Chomp! Chomp! Chew! Chew!
Slippery lychees, squishy jamuns, sour tamarinds, shiny spinach – is that a food monster over there?
Come by for an interactive session and create your own food monster! Get to know about the treats we can eat through the year!
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Here is our Book of the Week to start with
Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public health researcher, has written four books that take a fresh and honest look at the state of health care. He is not just an excellent writer, his real strength is in explaining the causes and consequences of many outdated beliefs and practices that are counter-productive in a society that now lives longer but also faces new and terrifying diseases.
Being Mortal (2014) is under our spotlight today, because in these uncertain times, we seem to be losing touch with what it means (to borrow a much used phrase) to be human. This book is a ‘medical narrative’ but it is not just for doctors only, it’s also for those who are care-givers, balancing our work lives while looking after our parents and children.
I am the one you saw feeding friendly puppies on my way from school, the one who would stand distraught watching a litter of puppies or kittens mewing in a gutter, or under a car, and not knowing what to do, especially since they were quite safe and dry, and I couldn’t take them home. I was the one with doggy pictures pasted inside notebooks, diaries, cupboards, and to get me through horrible days, deposited under my pillow.
My only friend through my dog-less years was a gentle witty man and such a kind vet, James Alfred Wight, who wrote several beautiful books about his experience as a country vet under the name ‘James Herriot’. If I had not done as badly (very badly) as I had in Mathematics, I was hellbent on becoming a vet just like him.
Have you read him at all? His books aren’t about the state of veterinary science in the 1940s, or even the animals he treated, but mostly about the people the animals belonged to, and the parts I loved most, how his family grew, from the first few months with his stoic and ready to laugh bride, to reading about his son joining him on his visits to animals in distress. Herriot was a very important part of my Dream Family. When I got Motu home, I agonised about his name for a long time, realising suddenly that I couldn’t choose a name from Herriot’s books when I knew the dog’s medical history, and I would keep thinking about it by association (I am silly that way).
Why should you read him? Because he writes about the country life with love. Every rutty road, every angry bull that charged at him, every cranky old man who did not have the money to pay him, and every midnight call for help that would happen in the middle of a storm. And when he wrote about the animals, he got their personalities just right. It thrilled me to read how he would carefully examine them (I committed every move to memory), figure out what was hurting and then the very next minute, or over a couple of visits, the little fellow (or majestic horse) would be absolutely fine again. And there were lots of puppies and kittens. And there were the stories about the animals that did not make it. And sometimes the people who died of heartbreak. And I knew then, that I wanted this life too, in sync with nature, under a big blue sky, sharing a life with all creatures great and small.
It gives us tremendous pleasure to introduce you to the entire catalogue of books by Mapin Publishing. At Trilogy you can leisurely browse every Mapin book in print, a total of 114 titles and buy a fresh copy to take home. Choosing an illustrated book has never been a more intimate experience in the city. For those who don’t know, Mapin Publishing is India’s top publishing house when it comes to books on Indian art, architecture, and culture.
The Devdutt Pattanaik fanclub at Trilogy keeps growing! And rightly so! Adding our third copy of Business Sutra to the library!
We add more books to the Business section every week. We focus on the newest books on leadership, change management, customer satisfaction, skill development, etc that are making waves in the international and Indian business circles. We also promote those landmark titles that have become bibles and playbooks for those who swear by its importance and apply its lessons at work.
‘Hyderabad: A Graphic Novel’ by Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj finds its place in the library at Trilogy. We don’t have copies for sale yet, but you can place your orders and we will reserve a copy for you. Thanks Jay Undurti for dropping in, sharing your experiences and spending some time with us. We look forward to reading more in the series.
Javed Akhtar, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, three of the most influential Urdu writers.
We have a growing collection of books in Hindi and Marathi. We’re working on curating the Malayalam and Bengali collection! Our aim is to add all Indian languages here
Treat yourself to the magnificent joy of discovering the grace and beauty of languages at Trilogy.
About a year ago, a dear friend’s very amazing brother made us see graphic novels and comic books in a different light. He brought alive the trials and tribulations of the illustrators, the artists who had to wage several wars just to draw. The stories he told us that day, is what led us to buy this book for the library: ‘Hergé: The Man who created Tintin’. Hergé battled depression, alcoholism and was put on trial as an ‘incivique’ (a non-citizen) after the war. In the book, we found the story Manish had told us months ago. ‘Tintin in Tibet’ is more than just another installment in Tintin’s adventures. It was during ‘Tibet’ that Hergé was paralyzed by visions of whiteness, it haunted his dreams, and his creativity was all but inhibited. His psychoanalyst urged him to stop work, which perhaps was exactly what Hergé needed. He determined to work through his problems and finished ‘Tintin in Tibet’. This book is unlike anything else he ever made. No chases, no pursuits, no villains, even the abominable snowman is more human than animal. It is a spiritual quest, Tintin climbs higher, surpasses his limits to find his friend.
‘It is a story of a friendship’, Hergé wrote in a letter, ‘the way people say it is a love story.’
Both ‘Tintin in Tibet’ and ‘Hergé’ are ready to be borrowed by readers who want the story behind the story.