Books to watch out for this week!

Be it about balancing a career and home or dealing with pregnancy blues – the book stack this weekend has books on these topics, along with books on sensitive subjects like dyslexia and studying crime against women in India.

Book: Lady You`re Not A Man!; Author: Apurva Purohit; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 184; Price: 195

Today`s woman wants to make a success of both family and career and is unwilling to compromise on either. But the burden of coping with deadlines, recalcitrant children, lazy husbands, difficult bosses and equally difficult in-laws can be daunting, even overwhelming.

In this book, the author shows how women can accept, adapt and achieve their way to the highest rung in every arena. Through real-life stories and funny anecdotes, she provides pithy tips on a multitude of topics: from training husbands to training interns, from the right attitude to getting it right with kids, from dealing with household crises to office emergencies, from building a reputation to paving one`s way to the top.

2. Book: The Pregnancy Handbook for Indian Moms; Author: Vinita Salvi; Publisher: Penguin India; Pages: 256; Price: 399

You have decided to have a baby and for the next nine months your questions won`t stop.

So the author, one of India`s best known gynecologists and obstetricians covers a melange of issues in this book that will answer all your questions and tell you exactly what to expect.

Questions like what you should be asking your doctor, how to prepare your body for pregnancy, a month-wise account of what happens to what symptoms to look out for.

All this and much more has been written in a warm, humorous and clear tone to put your every apprehension to rest.

3. Book: Crimes Against Women: Three tragedies and the call for reform in India; Authored by: The staff of The Wall Street Journal; Publisher: Harper; Pages: 164; Price: Rs. 250

As 2012 came to a close, news of the gang rape of a young woman in India`s capital generated headlines around the world. Her assault on a moving bus with a metal rod, and her death two weeks later from her injuries, focused attention on the dark side of the world`s largest democracy: the struggle that faces many Indian women in a country where chauvinistic and misogynist attitudes prevail.

The Wall Street Journal`s Indian bureau explored this horrendous crime and others that explore the experience of Indian women in the 21st century. The reporting in all the stories stands out form its gripping detail and its emotional pull. In many cases, central figures involved in these dramas were speaking for the first time.

4. Book: Dyslexia Decoded; Author: Bina Nangia; Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 224; Price: 299

It is only when you read about real life stories that you want to believe that strategies work. The methods suggested in this book have been tried and tested for more than two decades with different levels of difficulties, different students and a variety of situations.

Processing information and using proper sound system results in learning differently, while styles of learning when incorporated in teaching, makes mild learning difficulties disappear. Emotional, social impacts of learning difficulties cannot be ignored as they cause greater harm than the difficulty itself. This book shows you just that and emphasises the need to counsel students, teachers, parents and schools.