Ballots and Breakups | Bloomsbury
Despite the strong mandate the BJP got, fractured poll outcomes, hung houses and ragtag coalitions are very much part of the Indian political system. Through case studies from across the country, the author explores how coalitions are assembled, with ‘backroom boys’ propping up alliances and its perils—blackmailing, backtracking and backstabbing, leading to collapse of governments.
Charlie Croker Michael
Lost In Translation | O’Mara Books
As the signs “grilled potties”, “execution in progress”, “no in the room” and “waiter will roll in front of you” prove, English can be a mighty tough language to wield. This book is a collection of “grammar gargling” in “Englisch as she is goodly pocken”. From restaurants in Mexico to hotels in Japan, the author has compiled hilarious abuses of the language.
The Body Myth | Penguin
Mira is a schoolteacher grieving the loss of her husband seven months into their marriage. One day, she encounters a woman (Sara) having a seizure at a park, and her life soon becomes entangled with Sara and her husband, Rahil. As Mira investigates the reasons behind Sara’s unexplained maladies, she learns about love, loss and the connection between body and mind.