Made In China
The novel that inspired the movie!
Read an excerpt on Scroll.in here
Raghu Mehta is a desperate man. His handicraft imports business has unexpectedly collapsed and cash is drying out quickly, his wife thinks he is a loser and society considers him irrelevant. Meanwhile, his closest friends and family all seem to be running flourishing businesses and living luxurious lives in Surat, the diamond capital of India.
A trip to China to scout for a new consumer goods business offers a glimmer of hope. But Raghu instead gets sucked into the black-market trade in the back alleys of Beijing. Everything about this new opportunity goes against his god-fearing, vegetarian, middle-class mindset - can he quash his natural instincts to make a success of it?
Darkly comical, Made in China is a soul-stirring and thrilling entrepreneurial journey of a man willing to do anything he can to make it big.
Powerplay: The Game is ON
One man. One team. One game.
A shark at a consulting firm smells blood and circles in for the kill. His name: Vivek Grewal. His mission: to orchestrate an acquisition nobody saw coming. His target: a faltering IGL team.
An introverted, idealistic employee with a no-nonsense attitude finds herself in troubled waters. Her desire: to fight for what is rightfully hers. Her aggressor: Vivek Grewal.
Adding to the mix are two powerhouses: a billionaire investor and the IGL team’s captain.
What happens when their worlds collide? Are things the way they seem or is there something sinister underfoot?
From the author of Live from London comes this heady cocktail of raw ambition, unwavering ideals, vengeful betrayal, consuming love, and notorious scandals.
Once the lights go out in the stadium, which game kicks off behind the scenes? Amidst the corporate drama and a rickety romance, who will stand to lose it all and who will emerge unbeaten?
A House Full Of Men
Twenty-five-year-old Kittu has left Lucknow only on two occasions in her life. The first trip involved the last rites of her grandmother. The second trip involved a wedding, thankfully, but she returned home to her mother’s funeral. "It wasn't your fault," they told her. She's not so sure about it. Worse still, she’s not forgiven her mother for leaving her alone in a house full of men.
Is there anyone at home she can share her deepest thoughts with? Like the gory details of the monthly episode of the ‘Red Russian River’? Yikes. Examine why half of her strands curl more than the others? No. Speculate why she can’t fit into her jeans on Wednesdays? Huh? Lend an ear to her endless relationship issues, manic obsessions, and simple aspirations? Please. Understand that she doesn’t mean everything she says and means a lot of what she doesn’t say? Crazy much? To just let her be? Smile! To turn off all the lights at night? You consider that work? To consider her a financially contributing member of the family? Uh, no, you’re a girl!
A House full of Men is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being understood…told with bucketfuls of humor.
The Turning Point
The Turning Point features stories by some of the best young Indian writers, each contributing a distinct tang to this interesting cocktail. The collection explores multiple emotions, ranging from nostalgia to obsession, the feeling of first love to that of delusion, from doubt to self-belief and from resignation to hope.
Eight stories, eight spirited young writers, and a must-read book that doesn't just make you smile and think at the same time, but also brings you closer to the joy of reading and the craft of writing.
Live From London
Guess what happens when fate forklifts a fun and fearless 21-year old from a crazy college costume party and puts her straight onto the stage of 'Britain's Got Talent'? Utteh disasteh, as the Brits would say.
Nishi Gupta lives in London, loves playing her red beauty (guitar) and has a knack of seamlessly landing up in dicey situations. Unable to battle her humiliation post a stage debacle, she interns at a record label company where she finds herself attracted to an international recording artist with a slightly funny name, Nick Navjot Chapman, who is part Indian, part Canadian and entirely sexy.
A short steamy affair, a gig on Nick’s debut album and a ticket to stardom; life comes at her fast. Then the unthinkable happens and she finds herself back in India trying to build a fresh life in a country she barely remembers.
But wait, auditions for society-defying rap bands? Was this the new India everyone had been telling her about?