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It was at such a time that, in a quaint village in south India, a small child was found in deep meditation. He would say, 'I have family everywhere. People are waiting for me.'

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Gurudev: On the Plateau of the Peak: The Life of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Author: Bhanumathi Narasimhan
Publisher:
Westland
Pages:
288
Price:
Rs 599

It was an era when the wisdom of yoga had been buried under years of ritual practices, when religion outweighed human values, when games were becoming wars and wars were being played like games. It was at such a time that, in a quaint village in south India, a small child was found in deep meditation. He would say, ‘I have family everywhere. People are waiting for me.’

Nobody believed him then. Time would reveal the destiny of the millions who would come to him to discover themselves. Over the years, his sublime presence and pragmatic teachings would make the ethereal tangible, the Sudarshan Kriya a household practice, and inspire people to seek a higher purpose in life. He would teach the values of joy, peace and love towards people and the world.

From an unassuming boy to a teenager in the company of saints, from a young meditation teacher to a revered spiritual Master, this book is a peek into the life of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who brought about a profound shift in every sphere of human endeavour – from art to architecture, health care to rehabilitation, inner peace to outer dynamism.

65 Colours of Rainbow

Author: Smit Kapila
Publisher:
Srishti Publishers
Pages:
144
Price:
Rs 139

 

There is a wonderful saying: “The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.” In this highly competitive world, life of corporate work-force is full of all kinds of strain and stress.

There is no way we can escape from our jobs and its work pressure, but we can certainly counter it by enriching the fun and laughter quotient at work. 65 Colours of Rainbow is a collection of sixty-five short stories and caricatures based on real life, work-related incidents. This pleasingly warm collection writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. The distinctive narrative caricatures demonstrate how extraordinary the ordinary can be!!

Clouds

Author: Chandrahas Choudhury
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster India
Pages:
288
Price:
Rs 479

Farhad Billimoria is so looking forward to being a departed soul. On the cusp of his forty-second birthday, this suave, divorced Parsi psychotherapist makes a farewell parade across Bombay in the company of Zelda, his beloved vintage Maruti 800. As he counts down the days for his relocation to San Francisco, where jazz and soul, craft beer and bantering blondes all thrive, Farhad’s mind crackles with bittersweet memories, giddy dreams, dreadful puns even a new form of therapy modelled on clouds. But is love about to bloom for Farhad in Bombay just as he has given up on the city? And if it does, will he bring to it the man that he is or the one he wants to become?

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The Queens of Hastinapur

Author: Sharath Komarraju
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Pages: 352
Price: Rs 212

‘They can claim to know her because she is unknowable. They see her form because she is formless. They speak her words because she never utters a word.’ This is the story of Ganga, Madri, Pritha and Gandhari: powerful women who, driven by their fears and ambitions, trigger events that lead to an epic war, propelling kings, princes and warriors towards glory and bloodshed, sin and redemption. Here is a retelling of the Mahabharata through the eyes of its female characters, for what came to an end at Kurukshetra took root in throne rooms and bed chambers; hermitages and sacred lakes; prisons and shrines; on horseback and under the stars.