GENTLY FALLS THE BAKULA – Sudha Murty$50.00Select options
What is more important: a successful career or a happy marriage? In the small town of Hubli, Shrikant discovers that he is attracted to his plain-looking but charming neighbour Shrimati, who always does better than him in the school exams. Shrimati too falls in love with the amiable and handsome Shrikant and the two get married. Shrikant joins an IT company and starts rapidly climbing the corporate ladder. He works relentlessly and reaches the pinnacle of his industry, while Shrimati abandons her academic aspirations and becomes his uncomplaining shadow, silently fulfilling her duties as a corporate leader’s wife. But one day, while talking to an old professor, she starts examining what she has done with her life and realizes it is dismally empty… Gently Falls the Bakula is the story of a marriage that loses its way as ambition and self-interest take their toll. Written nearly three decades ago, Sudha Murty’s first novel remains startlingly relevant in its scrutiny of modern values and work ethics.
The Guiding Light: A Selection of Quotations from My Favourite Books – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam$55.00Select options
An inspirational selection of quotations that have influenced and shaped the thinking of one of India’s most learned men-A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. From his schooldays to this day, when he is over eight decades old, Dr Kalam has been a lover of the written word. In The Guiding Light, he chooses the finest examples of writings from the numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry that he has read over the years. These words have impacted and shaped his thinking, helped him in times of need and made him the person he is. He has quoted from these works in his writings and lectures that have inspired millions of people he has met all over the world Included here are extracts from the works of writers as diverse as Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jiddu Krishnamurti, William Shakespeare, John Milton and Mahatma Gandhi; as well as lines from the Holy Koran, Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, the Thirukural and a myriad other works. Eclectic, erudite and thought-provoking, The Guiding Light is a treasure house of wisdom and deep reflection. Beautiful and immortal, the pieces here will inspire generations of readers as they have inspired Dr Kalam.
ON HUMOUR – Khushwant Singh$40.00Select options
Khushwant Singh had the unusual ability to laugh at himself. He was known for a rather large repertoire of jokes—some that he had made up and others picked from friends and books. In fact, his columns invariably ended with a joke or two, often contributed by his readers. He was always the kind to notice the funny side of even serious subjects like death. This fine collection of his works is replete with his trademark with and humour.
Khushwant Singh on Humour is a must-read, an antidote to these stressful times
TILL THE LAST BREATH – Durjoy Datta$40.00Select options
When Pihu and Dushyant are wheeled into room 509 of GKL Hospital, all they know is that their lives are in the worst possible moment. Pihu has an incurable, fatal disease, and Dushyant’s reckless addiction has begun to shut down his organs. Their only hope is to put their lives in the hands of their brilliant doctors. All they know is that they are looking at a terrifying death coming for them. But will they find love along the way? When Pihu and Dushyant were first admitted to GKL Hospital and were assigned the same room, no one, especially not their doctors, could have imagined how their lives were going to transform in the course of a month. From surprising sparks of medical brilliance to unexpectedly tender moments, room 509 bore witness to a host of miracles. But can it bring everlasting happiness to its occupants? Read on to find out what fate has in store for Pihu and Dushyant and their doctors in this final instalment of Durjoy Datta’s compelling story Till the Last Breath