In this memoir, the author recounts his experiences of growing up in Delhi during a period of ‘Biswin Sadi’— the 20th century, when it felt like a new age had just begun, although it’s already mid-century.
Living in a suburb of South Delhi called Nizamuddin East, with ruins of Mughal era buildings scattered all across, he recalls the people displaced by partition, piecing together their lives. An Anglo-Indian family— survivors of a vanishing tribe, living in a world of their own. A publisher of an Urdu magazine called Biswin Sadi, who had migrated from Lahore. An English-medium private school, resplendent with symbols of undivided Punjab, attempting to prepare leaders for taking over the reins of power, in a newly independent country.
By employing the metaphor of Hindi films the author paints a kaleidoscopic picture of the bygone century...those times without e-mail, or mobile phones.More info →
Living to Learn and Learning to Live: My Journey Across the Continents and Glimpses into My Ancestry
From the caste-like constraints of air force life and other hardships in India to professorial excellence and acclaimed public service in America, Living to Learn and Learning to Live takes readers on a journey that illuminates the nature of being human and the noblest aspirations of spirit. It is an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and striving for excellence, but also of humility, friendship, service, and ultimately, love.More info →
Pete Judd grew up in the New Forest and Cardiff, before heading to London, where he lived in his car for six months, in search of fortune and fame as a blues musician. Although he achieved some recognition, he worked at more than thirty different jobs before becoming involved in the heady world of designer fashion for 23 years. He travels extensively and still lives in London.More info →
From travelling on India's chaotic roads to drinking chai at a streetside stall, from battling mosquitoes to meditating in an ashram, the author takes you on a journey of vivid impressions that brings you the taste, sounds and smells of life in this amazing country.More info →
Though his high school science teacher thought sixteen-year-old Ram Chugh, one of his most gifted students, should continue his education at a university, Ram's concerned but struggling father had other ideas. Acceding to his father's wishes, Ram soon found himself, in 1951, as a fitter armorer in the highly rank-conscious Indian Air Force.More info →
K. R. N Menon was educated in India and Ceylon and obtained an Honors Degree from Christ Church, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1957. In 1958, he joined Best & Co. Private Ltd. and in 1970 was made a whole-time Director in the amalgamated company, Best & Crompton Engineering Ltd. In April 1976 he founded his own corporate management consultancy company, Arjay Management Private Limited, of which he remains Chairman & Managing Director.More info →
For close to 80 years the world has revered Donald Bradman as the greatest batsman ever while Sachin Tendulkar has been accepted merely as the greatest contemporary batsman. In this first-of-its-kind forensic study, find out why Sachin, not Bradman, is the greatest batsman of all time.More info →