THE MOTHER I NEVER KNEW – Sudha Murty$60.00Select options
What secrets lurk in a family’s past—and how important are they in the here and now? Sudha Murty’s new book comprises two novellas that explore two quests by two different men—both for mothers they never knew they had. Venkatesh, a bank manager, stumbles upon his lookalike one fine day. When he probes further, he discovers his father’s hidden past, which includes an abandoned wife and child. Ventakesh is determined to make amends to his impoverished stepmother—but how can he repay his father’s debt? Mukesh, a young man, is shocked to realize after his father’s death that he was actually adopted. He sets out to find his biological mother, but the deeper he delves, the more confused he is about where his loyalties should lie: with the mother who gave birth to him, or with the mother who brought him up. The Mother I Never Knew is a poignant, dramatic book that reaches deep into the human heart to reveal what we really feel about those closest to us.
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.
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