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White Crane, Lend me Your Wings
Tsewang Yishey Pemba
Niyogi, 2017, pp 468, Rs 495

This posthumous novel begins with a never-told-before story of a failed Christian mission in Tibet, and takes one into the heartland of Eastern Tibet by capturing the zeitgeist of the fierce warrior tribe of Khampas, ruled by chieftains.

Don’t Stop Me Now
Vassos Alexander
Bloomsbury, 2016, pp 304, Rs 299
This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part fitness. The author shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra marathons.

Nobody Killed Her
Sabyn Javeri
Harper Collins, 2017, pp 432, Rs 350
The nation sinks into mourning as news of former Prime Minister Rani Shah’s assassination arrives. This courtroom drama has a needle of suspicion pointed at Madam Shah’s close confidante, Nazneen Khan, who was seen sitting beside her in the convoy and escaped the bomb blast unscathed!

R Aravamudan, Gita Aravamudan
Harper Collins, 2017, pp 240, Rs 399
ISRO’s pioneer narrates the story of the people who built India’s space research programme and how they did it. It is the tale of an Indian organisation that defied international bans and embargos, worked with laughably meagre resources, evolved its own technology,
and grew into a major space power.

Shot, Down
Vivek Rao
Hachette, 2017, pp 354,Rs 399
A software mogul gears up to launch a revolutionary surveillance system. A terrorist prepares to wage a war against an Indian state. A young man is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And his brother, Ajay, must find his own way to find the
murderers, after his pleas for help fall on deaf ears.

India’s Railway Man
Rajendra B Aklekar
Rupa, 2017, pp 253, Rs 295
The Chithoni railway link bridge was completed 11 weeks ahead of schedule! Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train - the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. And behind these feats was Sreedharan. This is his story.

3 and a Half Murders
Salil Desai
Fingerprint, 2017, pp 163, Rs 250
Two corpses - a woman lying dead on her bed and a man hanging from the ceiling fan. When the case comes their way, Senior Inspector Saralkar has just been diagnosed with hypertension and PSI Motkar is busy with rehearsals of an amateur play. Can they both get to the bottom of the case?

Success Mantra in Sports
M N Vishwanath
Inkhorn, 2017, pp 375, Rs 550
The book addresses key mental aspects of sports with many anecdotes, and narrates personal experiences of top national and international sportspersons. It hopes to introduce athletes to techniques that would boost their performance.