On the racks – June 2019

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The Hybrid Diet

Author                  : Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne
Publisher             : Hachette India
Pages                    : 383; ₹499

This book shows you how to make the best use of glucose (which comes from carbohydrates in fruit and vegetables) and ketones (which are made in the body from fat) when you need them.

In their quest to discover the perfect diet, leading health journalist Jerome Burne and nutrition expert Patrick Holford, have explored latest cutting-edge science and put together a plan that is sound, simple and delicious — one that is based on how your body works best.

Recent research has shown that a diet that is very low in carbs and high in good fats is effective for weight loss, can counteract many diseases and will enhance athletic performance and endurance. The drawback is that it is difficult to stick to such a diet as most people love carbs. But as The Hybrid Diet demonstrates, we don’t need to choose.

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Magical Women

Author                  : Sukanya Venkatraghavan
Publisher             : Hachette India
Pages                    : 215; ₹399

Here is a compelling collection of short stories that speak of love, rage, rebellion, choices and chances . Magical Women brings together some of the strongest female voices in contemporary Indian writing. The stories combine astounding imagination with superlative craft to intrigue and delight readers in equal measure.

A weaver is initiated into the ancient art of bringing a universe into existence; a demon hunter encounters an unlikely opponent; four goddesses engage in a cosmic brawl; a graphic designer duels with a dark secret involving a mysterious tattoo; a defiant chudail (witch) makes a shocking announcement at a kitty party; a puppet seeking adventure discovers who she really is; and finally, a young woman’s resolute choice leads her to haunt ‘Death’ across millennia. With lots of emotion, fantasy and mystery, the stories have a gripping narrative.

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Toilet Warrior

Author                  : Mark Balla
Publisher             : Notion Press
Pages                    : 223; 499

During a business trip to India in 2012, Mark Balla, member of RC Box Hill Central, RID 9810, Australia, struck a friendship with two youngsters in Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world. He was surprised to see that girls stayed away from a Dharavi school for want of toilets and decided to build exclusive toilets for girl students in India.

Toilet Warrior is his journey from Queenstown in Australia to India and how Rotary and the World Toilet Organisation helped him transform the lives of 30,000 girls. Highly inspiring, witty, and cleverly narrated, the book tells the story of his awakening and its impact. In the Final Word, PRID Sushil Gupta says, “I hope the readers will enjoy reading this real story, a story of how one man can change society.”

When you buy this book through www.operationtoilets.org.au, you will be making a contribution to projects that will change the lives of some of the most underprivileged people in the world.

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