Karma’s Ukulele – Lekshmi Gopinathan

She is NOT your regular hero! One bad-ass nomad, ten cities, ten strangers in an epic travelogue. What do you do when life splits you open, cracks your soul and leaves you beyond repair? Twenty six, she travels armed with her ukulele and dagger. This is her escapade. A tale of pain, hope, strength and resilience spanning three years and weaving through Pokhara, Jaffna, Srinagar, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Gorkha, Varanasi and Mcleodganj. A medley of relationships, memories and heartening music. A legendary nomad, an Aghori, a young boatman, a war refugee, a poet, a yogini, a Rastafarian, a camel rider, an actor and an entrepreneur come together in a heart wrenching adventure. This is not your regular story!

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Warjuna, Book 1 – Mrithasu Rising – Krishnaraj

Civilizations have once again emerged from the ruins of Pralaya, and with a new dawn arrive new ambitions. Ordained by fate, several legions of a ruthless clan have been reported to be seen marching into the boundaries of Bharata. The origins of the Hayacree are unknown, yet their intent is evident: to create a new world order. The tides of war will bring forth valiant men and women of great fortitude and a divine force to unite them all against the strong will of the enemy. While the matters of kings and kingdoms are to be shouldered by a young prince of Wagharr, a supernatural alliance of Mahayogis and Suparnas will need to travel beyond the realm of man to discover the architect behind the Hayacree invasion. The hunt for the real enemy will lead them to an expanse invisible to the human eye. In its depth lies an evil waiting to be discovered, waiting to rise.

The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, The Palace of Illusions gives new voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharat, as she weaves a vibrant interpretation of an ancient tale. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

Ajaya: Epic of the Kaurava Clan, Book 2 – Rise of Kali – Anand Neelakantan

THE DARK AGE OF KALI IS RISING and every man and woman must choose between duty and conscience, honour and shame, life and death… The Pandavas, banished to the forest following the disastrous games of dice, return to Hastinapura. Draupadi has vowed not to bind her hair till she washes it in the blood of the Kauravas. Karna must choose between loyalty and gratitude, friend and Guru. Aswathama undertakes a perilous mission to the mountains of Gandhara, in search of the Evil One. Kunti must decide between her firstborn and her other sons. Guru Drona has to stand with either his favourite disciple or his beloved son. Balarama, having failed to convince his brother about the adharma of violence, walks the streets of Bharatavarsha, spreading the message of peace. Ekalavya is called to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold a woman’s honour. Jara, the beggar, sings of Krishna’s love while his blind dog, Dharma, follows. Shakuni can almost see the realization of his dream to destroy India. As the Pandavas stake their claim to the Hastinapura throne, the Kaurava Crown Prince, Suyodhana, rises to challenge Krishna. As great minds debate dharma and adharma, power hungry men prepare for an apocalyptic war. The women, highborn and humble, helplessly watch the unfolding disaster with deep foreboding. And greedy merchants and unscrupulous priests lie in wait like vultures. Both sides know that beyond the agony and carnage the winner will take all. But even as gods conspire and men’s destinies unfold, a far greater truth awaits.

World Hypnotized: Making of a Fuhrer – Akash Lakhotia

The protagonist suffers from chronic pancreatitis and has spent months at the hospital. So-called friends and girlfriends drift away in his time of need. The only ones by his side are his family, giving him strength to fight the pain. Soon things become even worse. He is rushed into an emergency surgery following an episode of internal bleeding. He wakes up to the sound of voices. The first thing the voices tell him is, -No one comes back from death empty-handed. We are going to stay with you, either to guide you or to torture you. We will play with your head and thoughts as we feel fit.- What do these voices want from him? Will they help him or turn against him?

The Trip – Rohit Bandri

As Ravi sets out on a trip to Ratnagiri and Goa with his old friends Akash, Siddharth and Gaurav, he can barely wait for the fun, party and friendship to kickoff. But life has other plans for him. He meets his college crush Prajakata, who despite being married forms a new bond with him. A bond that Ravi had always craved for but never had before. Even as Ravi grapples with the idea of pursuing his lost love despite her marital status he cannot ignore the hand of destiny in this meeting. His own dilemma however, does not blind Ravi from noticing that something is bothering Akash right since the beginning of the trip. Ravi is also surprised to see Gaurav arriving on this trip with a friend Pooja regarding whom he has made no prior mention to anyone. As Ravi tries to demystify the life of his friends and his own, will this trip show them more than just places ?

Excuse Me… You’re in Your Way – Annikaa Agarwal

Packed with inspiration, humor and some tough love. 'Excuse me...You're in Your Way', goes beyond the contemporary lessons of - time management, dealing with heart-breaks, failure, building confidence - to offer a new and wider perspective on all things troubling. Written for all who are 14 years or older this 109 pages book is even for those who 'judge a book by its thickness'. Get to know what it means to be HAPPY, not just 'FINE'