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Gauri Khan for My Life in Design
About the book

Gauri Khan strikes the perfect balance between her sense of design and personality, and factors in the clients’ brief while transforming a space into something that the user can truly call their own. A common thread that runs right through the process is the meticulous attention to detail, which juxtaposes the practical with the luxurious. Since its launch, design originality, intricate detailing and one-of-a-kind workmanship have been the foundations of Gauri Khan Designs. In her coffee table book, My Life in Design, she charts out her journey as a designer with exclusive pictures of her and her family-Shah Rukh, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. Unseen images of her Mumbai residence, Mannat, and the design thought-processes that went into it as well as other key projects are part of the book as well. She also imparts tips to those aspiring to get into her field of work and the laypeople who want to learn more about the fascinating and inspiring world of design.

About the author

Gauri Khan is known for her work in design and eclectic taste in transforming spaces. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Gauri Khan Designs and has established herself as a designer who can work across a wide range of projects with equal elan.

Shiv Aroor with Rahul Singh for India’s Most Fearless: New Military stories of unimaginable courage and sacrifice
About the book

 The book includes exclusive first-hand account of the 2020 Galwan clash. An army medic who went beyond the call of duty amid a frenzy of treacherous bloodletting in Ladhak’s Galwan while his fellow soldiers fought the Chinese to death; the crew of an Indian Navy destroyer that put everything on the line to rescue hundreds from Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea; an Indian Air pilot who ejected from his doomed fighter less than rwo seconds before it hit the ground, only to find he was missing a leg. This book presents their accounts, or of those who were with them in their final moments. India’s Most Fearless 3 features ten true stories of extraordinary courage and fearlessness, providing glimpses of the heroism Indian soldiers have displayed in unthinkably hostile conditions and under grave provocation

Veejay Sai for The Many Lives of Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
About the book

 Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, an internationally renowned Carnatic musician from the illustrious musical lineage of composer Saint Tyagaraja, wore many hats in his lifetime. Having made a stage debut at the age of seven, he was hailed as a child prodigy. From then till the time he passed away, at age eighty-six in 2016, he continued to be in the spotlight, as a composer, playback singer and even, briefly, as a character actor. This is a story of the many lives of Dr Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna. Veejay Sai’s in-depth research into his life and work led him deep into unseen archival material and across the Carnatic musical landscape of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Fortified by interviews with his family members, disciples and peers, The Many Lives of Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, a definitive biography of the musical genius, is not only a revealing account of the personal traits and facets of an unparalleled genius, but is also a portrait of India’s classical music world, a place as much of beauty as of untrammeled egos.

About the author

Veerjay Sai is an award winning author, editor, biographer, translator and culture critic. He has written extensively on the Indian performing arts traditions and practitioners for over two decades. He has been documenting the cultural history of India.