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  1. A.R Rahman : The Spirit of Music

    A.R Rahman : The Spirit of Music

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    When composer A.R. Rahman’s first film Roja was released in 1992, his astonishing music with its other-worldly melodies, tonal texture and pulsating rhythms made an instant impact the world over. His abundantly flowing talent has given life to the scores of over a hundred films, including Dil Se, Bombay, Lagaan, 127 Hours, Rockstar and Lion. According to a recent estimate by the BBC, 150 million copies of his albums have sold worldwide. A.R. Rahman has won a host of awards, together with a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, two Oscars and two Grammys for his score in Slumdog Millionaire. In 2010, he received the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour, awarded by the Government of India. Despite all his great success, Rahman remains a deeply private person, shying away from the glitz and glamour of show business. A.R. Rahman, The Spirit of Music is in the form of biographical conversations between the composer and Nasreen Munni Kabir, starting in 2011 to 2017. We hear of Rahman’s amazing journey from modest beginnings to an assured place in world music history.
  2. Asha Parekh The Hit Girl

    Asha Parekh The Hit Girl

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    Asha Parekh was to the movies born. Ever since she was knee-high, she faced the camera as a child artiste, while performing simultaneously at dance fetes. An alumnus of Bombay’s The J. B. Petit Girls’ High School, she devoted after-school hours to learning classical dance from exacting gurus. Given a break as a leading lady by Filmalaya Studio’s Sashadhar Mukherjee, she debuted opposite Shammi Kapoor in the romantic entertainer Dil Deke Dekho. Instantaneously, the audience and the critics agreed: “A star is born.” Followed a concatenation of silver and golden jubilee hits, which established her as the quintessential Hit Girl. Possessed of all the requisites of the cinema of the 1960s and the ’70s – felicity at instinctive acting, intricate dance skills and the ability to invest conviction into the roles of zestful, glamour-exuding film heroines – she made an impact, too, with parts demanding gravitas. Apart from films in Hindi, she has also acted in films in Gujarati, Punjabi and a film in Kannada. The Mumbai film trade, to date, acknowledges her as one of the heroines with the highest number of successes. Her innumerable dance ballets on stage have earned her untold acclaim, at home and overseas. Among her other facets, she has been involved since decades in running a charitable hospital. She was Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (1998-2001) and has been associated with the Cine and TV Artistes’ Associations and other organisations dedicated to the welfare of film industry workers, technicians and actors. She turned producer and director with several top TRP-rated TV serials like ‘Kora Kagaz’ and ‘Palash ke Phool’ and programmes like ‘Baaje Paayal’. Currently she has chosen to retire from acting, but adds, “Never say never.” She lives by the famed Juhu shoreline in Mumbai.
  3. Still Reading Khan

    Still Reading Khan

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    We rewind to 1965, and earlier to retrace the meteoric rise of Bollywood’s most iconic figure. Still Reading Khan, which stands for SRK, is a pictorial biography of Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan. Written by Mushtaq Shiekh, the book retraces a journey that started from a suburban housing colony in New Delhi to the homes, hearts and minds of innumerable fans in India and all over the world; a journey that has transcended boundaries of nations and the artificial barriers of culture.
  4. Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl Among the Stars

    Standing on an Apple Box: The Story of a Girl Among the Stars

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    Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is a film director and a start-up entrepreneur. She is the daughter of the legendary actor Rajinikanth and is married to Dhanush, also one of India’s best-known actors. She is the mother of two boys. She lives in Chennai, India. Aishwaryaa is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer (recognized by the state government for the same in 2009), a voracious reader and a passionate writer. In August 2016, she was appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in India. Standing on an Apple Box is her first book.
  5. Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored

    Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored

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    Rishi Kapoor is one of India’s most popular film stars. He debuted as a child artiste in his father Raj Kapoor’s magnum opus Mera Naam Joker, winning a National Award for his performance. His first role in the lead came with Bobby, a blockbuster that established a new template for the teeny-bopper romance in Hindi cinema. In the 1970s, Rishi Kapoor delivered a series of musical hits like Khel Khel Mein, Laila Majnu, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, Sargam and Karz. He was also the perfect foil to Bachchan in some of the most celebrated hits of the era like Kabhi Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie. Over the last decade, Rishi Kapoor has delivered some of the finest performances of his career in a diverse array of roles – a middle-class school teacher in Do Dooni Chaar, a dreaded don in D-Day, a pimp in Agneepath and a naughty patriarch in Kapoor and Sons – far removed from the chocolate-boy romantic hero of the ’70s.
  6. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

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    In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi provides an intimate window into American Muslim life, describing how a passionate pursuit of Islam led him to Christ through friendship, apologetics, dreams and visions.

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  7. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

    Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

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    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the woman who became the most famous artistic subjects of all time - Mona Lisa.

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  8. KP: The Autobiography

    KP: The Autobiography

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    The incredible, bestselling autobiography of England's most colourful cricketer.

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  9. Coming Back to Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick

    Coming Back to Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick

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    A true-life sporting memoir of one of the best batsman in the game who stunned the cricket world when he prematurely ended his own England career. Trescothick's brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen.

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  10. Every Second Counts

    Every Second Counts

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    In this title, Lance Armstrong offers us his life philosophy - his thoughts on training, competing, winning and failure. He also recounts the work done for the Foundation he set up following his dramatic recovery from testicular cancer and introduces further inspirational tales of cancer survival.

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  11. Ace Against Odds

    Ace Against Odds

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  12. Freud's Wizard: Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis

    Freud's Wizard: Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis

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    A life of the man who built international psychoanalysis and rescued Freud, by the acclaimed biographer of Nora: The Real Molly Bloom

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  13. The Man Who Knew Infinity: Life of the Genius Ramanuja

    The Man Who Knew Infinity: Life of the Genius Ramanuja

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    * 'One of the finest, best-documented biographies ever published about a modern mathematician' - Martin Gardner
  14. Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

    Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

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  15. Einstein: The Life and Times

    Einstein: The Life and Times

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  16. The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

    The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

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    Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
  17. Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film, the Imitation Game

    Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film, the Imitation Game

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    A title that inspired the film The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and which has received eight Oscar nominations, including: Best film; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; and Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War.

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  18. The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

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    The author of the massively bestselling Steve Jobs biography writes the whole history of the digital age
  19. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton

    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton

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    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. This work presents the taped conversations that Feynman's had with his friend Ralph Leighton over a period of years.

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