Just for laughs

Laughter is the best medicine, goes an old saying. Here is a compilation of jokes and funny incidents from a prolific writer in Malayalam.

Vikruthikal Kusruthikal, Pamman, Rs. 150

Memories to cherish

Compilation of unforgettable incidents from the lives of famous personalities from different walks of life. The list includes names such as Mamukoya, Thilakan, D. Vinayachandran, G. Sudhakaran, I.M. Vijayan and the like.

Marakkaanvayya, Manu Rahman, Rs. 160

Revisiting Gandhi

The author establishes the relevance of Gandhian ideals and principles in the present day. He analyses current events against the backdrop of his life and beliefs.

Gandhi: Oru Artha-nagna Vaayana, S. Gopalakrishnan, Rs. 95

Literary tribute

In his birth centenary year, the author is remembered through a compilation of his observations on many aspects of life. The notes, humorous takes on various instances and individuals, come from a man who was an institution in himself.

Karuppum Veluppum, DeeCee, Rs. 250

Shades of life

Fifty-three poems of agony, anguish, pain, dreams, human values... all expressions of different features of modern life.

Nilaavezhuthumpol: Thiranhedutha Kavithakal, Indira Asok, Rs. 90

The mother

Fifty-three people from different walks of life talk about their mother. Kunjunni mash, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, V.S. Achuthanandan, P. Kesavadev, Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, K.S. Chithra, M.K. Sanu, V.T. Bhattathiripad and Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair are some of the celebrities who reveal the child in them as they talk about the mother in their lives.

Ammakku, edited by Tency Jacob, Rs. 195

Thrilling encounters

Famous stories related to magic and sorcery excerpted from the Eithihyamala. A journey into the world of beautiful demonesses and gandharvas.

Eithihyamaaalayile Maanthrika Kathakal, Kottarathil Sankunni, Rs. 120

For copies: DC Books

Special bonds

Anecdotes and thoughts on friendship, heart-touching incidents and inspiring people make the book.

Perumazhayathu, K.A. Beena

Against all odds

The author was suspended from government service for taking up writing. He recounts the incident that eventually shaped up into an episode in the struggle for freedom of expression.

Policecampile Ezhuthujeevitham, Manambur Rajanbabu, Rs. 60

For copies: Current Books

Knowing Mohanlal

The book, in an interview format, covers the birth and growth of Mohanlal, the actor, his incredible performances on screen, people close to him and his observations on the society. The actor also tackles controversies and criticisms about his personal and professional life.

Bhavadasharadham, Bhanuprakash, Rs. 150

For copies: Olive Publications