TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE WEEK



You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page feel a little as if you have lost a friend. This week at SALISMANIA.com it's all about good books which will keep you hooked till the very last page.

This week's SALISMANIA.com TOP 10 Books are:

1. Beyond 90 Minutes by P.K.Banerjee with Anirban Chatterjee


"Pele pointed to me and said, 'This man had prevented me from showing my skills to the audience of India, ' with a broad grin on his face. Football God and Brazilian legend Pele's words on P.K.Banerjee after the later prevented Pele from beating his Mohan Bagan team in 1977. Beyond 90 Minutes is a candid heart-wrenching autobiography of India's gifted son P.K.Banerjee, in which he bares it all about his illustrious career as a footballer and then as a coach spanning over six decades. It is a delightful reading for any football follower. The book describes the maestro's uphill journey in life and is told with all candidness and brutal clarity. It's an engrossing story of a dream journey for a little boy from pre-independent India who went on and was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit, the highest honor awarded by FIFA."

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2. Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral


Materialism is the mantra of the modern generation, whose motto is to 'eat, drink and be merry'. This philosophy gives rise to 'greed, lust and addiction' which are vices within us. As against this, spiritualism believes in having ' virtues, values and morals' to live a contented, stress-free and purposeful life.

This is the journey of an investigative journalist, thrillingly revealing mysteries of the corrupt material world. Believing in following the virtuous, righteous and spiritual path in life, how far will he succeed in a society dominated by corrupt politicians, unscrupulous greedy businessmen, puppet media, insensitive police, and even a biased judiciary?

Will he survive in the midst of the powerful lobbies who have scant regard for human life? Or will he be crushed like a beetle under a booted foot, as everyone predicts? Or will he be able to stand up just with the help of a handful of yogis of the Himalayan ashrams and their spiritual followers?

A novel with lots of twists, turns, conflicts, romance, emotions, drama, suspense, thrill, and action, promising a mesmerizing reading experience...

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3. They Go To Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty


A young widow of a drug overdose victim disappears from Goa. Three years later, a British National claims to know her whereabouts minutes before departing for London Heathrow. The Police of two states is pressed into a joint manhunt. 'They Go to Sleep' is a racy thriller on police procedure and criminal psychology.

In the year 2043, when nobody sends a letter anymore, an unlikely candidate decides to write about his springtime memories that are soon going to be erased. When his identity gets revealed, the impact on several individuals and the society at large assumes epic proportions. 'A Man of Letters' is a science fiction with humane emotions at its core.

A promising poet meets his muse on board a train. They share a captivating conversation but forget to ask each other's name. Will they be able to meet again in an Indian metro? 'What's In a Name?' is a humorous look at everything Bengali: gossip, fish, cutlets and the Kolkata Book Fair.

These three stories are joined by nine equally exhilarating tales of ordinary people and the choices that they make under extraordinary circumstances. The compilation will surely compel the readers to keep their midnight lamps burning.

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4. Looking Through The Prism by Sujata Chatterjee


Looking Through the Prism: Spectrum is a collection of poems which embraces optimism and inspiration. If you are in a mood for a quiet evening or would like to search for greener pastures, you need to settle down with an introspective approach towards this book. The rhythm in the poems is touch and go from the very beginning till the end. Whether it is ecstasy in The golden gown that the warm sun weaves, or the romance in Your lips a crimson ray or describe the hard work in The sweat and toil of the human race, Looking Through the Prism reveals a unique path to joy and happiness. So gear yourselves for a ride through the hills and the valleys and hug the nature with your arm; the arms of faith and not the arms in artillery. This book will definitely inspire you with self-analysis and a positive attitude.

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5. The Art Of Building Experiential Events by Dr. Deepak Swaminathan


The business of Experiential Events is an on-ground outing that is dynamic, challenging and satisfying. A sunrise industry in India, events offer challenges and recognition that are indeed addictive. This book is an event designer's almanac, specially dedicated to the talented and discerning who crave for challenges and are in constant search of memorable collaborations.

This book offers models, practices, and tips that help in building wonderful experiential events in the Indian context. Understanding the psyche of clients is yet another unique feature of this book where carefully planted questions are discussed with prospects, leading to mapping the core needs that make the experience unique that also ensures sustained Client-Agency relations. Care has been taken in offering time-tested solutions using a variety of infographics, case studies, and nuances that go into designing and building experiential events. This book is probably a pioneering effort from a specialist in the field with over 4000+ events to his credit.

If you are passionate about event management, an aspiring entrepreneur, seeker of new challenges, a marcom professional or a communication, visual arts, media student, then this book would be of immense use.

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6. Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny by Anirban Das


Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny revolves around the proverbial Indian guy: educated, hard-working and minting money. The protagonist of the book, Kunal, is ambitious and in love with his job. He has been slogging in the same company for a long time and expects to reach the top rung of the ladder with his qualifications, intelligence, and dedication towards his job.

However, even the best-laid schemes of mice and men are bound to go awry and this situation is no different. The sudden acquisition of the company where Kunal works and the arrival of a new acerbic boss puts Kunal's plans on hold. The topsy-turvy situation is further strengthened with the arrival of a fresher, Srishti who makes Kunal question his views and priorities in life.

But, is Srishti worth the effort? Is she who she claims to be or is she just an illusion? Moreover, who is Kunal? Does he even know himself well? Confused by the turn of events and struggling to find his feet in the changing and confusing circumstances, Kunal decides to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-identity to gain control over his life.

Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny aims to draw in the readers in Kunal's world but in a way that Kunal's story seems like their story.

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7. Human Cinema by Rammesh


Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films have brought immense joy to generations of film lovers, and a new generation is now being impressed by his works, thanks to the many repeated telecasts on various channels of his classic comedies such as Gol Maal and Chupke Chupke among others.

This book is about the forty-two films that were directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and how his vision of humans is as important as that of his mentor, Bimal Roy. The book is both a fan’s perspective and a complete listing of all the released films of Mukherjee from 1957 till 1998.

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8. The Autograph by Rekha Hindwar


"The Autograph is a unique love story of two individuals who can’t communicate through language because they don’t speak in a common language, but can speak through their eyes, gestures and body language.

Punya and Sheer Lee, an Australian Cricketer, met when she came asking for his autograph. She worked in the same hotel where Lee stayed for his cricket match. They became friends and then one day an unexpected incident happens, which changes things and they get separated after some struggle. Lee doesn’t want to be with someone who hails from a slum and Punya will not compromise her respect.

Can they overcome their differences in social status? Does love triumph? "

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9. Sting In The Tale by Niroop Mahanty


There are enchanting twists at the end of every story in this book. After you've read a few you try and guess what happens towards the end of those that follow. You are wrong every time."

Sting in the Tale is a collection of thirteen stories with a twist at the end of each story. Here's what readers have to say about it.

"STING IN THE TALE is truly a magnificent collection of tales covering so wide a range of subjects. The spread is superbly varied and gripping in detail. I, for one, couldn't stop reading once I began." Genl (retd) Prem Sabherwal.

"The plot of each story in "Sting in the Tale" leaves readers guessing what comes in the end......stories such as 'August, ' 'Village Inc, ' 'An honorable alternative' and several others are racy crime stories with lots of twists." Animesh Bisoi, The Telegraph.

"I am savoring the stories-but am not rushing through as they are like good Champagne, to be sipped slowly. The twists, in the end, are great, the one about the morning conversation in Paris left one gasping." Indira Kaczynska. Freelancer, Geneva

"I took my time reading your manuscript of "Sting in the Tale," and I have to say 'I loved it' It appears to me that almost every tale has the potential of actually being a prelude to a full-length book by itself" Pradeep Verma, Educationist, Reston, Virginia, USA.

"Not since The Da Vinci Code have I read any book from cover to cover. Very readable and for the likes of us living abroad it makes a very nostalgic reading." Anwar Hasan, Retired MD, Tata Ltd. London

"Just to let you know I have thoroughly enjoyed 'Sting in the Tale' which reminded me of Jeffry Archer's 'A Quiver Full of Arrows" written in the Indian context." Jayanta Banerjee. Executive and informal critic.

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10. Mere Khayal by Manisha Yadava


Poems and Shayaris in this book express the turmoils taking place in the author's mind which have surfaced due to the conditions arising around her. It expresses the feeling the author has toward different events taking place in her life and all around. Many women will be able to relate to this book.

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