Join Viji as she gets to know her city better, before all her cousins come to Chennai for her aunt’s wedding. Go along as she visits her favourite Marina Beach, the Guindy National Park and the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust,
enjoying her Appa’s yummy dosais and sambar along the way! From Mylapore to Adyar, Dakshina Chitra to Cholamandal Artists’ Village, get to know the cultural highlights of this city, while Viji gets thrilled by an unexpected
spotting of her favourite movie star. Chennai comes alive in this book, with Viji as your resident guide!
The maharaja’s golden brooch is missing, right from the City Palace itself! Who could have stolen it? And how? Come on—there is no time to waste! Kavya and Pia need your help to solve the mystery of the maharaja’s missing
brooch. Is it hidden in the Jantar Mantar? Or is it in Hawa Mahal or Amer Fort? Could it still be in the City Palace itself, hidden from sight? Race along with the super sibling detective team as they piece together this mystery and take you through the streets of the historic Pink City of Jaipur.
In this beautiful, heartfelt and often humorous mini-autobiography, beloved storyteller Ruskin Bond relives the days of his childhood and teenage. He writes of carefree days in the port city of Jamnagar where little Ruskin
would read books upside down, wander into old palaces, go for rides on lurching boats and in swooping, looping aeroplanes, and listen to tall tales told by a loving ayah and a colourful cook. He also describes his schooldays
in Shimla—being dressed up as Humpty Dumpty for his very first stage performance, making friends and planning pranks. He remembers his days in Delhi, where he lived with his father for one magical year when they explored
monuments, cinema halls and shops selling ice-creams and comics. And he recalls his time in Dehra when he developed his love of reading and writing, cycled far and wide and loafed in the bazaar with new-found friends.
Funny and imaginative, nostalgic and tender, this truly timeless book— embellished with lovely colour illustrations—is a record of a very special childhood.
Basava and Sivakka are two ordinary children growing up in the village of Hampi in Karnataka. One day, Basava finds a set of sculpting hammer and chisel, and as he starts carving with them, the magical instruments take them
right back in time to the Hampi of the sixteenth century, when it was ruled by the great Krishnadeva Raya!
Here they make friends and are plunged into a world of scheming dancers, talented artists, powerful emperors who live in fabulous palaces and more. And when Basava becomes an apprentice sculptor, he is commissioned by the legendary Tenali Rama himself to create something in stone that will make him laugh!
Subhadra Sen Gupta can make history come alive like no one else. This pageturning adventure story is not only exciting, but is also filled with the wonder that was once the magnificent Vijayanagar Kingdom.
A little boy goes riding on a boat. He has been told many fearful stories of sea monsters and strange sea creatures. But what really happens on the boat? Then he is taken high up, far above the land in a tiny plane. The pilot loves to take his plane up and down, diving and swooping. Is that fun? On a train, the boy goes slowly up a hill, amidst piles of snow, through an amazing winterland. But this is no ordinary train, for it is taking a whole load of schoolboys to their boarding school. Can such a train ride really be exciting?
Find out in this set of stories where a young Ruskin Bond travels by train, plane and boat, and tells us all the marvellous adventures from his childhood days. Charmingly illustrated, written in simple language that will delight
younger readers, Hop On is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Ruskin Bond’s stories.
Gulgul is a little girl who lives on the planet GR33N with her parents Jit and Megha. On their way back from a fun day on the planet H4H4H0, their space-car crashes into an unknown lake! They have landed on Jungalu. Here they are rescued by the strange elephant-like Patches and given yummy fruit and grass to eat. But how will they repair their car and return to their own planet? Only Jungalu’s Wise Leader, Mahali, the giant mouse, can help them.
Will Megha be able to build her zingjuck that will shoot them back into space? Will the weird and caring animals of Jungalu—the longfellows, bluglugs, flippots and others help them?
Find out in the first adventure story about the clever and naughty girl Gulgul. Ashok Rajagopalan, creator of the bestselling Gajapati Kulapati books, brings his trademark wacky humour to a new series filled with adventure, friendship and fun.
Dinny, Gulgul’s cousin, loves collecting bird feathers. When Gulgul visits Dinny, her Aunt Jinny decides to take them to the planet P4R4P4R4 (Parapara) to find some rare keypock feathers. But wherever Gulgul goes, there is sure to be a super exciting adventure!
Parapara is a collection of many small planets and moons on which live birds of all shapes and sizes. When they land on Greenpara, they meet the bird Win King, and her three children Coo King, Thin King and Blin King who tell them where to find keypocks. But on the way, they are kidnapped by giant parrots as big as horses.
Will they be able to escape? Who will come to their rescue? Will Jinny, Dinny and Gulgul find a way to get back home with their feathers intact?
Ashok Rajagopalan, creator of the bestselling Gajapati Kulapati books, brings his trademark wacky humour to a new series filled with adventure, friendship and fun. Filled with funny birds and an even funnier aunt, the third book in The Adventures of Gulgul series will have you tweeting and squawking and hooting with laughter!
Gulgul, along with her parents Megha and Jit, have gone to the planet C-54G4R4, or Sea-saw Gara. The whole planet is like a giant waterpark. When Gulgul goes on a submarine ride, the submarine loses its way in the planet’s waters! Soon they are rescued by giant octopuses who live in Octopus City. Here everyone lives in aquariums and eats sea-fruits, sea-nuts, seagrass, and even drinks seawater!
How will Gulgul and the other humans survive? Will they be able to find their way back to the waterpark? What will happen if the fierce half-fish and half-lion merlions attack?
Laugh out loud as Gulgul once again proves that with a little bit of luck and lots of clever ideas, there are amazing adventures waiting on every planet! Ashok Rajagopalan, creator of the bestselling Gajapati Kulapati books, brings his trademark wacky humour to a new series filled with adventure, friendship and fun.
Eleven-year-old Loki—Lokanayaki Shanmugam—is cricket crazy. She wants to play on the local cricket league team, The Temple Street Tankers. But they have a ridiculous ‘boys only’ rule that they aren’t willing to change for a girl. And her parents seem to be too involved with her brother’s studies to bother with Loki. So she takes matters into her own hands and begins a petition to fight for her right to play cricket.
But very few people are willing to sign this petition—even her parents refuse. Nobody takes much notice till anonymous Twitter sensation @_poetic_paati takes up Loki’s cause. Soon, Loki’s petition goes viral and the entire nation is rooting for her. But will her parents, the team, and the guardians of tradition change their minds? And more importantly, if they do, will Loki be able to deliver the runs?
Witty and fast-paced, Loki Takes Guard is as much a story about the joy of sports as it is about breaking outdated rules and standing up for oneself.