Irreverent wit

A sardonic and irreverent wit is trained on the advertising world of the '80s as the hero fumblingly adapts to its wacky, hedonistic lifestyle. In this battle of 'body versus bawdy', he encounters a whole host of distinctive characters, each more colourful than the next. Leading the side to which he belongs - the First International Advertising Company (FIAC) - is Mono Mitter, who, in a different lifetime, would have been a fighter pilot battling the Luftwaffe, if he wasn't going 'screechers' - getting pie-eyed drunk, that is. Then, there is God with a capital 'G'. In a grand gesture, he renounces his throne to spend his quasi-retirement pitting his wits against the daily crossword and cadging free drinks off erstwhile colleagues. In the process, he acquires the moniker ‘Old Man'. Enter Jymmie Hafesjee, the Great Pretender – or God as he prefers to be called among his minions. For all the ensuing madness Calcutta takes centre stage, simply because, ‘Everything else about the city might change - not necessarily for the better - except its inherent ability to spawn the most wonderful stories'.

The Arty Farty Party

Pratik Basu

Amaryllis

Inspiring biography

This book chronicles an extraordinary life. Satyavant Mallanah Shrinagesh rose to the very helm of the Indian Army at the astonishingly young age of 54. With the reputation of a “scholar soldier”, he was subsequently hand-picked to establish India's pioneering institution for training professional administrators. The first-ever military officer to be appointed governor of a state, his innings as governor of three different states, including the Naga-troubled Assam, was the capstone of a distinguished career of service to the nation. He belongs to that earliest group of Indian military officers whose success shattered the myth then prevalent that Indians were incapable of providing military leadership. Buttressed by the autobiographical notes that Satyavant Shrinagesh left behind, the book also presents his prescient views on many an important matter military and civil, which are of enduring value .

General S M Shrinagesh; Soldier, Scholar, Statesman

Brig, Satish K. Issar

Vision Books

Regency Romance

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. He's a Beast. Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most exquisite young ladies ever to grace London's ballrooms. She's a Beauty. But wait—there's more! Piers is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along with. There's a version of him on Fox TV, named after a habitation. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks she's carrying a royal child: she needs a husband. Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never fall in love, and definitely never marry.

When Beauty tamed the Beast

Eloise James

Pintklar

Nurturing mathability

In today's increasingly complex and competitive world, the most important thing a parent can do for his/her child is to nurture mathability. Mathability is an attitude, a skill that teaches a child how to think. It is a skill that develops the inherent intelligence potential, enhances problem solving abilities and analytical focus. The methods and techniques described herein are as suitable for adults as for children, with several of these having successfully altered the mindset of senior executives and housewives.

The author maintains that a child's curiosity and receptivity during infancy and childhood can never be matched, and parents must nurture the young minds by offering the right learning process and motivation to develop the innate strengths possessed by each child.

Awaken the Genius in Your Child

Shakuntala Devi

Orient paperbacks

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