Good Reads

Published On: February 24, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

Khullam Khulla by Rishi Kapoor 

Price: Rs 958
Son of a famous father. Father of a famous son. I’m the hyphen between them. Only, Rishi Kapoor was and is so much more. Few actors in Hindi cinema have had this sort of a career arc: from the gawky adolescent pining for his schoolteacher (Mera Naam Joker, 1970) to the naughty ninety-year-old (Kapoor and Sons, 2016), Kapoor has regaled audiences for close to fifty years.

Characteristically candid, Kapoor brings Punjabi brio to the writing of Khullam Khulla. This is as up close and personal a biography as any fan could have hoped for. He writes about growing up in the shadow of a legendary father, skipping school to act in Mera Naam Joker, the workings of the musical hits of the era, his streak of rotten luck with awards, an encounter with Dawood Ibrahim, his heroines, his approach to his craft, his tryst with clinical depression, and more. 

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes 
Price: Rs 958
Paris for One and Other Stories is an irresistibly romantic collection filled with humor and heart which is a vicarious jolt of Parisian romance. Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection. This is a dreamy escapism, a book you can curl up with and easily finish over a weekend, with or without a glass of wine.

Super Genes by Deepak Chopra & Rudolph E Tanzi
Price: Rs 798
“You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with,” writes Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi. Learning how to shape your gene activity is at the heart of this exciting and eagerly-anticipated book from the bestselling duo behind Super Brain, which became a nationwide hit on public television. For decades medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever. You will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do.

Suddenly they have become our strongest allies for personal transformation. When you make lifestyle choices that optimize how your genes behave, you can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging, and chronic disorders is unparalleled.

Available at Mandala Book Point, Kantipath, Kathmandu. Call: 01-4227711
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