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  • 20-Best Stories From Russia (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-351

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if not an amalgamation of words? 
    In this first in the 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as intriguing. Russian short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow—natural, simple, and veracious—as well as the equally famous Russian authors. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.  
    With stories like The Bet and Vanka by Chekhov, God sees the truth but waits by Leo Tolstoy, The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin, Her Lover and One Autumn Night by Gorky, The Cloak by Gogol, The Signal by Garshin, this book is a compilation of 20 famous Russian short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.
    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Russia.  
  • The Transfer (Paperback)
    Vibhuti Narain Rai
    150

    Item Code: #KGP-354

    Availability: In stock

    What a time for a transfer!
    He had not collected even a tenth of the money he had invested in getting this posting, not to talk of saving anything. And so, Kamalakant Varma, who is called Bara Sahib in the office, was downcast, and was in the process of discussing with his specially chosen juniors and subordinates, behind closed doors, the transfer order which a messenger from the Head Office had handed to him just now.
    In this state, transfer orders in the bureaucracy were on auction anyway: there could be a change in the order several times in course of a day!
    Like other government offices, in this one too, whether work was done or not, politicking was quite rampant. Thousands of years ago, Kautilya had defined the relationship between politics and spying, and this office here believed in it too, with full faith. Unlike the state intelligence agencies, secret information here were not produced from newspaper clippings, but were rather obtained with great labour, and therefore had often some worth in them.
    — from the book
  • Repartee (Paperback)
    Khushwant Singh
    225

    Item Code: #KGP-328

    Availability: In stock

    KHUSHWANT SINGH, India's iconic journalist and writer, whose works secured largest readership in the country, remains an enigma beyond his writings. His immense popularity and connectivity with his readers made him the common man's idol but his real persona remained in wraps. The 'dirty old man' ensconced in a bulb with a wicked grin and a fountain pen in hand was a far cry in real life.
    This collection of interviews and articles attempts to bring to light the real Khushwant as his family and close friends knew him. 
    A man who was constantly surrounded by beautiful women but remained faithfully wedded to his wife Kaval for 62 years  till she passed away, a man who wrote about wine, women and sex, but lived a life more simple and austere than a commoner, a man who was more disciplined in his fitness regime than men even half his age, a person  who wrote more books, articles and columns than any other journalist or writer in this country, and in a language, so simple that the common reader could comprehend. 
    Little do his readers know that the man famous for his jokes, his love for wine and women and his fierce agnosticism, was a great scholar in real life who wrote classics like A History of the Sikhs, taught comparative religion at Princeton University, was a passionate nature lover who wrote books like Nature Watch, was an art critic and had dabbled in sitar and painting at Shantiniketan in his youth.
    Khushwant Singh voiced his opinions openly and spoke his mind fearlessly through his column's for which he was honoured in 1998, with 'Honest Man of the Year Award and later in 2007 with Padma Vibhushan award.
    He remained reticent about his personal life while he lived. It is about time his loyal fans knew who the real Khushwant was.
  • The Story Of My Experiments With Truth (Paperback)
    Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi
    199

    Item Code: #KGP-349

    Availability: In stock

    A face we see all around us… everyday, even if we do not visit government offices. Teachings people swear by and entertained to in films. We still see his style being imitated in the political circles—that is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. One of the influencers of the millennium, the ‘half naked’ Indian man who shook the mightiest empire of the modern world, has a story to tell—his story. 
    An autobiography of Gandhi, the book starts with his birth, and ends with his experiences till 1921. The original manuscript was written in weekly installments in Gujarati by Gandhi, and was published weekly in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929. It was later translated by Mahadev Desai in English, which too was published in installments in his other journal Young India.
    Unlike most autobiographies or biographies, Gandhi’s autobiography speaks about his fears, regrets, failures, struggles, and all that went through his mind while initiating and going through the experiments he conducted, in his and his immediate family’s lives. Gandhi hides nothing from his readers; he wants his experiences and experiments to reach out to people so that their life becomes worth living.
    Gandhi, through his lucid and simple style of writing, honest opinions, and candid narrations, takes us to the man who was ‘mahatma’ in his thoughts and actions.    
  • Thus Spake Lord Krishna (Paperback)
    Shiv K. Kumar
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1182

    Availability: In stock

    Only he whose hands are steady on the steering wheel of his mind and body and is in full control of his desires, can carry the wisdom's mark on his forehead. To such an enlightened mind, the darkness of the night glows like a sunlit day, dark ignorance yielding to bright knowledge. Nothing can hoodwink his all-perceiving eyes. A genuine saint is such a man blessed by the Gods.
    Like the deep sea, he absorbs an insurgent flood but does not let its shore-line be deflected. It welcomes rivers from all directions but is not overwhelmed by them—its underworld remains undisturbed because its centre can always hold.
    So, O blessed Prince, throw away the yoke of your impulses, their oppressive burden, regaining your suzerainty over them. Disengage yourself from man's prime infirmities—his ego and passion.
    This, O Prince, is the only way to merge into God, the individual soul's union with the Oversoul. Once you are up there on the heights, you will never slide down to the dark valley below. It will then be the same for you—living or dying, waking or dreaming, gaining or losing.
    This is what the sages call Moksha—release from the bondage of birth and death—basking forever in the sunshine of Life Divine, of peace eternal.
  • Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
    Emily Bronte
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-348

    Availability: In stock

    A snowstorm evening. A moorland farmhouse. A visitor from south England on a recuperation trip. And a nightmare featuring the ghost of the earlier occupant of the farmhouse—trying to get in.
    Wuthering Heights and its chambers have stood the test of time and temperaments of the illustrious Earnshaws and the dark-skinned orphan Heathcliff. Through this classic romance, Emily Bronte takes us to the rebellious young Catherine Earnshaw, who with time, grows into an opinionated, treacherous woman in love with two men. And to Heathcliff, adoration and hatred for Catherine is the stuff classics are made of. All this while two illustrious families fall prey to the perfect scheming of the dark-skinned lunatic orphan! Will her love win or will it be his hatred?
    With love, betrayal, rivalry, and revenge at its heart, this saga of the moorland farmhouse has everything that awakens the base humane emotions. Realistically real with its vivid imagery, Wuthering Heights—166 years later too lives on, because love still drives the world, and revenge still destroys it.
  • Pride And Prejudice (Paperback)
    Jane Austen
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-347

    Availability: In stock

    Boy meets girl, Girl meets boy—how boring. 
    Girl hates boy, Boy loves her not—equally boring. 
    Put in some minor love tornadoes, now you are talking. That makes for the romance of the century.
    19th century England is in the midst of love-filled storms! Welcome
    to Meryton and to Elizabeth Bennet, who by the way hates Darcy. And Darcy thinks she is a part of 'Rich Groom Hunters' (at least her mother seems so)! A dozen fights, misunderstandings, and romantic musings later, will pride and prejudice fly out of the ‘English’ window for love to breathe?
    A romance mesh in a 'spoon and fork society' with drama to put Bollywood to shame. Nothing tugs at the heart like love does—and 'Pride and Prejudice' with love stories entangled all over, still tugs at our hearts in this 21st century just as it did way back in the 19th century. Meet the ‘you’ and 'your love story' in this tale of the haughty Darcy and the hotheaded Elizabeth.
    Read Jane Austen as she places life knowledge into an excellent plot to illustrate the negatives of pride and prejudice where relationships are concerned.  
    You will agree—love surely never ages!
  • Metamorphosis (Paperback)
    Franz Kafka
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1130

    Availability: In stock

    The Metamorphosis is one of Franz Kafka's most well-known works. It is the story of a young man, Gregor Samsa, who transformed overnight into a giant beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. 
    A harrowing—though absurdly comic — meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.
  • Kama Sutra (Paperback)
    Vatsyayana
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1100

    Availability: In stock

    It is one of the three goals of Hindu life. It is what the west called ‘erotica’. It is the one we consider sacred. It is Kama. And this is its manual—The Kama Sutra.
    A compilation of seven books, starting with the description of general principles of mortal life that Brahma laid down when he created men and women—dharma (fulfillment of duty), artha (accumulation of wealth), and kama (pleasurable experience of the five senses, to moving forward about the ‘right’ way of life where it talks about many issues including the behaviour and actions during copulation between a man and a woman. A 4th century guide to a virtuous and gracious living, still valid in the 21 century and beyond.    
    Vatsyayana unbashingly talks scientifically and spiritually about what is a taboo today, and emphasises that this book is a must for both men and women. It lays more stress on the fact that women, especially, should be knowledgeable in the arts complimentary to Kama Sutra
    The physical beauty of Khajuraho is the manifestation of the beauty trapped in this book, which the west unknowingly calls the ‘manual of sex’. 
    Discover the knowledge of the gods translated for the mortals by the mortals.
  • 20-Best Stories From Italy (Paperback)
    Prashant Kaushik
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1141

    Availability: In stock

    What is an anthology, if aot an amalgamation of words?
    In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from lands that are as enigmatic as they are intriguing. Italian folktales are world famous for theirstory-telling flow—natural, simple and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, out beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page.
    With stories like Lionbruno and Aurelia, Jatagim—Chief of Robbers, Great Mathilda, Love cannot be Replaced, The Evil-Hearted Right-Hand Squire, The Wizard of Lagotorbido, Romolo and Remolo, this book is a compilation of 20 famous Italian folktales. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound.
    Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from Italy.
  • Turn Your Life Around With Reiki (Paperback)
    Anil Bhatnagar
    295

    Item Code: #KGP-7826

    Availability: In stock

    Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy-healing system of remarkable ease and efficacy that heals at the very causal level. The Reiki energy can be felt by the sender and receiver both, and when photographed by scientists through Kirlian photography it appears to be a laser-like beam emanating from the practitioner’s hands.
    Working from the idea that all human problems and diseases result from the illusion of separateness, Reiki re-establishes our lost connection with ourselves and the oneness that surrounds us in a multiplicity of forms. Reiki can be used to heal yourself and others. When practiced regularly, Reiki begins to bring an all round change in life’s quality and does not leave any aspect of life untouched with its blessings.
    The uses and applications of Reiki are limited only by our own imagination, which is why it is being acquired and practiced by doctors, engineers, healing practitioners, masseurs, physical therapists, psychologists, students, house wives, executives, corporate leaders, people who are interested in personal growth and by people who are simply curious.
  • The Hanuman Factor (Paperback)
    Anand Krishna
    195

    Item Code: #KGP-336

    Availability: In stock

    “Chaaron Jug Parataapa Tumhaaraa, Hai Parasidha Jagata Ujiyaaraa.”
    “Your glory is sung far and wide, and in all four ages; and, your radiance known to illumine the whole universe.”
    Shree Hanuman Chalisa (The Forty Verses of Hanuman) written towards the end of Tulasidas’s life is, perhaps, one of his last works. By this work, the great poet-cum- saint takes the reader back to a time where Truth is still pure, undiluted, free, and its movements not restricted by human logic and facts of the physical world.
    Shree Hanuman Chalisa brings us closer to the mysteries and myths of life. It is the acceptance of life as it is. Here, doubts are no longer entertained. There is no attempt to demystify life, for the mysterious can never ever be demystified.
    In this life-changing book, Lord Hanuman is extolled as the most successful spiritual Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of all times. One may ask, what is so mysterious about that? There is no dearth of successful CEOs in the world. And, spiritual beings are not scarce either. So, what is so special about Hanuman?
    Let us explore together…..
  • Sense And Sensibility (Paperback)
    Jane Austen
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-363

    Availability: In stock

    Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, was Jane Austen's first published novel, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady".
    The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and  love.
  • Hindu Sanskars (Paperback)
    M.L. Ahuja
    125

    Item Code: #KGP-357

    Availability: In stock

    The SANSKARAS are rites of passage finding varied acceptance among religious adherents of Hinduism, Jainism and some schools of thought in Buddhism. Hinduism prescribes norms to groom youngsters with values. The values as reflected in sanskaras facilitate the process of adaptation of the behaviour patterns of our children and the process of their socialization. These sanskaras should inculcate in our children the norms to purify, refine and adorn their inner conscience.
    The book, Hindu Sanskaras Sacraments and Rituals in Life’s Journey, is an exposition of the principles enunciated in the Hindu scriptures. This profusely illustrated book provides guidelines for young boys and girls on the threshold of conjugal life. It provides them lucid explanation of sanskaras and human life, Hindu beliefs and rituals, essence of Hindusanskaras, the Vedic and astrological concepts of garbadharan or conception of a child, naming of the baby, baby's first tonsure, importance of sacred thread ceremony, the process of conducting puja or veneration, the significance of idol worship, The underlying purpose of using bindi or tilak, the ritual of observing Karva Chaauth by married women  to pray for the longevity of their husbands, funeral rites and the system of ancestral worship yet form an essential ingredient of the book. The book also provides explanation of rituals like parikarma, ringing of bell, hovering of hands on lighted lamp after concluding prayer, the importance of 108 and breaking of coconut. 
    It is a useful book for all those wishing to know Indian culture, traditions and mythology. It needs to be read by parents for inculcating values among their children, and young boys and girls to carve an ideal approach in life. 
  • Reverse Your Thoughts Reverse Your Diseases (Paperback)
    Anil Bhatnagar
    245

    Item Code: #KGP-337

    Availability: In stock

    Like an artist who expresses herself on canvas with colors, our thoughts do so on the canvas of life (health included). Health or diseases, therefore, do not come by chance; they are created through our mental processes—though unknowingly.
    As per Psychoneuroimmunology, a new branch of science that studies the mind-body connection, the thoughts and emotions that we choose get instantly transformed into chemicals. These chemicals are, effectively, either self- administered injections of ‘slow poisons’ or of ‘healing medicines’ that eventually freeze into and become our physical states, i.e. the way we feel physically in our bodies—dis-eased or eased (i.e., healthy).
    Reverse Your Thoughts, Reverse Your Diseases is your guide to retrace your path back towards health from diseases through the same route whence these came from, i.e. through the route of your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and imagination. The book shares with you symptoms, emotional causes, metaphysical reasons, affirmations and dietary suggestions for averting and curing over 150 diseases . . . along with power-packed strategies for liberating you from corrosive thoughts and emotions.
  • The Lost Identity (Novel)
    Troy Bond
    245 221

    Item Code: #KGP-341

    Availability: In stock

    After the tragic death of his son, all the American wants is to live a quiet life in a sleepy tourist town in northern Italy. But his solace is shattered when British agents locate him to break the news that his friend from college, Oxford Professor Paul Ross, was killed in a car bombing.
    The agents believe Dr. Ross was murdered after he discovered the “Text of Akbar”, a mysterious collection of 2,000-year-old Sanskrit fragments, which could hold the key to the entire Christian faith.
    To find Dr. Ross’s killer, the agents want the expat to assume the identity of his dead friend at an auction of rare books soon to be held at a faraway palace in India. The last Maharaja of Naipurna is hosting a group of religion scholars from around the world for this chance-of-a- lifetime event.
    Out of sympathy for Dr. Ross’s widow, the expat reluctantly agrees to travel to the remote desert city where his three-day assignment spirals into a nightmare of danger and intrigue.
    Arriving at the grim and sinister Ganesha’s Palace, the new Dr. Ross is a marked man. He’s in far more danger than he anticipated when he learns his fellow guests at the palace are consumed with being the first to acquire the Text of Akbar . . . and one of them will gladly kill for that chance.

  • The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1134

    Availability: In stock

    Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, takes us back to the spring in 1922, when Wall Street was booming, and bootleggers were in business due to the alcohol ban. Nick travels to New York from the mid-west in order to become a bondsman. He takes residence in West Egg, next to a huge mansion which belongs to a mysterious Mr. Gatsby.  Nick is reacquainted with Daisy and Tom Buchanan, a wealthy couple who lives across the bay from him. Nick befriends Gatsby, who is revealed to be infatuated with Daisy. Nick arranges for them to meet, and they began to have an affair.  Tom, who is also having an affair with a married woman, confronts Daisy and Tom, and Daisy is forced to return to Tom. As Daisy and Gatsby drive off afterwards, they run over and kill Myrtle Wilson, Tom's mistress. Tom lies to Myrtle's husband, and tells him that Gatsby was the driver, when in reality, Daisy was driving. Wilson shoots Gatsby at his home afterwards, and then commits suicide. Nick is disillusioned with the life he planned for in New York, and returns west to his home town.
    Nick reflects that just as Gatsby's dream of Daisy was corrupted by money and dishonesty, the American dream of happiness and individualism has disintegrated into the mere pursuit of wealth. Though Gatsby's power to transform his dreams into reality is what makes him “great,” Nick reflects that the era of dreaming—both Gatsby's dream and the American dream—is over.
  • The Mother Of All Books (Paperback)
    Rajni Arun Kumar
    99

    Item Code: #KGP-1451

    Availability: In stock

    Sense has been banned from discotheque, multiplex, several restaurants, shopping mall, plane and many other places of recreation*. And this was even before the baby was born... Yes, Sense was expecting... A baby...
    To make things worse, she has to contend with having no permanent address, a set of friends who think nothing of scrutinising her like a specimen under a microscope, and relatives who mean well. Then there’s the journey of re-discovering her constantly changing body, which for anyone who has crossed puberty is not in the least pleasant – now it’s cold, now it isn’t; now it’s fat, no, it isn’t; now it fits, Ha! Now it doesn’t! All very confusing... For someone who has prided on knowing her mind since she was three, this was allgoing horribly wrong.
    Come due date, and Sense, as usual has managed to get herself into a pickle and is once again, very nearly banned from the hospital*! Can the Baa-lamb (who has the patienceof a saint) and Sense’s parents (whose understanding parallels the Dalai Lama) guide her through these tumultuous times? Will the little one survive Sense’s adventures unscathed? And what other adventures are in store for Sense and family in this journey called Motherhood? 
    *She staunchly insists this is through no fault of hers and blames it squarely on extenuating circumstances.
  • Face Your Fears (Paperback)
    David Tolin
    245

    Item Code: #KGP-356

    Availability: In stock

    Everyone experiences fear and anxiety, but when fear begins to dominate your life, it can be devastating. You don’t have to live that way. Whether you suffer from moderate anxiety or debilitating fear, a specific phobia, obsessive- compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or any other form of anxiety, Face Your Fears will change the way you think about fear and what to do about it.
    This up-to-date, evidence-based, user-friendly self-help guide to beating phobias and over-coming anxieties walks you step by step through the process of choosing courage and freedom over fear. In Face Your Fears, celebrated therapist Dr. David Tolin introduces a highly effective and scientifically proven treatment called exposure therapy, in which you gradually confront your fears. Drawing on moving stories from the hundreds of patients he has treated successfully, Dr. Tolin defines the six different types of anxiety and helps you determine which type you need to overcome. He guides you step by step through the gradual exposure process as you learn how to eliminate crutches and safety behaviors, address scary thoughts, and examine the evidence. You’ll learn how to track your progress and you’ll feel yourself taking back control of your life one exposure at a time.
    With Dr. Tolin’s gentle, confident guidance, you will learn to face and beat:
    • Fears of specific situations or objects (such as animals, heights, and blood)
    • Fears of body sensations (including panic attacks and health anxieties)
    • Social and performance fears (fears of social interaction, public speaking, and asserting yourself)
    • Obsessive fears (including fears of contamination and imperfection as well as scary thoughts)
    • Excessive worries (such as worrying about everything and intolerance of uncertainty)
    • Post-traumatic fears (fears of trauma-related situations and painful memories)
    Once you feel better, Dr. Tolin helps you maintain your newfound freedom for years to come. By understanding and preparing for circumstances that might cause your fear to return, you can take practical steps to prevent it from coming back and to overcome it quickly if it does.
    You know what it feels like to live in fear. Now it’s time to rediscover what life feels like without it. Face Your Fears delivers the no-nonsense, scientifically proven tools you need to take control of your life and your future. Dr. Tolin walks you step by step through the process of choosing courage and freedom over fear.
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