Here’s a list of 5 books you can read this weekend:
Book: Chiranjivi – The Beginning
Author: Vasant Kallola
Publisher: Times Group Book
The book is set in backdrop of Mahabharata, after a time gap of around 1000 years, approximately 2000 BCE. A sage had been living through the curse of Shri Krishna, who had given him a punishment by removing a gem on his forehead. The removal of the gem resulted in a permanent wound on his forehead, which constantly oozed blood and pus. The leash on his patience broke when the people of Vrindavan refused to give him butter for his wounds. He decides to annihilate the earth. No earth, no suffering.
Around the World in 80 Cocktails
Author: Chad Parkhill
Illustrated by Alice Oehr travel has always been a part of the cocktail DNA. This book traces the cocktail journey around the world, from the early 19th century to the 21st century, and details the colourful tales behind 80 excellent libations. The story of each cocktail comes with an easy-to-follow recipe, including many classics and some new recipes that make their public debut in these pages. The beautiful accompanying illustrations will inspire you to pack your bags and Board a plane.
When India Votes
Author: Jaishri Jethwaney & Samir Kapur
Elections have always been festive occasions in liberal democracies, and India is no exception.
Media becomes one of the most important players in elections because of its power of reach and agenda-setting. This book looks at the theoretical underpinnings of the relationship between democracy, mass media and election campaigning, as well as representative campaigns of the last three decades of the two major players, viz. the Congress and BJP.
To Kill The Truth
Author: Sam Bourne
Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game. As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly Conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War — but who stands to gain most from the chaos?
King of Scars
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war — and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built.