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Published: 16th December 2015 05:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2015 05:45 AM   |  A+A-

A Place for Utopia by Prof Smriti

Through her book, A Place for Utopia: Urban Designs from South Asia, Prof Smriti Srinivas, exploring several utopian practices, ties different times together from the early 20th century to the present. It connects cities such as princely Indore to colonial and postcolonial Madras and to global Bangalore and Los Angeles. The author has focused on themes like gardens, children, spiritual topographies, death, and hope. It also talks about designing good places sacred shrines, gardens, zoos, homes, places for children, or pedestrian transit zones -- by religious movements such as Theosophy and Vedanta, urban planners such as Patrick Geddes, and gurus, pilgrims, migrants, and city-dwellers in several cities.

Book.jpgShilpa’s book on Indian Diet

Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Luke Coutinho’s guide to fitness and healthy life The Great Indian Diet will tell you just how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are. Through the book, they motivate you to make those ingredients a part of your life and say there’s no need to look beyond borders.

The book covers various food categories. Along with telling you how to take care of your nutritional intake, it also tells you how to burn fat in the process. It brings the experience of a professional nutritionist and a uber-fit celebrity who lives by the diet together.

Thing Explainer by Munroe

Food-heating radio boxes (microwaves), tall roads (bridges), computer buildings (data centers), the shared space house (the International Space Station) and with more of such simple examples, Randall Munroe has tried to explain complicated terms to the people who are frustrated by incomprehensible jargon.  In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and most common words to provide simple explanations.  Interesting and easily understandable, this book is for anyone who has ever wondered how things work.

Book2.jpgCross Justice by Patterson

Alex Cross who left his hometown in Washington, DC and some awful family tragedies for a better life, is forced to drive back when his cousin Stefan is accused of a horrible, unthinkable murder. Back home, while he tries to find out the truth about his cousin’s case, he finds it hard to come by in a town where no one feels safe to speak.

As he goes to the sugarcane fields of Florida, he gets pulled into a case that has local cops needing his kind of expertise. Alex Cross confronts the deadliest and most personal case of his career. Price: Paperback `399, Pages: 544


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