The Portrait of a Secret: A Novel Inspired by True Events
Author -Tarun Mehrishi
Publisher – Penguin Ebury Press
Price – ₹206
Senior IAS officer Kamal learns of the theft of two paintings worth Rs 400 crore from an agricultural research centre of the Indian government. At nearly the same time, India’s chief of intelligence learns of an impending nuclear strike by a terror group from his high-ranking mole in the ISI. Their worlds collide as Kamal races to unravel the theft and recover the paintings, and the intelligence chief comes to realize that the sale of the paintings will fund the terror strike. As they frantically work to prevent the sale, the paintings reveal a secret buried in the history of Indian cinema and the fires of Partition, which will forever alter global geopolitical equations.
Tales of Sales
Author: Priyaranjan Kumar
Publisher: Bluerose Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Tales of Sales is a narration of real incidents and events which happened in the life of the author. It lives up to its mantra of Fun, Factual and Fundamental providing easy and breezy reading while extolling the virtues of good salesmen and saleswomen. Sales is a skill that every human is born with right from a new born baby to octogenarian. The author tries to engage the reader with stories of sales in the market scenario which happen around us along with providing a North Star of soft skills required to succeed for graduating students and early stage professionals. Stories are a powerful mode of effective communication to a wider audience because they leave an everlasting impact on the mind. The readers will find the stories relatable and executable forcing them to think about building compatibility with fifteen attributes required to become performers.
The ‘Stupid’ Child’s First Rank Effort
Author: Kunal Roy
Publisher: The Alcove Publishers
We know how rife India is with study pressure and competition. Dhanya has low marks in school. Her teacher says she needs to ‘work harder’. In other words, she’s ‘too stupid to compete’ Dhanya protests against this assessment. She says school is useless, so she doesn’t try. It’s a lie to say that she’s not capable. One day, Dhanya finds she can do ‘mantra magic’. And she must go to Mantra Magic School to train. In that moment, her mother senses her opportunity. She says magic powers are decidedly NOT useless. So this time, Dhanya must get first rank! Now Dhanya must put her money where her mouth is. What if she really is academically weak? Can the ‘stupid’ child dream of getting first rank?
A new language designed by the author has been used for the mantras. Dhanya’s journey promises to be an adventure with a truly heartwarming moral.