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Karmachari: Short Stories About Ordinary People
by Vasant Purushottam Kale, Vikrant Pande

You who stand in a queue, who try to board a running local, who tolerate your boss’s snide remarks and the trials and tribulations of marital life – you still manage to discuss politics with enthusiasm, to finish a game of cards, to laugh and to make others laugh … You are a true karmachari. A collection of unforgettable short stories about ordinary people, Karmachari is a mirror held up to society. Set in suburban Mumbai of the 1970s, yet universal, it is peopled by characters we might meet in real life. They come alive under V.P. Kale’s sharp but compassionate gaze, and prod us gently towards a world of greater kindness and understanding.

The Source
by Sirshree

WE ALL SEEK INNER PEACE

We all seek inner peace, lasting joy and unconditional love. But it eludes us as we are drawn into challenges of daily life…

WE ALL SEEK WORLDLY SUCCESS

We all seek to enjoy a perfect life, brimming with harmony in relationships, financial freedom and physical vitality. But we believe all of this comes at the cost of inner peace…

WE CAN NOW ATTAIN BOTH!

Join millions of readers of the Source Series who are realizing inner peace and success through the Power of Happy Thoughts. 

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“This book is meant for humanity. If you are a good human being, you should take it, read it, and follow the path. 

~ Shahrukh Khan, while releasing The Source

“Happy Thoughts are very right words. First create inner peace through Happy Thoughts, which shall then guide the external world.” 

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while releasing Sirshree’s book


Collected Plays of Mahesh Elkunchwar
by Mahesh Elkunchwar

Mahesh Elkunchwar has written and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Satish Alekar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. This volume brings together six acclaimed plays-‘Garbo’, ‘Desire in the Rocks (Vasanakand), ‘Old Stone Mansion’ (Wada Chirebandi), ‘Reflection’ (Pratibimb), ‘Sonata’, and ‘An Actor Exits’ (Eka Natacha Mrityu)-written by Elkunchwar.
Elkunchwar’s plays, with their wide-ranging themes-the passage of time and mortality, identity and sexuality, religious tension and gender issues, human bonding and alienation-focus on human relationships and personal and moral choices which are the classic concerns of all great works of literature. Along with a comprehensive introduction by noted theatre critic Samik Bandyopadhyay, this volume includes production histories of each play, the playwright’s notes on his intense experience with Indian theatre, and a photo section depicting stage performances.

Yayati
by V S Khandekar

The story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata.

Yayati was a great scholar and one of the noblest rulers of olden times. He followed the shastras and was devoted to the welfare of his subjects. Even the King of Gods, Indra, held him in high esteem. Married to seductively beautiful Devayani, in love with her maid Sharmishtha, and father of five sons from two women, yet Yayati unabashedly declares, ‘My lust for pleasure is unsatisfied…’

His quest for the carnal continued, sparing not even his youngest son, and exchanging his old age for his son’s youth…

Winner of the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards.


Power Pranayama: The Key to Body-Mind Management
by Dr. Renu Mahtani M.D.

Pranayama is in vogue today but few are really aware of its subtle yet profound effects on the mind. Pranayama involves much more than a few breathing exercises; it is a holistic experience that encompasses the body and the mind. The book explains in simple terms:— How to identify and correct our faulty patterns of breathing— How to  practice pranayama with understanding and safety — Logical explanations for various aspects of Pranayama -• why one nostril is usually more open than the other and what are its implications on our mindset and diseases• how Kapalbhati can offer peace of mind • how the vibrations of chanting soothe the mind and heal the body  — How pranayama creates the interface to connect with the mind — How to program our mind towards self-empowerment, health & happiness.
This book is for one and all who desire to create positive health. 
Dr. Renu Mahtani M.D., a practicing physician, runs a centre in Pune to share Yoga and Pranayama – be it breath therapy, restorative traditional yoga, ashtanga vinyasa (power) yoga or management of mind! Special breathing techniques are imparted for chronic diseases, low immune conditions, anxiety, depression, attention disorders, obsessive disorders, migraine and dyslexia. For more information visit  www.paramyoga.in

Ramayana: The Game of Life – Book 1: Roar with Courage
by Shubha Vilas

 Authentic narration of the epic with life lessons

Turning Bad into Good

The Ramayana is not a story. It is a way of life. It is the game of life.

A good game is full of twists and turns at every stage and this magical epic arms us with valuable tools to deal with anomalies in our own lives. These quirks turn us into valiant warriors in the face of the most challenging situations. Each one of us falls into three categories in this game:

•  Positive contributor. The sages headed by the iconic Vishwamitra strive to contribute positively to society.

•  Negative destroyer. Demons headed by Maricha and Subahu try to cast spells of intense negativity. 

•  Protective meditator. Rama and Lakshmana work hard to protect the positive from corrupting influences.

So which role do you want to play in this game?

Roar with Courage is the first book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series. A modern retelling of the Bala Kanda of Valmiki’s epic, it presents the realities of life with far-reaching and thought-provoking lessons. With deep wisdom, author Shubha Vilas explains the timeless values that will be relevant to the contemporary world.

Shubha Vilas is a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker. He helps people in dealing with modern-day life situations through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and other dharmic traditions. He conducts leadership seminars in premier institutes across the world and inspires deeper human values.


Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Whether single, separated or someone’s spouse, everyone wants to find and keep this elusive thing called love. Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul, a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams.


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