jellyfish really going to rule the world?
Perhaps the better question to think about is: why would it ever be likely that jellyfish end up ruling the world? And the answer to that question is the subject of this book: climate change. In this book you will discover what the climate actually is, as well as how and why it’s changing, but most importantly you will learn how together we can help minimize the impact of climate change.

“The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives” by Leonard Mlodinow @ Rs.350/- (Pgs 252)

Randomness and uncertainty surround everything we do. So why are we so bad at understanding them?
The Drunkard’s Walk is a metaphor for our lives, our paths from college to career, from single life to family life. The tools used to understand the drunkard’s walk can also be employed to help understand the events of everyday life. It illustrates the role of chance in the world around us and to show how we may recognize it at work in human affairs. It challenges everything we think we know about how the world works’

“The Magic of Awakening” by Sirshree @ Rs.199/- (Pgs 165)
The truth of life lies in the art of being one with life…
Sirshree’s spiritual quest, began about 30 years ago, which led him on a journey through various schools of thoughts and different practices of meditation. He has delivered more than one thousand discourses and written over forty books on spirituality and self help. He is the founder of Tej Gyan Foundation. ‘Religious’ & ‘Spiritual’ are often used interchangeably. Someone who is religious might not necessarily be spiritual and vice versa. Spirituality in its true form is about reconnecting with our real self, understanding our hidden potential and much, much more… In ‘The Magic Of Awakening’, Sirshree gives us 111 answers on life and living. This book is presented in a question-and-answer format intended to awaken you. The questions range from existential dilemmas to essential spirituality. Every answer is intended to make you find yourself, know yourself & ultimately be yourself…

“Unbordered Memories: Sindhi Stories of Partition” edited and translated by Rita Kothari @ Rs.250/- (Pgs 171)
“Unbordered Memories” is a collection of Sindhi stories of partition. The book is edited & translated by Rita Kothari. She has translated widely from Gujarati into English. Partition not only changed the lives of Sindhi Hindus but also of Sindhi Muslims. In “Unbordered Memories” we witness Sindhis from India & Pakistan making imaginative entries into each other’s worlds. These writings from both sides of the border fiercely critique the abuse of human dignity in the name of religion & national borders.

“Letters From Burma” by Aung San Suu Kyi with an introduction by Fergal Keane @ Rs.325/- (Pgs 209)

In this letters, Aung San reaches out beyond Burma’s borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land. The reader catches a glimpse of exactly what is at stake as Aung San fights on for freedom in Burma, and of the love for her homeland that sustains her non-violent battle. Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, often at great risk to their own lives. She reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma

New Books Listed:

“Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition” by Guy Kawasaki @ Rs.599/-
“Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur” by Richard Branson @ Rs.340/-
“Making Breakthrough Innovation Happen: How 11 Indians Pulled Off The Impossible” by Porus Munshi @ Rs.295/-
“The Future of the Internet” by Jonathan Zittrain @ Rs.350/-
“My Father’s Tears & Other Stories” by John Updike @ Rs.499/-
“Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal” by Tristram Stuart @Rs.325/-
“Rupture” By Sampurna Chatterjee @ Rs. 350/-
“The Idea Of Justice” by Amartya Sen @ Rs. 699/-
“Cockroach” by Rawi Hage @ Rs. 399/-
“Listening To Grasshoppers: Field Notes On Democracy” by Arundhati Roy @ Rs. 499/-
“The World At Your Feet: Three Strikes to a Successful Entrepreneurial Life” by Saburul Islam @ Rs. 275/-
“The Longer Long Tail” by Chris Anderson @ Rs.295/-
“Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World” by Michael Dowd @ Rs.565/-
“Burnt Shadows” by Kamila Shamsie @ Rs.425/-
“Gind: The Magical Adventures of a Vanara” by Harini Srinivasan @ Rs.199/-
“The Character of Physical Law” by Richard P.Feynman @ Rs.590/-
“Like a Diamond in the Sky” by Shazia Omar @ Rs.250/-
“Even Buffett Isn’t Perfect” by Vahan Janjigian @ Rs.499/-
“Jinnah – India-Partition Independence” by Jaswant Singh @ Rs. 695/-
“Another Way to Live: A Psychiatrist Among Indian Ascetics” by R.L. Kapur @ Rs.399/-
“The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway @ Rs.325/-
“The Widows of Eastwick” by John Updike @ Rs.350/-
“Why Is Q Always Followed By U? by Michael Quinion @ Rs.399/-
“So Be It: How I Found Myself In This Crazy World” by Latika Tripathi @ Rs. 250/-
“The Girl’s Guide To Being A Working Mum” by Caitlin Friedman & Kimberly Yorio @ Rs. 399/-
“Cheap – The High Cost of Discount Culture” by Ellen Ruppel Shell @ Rs. 750/-
“Runner” by Thomas Perry @ Rs. 499/-
“Monsters – History’s most evil Men and Women” by Simon Sebag Montefiore @ Rs. 399/-
“Making India Work” By William Nanda Bissell @ Rs. 499/-
“Rules of Vengence” by Christopher Reich @ Rs. 510/-
“Winning in Turbulence” by Darell Rigby @ Rs. 495/-
“The Dog of the Marriage – Collected short stories” by Amy Hempel @ Rs.299/-
“The Crossing Places” by Elly Griffiths @ Rs. 299/-
“The Difficulty of Being Good” by Gurcharan Das @ Rs. 699/-
“God and the New Physics” by Paul Davies @ Rs. 590/-
“Unmasked - The Final Years of Michael Jackson” by Ian Halperin @ Rs. 640/-
“Children’s Writer’s and Artist’s Yearbook 2010” @ Rs. 599/-
“Michael Jackson – Legend, Hero, Icon” by James Aldis @ Rs. 699/-
“Where’s Hanuman ?” by Alister Taylor @ Rs. 125/- an activity book for children.
“HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From The Outside In” by Dave Ulrich @ Rs. 525/-
“The Wow Factor” by Frances Cole Jones @ Rs. 770/-
“Compulsion” by Jonathan Kellerman @ Rs. 299/-
“Running In The Family” by Michael Ondaatje @ Rs. 299/-
“Tiya: A Parrot’s Journey Home” by Samarpan @ Rs. 150/-
“Risk: The Decision Matrix” by Alan Axelrod @ Rs. 450/-
“Risk: Adversaries And Allies” by Alan Axelrod @ Rs. 450/-
“Rooftops Of Tehran” by Mahbod Seraji @ Rs. 499/-
“The Diary Of A Social Butterfly” by Moni Mohsin @ Rs. 195/-
“Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey To The Stars” by Rubina Ali @ Rs. 195/-
“Bollywood Becomes Her” by Meredith McGuire @ Rs. 295/-
“Free: The Future Of A Radical Price” by Chris Anderson @ Rs. 510/-
“The Compass: From Where You Are…To Where You Want To Be” by Tammy Kling & John Spencer Ellis @ Rs. 475/-
“Passport To A Healthy Pregnancy” by Dr. Gita Arjun @ Rs. 499/-
“In Search Of The Obvious: The Antidote For Today’s Marketing Mess” by Jack Trout @ Rs. 495/-
“Turn Small Talk Into Big Deals” by Don Gabor @ Rs. 295/-
“The Organizational Champion” by Mike Thompson @ Rs. 350/-
“The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown @ Rs. 699/-
“Value Investing And Behavioral Finance by Parag Parikh @ Rs. 375/-
“Rani Lakshmibai” by Deepa Agarwal @ Rs.150/-
“Ashoka” by Subhadra Sen Gupta @ Rs. 150/-
“Jawaharlal Nehru” by Aditi De @ Rs. 150/-
“A Boy from Siklis” by Manjushree Thapa @ Rs. 250/-
“Gods of War” by Ashok K. Banker @ Rs. 299/-
“Pilgrimage to Paradise” by Kamla Kapur @ Rs. 200/-
“The Great Indian Love Story” by Ira Trivedi @ Rs. 199/-
“The Perplexity of Hariya Hercules” by Manohar Shyam Joshi @ Rs. 199/-
“The Professional” by Subroto Bagchi @ Rs. 399/-
“Madoff- The Man Who Stole $65 Billion” by Erin Arvedlund @ Rs.399/-
“Who Killed Change” by Ken Blanchard @ Rs. 150/-
“Seeds of Terror- The Taliban, ISI & the New Opium Wars” by Gretchen Peters @Rs. 495/-
“An Indian for all Seasons- The Many Lives of R.C.Dutt” by late Meenakshi Mukherjee @Rs. 399/-
“The Organizational Champion” by Mike Thompson @ Rs. 350/-
“Owning Up- The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask” by Ram Charan @ Rs. 499/-
“Oxford Trees of India” by Pippa Mukherjee @ Rs. 225/-
“Twenties Girl” by Sophie Kinsella @ Rs. 510/-
“Dark Origins” by Anthony E Zuiker @ Rs. 399/-
“Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese @ Rs. 595/-
“In Other Rooms Other Wonders” by Daniel Mueenuddin @ Rs. 395/-
“The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Eerie Tales” by Rudyard Kipling @ Rs. 199/-
“The Blue Notebook” by James A Levine @ Rs. 250/-
“The Satyam Saga” @ Rs. 395/-
“La’s Orchestra Saves the World” by Alexander McCall Smith @ Rs. 295/- (Pgs. 250)
“Summertime” by J.M.Coetzee @ Rs. 799/-
“Bazaars, Conversations And Freedom: For a Market Culture Beyond Greed & Fear” by Rajni Bakshi @ Rs. 450/-
“Bimal Roy: The Man Who spoke in Pictures” Ed. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya @ Rs. 499/-
“The Kapoors : The First Family Of Indian Cinema” by Madhu Jain @ Rs. 450/-

Phew! That’s a lot of new books at the Store … do drop in and check it out!

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Violet said...

OMG, you've got The Blue notebook, I will definitely come and collect it one of these days. Oh and I want Unbordered Memories: Sindhi Stories of Partition too, I am marrying a Sindhi so this book would be great :)

Awesome list of books.

Could you possibly have Guardian of the Dawn by Richard Zimler at a reasonable price?

janaki said...

yes we have Richard Zimler too @ Rs. 350/-

All kept aside fr u !