5 Top Reads for this Year

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December 18, 2020

I could have easily listed here the biggest names of the literary world, but in these times of new beginnings, new and original content needs to be recognized by some really promising authors. Of course, there is Ruskin Bond but then we have Claire Nelson, a sub-editor from New Zealand who goes for a hike and ends with a fall and four days in a pit in a California desert. Here listing five interesting must reads for this year which you would not like to miss reading…..


The little Book of Everything by Ruskin Bond

This one is a a must read and must keep. It’s quote book by Ruskin Bond. He gives the finest of the wisdom in simplest words. Even if you have read all Ruskin Bond books, this one is a must have. With his profound yet subtle words, whenever in doubt, this Ruskin Bond epic will certainly lift you.


Things I learned from Falling: Claire Nelson

Things I Learned from Falling tells an incredible true story of loss, resilience and transformation. On the brink of a burnout, Claire Nelson escaped from her frantic London life to hike in the wilderness of Joshua Tree Park in California. Alone in the middle of the desert, she falls from 25 feet and survives.  It is gripping, and an achievement. Her particular circumstances allow for an intimate examination of a brain under stress. She thinks about life and her regrets. This account gives a very honest introspection.


Subhash Bose ki Agyat Yatra by Sanjay Srivastava

Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the greatest leaders of our freedom struggle, was a symbol of courage and grit. However we have all heard several stories of his mysterious death. Sanjay Srivastava, a prolific Hindi writer gives an extremely insightful and detailed analysis of facts and reports related with his death. If you pick up this book, you will not be able to put it aside till you have read it till end. Sanjay Srivastava writes in the most absorbing manner that leave the readers completely glued.

Indian Cookery Course by Monisha Bhardwaj

In this age of YouTube Channels, when each recipe is available digitally, cookbooks still hold relevance? Yes, they do! Indian Cookery Course by Monisha Bhardwaj  is a comprehensive guide to Indian cooking which explores the enormous regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes.  This can be your ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Indian food. Monisha covers a varied range of dishes as well as providing insights into ingredients, techniques and step-by-step masterclasses to help you recreate classic and popular recipes. Monisha, through this book teaches you how to make traditional Indian food at home, based on the principles of good health and values of Ayurveda.

Making India Great Again: learning from our History by Meeta Rajivlochan

How can India become a great country once again, is the question explored in this book. In the past, India had significant achievements in science, technology, mathematics and business. A failure to build robust institutional networks of information and trust and indifference of the state to business communities, brought all that crashing down within a generation. Many of these historical patterns persist till today. The ability to create wealth has everything to do with such networks. There was never any shortage of innovation in India. What was lacking was the ability to learn from their own experience. This book addresses young, educated and aspiring Indians in different walks of life who are interested in contemporary issues relating to nation, society and economy. It would be of interest to anyone who would like to know how history can teach us to re-write the Indian growth story and to re-build a great nation.

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