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Why read one free short story when you can have 4! We have one for every mood to help you get through June! Here is our schedule for this week on Live, Laugh, Learn & Love Festival:

LIVE – 

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TUE –

Existence Knows No Right and Wrong by Sadhguru

There is no need to be orderly or perfect, says Sadhguru. Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a New York Times bestselling author. 

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WED – 

5 ways to stay healthy while you work from home by Rujuta Diwekar

Many of us are working from home or staying in as the Coronavirus epidemic hits India. How can we stay fit and healthy at this time? The country’s top health and nutrition specialist Rujuta Diwekar tells you 5 amazing ways you can stay on top of your fitness game in the time of COVID-19.

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THUR – 

Insights from Pathways to Joy: The Master Vivekananda on the Four Yoga Paths to God in 15 minutes

Pathways to Joy by Swami Vivekananda is an exposition of the Vedanta philosophy of non-dualism and an exploration of Hinduism as a tolerable and inclusive religion. Swami Vivekananda explains the 4 primary paths or Yogas to help one attain unity with the Brahman and the lasting joy that follows. 

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FRI – 

How To Influence People With Your Ideas (Harvard Business Review)

If you can move people with an idea, they will embrace it. Learn how to influence your peers with your ideas from different professionals in this guide by HBR Ascend. 

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SAT – 

Insights from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

Stephen R Covey teaches us ways to fight our social conditioning and develop certain habits that result in success and happiness from within. 

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SUN – 

7 Practices to Calm Yourself by Sanket Pai

Relax your stressed mind using these techniques instead of meditation

MON – 

B24 by Arthur Conan Doyle

This is the story of prisoner B 24, a petty burglar who claims he’s falsely accused of the murder of Lord Manning. But can his desperate account convince the authorities of his innocence and reveal the identity of the true culprit?  A gripping tale from the master storyteller Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

LAUGH – 

TUE –

The Search for Truth by Khushwant Singh

A sharp and funny dissection of different aspects of the Indian character, from our attitude to sex, religion and women to our views on corruption and the English language. Irreverent and full of witty observations, this is a Khushwant Singh classic!

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WED – 

My Mother Mrs Kapur by Dolar Vasani

Mrs Kapur and her young daughter share a secret, and they do not even know about it….Dolar Vasani is a life coach and an independent consultant. She’s the author of Not Yet Uhuru – a collection of 12 contemporary illustration lesbian love stories. Her stories have appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica 2014, Queer Africa (South Africa and UK).

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THUR – 

Eve’s Diary by Mark Twain

This story is the first-person account of Eve from her creation up to her burial by her mate Adam, including meeting and getting to know him, and exploring the world around her, Eden.

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FRI – 

The Blouse by Perumal Murugan

A son feels awkward because his mother doesn’t wear a blouse. But this is how his mother always dressed. What changed suddenly? As he tries to find a solution before a visit from his prospective in-laws, a simple problem spirals out of control.

SAT – 

Be Atmanirbhar by Tahira Kashyap

‘This is how I arrived at my theory that babies are sadists.’ Tahira Kashyap hilariously recounts her parenthood and what it was like to have an unplanned pregnancy, or as she calls it, ‘being Punjabi’. Sex, feeding and Chinese food – she lays it all out in her usual tongue in cheek style!

SUN – 

The Man Upstairs by PG Wodehouse

Annette Brougham, a quick-tempered female composer and music-teacher, is disturbed by a knocking on her ceiling. She visits the flat above to complain, but despite her initial feelings of anger towards him, she soon finds herself drawn to “Alan Beverley”, the modest and charming struggling artist she finds there. Alan invites her to knock on the ceiling whenever she wants to talk to him.

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MON – 

Addis Ababa by Benyamin

In his hunt for premium alcohol under the military quota, Thomas Chandy Neduveliparampil runs into an American naval officer and his mysterious African girlfriend

LEARN – 

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TUE –

Social Networks by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo

How does news spread and why are social networks so powerful? Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo answer the question using the most recent research and current data. This is a chapter from Good Economics for Hard Times.

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WED – 

Malik Ambar by Manu S Pillai

Malik Ambar was born in Ethiopia but by the turn of the 16th century this former slave was deciding the fate of the rulers of Ahmadnagar in the Deccan. This is the story of his rise and how he came to be the most hated enemy of the Mughals.

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THUR – 

Double your Money by Prashant Desai

A simple perspective on your money in your bank’s savings account. 

FRI – 

The Labyrinth of Lies by Katherine Eban

Peter Baker, a drug investigator for the FDA travels down to Mumbai for an inspection. What should have been a routine check up of a plant reveals a more sinister truth that leaves Baker reeling. 

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SAT – 

Savarkar in Kaala Paani by Vaibhav Purandare

In 1911, Savarkar was awarded two consecutive life sentences to be served in the dreaded Cellular Jail on the Andaman Islands for sedition and murder. In this mini blockbuster read about Savarkar’s experiences in the most notorious   prison complex of his time – the Guantanamo Bay of the 20th century – and his curious letters of apology to the British authorities.

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SUN – 

Marketing Lessons from Hindustan Unilever by Sudhir Sitapati

Nine out of ten households use a Hindustan Unilever Product every month. Find out why marketing is at the heart of the business for HUL.

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MON – 

From Doklam To Wuhan: Understanding India–China Relations by Kanti Bajpai

Why have relations between India and China, who comprise nearly forty per cent of the world’s population, been troubled for over sixty years? A war in 1962 was followed by decades of uneasy peace, but in recent years a rising number of serious military confrontations has underlined their huge and growing differences. Studies go on to suggest that the people of the two countries see the other society in increasingly negative ways. In this succinct and informative book, Kanti Bajpai examines jingoism, racism and Indian perceptions of China.

LOVE – 

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TUE –

The Missing Piece by Anita Nair

A collection of love letters in a bookshop in Shimla. A doctor from Kashmir, an artist from Kochi. Both of them reach for the book. The stars are on course for a collision

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WED – 

The Gardener by Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone takes us through a steamy affair between a teenage gardener and a bored housewife. But for how long can this go on?

THUR – 

Love in the Time of Whatsapp by Liji Narayan

A woman waiting at the airport lounge peeps into her neighbor’s mobile. She sees him texting his girlfriend. But later, the man embraces another woman who just arrived at the airport. Which woman is he really cheating on- are things really as they seem?

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FRI – 

Valentine’s Day by Debeshi Gooptu

Aditya’s parents didn’t approve of his friendship with Manjari. Would the teenager let them put an end to things or will he take a stand?

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SAT – 

Esme by Saki

In this strange tale, a baroness encounters an unusual beast in the English countryside

SUN – 

The Postmaster by Rabindranath Tagore

The lonely postmaster of Ulapur tries everything to keep himself occupied in the tiny village, but nothing seems to work. What happens when he decides to leave?

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MON – 

The Impersonator by Renuka Narayanan

Renuka Narayan tells the story of Jogen, who leaves his family to join a jatra troupe. When he refuses to play anyone other than the God Shiva, what curious challenges will he face?

 

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