Friday, September 18, 2015




Mumbai 3rd September, 2015: Crossword Bookstore hosted a book reading session of Mrs Funnybones by former actor, Indian interior designer, columnist and author Twinkle Khanna at their Kemps Corner outlet today. Twinkle Khanna not only read excerpts from the book but also interacted with the audience.

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About the Author
Twinkle Khanna, aka Mrs Funnybones, crafts satirical stories and funny fables when she is not running a design business, selling candles or running in circles around her small but rather odd family. She narrowly escaped a gruesome tragedy when Bollywood tried to bludgeon her brain to the size of a pea, but she ducked at the right moment and escaped miraculously unharmed. She is a popular columnist and is a regular contributor to The Times of India and DNA After Hrs. Currently, she is in the process of creating lame jokes like, ‘Why do all Hindu boys worship their mother? Because their religion tells them to worship the cow.’ She firmly believes that nothing in life is sacred except laughter.

About the book
Good morning, it’s 6 a.m. and I am wide awake because the man of the house has decided that he needs to perform a series of complex manoeuvres that involve him balancing on his left elbow. When I fell asleep last night, there was a baby lying next to me. Her smelly diaper is still wedged on my head but aside from this rather damp clue, I can't seem to find her anywhere. I could ask my mother-in-law if she has seen the baby, but she may just tell me that I need to fast on alternate Mondays, and God will deliver the baby back to me . . . Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.

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About Crossword Bookstore:

Crossword Bookstores Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Shopper's Stop Ltd - India's leading department store chain with 97 stores, across 30 cities in India and as on today is India's fastest growing chain of bookstores. At Crossword we aim to be a point of cultural and social interaction where authors and poets hold court, where children are regaled, where people gravitate to be informed, to be entertained, even enlightened. Crossword vision is to build community centers for readers across the Country. Crossword launched the Crossword Book Award in 1998 to recognize and reward the best of Indian writing across Fiction, Non Fiction, Children's, Translation & Popular. Since its inception in 15th October 1992, It has been featured in Advertising Age International, USA, as one of the Marketing Superstars for 1994. The Bookseller, UK, has also described it as 'being on the cutting edge of retailing' in India. Crossword was ranked the 6th most admired retailer in India by Business world for the year 2006. It also won the Star Retailer Award for the Best Lifestyle Retailer in Books & Music in 2011. Crossword won the Retailer of the Year Award - Leisure (Books, Music and Gifts Category) at the Images Retail Awards 2005 & 2007& 2009. Crossword received the Federation of Indian Publishers Award for excellence in Publishing for the year 2004 on 18th June 2005 at the hands of Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development. It won the Debutant E-retailer of the year - books - at India eRetail Awards 2012. In 2013 Crossword also won The ET Retail Award for Marketing for ‘Crossword Popular Award’. It won the Best Book retailer award in 2014 at the Indian Retail Awards

Monday, August 31, 2015

Latest Wellness, Motivation and Feel Good Books

Winning Instinct : Decoding the Power Within rs 299 offer rs 250
Author Virender kapoor
Passion, purpose, potential, perseverance are the qualities required to make great achievers and leaders.
This book tells you how to
Turn people into leaders
Build trust and confidence
Make you reach your destiny
Transform your organization

Nimble : How Intelligences can Create Agile Companies and Wise Leaders  
Price: Rs. 499 offer rs 400  Author baba prasad
The world today can be best described by one word-turbulence. As change rages all around, how can you-as an individual or as an organization-take advantage of unexpected opportunities and succeed in difficult circumstances?

In a book that challenges traditional notions of strategy, Baba Prasad draws on his research at some of the world';s best business schools to show how intelligence can help you and your business navigate this maelstrom. The Intelligences Framework presented in Nimble goes beyond the common management concept of agility-it presents an immensely practical and hands-on approach for companies and individuals to develop five kinds of intelligences and apply them in different settings for maximum benefit.

Bridging strategy, leadership and innovation-and with vivid illustrations-Nimble provides a path-breaking assessment methodology and a systematic four-step approach that every company and individual can use to lead amid turbulence.

Making the Elephant Dance : The Tata Way to Innovate, Transform and Globalize (English)
Making the Elephant Dance : The Tata Way to Innovate, Transform and Globalize
Price: Rs. 699 offer RS 600
How should incumbents transform themselves? Making the Elephant Dance provides a roadmap using the levers of business excellence, innovation and globalization by documenting the Tata groups transformational journey from a $5.8-billion Indian firm in 1992 to a $103-billion global powerhouse in 2014, with over 65 per cent of revenues coming from outside India. Tata is one of the most admired companies in the world. This book explains the sequence of leadership and management interventions that Tata used following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s to become the largest private-sector employer in both India and the United Kingdom, and acquire iconic brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley. Sunil Mithas profiles the transformational journey of incumbents such as Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Titan, Indian Hotels, Tata Power and Tata Chemicals to provide a framework for almost any organization to rediscover its potential and charge ahead.

HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case Price: Rs. 525 offer rs 450
Youve got a great idea that will increase revenue or productivity - but how do you get approval to make it happen? By building a business case that clearly shows its value. Maybe you struggle to win support for projects because youre not sure what kind of data your stakeholders will trust, or naysayers always seem to shoot your ideas down at the last minute. Or perhaps youre intimidated by analysis and number crunching, so you just take a stab at estimating costs and benefits, with little confidence in your accuracy. To get any idea off the ground at your company youll have to make a strong case for it. This guide gives you the tools to do that.

HBR Guide to Leading Teams Price: Rs. 525 offer rs 450
Dysfunctional teams are maddening - yet are a reality of organizational life. How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, What a colossal waste of time. Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve here? But as the team leader, you have the power to change things for the better. Its up to you to get people to work well together and produce results. How do you avoid the pitfalls youve experienced so painfully in the past? Team expert Mary Shapiro offers step-by-step advice, drawing on time-tested principles, practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and examples from a range of industries and organizational settings.

Political Emotions - Why Love Matters for Justice
Price: Rs. 795  offer rs 700
Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy.

This book takes you back to the basics; the simple rules and tricks that will help native and non-native speakers alike to master the English language. Everyday English includes sections on punctuation sentence structure and common pitfalls to avoid and offers advice on writing different kinds of texts.

This book contains all the shortcuts fun tricks and new approaches you need to tackle even complex calculations with confidence. Includes how to check a till receipt quickly money and percentages and converting metres litres and grams.

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Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential Price: Rs. 295 offer rs 250
Change is inevitable. Both personally and globally, change drives our lives. Despite the new opportunities change can bring, many of us resist and fear it, even as we long for a healthier lifestyle or agree we need a more sustainable culture. Change - Realizing Your Greatest Potential turns this unavoidable condition of life from something fearsome to something empowering by revealing a new perspective on reality. The way we were taught to think of the world is not the way it really is. We are not a mosaic of separate beings in competition for resources. Instead, each of us is an integral part of a whole that encompasses all creation. We are an intrinsic driver behind the force of change. As such, our creative potential is limitless. That potential comes from what author Ilchi Lee discovered over the course of his inner explorations that each of us has a beautiful mind that desires to benefit all beings. This inherent nature is our true greatness and the true power to solidify the changes we envision in our personal lives and the world. Change is urgently needed; the current course of our civilization is no longer tenable. But major changes are not feasible, Lee says, unless we begin with changing ourselves. He says we can start a big change, no matter how daunting it is, with changing our personal attitudes and energy. Change tells you how.

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Acing Admissions : The Indian Students Comprehensive Guide to US College Applications Price: Rs. 250  olffer rs 220
Acing Admissions is the only guide you need to help navigate the application process for admission to colleges in the US. From profile building to financial aid information and everything in between, it provides a step by step guide to help parents and students alike. Authors Kavita Mehta, MBA and Kimberly Wright Dixit, PhD, co-founders of The Red Pen, Indias premier admissions advising firm, aim to demystify the US college landscape by providing easy to understand information and anecdotes that are helpful to Indian applicants.

Scion of Ikshvaku (English)
Scion of Ikshvaku  Price: Rs. 350 offer rs 280
Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram.

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The Collected Short Stories Price: Rs. 499  offer rs 450
Best known for his immensely popular Feluda mysteries and the adventures of Professor Shonku, Satyajit Ray was also one of the most skilful short story writers of his generation. Rays short stories often explore the macabre and the supernatural and are marked by the sharp characterization and trademark wit that distinguishes his films. This collection brings together Rays best short stories - Including such timeless gems as Khagam, Indigo, Fritz, Bhuto, The Pterodactyls Egg, Big Bill, PatolBabu, Film Star and The Hungry Septopus-which readers of all ages will enjoy. Translated from the Bengali by the author and Gopa Majumdar

Go Set a Watchman (English)
Go Set a Watchman Harper leePrice: Rs. 799 ofer rs 700 
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her fathers attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood. An instant classic.

Dream, Dare Deliver : The Inspirational Journey of Subhasish Chakraborty and The Making of DTDC (English)
Dream, Dare Deliver : The Inspirational Journey of Subhasish Chakraborty and The Making of DTDC Price: Rs. 495 offer rs 400
Join bestselling author Priya Kumar as she takes you on an inspiring journey, through the life of one of India';s leading entrepreneurs - Subhasish Chakraborty

Aarushi (English)
Aarushi Price: Rs. 295  offer rs 250
The murders that gripped the nation
Seven years ago a teenage girl, Aarushi Talwar, was found murdered in her bedroom in Noida, a middle-class suburb of Delhi. The body of the prime suspectthe family servant, Hemrajwas discovered a day later. Who had committed the double murders and why? Within weeks, Aarushis parents, the Talwars, were accused, four years later, they went on trial and were convicted.
But did they do it?
Avirook Sen attended the trial, accessed important documents and interviewed all the playersfrom Aarushis friends to Hemrajs old boss, from the investigators to the forensic scientiststo write a meticulous and chilling book that reads like a thriller but also tells a story that is horrifyingly true. Aarushi is the definitive account of a sensational crime and the investigation and trial that followed.

Kashmir The Vajpayee Years (English)
Kashmir The Vajpayee Years Price: Rs. 599 offer rs 525
There comes a day in one';s life when one feels it should all be put down before memory fades. There are endless memories and I have carried a story with me for a long time.

SRINAGAR IN THE WINTER OF 1989 was an eerie ghost town witnessing the beginnings of a war dance. The dam burst the night boys from the separatist JKLF group were freed in exchange for the release of Rubaiya Sayeed, the Union home minister';s daughter. As Farooq Abdullah had predicted, the government';s caving in emboldened many Kashmiris into thinking that azaadi was possible. ';The price we will have to pay'; were Farooq';s prophetic words. Killings were almost a daily occurrence. Bomb explosions and firings occurred not far from the chief minister';s residence in the most secure zone. Gun-toting youth in trucks were seen close to the cantonment. Kashmiris believed that they were on the verge of liberation. A.S. Dulat, who was posted there, saw Intelligence Bureau colleagues being picked off one by one

Modi';s World: Expanding India';s Sphere of Influence : Extending the Circle of Influence (English)
Modi';s World: Expanding India';s Sphere of Influence : Extending the Circle of Influence er) Price: Rs. 499  offer rs 450
Modi';s World tells the story of Prime Minister Narendra Modi';s vigorous diplomacy and his aspiration to elevate India';s place in the world. It offers insights into Modi';s foreign policy inheritance, his efforts to build on the foundations laid by his recent predecessors, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, and set more ambitious international goals of his own for India. The book, based on Raja Mohan';s columns for the Express, examines the new opportunities that Modi';s energy and intensity have generated for India';s relations with the major powers and its neighbours in the subcontinent, Asia and the Indian Ocean. Raja Mohan reviews India';s new initiatives under Modi to put diplomacy at the service of economic development, deepen the ties with the diaspora, and develop a new vocabulary for Indian foreign policy. He takes a close look at Modi';s attempts to end Delhi';s defensiveness on the world stage, inject greater flexibility into India';s positions on trade and climate change, discard past slogans like non-alignment, and construct a new framework of pragmatic internationalism. At the same time, Raja Mohan takes a critical look at some of the domestic constraints that could limit Modi';s ambition to make India a ';leading power'; in the world. Crisply argued and written, Modi';s World provides the reader a sharp focus on an area of intense activity.

Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude ... Change Your Life! (English)
Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude ... Change Your Life!  Price: Rs. 199
Do you dread going to work? Do you feel tired, unhappy, weighed down? Have you given up on your dreams? The road to a happier, more successful life starts with your attitude--and your attitude is within your control.

Whether your outlook is negative, positive or somewhere in between, Jeff Keller, motivational speaker and coach, will show you how to take control and unleash your hidden potential through three powerful steps

Think! Success begins in the mind. The power of attitude can change your destiny.

Speak! Watch your words. How you speak can propel you towards your goals.

Act! Don';t sit back. Take active steps to turn your dreams into reality.

Soon, you will be energized and see new possibilities. You will be able to counter adversities and develop talents unique to you. Your relationships will improve, both at work and in your personal life. All you need is this step-by-step programme to change your attitude and your life!

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination : The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination (English)
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination : The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination  Price: Rs.399 offer rs 350
In 2008, J. K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives presents J. K. Rowling';s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life';s most important questions with acuity and emotional force. J. K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, have been translated into 73 languages and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children';s literature, J. K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France';s Legion d';honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children

No Ordinary Disruption : Four Global Forces Breaking All The Trends (English)
No Ordinary Disruption : Four Global Forces Breaking All The Trends Price: Rs. 799  offer rs 700
Our intuition on how the world works could well be wrong. We are surprised when new competitors burst on the scene or businesses protected by large and deep moats find their defences easily breached or vast new markets are conjured from nothing. Trend lines resemble saw-tooth mountain ridges.

The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy - the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people.

Our intuitions formed during a uniquely benign period for the world economyoften termed the Great Moderation. Asset prices were rising, cost of capital was falling, labour and resources were abundant and generation after generation was growing up more prosperous than their parents.

But the Great Moderation has gone. The cost of capital may rise. The price of everything from grain to steel may become more volatile. The worlds labour force could shrink. Individuals, particularly those with low job skills, are at risk of growing up poorer than their parents.

How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to get ahead in life (English)
How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to get ahead in life  Price: Rs. 275  offer rs 250
Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years and here, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches.
The law of the mirror - you must see value in yourself to add value to yourself
The law of awareness - you must know yourself to grow yourself
The law of modeling-it';s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow
The law of the rubber band - growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be
The law of contribution - developing yourself enables you to develop others. This compact read will help readers become lifelong learners whose potential keeps increasing and never gets ';used up';

The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories : Riveting Tales of Business Leaders and their Times (English)
The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories : Riveting Tales of Business Leaders and their Times (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs. 299
How did Dhirubhai Ambani build a polyester plant in record time?
What made JRD Tata launch Indias first airline?
How did Vijay Mallya wrest control of Shaw Wallace from Manu Chhabria?
Why did Bhai Mohan Singh fall out with his favourite son and lose control of Ranbaxy?

The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories contains excerpts from a selection of the finest business books published by Penguin Portfolio. This anthology features snippets from the lives of some of the most eminent business leaders India has seen M.S. Oberoi, Ratan Tata, Aditya Birla and Rahul Bajaj, among others. There are tales of outstanding successes, crushing failures, extraordinary challenges and relentless determination, some of which chronicle the times when these legends were just simple businessmen trying to make a mark. The grit and ruthless persistence of these men defined who they were and the legacies they left behind.

A ChildrenS History of India (English)
A Childrens History of India  Price: Rs. 295  offer rs 250
Which were the first cities of India and how were they discovered? What was it like living in Mughal times? How did the British, who had come to trade in India, end up ruling the country? How has India changed after Independence? Delve into Indias past to discover the answers to these questions and many more in this comprehensive history of our nation. Journey through time to visit the baths and palaces of the first cities of Harappa, the stupas of Ashoka and the flamboyant courts of the great Mughals, rich in art, culture and architecture. Learn how the revolution of 1857 really started and march alongside Gandhi on his quest for an India free from British rule. Plus, discover more about each period through fun and easy To do activities. Told in simple, lucid prose and interspersed with beautiful illustrations, A Childrens History of India makes learning history a fun and engaging experience for readers of all ages

GREY: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian (English)
GREY: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian Price: Rs. 499 offer rs 450
In Christians own words and through his thoughts, reflections and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of reader around the world.

CHRISTIAN GREY exercises control in all things, his world is neat, disciplined and utterly empty until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christians cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?';

Reignited : Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future (English)
Reignited : Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future  Price: Rs. 199
Will robots take over the world?
When will we meet aliens?
How are memories stored inside the brain?
Join Dr A.P.J. Kalam on a fascinating quest to explore the realm of science and technology, its extraordinary achievements and its impact on our lives in the days to come.Co-written with Srijan Pal Singh, this book features exciting and cutting-edge career paths in areas such as robotics, aeronautics, neurosciences, pathology, paleontology and material sciences in other words, careers that are going to make a difference in the future. The result of extensive research, this book offers a plethora of ground-breaking ideas that will make youngsters think out of the box. Filled with anecdotes, conversations, experiments and even inputs from leading scientists, Reignited is the perfect handbook that is bound to create a spark for science among students, youth and science enthusiasts.

Love Your Job : The New Rules for Career (English)
Love Your Job : The New Rules for Career  Price: Rs. 450 offer rs 400
Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your career. Yes, itispossible to have a job you love, and it doesn';t require starting from scratch.Love Your Jobis a guide to making work fulfilling and fun again or even for the first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? Kerry Hannon,The New York Timescolumnist and AARP';s Jobs Expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work. Love Your Jobis all about the routines, habits and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits and attitudes is simple and this book shows you how to identify the little things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using these simple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in. In this book, you will learn to - Develop new habits that bring more purpose into every single workday. Rekindle your hope and motivation by celebrating small successes. Recognize negative patterns that keep you from enjoying your job. Craft an entrepreneurial attitude that will get you noticed and enrich your work life.

You Can Make Your Dreams Work : Inspirational Stories of 15 Innovators (English)
You Can Make Your Dreams Work : Inspirational Stories of 15 Innovators  Price: Rs. 199
What if you decided to do what you love instead of working at someone elses desk every day? Thats exactly what the men and women in this book did. They took the conventional route but slowly gathered the skills, resources and strength to make their own path. Featured here, among other incredible people, are Mahesh and Suresh Ramakrishnan, IT and banking professionals turned bespoke suit makers, former corporate lawyer Piya Bose, who now owns a travel company and Raghu Dixit, microbiologist turned rock star. Success to them, is in earning a living from their passion, having a strong sense of purpose and learning from the challenges they face every day. Their lives and sterling tips for success are not merely inspiring but also empower you to muster the courage and make a go of your new life.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jio MAMI’s 17th Mumbai Film Festival Announces a new award category “Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema”

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Announces a new award category
“Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema”
 Mumbai, July 30, 2015 – To recognise quality writing on cinema, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival announces a new award category – the Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema.
 The Award seeks entries that showcase nuanced and imaginative film writing and publishing in South Asia. Book-length works written by authors from the sub-continent and published by an Indian publishing house in print format between July 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015 are eligible for the Award.
 The Award covers works of fiction, graphic novel, creative non-fiction, reportage, analysis and screenplay, written in English or translated into English. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs. The last date of submission is Monday, August 10, 2015.
Leading Publisher & Editor, Arpita Das (Yoda Press), is curating the AwardReflecting on the idea behind the Award, she said, “If we want more nuanced discussions around cinema in India, we need to have more writing on and around film. That is the belief which lies behind the Jio MAMI Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema -- a recognition of the best writing on films in India in a way that more writers want to engage with cinema and make it their subject matter in their future.”
Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, Jio MAMI, said, “As a journalist and book author, it gives me immense pleasure to introduce the book award at Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival. We need to preserve, document, archive and analyze our rich and diverse cinema cultureMy hope is that this will help support and produce some stellar writing on our collective passion: Cinema."
Jio MAMI's Mumbai Film Festival will be held in Mumbai from 29th October-5th November 2015.
The festival has received an overwhelming show of support from members of the Indian Film fraternity who have committed their time and resources to make the Festival a showcase of the best creative talent from India and around the world. 
Along with Chairperson, Kiran Rao and Festival Director, Anupama Chopra, the members of the new Board of Trustees of MAMI are Filmmakers Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Vikramaditya Motwane, Actor Riteish Deshmukh, Actress Deepika Padukone, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman & MD, Mahindra Group, Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman and MD, PVR Ltd, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD, Disney and Mr. Manish Mundra, Founder and CEO, Drishyam Films. These eminent personalities, outstanding achievers in their respective fields, are bringing together their expertise and experience to give Mumbai and India a bigger, better and even more exciting 17th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is an inclusive movie feast. We showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema - art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood and Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world. The festival is run by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image popularly known as MAMI. This is a space where we revel in the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion for movies. We want Jio MAMI to be shorthand for excellence in cinema.
Mumbai - the financial capital of India is also the epicentre of the Indian film industry. The city plays such a major role in production and dissemination of Indian films and television programs that it is widely known by its acronym 'Bollywood'.  In 1997, a group of film industry stalwarts headed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee founded the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) as a not-for-profit Trust. Their main objective was to organise an annual International Film Festival which the film industry and the country could be proud of.  MAMI has been organising the festival for the last 16 years and aims to foster a climate of good cinema. MAMI engages people from all walks of life across the city and country who enjoy and love good cinema. It is Mumbai’s only film festival that is entirely created and run by film professionals and a group of members from corporate India. Appreciation of good cinema, stripped off all the limiting labels of art and commercial, can only come about through exposure to the best of films the world has to offer. The Festival is the first step in that direction. 
In their Mission Statement in 1997, the MAMI Board of Trustees said, "We feel it is the need of the hour to disseminate and inculcate good cinema among Indian audiences. The only way to achieve this is to celebrate cinema by hosting an International Film Festival in Mumbai, India 's film and entertainment capital. MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is committed to start Mumbai's first independent international film festival organized by practicing film makers." 
For more information on Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival scheduled to be held from 29th October- 5th November 2015, do visit our MAMI Website, Twitter handle, Facebook Page, Instagram and YouTube as follows: 
Twitter: @Mumbaifilmfest
Instagram: /mumbaifilmfestival

Friday, July 17, 2015

Payal Gidwani Tiwari's second Book launched on international yoga Day

Payal Gidwani Tiwari's second Book launched on international yoga Day  

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On International Yoga Day
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Payal is one of India’s best known yoga experts. Her last
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has sold over 75000 copies. Her
clientele also includes many known personalities such as
Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Malaika Arora Khan,
Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Devi, Saif
Ali Khan, Priya Dutt,
Zoa Morani, Shaheen Abbas and many others.
In her new book Payal, teaches you the basics of yoga to
their practical application in our day to day life
essential mantras gurantee not just weight loss but also
promise a healt
hier lifestyle. Designed for all age groups, this book comes enriched with
easy to follow exercise regimes and invaluable tips.
Body Goddess,
is indispensable for
every woman who wants to look and feel like a diva.
About the book:
With our lives our bo
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menopause, stress
as women go through different stages of life, their bodies too transform
accordingly. So how does one deal with these changes? Bollywood’s most celebrated yoga
expert, Pay
al Gidwani Tiwari comes to your rescue. From the basics of yoga to their
practical application in our day to day life
Payal’s essential mantras guarantee not just
weight loss but also promise a healthier lifestyle. Designed for all age groups, this book
mes enriched with easy to follow exercise regimes and invaluable tips.
Body Goddess
indispensable for every woman who wants to look and feel like a diva.
About the author:
Payal Gidwani Tiwari is one of the most famous fitness and yoga experts of Bol
lywood. Her
clients include Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sanjay and Karisma Kapoor,
Rani Mukherji, Saif Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Neelam Kothari, Susanne Roshan, Shaheen
Abbas, Farah Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant, Shailendra Singh, Raju Manwani, Roop
a Vohra,
Divya Kohli, Rashmi Nigam, Shaana Dia, Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora Khan,
Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Amrita Arora Ladak, Laila Khan, Tulip Joshi, Maria Goretti,
Zoa Morani, Priya Dutt, Poorna Patel, Sonakshi Sinha, Dr Vijay Mallya, and Si
Malhotra. She also conducts yoga workshops for corporates, and runs her own wellness
brand called Cosmic Fusion (
), which emphasizes daily fitness and a
holistic lifestyle. Payal was on t
he panel of judges for ‘The Femina Miss India 2013’ pageant.
She judged the sub
contest and crowned Femina Miss India Body Beautiful 2013. She is the
author of the bestselling book
From XL to
which has sold mo

Payal Godwani Tiwaris 2nd Book launch, "Body Goddess" The complete guide on yoga for women on Sat 20th June 2015 on the Occasion of World Yoga Day. Tushar Kapoor & Tamanna Bhatia had launched the book.[Payals first book was XL to XS]
Other celebs who came to support Payal were Sayantani Ghosh, Teejay Sidhu, Suchitra Pillai & her spouse Lars, Riddhima Tiwari.

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Displaying DSC_6364.JPGre than 75,000 copies
across the country.