The veteran cosmologist’s swan song and final gift to humans, Brief Answers to the Big Questions tackles 10 pertinent questions, which we as a civilisation have tried to grapple with for ages. What stands out is Hawking’s ability to paint a larger picture using, simple, everyday examples.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Hippie is Coelho’s most autobiographical text till date, in which he bares everything that lead him to be the author he is today. Filled with a myriad of experiences that spans the entire globe, this book is describes Coelho’s journey from that of youthful idealism to his realization of the realities of life.
3. Me against the Mumbai Underworld
Author: Isaque Bagwan
The super cop, Isaque Bagwan, carried out one of the first encounters by the Mumbai Police, and eventually went on to retire as the city’s Assistant Commissioner of Police. His book’s depiction of a police officer on duty is uncannily eerie and true.
4. Girls of the Mahabharata:The One Who Had Two Lives
Author: Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
A book that properly fictionalises episodes from the Mahabharata, without distorting the familiar and known narrative of the epic is always a great and engaging read. The latest iteration explores the lives of Amba, Ambalika and Shikhandi, and their journey to claim agency and their own identity.