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Three’s company

books Updated: Jan 14, 2011 22:56 IST
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The truth is in here

N ew Indian Express journalist Rommel Rodrigues may have written all that is known — and a bit more — about 26/11 terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. But the way in which this book has been written (sample sentence: “After a week or so, fearing that Ajmal would revert to his wandering ways, Kasab goaded him back to Lahore”) and the book’s dense typeface, most people won’t dare to follow the painstaking reconstruction of Kasab’s narrative from Pakistan’s villages to Mumbai’s shores via the training grounds of POK. But the brave will be rewarded.

Raunch in the Riviera

If the bits of the ingenue on the cover doesn’t charm you, step inside Aita Ighodaro’s page-turner with the intriguing subtitle: ‘Three girls. Three dreams. One destination.’ A playboy tycoon invites two friends on his luxury yacht in St Tropez. Enter this cosy terrain a Latvian model (Ukrainians are so last decade) who wants to secure her future by latching on to Mr Tycoon. You have an overdose of sex, swooning and sunbathing. If you like: “Sebastian undressed faster than Abena had thought humanly possible,” this is your sumptuous trash.

Mind your business

Ignore the preface. Chances are that you may think this book is the latest installment from the stable of Arindam ‘I wear a ponytail so I’m a management guru’ Chaudhuri. But read on and see for yourself how entrepreneur and smart guy Vineet Bajpai does a decent job of holding the hand of rupee-and-paise businesses and making
them safely cross Success Street. Read it especially if you want to realise that dream of taking your business to the next level.