This Star Won't Go Out
A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends help to tell Esther's story, along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.
Their Language of Love
A wife worries for her family’s survival during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. A mother is horrified when she learns that her daughter wants to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife living in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An aged matriarch travels to the USA to discover she must confront a traumatic memory from her past.
Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwa’s sharply comic observations, this is a stellar collection of tales from one of the subcontinent’s most important and beloved writers.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Cast in the mould of a self-help guide to getting rich, this is the extraordinary story of a young boy, born into a poor family. As the years pass, he moves to a slum in the city, gets a brief education, flirts with militancy, and then, hungry for advancement, sets up a bottled water business, the ultimate symbol of the modern South Asian city –¬ a place where nothing works but everything can be had at a price. But as he leaves his past behind, one thing remains constant and true –¬ his love for the girl he met as a teenager.
‘I can’t picture you surviving in Indian politics. Let me tell you the reasons: you have morals, too much integrity, and you lack an ego.’
Without a job, and a marriage on the rocks, the mild-mannered Jay Banerjee has no choice but to come back from the US to Delhi. A chance meeting with a childhood friend, Govardhan Ray, aka Raja—a neta with a scandal too many—plunges him into the seamy, madcap world of Indian politics.
The fight for the Narayanpore seat—a nondescript district in West Bengal—begins, and along with it, the process of discovering ‘the real India’. Jay’s challenge: to provide a ‘clean campaign with integrity’.
Replete with colourful campaigns, media hullabaloo, cynical voters, goondas, chamchas and all the usual suspects, The Candidate is a breezy and humorous story of the great Indian election tamasha.
The Big Book of Treats
Meet Pooja Dhingra. Cupcake addict. Macaron lover. Baker. And founder and owner of Mumbai’s most famous French-style patisserie, Le 15.
Her passion for baking led Pooja to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and on her return she opened Le 15 Patisserie, which was soon a runaway success. Today, as a professional baker Pooja heads up one of India's finest patisseries. As a home baker, she makes hearty, uncomplicated desserts with kitchen staples that can be found at any corner shop.
The Big Book of Treats is Pooja's gift to Indian home bakers. Written with a professional's exacting eye and a home chef's ability to improvise, it teaches you how to make everything from cookies and cupcakes to brownies and birthday cakes. Accessible, engaging and undeniably scrumptious, these recipes will bring all sorts of baked goodies—even macarons—into your own kitchen.
Letters from a Young Poet: 1887–1895
As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore’s letters abound in incredible insights—from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts on the nature of poetry to spiritual contemplation and inner feeling. And coursing through all these letters, like a ceaseless heartbeat, is Tagore’s deep love for the natural splendour of Bengal. In this manner, this volume also serves as a prose companion to his magnificent work Gitanjali.
Letters from a Young Poet shimmers with wit and warmth, and offers unforgettable vignettes of the young poet in those happy days before extraordinary fame found him.
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• What fills Manmohan Singh with rage
• Why Ravi Shastri must moderate the prime ministerial debate
And what all of this has to do with the most Unreal Elections of the Summer of 2014 . . .
Sub title: The Fiery Heart
After making the shocking decision that changed her whole life, Sydney still finds herself pulled in too many directions. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her powerful magical ability to destroy everything about the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and the burning desire for revenge, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the dangerous threat of exposure looms larger than ever.