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GS.Subbu

The purpose of life is a philosophical question. In his fourth book ‘The Diary of Mrityunjay’, GS. Subbu delves deep into the life of Mrityunjay whose search for a meaning in life takes him to Kedarnath where he finds himself in the midst of a disaster. Like in his previous books, Subbu undertakes a journey to decipher the truth of human existence, whether it is aging and loneliness, infatuation and love, or finding authenticity in one’s life. An engineer by qualification and banker by profession, GS. Subbu lives in Chennai after retirement in the year 2010. He writes on topRead More...

THE DIARY OF MRITYUNJAY

Books by GS. SUBBU

On 16 June 2013, the temple town of Kedarnath was devastated by the floodwaters of the Mandakini and the Saraswathi due to heavy rains in the area and the overflow from the Chorabari lake. Hundreds of people lost their lives, and more were reported missing, not to talk about the near-total decimation of what was once a thriving temple town. It’s in the backdrop of this disaster that the story of Mrityunjay is set. Mrityunjay, who is on a search for meani

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SECRETS OF THE SOUL

Books by GS.Subbu

In ‘Secrets of the Soul - A Journey in Verse’ GS. Subbu explores the themes from his previous three books ‘I am just An Ordinary Man’, ‘Darkness and Beyond’, and ‘Autumn Leaves’ through a collection of his poems written over four decades. The collection has been divided into five parts for the purpose of this book - the ‘Ghosts’ is the silent observer and witness to the happenings outside the areas of affluence: on the pavements, the streets w

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Autumn Leaves

Books by GS.Subbu

The common thread that connects all the stories in the book is the Fall or the Autumn. Autumn symbolizes a time of self-reflection. It is also the transition from light to darkness like twilight when day slowly melts away into the darkness but not before revealing the resplendency of the setting sun. It is also a period of accepting the reality of the present and moving towards and preparing oneself for the future: a period of contemplation and accepting imper

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Darkness and Beyond

Books by GS. Subbu

Whether it is a journey to the native village ending in the discovery of one’s roots, or the old man who awaits his end with equanimity in the hope that there is always something beyond the darkness that would soon engulf him, GS.Subbu delves deep into the lives of people who we may have met sometime, somewhere and left their imprint on us. The old woman totally immobilized, slipping into dementia; the revolutionary who believes that violence only begets mor

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I am just An Ordinary Man

Books by GS. Subbu

Sir, you asked me who I am. What shall I say? I have been asking myself this question for quite some time and reached nowhere. After all I am no saint to throw away everything that I have and go in search of an answer. If I had, I would have been a saint. Don’t you agree? Well I have a name, but what’s in a name? You may call me an Ordinary Man. 

The narrator in a series of conversations with a friend who he says is his alter ego and thro

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