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Inspiration, self-help and India on book shelves

New Delhi: The weekend book cart fires the mind with inspiration, knowledge and life tips.

Book: "Let Go Mom: I Will Be Fine"; Written by Shivi Dua; Published by Wisdom Village Publication Ltd; Priced Rs.150

Both parents contribute to the child`s growth but the mother is usually more connected with the child right from its conception. While generally the father plays the role of provider in the child`s life, the mother is the nurturer. Besides providing him nourishment in the physical form, she gives him emotional nourishment too. This makes her more emotionally involved with the child. The book is a journey into the art of mothering children and its psychological layers.

Book: "The Magic"; Written by Rhonda Byrne; Published by Simon & Schuster; Priced Rs.399

The magic of life that we believed as children is real. You can live your dreams, you can have anything you want and you can touch the stars if you have a pure will. The adventure to discover the source of magic begins 2,000 years ago when life was hidden within sacred text. For 20 centuries, the knowledge has mystified, and has been misunderstood by almost everybody who reads it. The writer brings ancient myths and sacred texts out of their cloisters and fits them into the context of the present to reaffirm faith in life.

Book: "Business Etiquette: A Guide for the Indian Professional"; Written by Shital Kakkar Mehra; Published by Collins Business; Priced Rs.250

The book offers a code of conduct for every occasion - from small talk to networking. The first interview, handling a difficult boss, the power of words, networking, small talk, dressing for a cocktail dinner, casual business and holding chopsticks, drinking wine, Twitter etiquette and harassment at work place. Indian executives, who are brand ambassadors of both their company and country, often find themselves in situations where their people skill can make the difference. The book serves as a primer for the new Indian jet-setter.

Book: "The Peacemaker: India and the Quest for One World"; Written by Manu Bhagavan ; Published by Harper Collins India; Priced Rs.499

The book is a narrative of India`s quest to create a common destiny for all people across the globe based on the concept of human rights. In the years leading up to its independence from Great Britain and more than a decade later, in a world torn asunder by unchecked expansions and two world wars, Jawaharlal Nehru`s vision bridging the ideological differences of the east and west, healing the growing rift between the capitalists and Communists and creating one world that would be free of exploitation and war. Written over seven years across several continents, the book is the story of the history of a truly independent India.

Book: "Vimana: When the Gods Fly In Where Will You Hide"; Written by Mainak Dhar; Published by Penguin India; Priced Rs.250

Legend has it that gods flew aircraft called Vimanas and waged war with fearsome weapons. And if they were true, the history of modern warfare would have to be retold. College student by day and a wannabe fight pilot by night, Aditya`s Internet-driven knowledge of airplanes becomes an odyssey into the heart of an ancient myth where the gods are locked in war with devils and stalling the plans of Kalki, the prodigal to stop mass destruction. Seated in the deadly "vimanas" alongside the gods, Aditya discovers what it is to control aerial warheads and war in skies.

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