Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lots of new books !

Dear all,

We are back!

After inconveniencing many of you through a lazy May, when we stayed closed in the mornings, we are back to regular hours! We shall now be open 1030 to 2030 all days except Mondays. Thank you so much for bearing with us while we took some time off  Also, a big thank you to many of you who finding us closed came back in the evenings to pick your books. This is what keeps us going at twistntales, small gestures like these which touch us!

Congratulations to all the students who have excelled in their board exams. While we wait for Maharashtra Board Xth results, here’s wishing all of you good luck in securing admission in courses of your choice.

As we start another academic year, here’s looking forward to a good Palki, a good monsoon and a happy start to the festive season over the next couple of months.

Lots of new books, some whacky and some really wonderful!

New Arrivals:

CEO series:

This series profiles leaders from history to give CEO’s of today some practical lessons on dealing with business challenges. Presented with valuable insights and quotes so that the timeless wisdom of these greats shines on, this series is an inspiration to all those aspiring to be leaders!

“Gandhi CEO: 14 principles to guide and inspire modern leader” by Alan Axelrod @ Rs. 299/- (pgs 210)

In his trademark conversational style Axelrod breaks down Gandhiji’s leadership strategies into fourteen key facets and one hundred lessons bringing forth the relevance of Gandhiji’s values in today’s times.

“Winston Churchill CEO: 25 lessons for bold business leaders” by Alan Axelrod @ Rs. 299/- (pgs 276)

From the raw materials of history, Axelrod mines pure Gold: twenty five facets of Churchill’s leadership style that enabled him to excel as cheerleader, strategist, tactician, communicator, manager and much more!

“Kissing Ass: The Art of Office Politics” by Clyde D’Souza @ Rs. 150/- (pgs 228)

Some people can Kiss Ass naturally, some can’t do it to save their lives, and many just don’t know how! So here’s your opportunity to learn!
This is a no bullshit, jargon free, non sloppy guide that breaks down typical workplace situations and offers you not textbook advice but real sucking up solutions to them. From nervous first days to elated farewell mails, this book will give you tips and tricks on how to act, react or play dumb as per the scenario, what to say to the CEO in the loo, how to reply to work emails over weekends and much more!

“Achieve Your Highest Potential: Be the Best You Can Be” by Chitra Jha @ Rs. 199/- (pgs 238)
What is it that always stops us from being the best that we can be? Written by columnist and life skills coach Chitra Jha, this book is a step by step guide to set you on your personal growth plan. If you want to be smarter, happier, richer, more successful and popular this book is for you!

“Flame: The Story of my Mother, Shahnaz Husain” by Nelofar Currimbhoy @ Rs. 295/- (pgs 236)
Shahnaz Husain is a legend in the world of cosmetology and a pioneer in Ayurvedic beauty treatments. Born into an aristocratic family, Shahnaz is seen as never before through her childhood, her adolescence and the charmed years of her early married life. Beautifully recreating the incredible ups and the inevitable downs of her mother’s extraordinary life, knowing her as only a daughter can, Nelofar Currimbhoy has infused her writing of this amazing journey with something of that irrepressible Shahnaz Husain spirit.

“My Kumaon: Uncollected writings” by Jim Corbett @ Rs. 225/- (pgs 142)
This is vintage Jim Corbett from the Press Archives: from writings on man eaters, nature and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters and articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries to letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books. Includes evocative line drawings and with a plate section devoted to rare archival photographs, this book will appeal to all admirers of Jim Corbett!


“The Sixth Man” by David Baldacci @ Rs. 325/- (pgs 593)

An investigation is derailed before it even begins when the alleged serial killer’s lawyer is found murdered. As the case progresses each new story brings a new revelation to push the argument to the limit. Building the excitement Baldacci is back as the plot’s many planted bombs explode unpredictably making this book absolutely put-down-able!

“I’ve Got Your Number” by Sophie Kinsella @ Rs. 550/- (pgs 381)
Poppy loses her wedding ring the day her in- laws are coming. Added to her trouble she loses her phone too. She soon finds a phone in the dustbin and thinks ‘finders keepers’, but the owner of the phone, businessman Sam Roxton doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t want Poppy to interfere in his personal life by reading all his messages. Will Poppy be able to evade the phone owner and hide her left hand from her fiancĂ© and his parents? Read this book to find out!

“The Sins of the Father” by Jeffrey Archer @ Rs. 350/- (pgs 383)
In Jeffrey Archer’s epic Novel, family loyalties are stretched to their limits as secrets unravel and the story moves from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan. ‘Tom’ is arrested for murdering his Brother and to prove his innocence would mean to reveal his true identity- something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves. What will his fate be? Join the great storyteller on a journey where there are no stop signs and no dead ends!

“The Householder” by Amitabha Bagchi @ Rs. 399/- (pgs 239)
With uncommon acuity, Amitabha Bagchi writes of a world where favours are currency, where access to power sometimes feels like a prerequisite for survival, this book is a view from within the world of Naresh, the Householder who has to deal with a host of problems both big and small whether at work or at Home. It is an examination of the moral condition of our times.
Amitabha Bagchi’s first Novel “Above Average” was published in 2007 and became a Best seller.

“Vimana” by Mainak Dhar @ Rs. 250/- (pgs 271)
College student by day and wannabe fighter pilot by night, Aaditya’s immense knowledge of flying and fighter planes is displayed only on flight SIMS and Internet forums. Till a chance encounter propels him into the centre of an ancient conflict between good and evil, which the present world considers to be myths. Alongside Shiva, Karthik, Durga, Indra and other gods, Aaditya embarks on a journey to stop the plans of Kalki, the prodigal son. Seated at the controls of the deadly Vimanas, Aaditya finds himself living the dream in ways he had never imagined.

Other new arrivals:

“Infinite Vision” by Pavithra K.Mehta @ Rs. 499/- (pgs 322)
“Chennaivaasi” by T.S. Tirumurti @ Rs.299/- (pgs 268)
“Highway 39: Journey through a fractured land” by Sudeep Chakravarti @ Rs. 450/-
“Intermission” by Nirupama Subramanian @ Rs. 250/- (pgs 272)
“Hip-Hop Nature Boy and Other Stories” by Ruskin Bond @ Rs. 150/- (pgs 113)
“Jugaad Innovation” by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja @ Rs. 499/-
“Revolt of the Fish Eater” by Lopa Ghosh @ Rs.299 (pgs 261)
“The Diary of Amos Lee: I’m Twelve, I’m Tough I Tweet!” by Adeline Foo @ Rs. 195/-
“Wisha Wozzariter” by Payal Kapadia @ Rs. 125/- (pgs 77)
“How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position” by Tabish Khair @ Rs. 450/-
“Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West” by Ahmed Rashid @ Rs. 399/- (pgs 233)
“The Next Always” by Nora Roberts @ Rs. 599/- (pgs 341)
“The Last Boyfriend” by Nora Roberts @ Rs. 599/- (pgs 335)
“eat.delete. – How to get off the weight loss cycle for good: The Anti-Quick Fix Approach” by Pooja Makhija @ Rs.199/- (pgs 239)
“Origins of Love” by Kishwar Desai @ Rs.350/- (pgs 470)
“Innovate Happily” by Dr. Rekha Shetty @ Rs. 199/- (pgs 194)
“The Invisible Assassin” by Jim Eldridge @ Rs. 350/- (pgs 259)
“Who was Steve Jobs ?” by Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso @ Rs. 150/- (for young adults)
“Vampire Diaries: The hunters Moonsong” by L.J. Smith @ Rs 350/- (pgs 379)
“The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir” by Alice Walker @ Rs.350/- (pgs 186)
“The Edge of Desire” by Tuhin A. Sinha @ Rs. 150/-
“The Accidental Godman” by Kishore Bhimani @ Rs. 325/-
“All Marketers Tell Stories” by Seth Godin @ Rs. 450/- (pgs 220)
“Cutting Chai and Maska Pao: The Way it is Said in Mumbai Only” by Mithila Mehta, Priya Sheth & Digantika Mitra @ Rs. 250/- (pgs 100)
“Journeys to Sacred India” by Makarand R. Paranjpe @ Rs. 299/- (pgs 230)
“Barack Obama: The Making of the Man” by David Maraniss @ Rs. 899/- (pgs 640)
OSHO Life Essentials:
“The Journey of Being Human” @ Rs. 299/- (pgs 206)
“Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism” @ Rs. 299/- (pgs 209)
DK Nature Guide:
“Trees” @ Rs. 499/- (pgs 352)
“Birds of the World” @ Rs. 499/- (pgs 352)

Happy Reading and see you at the Store,

From the happy team at,


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