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Everyone knows that when the mischievous sage Narada is around, trouble can’t be far behind. And this time, it follows him into the palace of Kubera, the god of wealth, who dreams of getting richer. Tricked by the master prankster Narada, Kubera decides to host Ganesha’s birthday party. And the rest is…Narayana, Narayana!

This humour-filled tale with charming illustrations―the second in the chapter book series by bestselling author Anand Neelakantan―is packed with action, fun and dollops of laughter, making it a delightful read.

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In the age of Kali, you need a new path to achieve all that you dream of.

What if someone told you that those age-old lessons on which you’ve based your whole life are ineffective today?

What if they also told you that you could live a better, more fulfilling life by following the path of the Asuras?

Is it not worth investigating what made the Asuras so successful against even the gods and trying to learn from them in this age of strife, chaos, and discord?


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The fun tale of the little elephant Mahi who wanted to fly over the blue mountains is a tale that both kids and adults will enjoy. This isn’t just a children’s tale. For those who can read between the lines, this is about our times and our world. A tale to cherish and feel motivated and inspired, this is something I wrote from my heart. Buy it, read it and I promise you that my 14h book will not disappoint you. MAHI : The Elephant Who Flew Over the Blue Mountains


Anand Neelakantan

Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, and public speaker. He is known for writing mythological fiction and has authored 12 books in English and one in Malayalam.

He was listed as one of the “100 top celebrities in India” in 2015 and 2017 by Forbes India.

His debut book Asura: Tale of the Vanquished was featured in the list of “100 books by Indian authors to read in a lifetime” by Amazon Books editors. The book has sold more than a million copies over the years. Three of his books have been shortlisted for  Crossword Book Award during the respective years.

His second book was based on Mahabharata told from the perspective of  Kaurava and was part of a two-book series. Ajaya: Roll of the Dice was released in December 2013 and the sequel  Ajaya: Rise of Kali was released in July 2015

Anand Neelakantan wrote the official prequel series of novels for the Baahubali film series. Titled Bahubali: Before the Beginning, it is a three-book series which acts as a prequel to the films. The first book in the series, The Rise of Sivagami, was released on 15 March 2017. The book became a blockbuster and was shortlisted for Crossword Popular Award 2018. Netflix has announced a web series on the book. The second book in the series, Chaturanga was released on 6 August 2020. The third book, Queen of Mahishmathi, was released on 28 December 2020. His latest book “The Tale of the Naughty Flying Mountains” was released on 20th March 2023. His next book Nala Damayanti: An Eternal Tale From The Mahabharata was released on 24rth April 2023.His 14th book, Mahi: The Elephant Who Flew Over the Blue Mountains was released on 4th December 2023. Anand’s 15th book, The Asura Way: The Contrarian Path to Success was released on 23rd January 2024. His latest book,The Tale of a Naughty Prank: A puffin Chapter Book was released on 25 March 2024

Anand has written screenplays for popular Hindi television serials like Siya Ke Ram on Star TV, Mahabali Hanuman on SONY TV, Chakravarthy Ashoka on Colors TV, Sarfarosh on Netflix, Swaraj on DD National and TAJ: Divided by Blood on ZEE5.

Anand has acted in two Advertisement films and has also played the role of the antagonist Ettappa Naicker in the Doordarshan Television show Swaraj.

Anand also writes a column for  The New Indian Express on current affairs and his fortnightly column is called “Acute Angle”. Anand is also a prolific writer in Malayalam and regularly publishes stories in prestigious Malayalam magazines.

He lives in Mumbai with his wife Aparna, daughter Ananya, son Abhinav and pet dog, Jackie the Blackie





Bestselling Books


Taj: Divided by Blood (Story)

Taj: Divided by Blood is an Indian period drama streaming television series produced by Contiloe Pictures for ZEE5.

Set in the 16th century, the story follows Akbar and the war of succession between his 3 sons: Salim, Murad, and Daniyal. The series stars Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rahul Bose, Aditi Rao Hydari, Zareena Wahab, Sandhya Mridul, Aashim Gulati and Taaha Shah in primary roles. 

Siya Ke Ram

Siya Ke Ram (English: Sita’s Ram) is an Indian historical drama epic TV series on Star Plus produced by Nikhil Sinha under the banner of Triangle Film Company. This show presents the epic Ramayana, the story of Rama and Devi Sita through Sita’s perspective. The show features Ashish Sharma and Madirakshi Mundle playing as Lord Rama and Lady Sita respectively, and Karthik Jayaram as Raavan.

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat (English: The Great Emperor Ashoka) is a 2015 Indian historical drama serial, that aired on Colors TV from 2015 to 2016. The show was created and written by author and screenwriter Faizan Muhammad. It stars Mohit Raina as Ashok while Siddharth Nigam portrayed the young version of the character.

Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan

Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan is an Indian television series that aired on Sony Entertainment Television (India) weekly. It depicts the story of Lord Hanuman told from the viewpoint of Lord Shri Krishna and Devi Rukmini. The series ran from May 2015 to August 2017.


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