TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE WEEK



It is said that books let you travel without moving your feet. This week at SALISMANIA.com it's all about amazing books which will take you to another world.

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

1. Still Loved…Still Missed! by Mridula


“Still loved...Still missed! The myriad hues of souls” is a collection of 14 short stories and a poem. These stories span characters and emotional states with canny details that touch the depths of your soul. Picturing the complexities of love, misery, and mystery, the stories try to gnaw your heart like never before.

What does a flower teach us we often fail to see?

“The belly is an ungrateful wretch.” Is it true?

Once Tasha obtains a treasure in her garden, what happens next?

Ever wondered about the sparseness and illusions in life?

Does death put an end to true love?

Have all the ascetics won over their emotions?

With the power of simple language, this book transports the readers to a world scarcely thought of in our bustling lives. The allegories maintain an intense rhythm of life prompting the readers to perceive things from a unique angle.

“A whole bookful to make you think, cry, think again and move on.”

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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Bahir by Monisha K Gumber


"A gripping page turner that didn't leave for a moment, a phenomenal story showing the brutal realities of life in the author's signature light-weight style " : Mahesh Bhatt

"An engaging, sensational story with deep thematic resonance" : Gulf Weekly

"Perturbing, piercing, yet able to warm the heart" : Rohini Bakshi (Author, Oxford Alumnus and Sanskrit Scholar, UK)

"An enthralling social satire that makes you introspect" : Sumit Agarwal (National bestselling author)

"A saga that haunts the reader untill the last page. Unput downable" : Rohini Sunderam (Author & Founder member of Bahrain Writers' Circle)

A tale of utter desperation and fierce hope. And a fight for honour. Meet Sawera. A beautiful and Sensual woman. Born in Pakistan, raised in the Middle East and abused wherever she goes. Struggling to find acceptance, which eludes her over and over again, she ends up being an outcast. Who belongs nowhere and to no-one.

Used and manipulated by the men she loved, from the depths of her soul she claims her self-respect, along with the faith to overcome her pitiful circumstances.

Where does she find her strength? What is the breaking point? How does she get over the demons of her past? Follow the story of Sawera, a child born of midnight into the dawn of new hope. Uncover the secrets and conspiracies that make her the woman she is. Read her story, a story of survival.

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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. Dariya-e-Ehsas by Manisha Yadav


हमारे जीवन में और आस पास समाज में कुछ घटनाएँ हममें कई एहसास भर जाते है।ऐसे ही कुछ एहसास मैंने अपने आस पास और समाजिक घटनाओं में महसूस किये जिन्होंने मेरी सोच और लेखनी को एक नया आयाम दिया साथ ही कुछ एहसास मुझे मेरी आध्यात्मिक यात्रा के दौरान ध्यान के जरिये भी हुए जिन्हें मैं इस पुस्तक के माध्यम से आप तक पहुँचा रही हूँ।आशा है कि मेरे ये एहसास आपके दिलों को छुएंगे और आप भी इनसे खुद को जोड़ पाएंगे।

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