Friday, January 18, 2013

Best Sellers (Books) in India in 2012

I compiled the best sellers list for 2011 last year. See link below

On similar methodology, I have now compiled the best sellers list for 2012. ( Data was collected in January 2013)

As earlier, I classified 154 best sellers among 3 categories -

Gold Best Sellers - Books which are present in all 4 lists
Silver Best Sellers - Books which are present in any 3 lists
Bronze Best Sellers - Books which are present in any 2 lists


Before best seller list, little bit of information of my new book:


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A Business Fiction book - "Who is that lady?"

The book is about an idea that is converted into a billion dollar business, about a belief that an idea can be implemented and about formulating right strategy for converting an idea into a business. The plot harmoniously weaves around complex business fundamentals, required to set up, run and make a business successful, presented in lucid, easy to understand style. The novel is about implementation, about challenges that can be overcome, about success, about friendship, about passion, and about fun above all! All in all a hilarious and inspiring story on entrepreneurship and idea possibilities!

The book has got good and encouraging reviews from readers so far.

Dr. T. R. Madanmohan ( Ex Associate Professor IIM Bangalore ) says, “Reading ‘Who is that lady?’ brought vividly the moments of celebration and anguish of "identification of business opportunity", validation and construction of business model and implementation. A wonderful, written as a novel, that should be read by all current and future business leaders. Wish the book was available around 2005 for my class of Managing Technology led business at IIM Bangalore. I am sure the class would have devoured and gained much more from the book.” 

Sathish Sheshadri ( Management Consultant at IBM) says, “India is renowned for using stories to convey great life lessons. Who is that Lady could well become such a legendary story on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship. Everyone from students to CEOs will find a lot to reflect on, from the pearls of wisdom that the authors have shared through the protagonist, Pratik.”

Major Pooja Gupta says, “The book makes you think... if there is anything in this world which is impossible.”

Subir Dhar (Principal Consultant at Infosys) says, “This book will inspire India’s restless youth to take up entrepreneurship.”

Neerav Nimesh (Entrepreneur) says, “An entertaining book, which is not only a good novel but also a very good book on management. The author has been able to explain the fundamentals of every aspect of business whether marketing, planning, strategy, organizational structure, H.R., lines of communication, team work, goal setting etc and has done so without appearing to dispense "gyan".

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Continuing Best Sellers List ...

There are 17 Books in Gold Best Sellers

110 Crore Hindustani: Kaun Banega Crorepati Siddhartha Basu
2 States: The Story Of My Marriage Chetan Bhagat
Corporate Chanakya Radhakrishnan Pillai
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel In Cartoons Jeff Kinney
Five Point Someone Chetan Bhagat
From XL To XS: A Fitness Guru's Guide To Changing Your Body Payal Gidwani Tiwari
Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Walter Isaacson
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey
The Kite Runner Hosseini Khaled
The Leader Who Had No Title Robin Sharma
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
The Secret Rhonda Byrne
The Three Mistakes Of My Life Chetan Bhagat
What to Expect When You're Expecting Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
You Can Heal Your Life Louise L Hay
You Can Sell Shiv Khera

There are 65 Books in Silver Best Sellers

A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Lot like Love...a li'l like chocolate  Sumrit Shahi
Amul's India: Based On 50 Years of Amul Advertising Santosh Desai
Asura : Tale Of The Vanquished Anand Neelakantan
Bared to You Sylvia Day
Breakout Nations Ruchir Sharma
Can Love Happen Twice? Ravinder Singh
Chanakya's Chant Ashwin Sanghi
Connect the Dots Rashmi Bansal
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever  Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw  Jeff Kinney
Dongri To Dubai: Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia  S Hussain Zaidi
Don't Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight  Rujuta Diwekar
Few Things Left Unsaid Sudeep Nagarkar
Fifty Shades Freed (Book - 3) E L James
Fifty Shades of Grey (Book - 1) E L James
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores... Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner
Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan
I Have a Dream Rashmi Bansal
Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
IIM Ahmedabad Business Books: Day to Day Economics  Satish Y. Deodhar
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata  Devdutt Pattanaik
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach
Jugaad Innovation: A Frugal and Flexible Approach to Innovation For The 21st Century  Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Simone Ahuja
Just Friends Sumrit Shahi
Life Is What You Make It Preeti Shenoy
Love Story Erich Segal
Malgudi Days R K Narayan
Many Lives Many Masters Brian Weiss
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray
Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers  Piyush Jha
Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology  Devdutt Pattanaik
Narcopolis Jeet Thayil
No Easy Day: The Only First Hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden  Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
One Night @ the Call... Chetan Bhagat
PS, I Love You Cecelia Ahern
Rahul Dravid Timeless Steel Espn Cricinfo
Rich Dad Poor Dad  Robert T. Kiyosaki
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Rashmi Bansal
Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake  Preeti Shenoy
That's the Way We Met ... Kya Life Hogi Set? Sudeep Nagarkar
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There  Sudha Murty
The Immortals of Meluha Amish Tripathi
The Krishna Key Ashwin Sanghi
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
The Laws of the Spirit World  Khorshed Bhavnagri
The Magic Rhonda Byrne
The Magic Of Thinking Big David J Schwartz
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  Robin Sharma
The Palace of Illusions Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Power Rhonda Byrne
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind  Joseph Murphy
The Rozabal Line Ashwin Sanghi
The Secret of the Nagas Amish Tripathi
The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer
The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
What Young India Wants Chetan Bhagat
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari
Wise And Otherwise: A Salute To Life  Sudha Murty
Women & the Weight Loss... Rujuta Diwekar

There are 72 Books in Bronze Best Sellers List

7 Secrets of Shiva  Devdutt Pattanaik
7 Secrets of Vishnu  Devdutt Pattanaik
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
A Wanted Man Lee Child
Aleph Paulo Coelho
Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian  Eoin Colfer
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography Kuldip Nayar
Catching Fire: Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  Roald Dahl
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
Eat. Delete. Pooja Makhija
Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North Alex Rutherford
Fifty Shades Darker (Book - 2)  E L James
Fitness On The Go Abhishek Sharma
Fix Your Problems: The Tenali Raman's Way Vishal Goyal
Get to the Top: The Ten... Suhel Seth
Grandma's Bag of Stories Sudha Murty
Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero  Rick Riordan
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company  Varun Agarwal
How To Win Friends And Influence People  Dale Carnegie
I Too Had a Love Story  Ravinder Singh
If It's Not Forever. It's... Durjoy Datta, Nikita Singh
India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy  Ramachandra Guha
It's Your Life: Reflections on Contemporary Living & Relationships  Vinita Dawra Nangia
Jack Is Back in Corporate Carnival P. G. Bhaskar
Joseph Anton : A Memoir Salman Rushdie
Just Married, Please Excuse  Yashodhara Lal
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Love @ Facebook Nikita Singh
Malgudi Schooldays R. K. Narayan
Men Of Steel Vir Sanghvi
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past-Life Memories  Brian Weiss, Amy E. Weiss
Now That You're Rich ...... Durjoy Datta, Maanvi Ahuja
Oh Shit Not Again Mandar Kokate
Ohh Yes, I'm Single!:... Durjoy Datta
Outliers: The Story Of Success Malcolm Gladwell
Pax Indica: India and the World in the 21st Century (Hardcover) Shashi Tharoor
Poor Little Rich Slum  Rashmi Bansal, Deepak Gandhi
Rajini's Punchtantra: Business and Life Management the Rajinikanth Way  Balasubramanian P C, Krishnamoorthy R
Sea Of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
She Broke Up, I Didn't!:... Durjoy Datta
Sidney Sheldon Angel of the... Tilly Bagshawe, Sidney Sheldon
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different  Karen Blumenthal
Swami And Friends R. K. Narayan
The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better to Live More  Chris Guillebeau
The Accused: Theodore Boone (Book - 3)  John Grisham
The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book - 1)  Krishna Udayasankar
The Casual Vacancy J K Rowling
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book Jeff Kinney
The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma  Gurcharan Das
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
The Habit of Winning Prakash Iyer
The Incredible Banker Ravi Subramanian
The Innocent David Baldacci
The Old Man and His God  Sudha Murthy
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment  Eckhart Tolle
The Rules Of Work Richard Templar
The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  Robin Sharma
The Shadow Throne Aroon Raman
The Time Keeper Mitch Albom
The Winning Way: Learnings From Sport For Managers Harsha Bhogle, Anita Bhogle
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom
Who Moved My Cheese?  Spencer Johnson
Who Will Cry When You Die?  Robin Sharma
Winter of The World Ken Follett
Wrong Means Right End Varsha Dixit
You Can Win Shiv Khera
You Were My Crush! .... Orvana Ghai, Durjoy Datta