Food and drama for readers (IANS Books This Week)

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:40 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The bookshelf this week is mixed, with food, religion and drama all finding space. Sift the shelves with IANS...

Book: "The Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style"; Written by Anuradha Sawhney; Published by Westland Books; Price: Rs.699

One of the first books for the growing vegan population of India, "The Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style" brings together recipies from no less than 50 leading names from the world of Bollywood, fashion and music.

Anupam Kher, Dilip Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Hema Malini, John Abraham, Mahesh Bhatt, Om Puri, R. Madhavan, Rahul Khanna, Saira Banu and Vidya Balan - these are just a few who have contributed their recipies, showing how it is possible to incorporate a delicious healthy vegan diet with no cholesterol, in other words, one with no animal products,

including dairy into one's life, and keep the celebrity status intact.

Book: "Lullaby"; Written by Amanda Hocking; Published by Pan Macmillan; Price: Rs.350

Gemma had to disappear with Penn, Lexi and Thea after a night of incredible violence on the island. She can still barely come to terms with her new affinity with the screen - and the siren powers that go with it. Now that she has been transformed, Gemma has no choice but to leave all she loves behind. She swears she won't lose her humanity, but the call of the sea is maddening and compulsive.

But Harper won't give up on her missing sister Gemma. The search draws her closer to bohemian Daniel, but could she really use his help? They have almost given up, when a small news item tells of a horrific murder in a nearby town.

And Harper thinks she has found the deadly group. But can Gemma's curse be reversed - what if she does not want to come home any more?

Book: "Fear: Understanding and Accepting Insecurities in Life (Reprinted in new edition)"; Written by Osho; Published by Pan Macmillan; Price: Rs.299

The book includes a series of meditation experiments designed to help readers experience a new relationship with fear and begin to see fears not as stumbling blocks, but as stepping stones to greater self-awareness and trust. Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the 20th century. He is known for his revolutionary contributions to science of inner transformation and the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. The book takes the reader step by step over the range of what makes human beings

afraid - from the reflexive "fight or flight" response to physical danger to the rational and irrational fears of the mind and its psychology.

Book: "Cold Feet"; Written by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan; Published by Penguin India; Price: Rs.250

Amisha has found her prefect man and is going to marry him, but suddenly feels threatened to push the boundaries of their relationship. Akshara is in love with her best friend, but while he will give her benefits, he will not give her love. Ladli has her heart broken. So she runs away only to find him waiting for her on the other

side. Shayna knows what she wants in a man, but the man she wants is nothing like that. And finally, the girl who wants Shayna, actually, just meets a friend. The book is the story of the strangely entwined lives of five women who live in Mumbai and deal differently with the same thing - love.

Book: "One Hundred Names"; Written by Cecilia Ahem; Published by Harper Collins India; Price: Rs.299

Journalist Kitty Logan's career is being destroyed by scandal - and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend's bedside, Kitty asks - what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance's office: a list of one hundred names. There is no

synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and

meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people's stories, she starts to understand her own.

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