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Harshika has nothing going for her.Not her family, not her circumstances, nor her self!That would be enough to sink the strongest of people.But not her!With dekha jayega as her life’s motto, Harshika turns her life around, to discover that being herself gives her the greatest happiness – despite the fact, that who she is, may not have everyone around her clapping in applause.An irrepressible blogger’s memoir, journey with Harshika as she reveals how she dealt with life’s vagaries to turn them into positives that make her and her family happy!
Look! It is the time of autumn, and the wind is blowing; the leaves, crisp and yellow, are preparing their adieu. Now look again! The dervish has stopped whirling and is on his knees; the wine in his cup is finished, and the Saki has left.He has retired to his lodge where the wind is teasing the candle’s flame. He cannot go back to fill the cups: he has become intoxicated by the sight of spinning. Who has the eyes to look into his heart and say if he was (not) envious of the dervish who seeks closeness to his god through elaborate whirling? And while you were contemplating this question, you forgot about the leaves. They have fallen; and look yet again! They too are whirling; some Saki filled their cups with the winds of autumn.
Aparajita is a tenacious go-getter. Her name means unconquerable in Sanskrit, and she lives up to its meaning. Just like any other ambitious girl, she desires to fulfil her dreams and become an independent individual. Far and wide, the shadow of her melancholy past chases her passage. The fact that her widowed mother is a former sex worker irks the community. Nonetheless, she is not ashamed to reveal her mother’s past. Will she lose hope, or will she defy an enigma that is centuries-old? Will she ever conquer the hearts of a prestige-obsessed community?See the world through Aparajita’s prism in a tale stirred by some real life events.
“Now look at the person in the mirror and tell her that you love her.” Sanjaneka stared and stared, unable to utter the simple words aloud.Why is Sanjaneka unable to love herself? What past is she running away from? How does an Uber ride help Samar to save his marriage?Why does the dull moonlight of a gibbous moon trouble Varun so much?Three lives. One Utopian centre.The Total Holistic Centre (The THC) welcomes the broken and those looking for closure through its doors and works its magic to return them to the world fulfilled. This is the story of these three troubled souls who seek solace at the centre, indulge in its unusual treatment and find the cures to their ailments in surprising places.A book on loss, longing and changing circumstances, The THC dives into uncomfortable topics t...
4 girls1 roomA love storyA lost childThis moment, only this moment is ours. Nothing else holds our life. How you LIVE this moment is how you live your life. One day when you turn around and look back at your life, it will be those moments, when you LIVED completely that will stay in your memory. All the other dramas will fade away when your grey cells disintegrate.Four girls come together to explore life and make new memories. What’s the fun if you always get what you want? They didn’t either. Join aboard! Cry with them, laugh with them and see what changed them, and their lives.
Have you ever wondered if anyone is above the angles and demons? If there is light then there is darkness and to control them there is BALANCE. The mountains of Igenmons hold the mystery of this unsung hero – BALANCE, who is silent guardian to three realms - the sun, the moon and Veterorbis. These three worlds, blood thirsty zodiac animals and much more are the part of this action-packed, fast-paced mythological fiction novel
Ibtida is a collection of poems that touches every color of life and issues that people encounter during their lifespan.The most interesting part about these poems is that most of them were written during the to and fro one-hour travels of the author between his workplace and home.
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” - Robert BrowningIt is magnificent to grow old! Your grey hairs are your best asset! Old age is the best age for achievements in life. Many people live life with a wish list but only a few truly live with a precise philosophy. Dr.Noel in his book Glorious Golden Age, reveals the secrets to joy, peace and fulfilment in the golden years. He illustrates them through the lives and virtues of eminent philosophers, great authors, heroes and legendary personalities from across the world who have lived exemplary lives as trendsetters and role models for humanity.Your retirement at the age of fifty or sixty from an active life is the beginning of a new venture, a golden era and an amazing period of success and achievement. Start planning your ...
Human emotions are vast, deep and ethereal - just like an ocean. And this is what gives this poetic assortment its name - Of Oceanic Emotions. Of Oceanic Emotions is a book of twenty-six poems whose vowels and consonants borrow their colours from various emotions of the human life and go on to rain their new-found fragrance upon the reader.
Set in the backdrop of the Sunday Book Bazaar at Daryaganj, Delhi, GOD LOVES DARYAGANJ is the love story of Daya, a Dalit girl from Haryana, who has become a teacher in a school in Sonipat and Om, an upper caste Bihari student of Law in Delhi.The story that revolves around their love for books and their blossoming of love for each other is interspersed with rolling - on - the - floor campus humor and stories within stories that touch on the themes of inter- caste marriage, untouchability and discrimination based on caste.Written with lucidity and utmost sensitivity, the book is a page- turner,coming from the pen of a lawyer who is already busy writing a sequel to God Loves Daryaganj.
The Best Guide to Your Engineering Career. A Must have in the Human Resource Function.Many studies in India state that more than 90% of engineers are not readily employable, resulting in poor understanding of the shop floor, reduced productivity and resulting in poor business performance of the companies.Level One is a detailed guide on providing induction training to engineers and graduates joining the manufacturing sector in India, which is not covered in any curriculum. This book will help in understanding the fundamentals of various functions, job responsibilities, various tools and techniques, MIS reports and the analysis to be done, thus serving as an Induction Kit for new employees.
The Aces Club members – Jude, Dom, Veronica, Cara and Mignonne – are back with yet another action-filled adventure!When Megan’s friend Aarti’s college acceptance letter disappears without a trace, the Aces Club sensing that something was amiss, enlists Megan, Karl and Jodie’s help and set out to solve the mystery. In the process, they learn a lot of new interesting things…How do those things affect them? Do they find the letter?Join them in their new adventure which will enthrall you like never before as they tackle their most baffling mystery yet!
Grey Hair Talking has a set of Breezy essays on a variety of contemporary subjects, where content is easily blended with an adorable love for the English language. The idea is not to preach or pass judgment, but to see a smile on the reader’s face. If you fret that these days people take everything too seriously and have lost the ability to indulgently laugh at others and at themselves in a harmless fashion, this book could be the antidote you would surely relish.
The collection of stories in Krishna’s Jaunt and Other Stories is a blend of fiction and fantasy. While most of them deal with human emotions and human reactions to different sets of circumstances and situations, quite a few deal with gods and goddesses who also, despite their supernatural powers, display human emotions and reactions. At times, they too commit blunders that lead to hilarious situations.Besides, the gods and goddesses take to sports like cricket and soccer, and a couple of stories are woven around them. Animals like the dog and the squirrel too find a place in the stories where they play vital roles in apprehending criminals.Amongst the stories, are a few involving men of high principles, and who are a role model for others. With romance being the main theme in most of th...
Come and explore the mesmerizing world of songs and rhymes,For it effortlessly takes us into magical times,Where learning the fun way is a tradition,Making each day a celebration.
Why cloud?The evolution of cloud technology has drastically reduced the time and effort to ship an idea to the market. You neither need costly physical servers nor expensive maintenance engineers. Moving to the cloud takes care of everything. The best part is you only pay for what you use. This is a boon for individual developers and start-ups.What is in this book?Ever wondered how apps like Uber, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, Feedly, etc. work? Uber provides you locations of available cars real-time. Whatsapp, Snapchat lets you send text, photos and videos instantly. Instagram enables you to share photos. Feedly gives you news of your interest. This book teaches you to build such cloud apps.Who is the book for?1. You are a computer science student looking to learn industry skills.2. Yo...
“Everybody wants to be magical, but not everyone knows how hard it is to have magical powers. Do let my negativity get to you thoroughly – I don’t care about offending you and your beliefs about how good magic is. It puts your life in danger. It never, ever makes sense! When I was given an endless, tiresome life even after death, I was proved right….”Join Macy Carpenter as she goes on a quest to find her true identity that comes at a huge cost. Her life is taken away and her friend is manipulated, making her wish that magic could be thrown in the dustbin.
With a coffee, you get addicted. With a cola, you mix it with an addiction. One you’d like to have by your side when you begin a relationship, while the other serves as a shoulder to lean on when you end one. The Coffee and The Cola comes from the author’s belief that there is a correlation between traits in women and the properties of these two beverages.This book traverses through an ordinary narrative built around an extraordinary premise.Men could devour him. And as the story progresses, female readers could end up relating to one of the two molds or simply loathe!
The focus of Phantom of the baroque Opera is the parallel drawn between the sea piracy of the baroque and renaissance eras and the cyber piracy of the contemporary digital era. International frameworks to deal with sea piracy then and cyber piracy now remain ambiguous for any law enforcement entities to prosecute. Despite heavy resources deployed to combat this menace in the past; in today’s world protection against ‘invasion’ remains a pipe dream.
Cinema is often looked upon as a source of entertainment. However, cinema has a much larger purpose to serve. As with any medium of art, cinema must offer an avenue for spiritual enlightenment. It must help us feel, think and reflect on the larger picture of our lives. It must help us build inroads into ourselves.‘Reel to Real’ is a book that explores the human mind through an analysis of the characters portrayed in Malayalam cinema. It critically analyzes the human mind through the narrative of cinema and draws valuable conclusions with regard to the motivational drives of the human mind. The films mentioned under different themes in this book are valuable in the inferences they draw with regard to the factors that shape mental health. They breathe life into the theories of personalit...
A potent ritual in a forbidding forest shakes the peace around the village of Vamsa. When Ranga’s world falls apart, he has no choice but to follow the last instruction given by his father. He finds himself heading into the mysterious world of spiritualism when he goes to Vamsa. With uncertainty looming around him, Ranga learns that the future is tough and beyond his understanding and yet there is a strong desire to go through with it in a hope to see his family again. With love blooming on one side and spiritual adventure on the other, he descends into Tantrik faith weaving his way through unbelievable experiences that leave him wondering what does he want most – his spiritual path or his lady love?