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Mumbai's reading list for 2014

From Byculla to Bangkok
by Husain Zaidi
About: If you couldn’t put down Dongri to Dubai, this one will be a much-awaited sequel for you. Read about Chota Rajan, Arun Gawli and Ashwin Naik - city miscreants who redefined international crime.
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Release: January

Panty
by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay. Translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha
About: Mature women erotica comes to the fore with the collection of these two novellas - Panty and Hypnosis. Sexual escapades and fantasies proclaim the modern Indian woman.
Publisher: Penguin
Release: March

Untitled Memoir
by Hilary Rodham Clinton
About: As the US’s First Lady to the former Secretary of State, she is one of the most powerful women in world politics. We hope this memoir divulges on the woman’s personal reservoir of strength from battling the infamous Lewinsky-Clinton scandal to emerging as an important icon for women.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release: June

100 Design Classics from India
by Jahnvi Nandan
About: A promising look from a designer’s eye into things that occupy our shelves, go in to our stomachs and line our eyes. Kajal to Kolhapuri chappals; Amul butter to Ambassador -this book will divulge heaps on the making of these icons.
Publisher: Roli
Release: February

Border Crossing: A Novel
by Shashi Tharoor
About: After winning acclaim for his The Great Indian Novel, Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary General and now an Indian politician pens down a romance that brews between United Nations’ diplomats. Swooning intellectuals, may be?
Publisher: Aleph
Release: December

42 Lessons I Learnt from Bollywood
by The Vigil Idiot
About: An incognito blogger on cinema that can crack you open with a mere string of words. The infamous ’90s are his dartboard for fun this time.
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Release: April

Untitled Autobiography
by Sania Mirza
About: She put Tennis as a hobby on most Indian women’s itinerary; courtesy: her powerful forehand ground strokes and the adorable nose-ring. Straight from the horse’s mouth holds appeal, right away.
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Release: April

The Anti-Ageing Book
by Jamuna Pai
About: Dr Pai is known for her cosmic expertise. As India obsesses over Botox, Fraxel, Thermage and skin lightening peels; one could do with knowing which treatment for whom reduces age to just a number. Raise those eyebrows.
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Release: June

World War One: 1914-1918
by Alan Cowsill and Lalit Kumar Sharma
About: The first big war that the world ever witnessed gets a graphic avatar in the words of Marvel Comics writer, Alan Cowsill and the imagery of artist Lalit Kumar Sharma.
Publisher: Campfire
Release: March to May

The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure: Over 100 Amazing Recipes from the Kitchens of Asia to Cook at Home
by Si King and Dave Myers
About: Every nook of Asia involves a sumptuous bite. Pick this BBC TV show hosts’ cookbook who spill the beans on inspiring meals from Hong King, Thailand, Japan penning down recipes for a foodie on the lookout.
Publisher: Hachette
Release: January

For young bookworms

George and The Unbreakable Code by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking
About: The father-daughter duo delve into science fiction, this year. It’s apparently all good in the world where banks give free money and adventure parks give free rides as computers act funny. Simultaneously, scientist Eric’s robot Ebot has gone missing. Kindness and kidnappings don’t go hand in hand, no?
Publisher: Random House
Release: June

Stoob I by Samit Basu
About: This popular author who is best known for fantasy takes the awful hysteria of examinations turning it into something unimagined.
Publisher: Red Turtle
Release: July

Also read

A God In Every Stone By Kamila Shamsie; Bloomsbury India;
Release: February

Ocean to Ocean / Susmit Sen Chronicle by Susmit Sen with Amitava Sabyal; HarperCollins;
Release: April

Cormoran Strike 2
by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling; Hachette;
Release: August

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