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Tips to communicate with a child, a sleuth's evergreen charm

Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 08:44 AM
New Delhi, Jan 15: Have gadgets occupied your child's world? There are answers for parents who find it difficult to communicate with their child owing to the rapidly changing times. Also, a deeper look into why popular Bengali sleuth Feluda still rules the heart of Bengalis despite being 50-year-old now. Finally, a tale of four women whose lives take a catastrophic turn interweaving into each other. Check out the assorted fare the IANS bookshelf has to offer this weekend.

1. Book: Is your Child ready to Face the World?; Author: Dr. Anupam Sibal; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 162; Price: Rs. 250

In today's world, getting sufficient time to communicate with children is a tough thing. Academics, extra-curricular activities and distractions in the shape of numerous gadgets make heavy demands on children's time, making good parenting a skill.

The author, himself a paediatrician and a father, suggests the best approach to effectively get through to children and mastering the art of parenthood in his new book, which focusses on different values and qualities that mold children. Exploring the crux of parenting, this book asks as well as answers whether your child is ready to face the world.

2. Book: Feluda @ 50; Author: Boria Majumdar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 176; Price: Rs. 299

When detective stories meant Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, master helmsman Satyajit Ray created a character who still influences Bengalis, of all generations. Feluda, the most popular sleuth, became even more popular when Ray gave a face to the character with actor Soumitra Chatterjee playing the role on screen. Fifty years later, the cult endures.

Boria Majumdar's book explores the phenomenon - what makes us love the man; what makes Feluda tick that every film on him continues to run to packed houses for weeks and months. The book also delves into Ray's motivation for keeping Feluda cocooned from contemporary politics and never allowing him a love interest. The book is a quintessential fan tribute and a celebration of Feluda on the detective's 50th anniversary.

3. Book: Forbidden Desires; Author: Madhuri Banerjee; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 266; Price: Rs.295

Madhuri Banerjee's latest book revolves around four female protagonists who know nothing about one another and live cocooned in their individual worlds until one day they are forced to reckon with shocking truths they never imagined.

Not hesitating to come up with the hidden desires of modern women, the book weaves a bold tale, where women follow their hearts in search of happiness and love. The book interweaves varied stories of these women and their passions to show us how all relationships ultimately crash into one another.

4. Book: Effective People; Author: T.V.Rao; Publisher: Random Business; Pages: 407; Price: Rs.399

How effective are you as a person? T.V Rao's latest book analyses and studies effective doctors, actors, civil servants, social workers, educationists, nation builders and entrepreneurs who seem to go beyond the tenets of effectiveness and shine out as what the author calls Very Effective People and Super Effective People.

From A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Devi Shetty, Anil Gupta to Kangana Ranaut, Sachin Tendulkar and Anupam Kher to ordinary people - the author presents diverse examples and cases whose lives are effective. The book, with self-assessment tools at the end of each chapter, will propel you to leap forward and discover the best in you.
Agency: IANS
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