Since the hot seat is a hundred calls away, here’s a way to play KBC right on your chair. Except, of course, no fat cheques for you — only screen-style questions, complete with difficulty level demarcations, and even a 50:50 and Ask the audience index! So, general knowledge, considering it now comprises bizarre Bollywood trivia and details that seem to dumb you down, has travelled the reverse route, from TV to book. While it’s a fun flip with family and friends, you won’t want it on that shelf. Play and pass.
Kaun Banega Crorepati - The official book
Editor: Siddhartha Basu
Publisher: Rupa & Co
Price: Rs 95
Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village. She was abandoned by her father, who headed north (the US) for work years ago. The 19-year-old suddenly realises that almost all the men from her town are gone north, leaving it at the mercy of drug gangsters. Nayeli decides to go north with three friends, and bring home seven men to re-populate her hometown and protect it. Just as they set out, they’re confronted by several problems. How the four people confront the problems is a funny but touching tale.
Title: Into the Beautiful North
Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Price: Rs 595