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A cow discovers her farmer's dark secrets and decides to leave the farm house with her friends, forming a motley crew that is set on making new records in David Duchovny's Holy Cow.
Summary of the Book
On a night like any other, Elsie Bovary, a bovine inhabitant of an idyllic farm, and her friend Mallory venture out of their pasture. While Mallory resorts to flirting with bulls, Elsie canters towards the farmhouse. As she peers through the window, she finds her farmer and his family as they sit around a glowing Box God that reveals what industrial meat truly means. Elsie is scandalized and she decides to leave the farm. Thus, a motley crew of animals is formed, and Elsie is joined by two unlikely allies: Jerry, a.k.a Shalom, a Torah-reading pig who seeks approval from his brethren in Jerusalem, and Tom, a flightless turkey who knows how to operate an iPhone. Stealing passports and decking themselves in human attire, these animals make for the airport and seek freedom. However, what lies in store for these creatures? Will Tom learn to fly? Can Shalom make peace with his Judaic brethren? With the unique comic voice of David Duchovny, this book is a waterslide of fun and humour.
About David Duchovny
David William Duchovny is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his role on the X Files as Fox Mulder. Duchovny is a Golden Globe-winning actor, and he is also recognized for his role on the TV series Californication.
Living in a sunny barsati in south Delhi, Saurav Jha and Devapriya Roy are your average DINK couple, about to acquire a few EMIs and come of age in the modern consumerist world. Only, they don't. They junk the swivel chairs, gain a couple of backpacks and set out on a transformational journey across India. On a very, very tight budget - 500 rupees a day for bed and board. And The Heat and Dust Project begins. Joining the ranks of firang gap-year kids and Israeli boys and girls fresh out of compulsory army service, they travel across a whacky, whimsical land, where five thousand years of Indian history seem to jostle side by side. It is, by turns, holy and hectic, thuggish and comic, amoral and endearing. In buses that hurtle through the darkness of the night and the heat of the day, across thousands of miles, in ever new places, the richness of this crowded palette spills over into their lives. From rooms-by-the-hour to strange dinner invitations and spectacular forts and tantrums, this is a tale of the hysterical searching of youth, of eccentric choices and the supreme test of marriage.
I'll make my sisters squirm like well-salted earthworms. I won't sell. Even my jutti wont sell. And if I die na, then even my gosht won't sell!
The late Binodini Thakur had been very clear that she would never agree to sell her hissa in her Bauji's big old house on Hailey Road. And her daughter Bonu, is determined to honor her mothers wishes.
But what to do about her four pushy aunts who are insisting she sell? One is bald and stingy, one is jobless and manless, one needs the money to 'save the nation' and one is stepmother to Bonus childhood crush-brilliant young Bollywood director Samar Vir Singh, who promised BJ upon his deathbed that he would get the house sold, divvy the money equally and end all the bickering within the family.
The first word baby Bonu ever spoke was 'Balls' and indeed, she is ballsy, bullshit-intolerant, brave and beautiful.
But is she strong enough to weather emotional blackmail by the spadefull? Not to mention shady builders, wily politicians, spies, lies and the knee-buckling hotness of Samars intense eyes?
Sharply observed and pulse-quickeningly romantic, this is Anuja Chauhan writing at her sparkling best!
A race against time to find a jewel lost 5000 years ago. Sangeeta Rao, a beautiful, feisty anchor at Channel 7 TV in Singapore, rushes to Agra on a special assignment after an early-morning phone call. At the Taj Mahal, she meets Alan Davies, a charming Welshman. But a terrorist attack at Mathuras Krishna temple turns them into fugitives from justice and the duo must decipher a series of complex cryptographs and unearth the illustrious Indian jewel Shyamantaka that belonged to Surya, the Sun God, to prove their innocence. Before she realizes it, Sangeeta finds herself trapped in a world of betrayal, deceit and horror. Fast -paced and gripping, The Curse of Surya keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat while you unravel one of the biggest mysteries in 5000 years.
About the Author
Dev Prasad is a senior IT professional currently working in Bangalore. His debut book Krishna - A Journey through the Lands and Legends of Krishna was longlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Award in 2010. His second book Pitch It! was shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! Business Book of the Year Award in 2014.
30 Women in Power carries the inimitable voices of Indian women who have been pioneers and led large organizations in banking, law, the media, advertising, government services, health care, consulting, the fast-moving consumer goods sector and the not-for-profit space. In these narratives told up, close and personal thirty of Indias greatest women achievers speak of the guiding principles that have held them in good stead, the role models who have anchored them, the childhood influences that have shaped their values and the interests outside the world of work that have revitalized them. Coming from all walks of life, these empowered woman discuss their many successes and their dreams for the future. Yet, they also venture to disclose the setbacks that have preceded hard-won conquests, the barriers, psychological or otherwise, that may have held them back at certain points and the compromises theyve had to make to reach the top.
Through these honest and contemplative revelations, thirty women in power answer those questions that confront all working women from how best to balance the personal and the professional, to how to dismantle gender biases. Equally, the essayists consider seminal issues that concern every committed professional, man or woman - What are the qualities that define a leader? Where does one find a mentor? What are the ingredients in the recipe for success? Edited by business leader extraordinaire Naina Lal Kidwai, this topical and relevant book is a must-read, not only for the lessons it provides, but also for the intimate accounts it offers of lives powerfully lived.
Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's 'unnecessary appendage'. Every year, she translates a new favourite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read - by anyone.
This breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman follows Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colourful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya's own volatile past. As she tries to overcome her ageing body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.
A love letter to literature and its power to define who we are, the prodigiously gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a magnificent rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East.
Ronald Vivian Smith is an author of personal experiences-a rare breed to find in a time when even journalists hesitate to put pen to paper without scanning through the Internet. A definitive voice when it comes to some known and unknown tales and an inspiration to a new generation of city-scribes, Smith is a master-chronicler of Delhis myriad realities.
Among the capitals most ardent lovers, Smith believes in the power of observation and interaction. His travels across Delhi, most often in a DTC bus, examine the big and small curiosities seamlessly juxtaposing the past with the present. Be it the pride he encounters in the hutments of one of Chandni Chowks age-old beggar families, or his ambling walks around Delhis now-dilapidated cemeteries, Smith paints with his words a city full of magic and history. This anthology features short essays on the Indian sultanate, its fall after the British Raj and its resurrection to become what it is today the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
No amount of bookish knowledge can compete with the sort of insights and real, lived memories he [Smith] has.Rakshanda Jalil, LiveMint.
When it comes to writing on monuments of Delhi known, little known or unknown no one does a better job than R.V. Smith.Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times'
The grand finale of the IBIS trilogy - the year's most anticipated novel. One of the masterpieces of twenty-first-century fiction' - Literary review / It is 1839. The British, whose opium exports to China have been blockaded by Beijing, are planning an invasion to force China's hand. Their demands - an island base on the Chinese coast from which to continue their trade and a princely sum in compensation for their losses.
In Calcutta, Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor, dreams of his lost love and of a way to make his fortunes. His chance comes when the wealthy opium merchant Mr. Burnham gives him a job of a lifetime even as his wife provides Zachary with other allures.
Heading towards Calcutta is Havildar Kesri with his captain, Neville Mee, to lead a regiment of Indian volunteers in the upcoming war. Alert, battle-hardened, Kesri must turn his ragged, ill-equipped band of men, who know nothing about either China or sailing, into an efficient machine if they are to emerge out of this doomed expedition.
In Mumbai, Shireen Modi waits anxiously for news of her opium trader husband only to discover that he has died mysteriously in Hong Kong and lost all his fortune in the opium blockade. She must sail alone to China as war clouds loom to reclaim his wealth and reputation and in risking everything find a new life for herself again.
In Canton, Neel becomes an aide and translator to a senior Chinese official as Beijing begins to prepare for war with Britain. The more he sees, the more worried he becomes - for the Chinese have neither the ships nor the artillery to match the British in modern warfare. The future seems clear but do the Chinese know it? Fusing a profound understanding of history with page-turning narration, Flood of Fire - the final part of the Ibis Trilogy - is nothing short of a masterpiece. This is Amitav Ghosh writing at the height of his powers.
For those of you who dont know me yet, Im Rivanah Bannerjee, a Kolkatan trying to find her footing in Mumbai. Even though Im currently in a relationship with a great guy, I cant help but miss my ex-boyfriend despite knowing that he cheated on me. But thats the least of my worries. The stranger has gone missing since the police tried to nab him unsuccessfully. Where is he? What does he want from me? Why did he come into my life in the first place? Will he ever contact me again? These and many more questions continue to torment me every day. Im desperate for the stranger to come back to me knowing full well that he may destroy me forever. But then thats the sexiest thing I have ever known about someone. With every revelation, it seems the truth is far more twisted than Rivanah can imagine. Wickedly plotted, All Yours, Stranger - Novoneel Chakrabortys gripping follow-up to his hugely popular Marry Me, Stranger-will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. Book two of the Stranger trilogy
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