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The Holistic Pine Summer Reading List 2024



Welcome to The Holistic Pine Summer Reading List 2024! Our squad of bibliophiles has meticulously curated an extraordinary compilation of literary gems to elevate your summer escapades. The spectrum is diverse, ranging from pulse-quickening suspense to heartwarming tales of amour. Whether lounging by the pool or basking in the sun at the shore, our meticulously chosen titles stand as your optimal companions for a summer brimming with literary odysseys.

Plunge into these enthralling narratives, allowing your creativity to soar in tandem with The Holistic Pine Summer Reading List 2024. We've artfully constructed this roster to expand your reading vistas, ushering you into uncharted territories of authors and novel viewpoints. Immerse yourself in these riveting chronicles, seizing the full potential of your summer reading expedition with The Holistic Pine.

Partake in sagas of entrepreneurial and leadership excellence, love, companionship, and self-revelation while unwinding amidst the sunbeams. Our handpicked selection spans the spectrum from contemporary romanticism to cerebrally stimulating fiction, guaranteeing a literary delight for every palate. So, clutch a tome, locate a cozy enclave, and brace yourself to traverse the enchanting realms of The Holistic Pine Summer Reading List 2024. Let these tales transport you to unexplored realms and kindle the enchantment of reading this summer. Happy reading!

Note: The books in this list are arranged in alphabetical order. This list will be updated regularly until 31 March 2024 to add more titles. 

 The Holistic Pine Summer Reading List 2024

A SLICE OF REVERIE

Author: Divya Venkateswaran
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Notion Press
Year of Publication: 2022

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Blurb

A myriad of emotions straight from the heart through the medium of ink. Endless thoughts woven into verses delving into experiences with intensity and gentleness conveying perspective lyrically. A journey of becoming a poet and understanding the nuances of poetry writing. Unspoken verses on experiences of a poet by choice in short as well as long forms of poetry.

About the Author

Divya Venkateswaran


Divya Venkateswaran, a luminary in both the realms of literature and education, channels her passion for words into a tapestry of creativity and enlightenment. With over a decade of expertise in the education industry, Divya's professional journey has evolved from adept project management to shaping minds as an English language trainer.

In the literary arena, Divya's narrative prowess graced the digital pages of The Times of India's "Soul Curry" section, laying the foundation for her exploration of soulful storytelling. Beyond crafting her tales, she transitioned into a discerning book reviewer, shedding light on emerging talents and literary treasures.

A music enthusiast and trained classical singer, Divya harmonizes her artistic inclinations, contributing poems, stories, and articles to various anthologies. Co-authoring "IMPETUS - Rhymes Within Us" earned her the esteemed "Poet of the Year" award from Ukiyoto Publishing, cementing her presence in international literary festivals, including the New Delhi World Book Fair and the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair.

Currently based in Mumbai, Divya Venkateswaran not only continues to leave an indelible mark on the literary landscape but also imparts knowledge as a key player in a prominent Ed Tech company, embodying the fusion of passion, creativity, and educational acumen.

BOOKS AND SCRIPTURES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE - THE INSPIRATION THAT LED ME TO BECOME AN AUTHOR

Author: Sachin Kate
Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
Publisher: Notion Press
Year of Publication: 2024

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Blurb

Books and Scriptures That Changed My Life - The Inspiration that led me to become an Author. This is the 11th Book published by the Author. Ever since he was about 15 years old, the Author had a penchant for reading. Some of the Books changed his very perspective for life and this motivated him to keep on reading and absorbing the essence of each book to bring about an Introspective Re-Awakening. This Book specifically deals with his personal experiences connected with reading each of those books. It is all the more special as there was a very personal story element attached to each book, which was a rare experience of a lifetime for him; and he wanted to share that experience for all to read and get inspired. In fact the Books were the inspiration for his Phase transition from a simple blogger / writer to an Author.

About the Author

Sachin Kate 

Sachin Kate is an Author, Writer, Blogger, Wordsmith, weaving life’s experiences into the fabric of daily life. He is also a Business Development and Process Improvement Facilitator as well as a Citizen Reporter advocating for Social Causes. As an Author his Genre of writing include Self-Help, Consciousness, Awareness, Motivation, Precognition, Premonition, Clairvoyance, Paranormal experiences and Divine Interventions, True Life Experiences, Animal and Interspecies Communication, and much more. As of today he has published 11 Books – 8 of which are in English and 3 are Hindi translations of his own books. He already has about 7 to 8 more books on the desk waiting to be published very soon of which there would be a few in Marathi as well. He is a voracious reader and writer as is seen from the fact that his 11 Books have been published in just under 12 months, that too because he did not want to rush the publications in any way that it should compromise on the quality of the content. As an artist himself, he does everything from selecting the Genre, the subject, topic, the content, concept and ideas behind the narration, structure of the book, editing, formatting, including Cover design, and Self-Publishes his books both on Amazon Kindle for his E-Books and his Publisher Notion Press Dashboard all by himself. At 65+ his zeal for writing and sharing his life’s experiences is his biggest motivation and inspiration for him. His multifaceted work experience and multilingual capabilities allow him to express his thoughts at will, which is overjoyed and motivated to do always. A typical night-owl as he calls himself, he works over 18 hours a day on an average to fulfill his passion and his dreams! He seeks the Best wishes and Blessings of each and every one of, especially the readers, friends, family and well-wishers, in his journey forward.

ESTABLISH A SACRED CONNECTION WITH THE DIVINE

Author: Nusrat Jabeen
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Notion Press
Year of Publication: 2024


Embark on a journey of discovery with "Establish a Sacred Connection with the Divine." This book is your guide to unravelling the magic around you and fostering a profound connection to the universe. Engage in a simple yet meaningful conversation with the cosmos, finding peace and understanding within these pages.

The universe is not a distant concept; it's right here, resonating with your thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Immerse yourself in the magic within these pages, allowing the universe to respond to your innermost desires. Start your spiritual adventure today and let the universe lead you to a more meaningful existence.

About the Author

Nusrat Jabeen

Nusrat Jabeen, an award-winning poet, author, and language trainer, certified in Tefl and Tesol by ACT, infuses her work with a rich blend of introspection and lyrical imagery. Guiding readers on a journey where words become a conduit to the divine, each verse explores the profound connection between introspection, lyrical beauty, and cosmic resonance.

Teaming up once again with Notion Press for her second poetry book, Jabeen invites readers to join her exploration of life, love, and the human experience. This collection is a snapshot of her ongoing poetic journey.

Her debut collection, "A Delightful Harmony of Spirit (An Agreement with the Soul)," received acclaim for its emotional depth. Inspired by Emily Dickinson, Dr. Allama Iqbal, and her unique perspective, Jabeen's poetry invites self-discovery.

Beyond literature, Jabeen enjoys puzzles, cooking, and finds inspiration in the natural world. Honored with awards like the Kitab Writing Publication Award and the Rabindra Nath Tagore Literature Award, Jabeen's impact extends globally.

Recognition includes Zimetra International Magazine, Top 100 S7 Poetry Aspirants, 152nd rank in Hashtag Kalakar, and Top Five Best English Writer Inspired by Holistic Pine International Online Journal in 2023.

FLUFFY AND ME

Author: Anita Krishan
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Year of Publication: 2015

Blurb

For it is said—“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”He ran away with a shoe from the cobbler’s shack.Sitting in the middle of the road, chewing on a bone, he was unaware of the bus above him.Spotting a few scattered sheep and goats,he anticipated fun and action.A foolhardy fighter.But above all, the perfect companion, guard, and savior . . .Meet Fluffy, the cutest, wild-spirited Lhasa Apso!In the sleepy Himalayan suburb of Shimla, life had been quite laidback. And then one evening came a most unexpected phone call. A canine was on its way; the little girl would soon have a companion.And thus began this true story of an undying friendship. Of an inseparable bond between Fluffy and his little mistress. Join in their escapades as they glide from innocence to maturity, exploring the Himalayan wilderness.A heart-warming tale of the selfless love and boundless devotion that only canines are capable of showering, Anita Krishan’s Fluffy and Me will take you on an emotional journey full of laughter and tears, fun and fear.Moving, sensitive, hilarious, and deeply touching . . . an unpretentious story of love!

About the Author

Anita Krishan

Anita Krishan is a Best Selling Author of fiction. Born in Shimla in 1955 she spent 22 years of her life in the pristine Himalayan town. After earning a Master’s degree in Literature from Himachal University, she moved on to the career of an educator, introducing the delights of language and literature to her students for 25 years.

It was during this period that she discovered her calling … of being a writer. She has five published works to her credit, and more to come.

She also worked as a senior columnist with the Indian Economist.

FROM MY PEN

Author: Kirti V
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: The Little Booktique Hub
Year of Publication: 2024

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Blurb

In the words of Khalil Gibran - Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

From My Pen has the poems written over a variety of topics. One can see the depictions of raw human emotions, nature and even inanimate objects. This reflects upon the fact that poetry can be used as a wonderful medium to communicate one's thoughts and emotions. This book contains 21 poems that speak about my feelings about the happenings around me and some personal experiences as a mother as well as a teacher.


About the Author


An IT professional turned teacher, Ms Kirti took to writing during the pandemic of 2020. She
continues to learn the nuances of poetry, prose, and story writing. Her poems have
been published in several anthologies across languages.

She is the recipient of the Literoma Author of the Year 2021 award, NE8X Tagore Commemorative 2022 and Author Awardee and Sahityakosh Samman, The Little Booktique Hub Best Rhymer 2022, Ukiyoto Poet of the Year 2022. Her debut poetry book Tides of Life was published in January 2022. The book received a special mention at the ALS Annual Awards 2023 and has been a part of several book fairs. In February 2024, she released her second poetry collection titled 'From My Pen'.Her works can be read at www.kirtisignature.com.

GHOSTS IN THE DARK SILENCE

Author: Anita Krishan
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Year of Publication: 2022

Blurb

"When you hear things in the dark silence of the night, you know what it means— they are watching you. The moment you are vulnerable, that' s when they will strike. Why, you ask? Because you are alive. From the author of the bestselling Ghosts of the Silent Hills, comes another collection of chilling horror stories based on true events. Encased in Ghosts in the Dark Silence are five stories that will petrify even the bravest of the brave. Some stories are gruesome and bizarre, others softly creep up on you and pull you in. The beautiful dream-house of a newly-wed couple slowly turns into their worst nightmare, malevolent spirits prance around to prey on the living, na├»ve youngsters are lured into the world of tantriks and black magic, and even simple games turn out to be dangerous and life-threatening. What will become of the people in these stories? They can pray. They can run. They can fight. But do they stand a chance against something that' s not even of this world?"

About the Author

Anita Krishan 

Anita Krishan is a Best Selling Author of fiction. Born in Shimla in 1955 she spent 22 years of her life in the pristine Himalayan town. After earning a Master’s degree in Literature from Himachal University, she moved on to the career of an educator, introducing the delights of language and literature to her students for 25 years.

It was during this period that she discovered her calling … of being a writer. She has five published works to her credit, and more to come.

She also worked as a senior columnist with the Indian Economist.

GHOSTS OF THE SILENT HILLS

Author: Anita Krishan
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Year of Publication: 2019

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Blurb

The dead do not rest till they get what they want. You have arrived in the hills. In here, you are surrounded by dense, menacing forests, enveloped in a deadly silence... You never know what lurks here in the Cold, dark night. Do not walk alone after sunset in the hills. A beautiful woman in white haunts the Lonely pathways, looking to enchant and ensnare men... All the people who died in accidents here... They say you hear their screams at night. And the deserted lodges sitting amidst lush greenery and calm streams... Spirits lie in wait here, ready to prey on the living. There are sceptics who did not heed these warnings. They tried to rationalize what they saw, what they felt. But when they came face to face with the beings that they believed didn’t exist, they couldn’t run away anymore... Ghosts of the silent hills is a collection that will make your nights a little scarier, encompassing the very best spine-chilling stories based on true hauntings.


About the Author

Anita Krishan

Anita Krishan is a Best Selling Author of fiction. Born in Shimla in 1955 she spent 22 years of her life in the pristine Himalayan town. After earning a Master’s degree in Literature from Himachal University, she moved on to the career of an educator, introducing the delights of language and literature to her students for 25 years.

It was during this period that she discovered her calling … of being a writer. She has five published works to her credit, and more to come.

She also worked as a senior columnist with the Indian Economist.

HANUMAN WISDOM- FOR CORPORATE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE

Author: Dr. Sujata Singhi
Genre: Nonfiction, Personal Transformation
Publisher: Literary Lounge
Year of Publication: 2024

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Blurb

In the fast-paced realm of modern business, where effective leadership is the linchpin of success, Dr. Sujata Singhi presents "Hanuman Wisdom: For Corporate Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success" as a transformative guide. This magnum opus intricately weaves together ancient Indian scriptures with contemporary leadership principles, extracting profound insights from revered texts such as the Hanuman Chalisa, Bajrang Baan, and Hanuman Ashtak. At its essence, the book delves into Hanuman's timeless attributes—devotion, courage, and boundless service—and skillfully applies them to the challenges of leadership in today's corporate landscape. This fusion forms the bedrock of transformative wisdom, offering readers not just knowledge but profound insights resonating with the very essence of leadership. "Hanuman Wisdom" transcends conventional reading experiences; it is an odyssey, a journey through time and culture. 

Readers are invited to apply ancient teachings to contemporary leadership challenges, embarking on a voyage of enlightenment. Dr. Singhi seamlessly integrates spirituality into leadership principles, urging readers to contemplate both external facets and internal qualities that elevate a leader to greatness. A heartfelt invitation extends to every reader—seasoned corporate leaders or aspiring entrepreneurs—to partake in this exploration. 

"Hanuman Wisdom" beckons individuals to uncover the harmonious fusion of spirituality and pragmatic leadership principles at the crossroads of ancient wisdom and modern success. As you turn the pages, surrender yourself to the timeless teachings of Hanuman and uncover how they can illuminate your leadership journey. In a world where the demands on leadership become increasingly intricate, "Hanuman Wisdom" emerges as a beacon of enlightenment. Dr. Sujata Singhi's opus promises not merely to inform but to transform, offering readers a profound understanding of leadership that transcends the ordinary.



About the Author



Dr. Sujata Singhi is a distinguished professional with a multifaceted career spanning corporate training, coaching, sound therapy, spiritual sciences, and extensive research. As an accomplished author, TEDx and international keynote speaker, and master NLP trainer, she has transformed the lives of over 5,00,000 individuals globally in her 25-year career. With a background in Business Administration, focusing on Finance and Marketing, Dr. Singhi departed from the corporate environment to dedicate her career to life skills education and wellness guidance. Her expertise in "Sound as Medicine" and the "Spiritual Science of Vedic systems" has earned her 5 doctorates and 2 D.Litts., with recognition from Cambridge Distance Education, UK. As the founder of MERT-Music and Emotion Release Therapy and the Institutes "Divine Soul Sound" Training institute, she aims to promote sound therapies and spiritual sciences. Additionally, her institute, “Creativity in Education,” focuses on introducing innovative teaching methodologies globally. Dr. Singhi is the international bestselling author of "Power of Sound," receiving global acclaim and awards. Her subsequent books, "Cut the Crap" and "Reclaim your Riches," have also achieved success. Beyond literature, she has trained individuals, including college professors, on "Re-Designing Life" for self-leadership. Her impact extends to national building, training bureaucrats, youth politicians, and contributing to the "Make in India" project. Recognized as one of the 99 Indian Women Achievers, Dr. Singhi has received 300+ national and international awards, including the Governor of Maharashtra honor, Rashtra Prerna Award, and the Humanitarian Honor. With a commitment to mental and emotional wellness, Dr. Singhi has developed over 108 courses on Spiritual Sciences, taught globally. She conducts corporate leadership trainings as well. Her international roles include Vice-Chairperson, International Relations, under the International Human Rights Council, and Director of Communications at the National Council of News and Broadcasting. Dr. Singhi holds various world and national records, including a Guinness World Record and is a G100 National Advisor for Youth Empowerment Wing. As a Rotarian and Ambassador of World Digital Detox Day Drive, Dr. Sujata Singhi continues to contribute significantly to various fields, embodying her philosophy of "Walk the Talk." Covered and interviewed in various media, she stands as a beacon of inspiration and leadership. www.sujatasinghi.com

LIVING A DREAM

Author: Tanmayee Deshmukh
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Bluerose Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Year of Publication: 2024

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Blurb

This is a story of an Indian girl, whose world is shattered by her parents’ death. Lost in darkness and no path lit, destiny knocks on her door in the form of her grandmother’s letter. With a ray of hope she leaves for Pismo Beach in California, where her grandmother resides. New found joy in the new place and her best friend cum childhood friend, she lives her life in bliss.

Unaware of the events, which are yet to unfold, she falls in love and believes has found her true love but life takes an ugly turn where she is thrown under a bus - tested, heartbroken and tormented. Yet in her downfall, she stays strong and lifts up her spirit with the help of her will power and her loved ones.

But God has other plans. Her wish for endless love comes in the form of her best friend. The ups and downs in their union don’t break them, rather strengthen their bond, making her believe that she is living a dream.

About the Author

Tanmayee Deshmukh

Tanmayee Deshmukh is a mother, chocolatier and an author. She lives in Pune, India. Though her educational background is Hotel management and Aviation, she found her calling in writing. Being an avid reader, she always felt the need to write which later turned her love for writing into passion. Apart from writing, she enjoys a relaxed vacation to perk up her peripheral view for fictional skills. She has been a co-author in the anthologies called 'Zindagi Ka Safar' and 'The Emotional Canvas' and has her debut romance novel 'Living a Dream' being published. Also, her work is posted under the title 'Letter to my younger self' and is amongst the Top 5 Literary Luminaries of 2023 on The Holistic Pine journal. She has also won The Holistic Pine Sahitya Puraskar 2023 award. Tanmayee wishes to keep writing and share her work with the world.

MY NAME IS CINNAMON

Author: Vikas Prakash Joshi
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Hay House Publishers India
Year of Publication: 2022

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Blurb

Both a captivating chronicle and an endeavour of remarkable depth and ambition, My Name Is Cinnamon provides a richly textured narrative of a boy trying to find his roots and place in the world. On each part of his journey, he encounters new people, new cuisines, and new adventures as he learns a lot about himself and the world around him.

While being a light-hearted and heart-warming read, the book also covers some difficult themes that are rarely explored in ­children’s and young adult literature. It is a deeply moving testament to the unceasing desire to know oneself, the unrelenting pull of familial bonds, and the power of hope, sacrifice, and love.

With his perceptive observations, vivid descriptions, and an authentic voice, the author, Vikas Prakash Joshi, weaves an immersive plot with fully realised environments and characters that are sure to stay with you for a long time. Above all, My Name Is Cinnamon is about finding your own people and accepting who you are.



About the Author


Vikas Prakash Joshi 

Vikas Prakash Joshi is an-award winning writer, editor, translator, podcaster, public speaker, novelist, amateur cook and occasional journalist in Pune, India. His first book for children, My Name Cinnamon (Hay House India), was published in November 2022 , and it has been lauded all over the world, in over 30+ countries, endorsed by many top Indian writers, and received 7 publishing offers. Story Ink, a Mumbai-based production company, has also acquired the book for screen adaptation. It was illustrated by the well known and award winning illustrator for children's books Niloufer Wadia. It has received 5 recognitions already: A3F Literary Award for Fiction 2023, Asian Literary Society Award for Best Debut Fiction,Asian Literary Society Certificate of Excellence in Fiction, Skipping Stones Magazine Honour List for International Books 2023, Longlisted and Shortlisted for Valley of Words Awards for Young Adult Fiction 2023. It was also chosen among 60 selected books by Indian authors for kids and YA by Hyderabad-based Beyond the Box organization, an organisation working in the field of literature.

PROUD OF MY GREY'S - THE JOURNEY OF A HEART IN SEARCH OF A SOUL

Author: Sachin Kate
Genre: True Accounts & Philosophy
Publisher: Notion Press
Year of Publication: 2024

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Blurb

Proud of my Grey’s – The journey of a Heart in search of a Soul! Over the 64 years of my life I have been very attached to the Divine Universe and Cosmic Ambience! I have always been deep in thought as to what the soul is and how it resonates with its surroundings. I always found a disconnection. The Soul was never in sync with the Universe / Cosmos in this fast paced, materialistic world, and in constant search of the “Divine Soul” that it truly desires. It was as if it was “A Soul without a Soul”. This book is a journey through my various stages in life and envisages the imaginable journey to the end!

About the Author

Sachin Kate


Sachin Kate is an Author, Writer, Blogger, Wordsmith, weaving life’s experiences into the fabric of daily life. He is also a Business Development and Process Improvement Facilitator as well as a Citizen Reporter advocating for Social Causes. As an Author his Genre of writing include Self-Help, Consciousness, Awareness, Motivation, Precognition, Premonition, Clairvoyance, Paranormal experiences and Divine Interventions, True Life Experiences, Animal and Interspecies Communication, and much more. As of today he has published 11 Books – 8 of which are in English and 3 are Hindi translations of his own books. He already has about 7 to 8 more books on the desk waiting to be published very soon of which there would be a few in Marathi as well. He is a voracious reader and writer as is seen from the fact that his 11 Books have been published in just under 12 months, that too because he did not want to rush the publications in any way that it should compromise on the quality of the content. As an artist himself, he does everything from selecting the Genre, the subject, topic, the content, concept and ideas behind the narration, structure of the book, editing, formatting, including Cover design, and Self-Publishes his books both on Amazon Kindle for his E-Books and his Publisher Notion Press Dashboard all by himself. At 65+ his zeal for writing and sharing his life’s experiences is his biggest motivation and inspiration for him. His multifaceted work experience and multilingual capabilities allow him to express his thoughts at will, which is overjoyed and motivated to do always. A typical night-owl as he calls himself, he works over 18 hours a day on an average to fulfill his passion and his dreams! He seeks the Best wishes and Blessings of each and every one of, especially the readers, friends, family and well-wishers, in his journey forward.

SCARRED EARTH

Author: Bhaswar Mukherjee
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Petals Publishers
Year of Publication: 2023

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Blurb

‘Scarred Earth’ is the heart-breaking story of Baruni and Muneim. Though ravaged by their circumstances, they refuse to succumb. It is a story of two strong personalities who collide but do not coalesce.

Why does Banguran village burn in the conflagration of ethnic strife? Why and how do the fiery adolescent girl Baruni and her family become victims in its vortex? What personal price does Baruni pay in the hands of the heinous police officer Kalicharan? Does she escape? Discover the answers as the juggernaut of developments keep you riveted.

In a parallel story set in Kolkata, meet the distinctive teenager Muneim and how he chooses a far more difficult life than that offered by his wealthy family. What obstacles does he face? How does he meet Baruni? Who is Payal and what role does she play in the devastation in Muneim’s life?

The plot swiftly moves to Siliguri where Baruni arrives to further her studies after her class ten boards. Here she meets and is drawn to Kunal, who too is attracted to her. How is he connected to her difficult past? Hold your breath as the narrative hurtles towards a shocking denouement…

Scarred Earth is the engaging tale of the indomitable human spirit of two unusual adolescents, which will immerse you. Completely.

About the Author

Bhaswar Mukherjee

A Mechanical Engineer and an MBA from IIM Bangalore, Bhaswar quit dabbling in the world of finance in multinational banks -Bank of America and HSBC after close to eighteen years. In 2005, he set up his own company Bridgepoint Solutions Pvt Ltd, which provides consultancy and learning solutions in the banking domain.

Bhaswar calls himself an accidental writer. He has contributed to twelve anthologies, India’s first composite novel (Limca Book of records entry) and in 2020 published his solo anthology ‘it happens- Stories of Human Relationships’ for which the Navi Mumbai Chambers of Business and Industries recognised him as the “Best Storyteller 2021” at the Indian Authors Conference and Awards -November 21. Many of his short stories have been shortlisted among the top 10 winners for the prompts in the Write India contests by The Times of India by Amitav Ghosh, Ashwin Sanghi, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Vivek Shanbhag, Tuhin Sinha and Nayantara Sahgal. His stories have been selected by Sudha Murty, Ravinder Singh for their curated anthologies and published by Penguin Random House.
In 2022 his debut nonfiction ‘The Counterfeiter- Abdul Karim Telgi and the Stamp Scam’ was published by Om Books International and became an Amazon best seller in the first month of its release for True Accounts. Ukiyoto Publishing selected him as an awardee for “Non-Fiction-Emerging Author of the Year” for this book in October2022. His debut work in genre fiction ‘Scarred Earth’ was released in September2023.

Endorsement for Bhaswar’s writing includes the stellar stars of the literary firmament who say:
‘Bhaswar Mukherjee is an author of promise and I wish him the very best’- Amitav Ghosh

‘I read Bhaswar Mukherjee’s compelling short story 'It Was Not Their War' as one of the submissions for the TOI Write India contest… the story was compelling and captivating. I wish Bhaswar well for his future writing endeavours.’ – Ashwin Sanghi

‘Bhaswar is an engaging storyteller whose short stories almost always find their way to the best of the lot sent for Write India. Short story writing is a special technique and Bhaswar certainly excels at that. I wish him all the best for his anthology and all future endeavours.’ – Vinita Dawra Nangia, Executive Editor Times of India, Director Write India.

Bhaswar is passionate about theatre, having acted and directed many.
He lives in Chennai, India with his wife Saswati. Their only daughter works in the US. He strives to live by the maxim ‘Carpe Diem’ or ‘Seize the Day’.

Full details of his work are available at the Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/bhaswar
He can be contacted at m.bhaswar@gmail.com

THE POWER OF TAROT-USING THE CARDS FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

Author: Subramanyam Gunda
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Gurucool Publishing
Year of Publication: 2024

As you embark on your journey with Tarot and explore "The Power of Tarot: Using the Cards for Personal Transformation," you can expect a multitude of benefits and personal growth. The book offers valuable insights to Self-Discovery, Intuition Development, Personal Transformation, Clarity and Guidance, Emotional Healing, Improved Relationships, Spiritual Growth and on. This book offers practical techniques, interpretations, and exercises to support your personal transformation and path to empowerment.

About the Author

Subramanyam Gunda


The author, Subramanyam Gunda, brings over 16 years of professional experience in the IT and service industry to the table, with a rich background as an Agile Consultant (Agile Product Owner, Lead Scrum Master, Agile coach) and Oracle card reading.

He is the founder of AgileArcanaAcademy.com providing Ghost writing services, sell and manage online courses, host podcasts and provide corporate in-house trainings on Agile methodologies.

He takes immense pride in his writings and publications, having authored three impactful books. His first book, "ABCs of Agile Scrum Framework: Secrets to Successful Project Management," served as a valuable reference for countless project managers and Agile enthusiasts. Following its success, his second book, titled "Business Analysis Life Cycle & the IT Business Analyst's Role in Traditional, Digital, and Agile Worlds," garnered critical acclaim, and recognition. Current publication is his third book, titled “The Power of Tarot-Using the Cards for Personal Transformation”.

In addition to his literary achievements, Subramanyam has secured gold, silver, and bronze medals for 'India' in the "Atlympics - 2021 competition," hosted by Atlassian. Beyond his professional pursuits, he passionately volunteers his time and serves in various capacities, including as an 'Atlassian Community Leader for the Visakhapatnam chapter,' an 'Atlassian Creator,' and one of the members in 'Atlassian Community Advisory Board (2023-2024).

THE UNFORGETTABLE WOMAN

Author: Pankaj Giri
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: BEE Books
Year of Publication: 2023

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Blurb

Abandoned by his wife and daughter and living with his cousin’s son, senior doctor Adarsh leads a lonely and uneventful life . . . until he begins glimpsing someone in the streets of his hometown, Ilathang—a woman he knew once, a woman who had long disappeared.

As Smriti starts working as a teacher at Ilathang Government School, she develops an affectionate bond with her PG owner’s son—a teenage drug addict—which fulfils her childhood craving for a brother. But one day in the summer of 2007, a dramatic turn of events unveils a devastating secret, a secret that turns her life upside down.

Will Adarsh be able to discover the mystery behind the curious glimpses of the woman? Will Smriti be able to recover from the trauma of the shattering secret?

Set in fictional towns in the beautiful state of Sikkim, The Unforgettable Woman is an inspirational, heart-touching story that explores the themes of regret, love, and forgiveness and shows how a single secret can influence several lives.

About the Author

Pankaj Giri


Pankaj Giri was born and brought up in Gangtok, Sikkim—a picturesque hill station in India. He began his writing career with a book review blog, and after several years of honing his writing skills, he wrote his debut solo novel "The Fragile Thread of Hope".

The e-book version of the inspirational fiction novel was selected as a “Top 5 Finalist” in the Amazon Pen to Publish Contest 2017 and received critical acclaim worldwide.

The paperback version—published in late 2019 by Fingerprint! Publishing—also got an excellent reception, a 5-star rating from the renowned literary blog New Asian Writing being the highlight. It was a commercial success, too, selling more than 4500 copies. In July 2020, Pankaj won Best Author (Fiction) at the Indian Literary Awards 2020. He has also been featured in top media houses like The Sentinel, The Morung Express, The Statesman, and The Echo of India.

In September 2023, Pankaj released his next book "The Unforgettable Woman", an emotional, inspirational story exploring the themes of drug abuse, love, regret, and forgiveness.

He is currently working in the government sector in Sikkim. He likes to spend time listening to music and watching movies and sitcoms.

THE WEB OF SHADOWS

Author: Deepti Menon
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Readomania
Year of Publication: 2024

Blurb

What connection does the sudden death of a young girl in a dance bar have with an influential Tantric household in Kerala? As private investigator Akshata forces her way into the Mumbai-based dance bar headed by a formidable Madam and her trusted eunuch, the menacing Ahmad, she discovers a web of intrigue with its origins in a Kerala village dominated by a powerful Namboodrippad family of Tantrics. Can Akshata cut through the murky underbelly of the sinister world that threatens to devour the pawns, big and little? The Web of Shadows is an edge-of-the-seat thrilling ride.

About the Author

Deepti Menon

Deepti Menon has always loved the written word. She began to write at the age of ten and was lucky enough to have travelled around the country, being an Army kid, and later an Army wife. Her experiences during those years helped hone her interest and her flair for writing. Meeting new people helped her to notice details and put them into her interesting characters. (In fact, her friends and family shy away from saying anything to her, for fear of seeing it in print the next time they open a magazine.)

Her first book, 'Arms and the Woman', published by Rupa Publishers in 2002, took a light-hearted look at the life of an Army wife. This book was written mainly to reveal the warmth and camaraderie within the great institution.

For Deepti, both teaching and writing were wonderful learning experiences in their own ways. Teaching brought out the extrovert in her that revelled in being with children, creating that much-needed rapport and opening their minds to not only academics, but also the little things like curiosity, fun and good humour. She loved the fact that she learnt much from her students as well. Today, she is the Executive Director of Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School, a school in the town of Thrissur in Kerala.

2013 and 2014 were lucky for her, as many of her short stories were chosen for anthologies. She had a number of stories in the various ‘Chicken Soups’ as well. Short stories with deft twists and tongue-in-cheek articles that tickle the funny bone are her forte. One of her purple patches came when she won an I-Pad in a worldwide short story contest.

A book of her poems, dealing with life, love and loss, titled 'Deeparadhana of Poems', was lovingly compiled by her mother, herself a talented writer. ‘Shadow in the Mirror’, a psychological thriller published by Readomania in 2016, was well received by her readers. After that, she brought out two more anthologies of thriller short stories titled ‘Where Shadows Follow’ (2020) and ‘Shadows Never Lie’ (2021). Together the three books are now known as the Shadow Trilogy.

Deepti has also worked as a freelance journalist for over seven years and brought out humorous pieces, lifestyle articles and hard-hitting non-fiction in many publications.

In 2022, she was invited to be the Guest Editor for ‘The Abandoned House Horror’ brought out by Monalisa Joshi (Chrysanthemum Chronicles). 2023 was a year when two of her books were published – ‘Classic Tales from Shakespeare’ (Readomania) and ‘The Dance and the Trance’ (H&C Publishing).

January 1st, 2024 started the new year off with a bang as Deepti’s fourth book in the #shadowseries titled ‘The Web of Shadows’ was published, again by Readmania.

UNTOLD - MEMOIRS OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Author: Sachin Kate
Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
Publisher: Notion Press
Year of Publication: 2023

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Blurb

"Untold" - Memoirs of a Different Kind is my sincere effort to weave life's intricate and emotional incidents, onto the canvas of human imagination. I am trying to narrate how those experiences unfolded and impacted my life, character, and demeanor. I could sum up my memoirs with this excellent Quote - “When you put down the good things you ought to have done and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs.“ – Will Rogers. I am an Author, Writer, Blogger, and Wordsmith, weaving life's experiences into the fabric of daily life. This is my humble attempt to lay before you the most memorable incidents. I hope you will relate to them as much as I did.

About the Author

Sachin Kate

Sachin Kate is an Author, Writer, Blogger, Wordsmith, weaving life’s experiences into the fabric of daily life. He is also a Business Development and Process Improvement Facilitator as well as a Citizen Reporter advocating for Social Causes. As an Author his Genre of writing include Self-Help, Consciousness, Awareness, Motivation, Precognition, Premonition, Clairvoyance, Paranormal experiences and Divine Interventions, True Life Experiences, Animal and Interspecies Communication, and much more. As of today he has published 11 Books – 8 of which are in English and 3 are Hindi translations of his own books. He already has about 7 to 8 more books on the desk waiting to be published very soon of which there would be a few in Marathi as well. He is a voracious reader and writer as is seen from the fact that his 11 Books have been published in just under 12 months, that too because he did not want to rush the publications in any way that it should compromise on the quality of the content. As an artist himself, he does everything from selecting the Genre, the subject, topic, the content, concept and ideas behind the narration, structure of the book, editing, formatting, including Cover design, and Self-Publishes his books both on Amazon Kindle for his E-Books and his Publisher Notion Press Dashboard all by himself. At 65+ his zeal for writing and sharing his life’s experiences is his biggest motivation and inspiration for him. His multifaceted work experience and multilingual capabilities allow him to express his thoughts at will, which is overjoyed and motivated to do always. A typical night-owl as he calls himself, he works over 18 hours a day on an average to fulfill his passion and his dreams! He seeks the Best wishes and Blessings of each and every one of, especially the readers, friends, family and well-wishers, in his journey forward.

Note: This list will be updated till 31 March 2024 to add new titles and authors. For adding your book, contact: theholisticpine@gmail.com


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