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How does a 40+ young man bring up his dad?What happens when a strictly vegetarian Tam-Brahm marries a strictly non-vegetarian Bengali?Can the years vanish when Ruhani returns to the same place to relive a moment frozen decades ago?The short stories here are not about some other world and other people. It is about you and me. Who knows, you may find yourself in the book!
Sometimes, something happen and we think it is a coincidence. Some people think it’s part of life But I think it to be memories.The best things with people who give memories are that they are the same people who give the best memories and the worst wounds.Life with Kajri included the best moments of my life, but the wound she caused when she said goodbye, is still fresh as if it happened yesterday. To release this pain, I started writing poems and shayari but kept them to myself. After some time I started writing about her in my time of loneliness.What followed was a book close to my heart, which I am sharing with the world now. The story from when I met her till she left me alone. You know what, it’s better to be alone then to be lonely.I know somewhere Kajri would be looking at me an...
Imagine you have created the most revolutionary technology of the decade… and someone’s greed for it becomes the cause of your best friend’s cold-blooded murder and your son’s kidnapping.Experience the story of Shaina Desai, who finds herself in the middle of a sinister plot to steal her prized invention, which happens to be the principal subject of valuation for a multi-million dollar cross-border investment in what could be termed as one of the most brutal attempts at intellectual property theft in the history of corporate India.Will she be forced to give up her dream to save her son’s life? Or will she lose him to the ruthless kidnappers?A tale of professional pride and the heart-breaking choices forced upon the individual, of love and betrayal, and the dark games ruthlessly ...
A determined mother, a caring father and an understanding brother embark on an amazing journey of life filled with a number of challenges posed by the youngest member of the family. With the entrance of a handsome, meticulous, middle-aged doctor, who eventually becomes one of the most integral part of their lives, the family’s story is about to change forever. Will it be for the good or for the worse?Have a Heart isGokul’s attempt to convey a social message through an emotional, insightful and a dramatic family story.
He drops dead. The crowd panics, as they witness the motivational speaker’s deathblow. The guards, police officials and paramedics rush to his aid. They give him CPR. He hardly shows any signs of breathing. He struggles a little, and then his body becomes motionless. His manager rushes him to the hospital, but they declare him DOA (Dead on arrival).Bradley did not know that Reagen has fled the scene. Ranjith Sharma orders Reagan, an intellectual killer, to kill his own friends. Dhinakaran, an experienced investigator, is asked to sort out a murder. Everyone gets entangled in this mystery involving money, betrayal and bloodshed, who finally triumphs? Will it be the killer, or the savior?
Love, deceit, revenge, competition, hate, instincts and a cold-blooded murder, blended with a mixture of astrology and forensics form the ingredients of Naadi Thudippu, a thriller having its epicenter at the temple town of Vaideeswaran Koil famous for the unique astrological practice of telling one’s past, present and future using naadi or palm leaf inscriptions believed to be passed on by sages for over thousands of years.
Divya Singhani, a plus-sized 25 year old, has been devoid of love her entire life. Her businessman father has no time for her and the indifference of her snooty step-mother has driven Divya to find solace in binge eating.When she meets Aditya Kapoor and falls in love at first sight, she feels her life has finally taken a turn for the good. But when a series of unfortunate events lead her to a heartbreak, she declares she is out of the rat race to look good. To escape the mayhem in her life and pursue her passion for photography, she goes to New York City to live with her grandma for a while.Her life decides to progress when she meets Owen Ray, a levelheaded gym owner in Brooklyn who seems like a true friend to Divya. But when her past decides to catch up, will she be able to hold on to her...
Everything changed in a moment when the media unveiled highly confidential information about Suchitra Nandan. This news burned all the bridges in her life, leaving nothing but ashes behind.Allegory of 30 Letters is a story of a lady who was born into wealth, but ended up being castigated by a scurrilous society. Deemed a criminal, she struggles to attain power that will allow her to help others who face discrimination in society. What is her mistake? Being a girl, is it a mistake? Carrying feminine organs, was a mistake? Her parents even ignored her age and threw her to the wild animal, illiterate and uncouth human.The judgmental society puts the justice as its mistress, where ever they feel like, they lay down her.
The pure white snow turned red…The 24th of October, 1932.WWI veteran Lester Rupert is living the hard life - as an aimless wanderer in the American South - thirteen years after perpetrating a horrific crime. One of his accomplices has fled with all the money, to eventually become a politically influential recluse, leaving Lester with little else but vengeance on his mind. As the former partners’ lives go haywire once again, Lester finds himself in bitter conflict with his powerful nemesis, at the same time desperately trying to run away from a past which continues to haunt him. But he comes to realize how little it takes to fall back into the same old habits. Can Lester survive the inevitable confrontation with the ghosts of mistakes past?
A highly-intelligent -- but very depressed -- young man struggles as his conscious logic is in a constant battle with his emotions. Chris has done well to rebuild his life after a traumatic childhood event, but he still doesn’t know how to fill the largest gap that has been left in his life -- the need for love and affection. Chris struggles with love, as it is the one thing his otherwise brilliant brain cannot figure out. As his need for love grows, his depression becomes more suffocating. Chris desperately tries to find love before his depression completely devours him.
Siddharth Saxena was dead. His death did not merit much media attention.Yet, Avinash was glad he was dead. He knew Pyali had once loved him. She had confessed to it rather mechanically but the fire in her eyes frightened Avinash. In them, he read his own defeat and Siddharth’s triumph.Pick up this romantic thriller that, on one hand unravels the mystery around a sudden death and on the other hand walks you through the tumultuous relationship between a man and a woman. The Catalyst showcases the changing face of the urban Indian woman, while taking an incisive look into the complexities that underlie human relationships.
What if the story you are a part of, isn't your real story?Kabir, an average Joe, lives his life in accordance to the conventions of society. His dull life takes an exhilarating turn when he falls hard for the stunning Radhika.He tries his best to woo her but she starts rejecting his romantic advances and offers to stay on platonic terms with him. Kabir's disappointment turns into a full on heartbreak as he realizes that his feelings may never get reciprocated. This triggers a series of events which sets him out on a journey of self-discovery as he navigates through love, heartbreak and a long-lost passion, in order to find his true self.Will Kabir be able to find his own story? Or will he continue to be a character in someone else's story?
Susan is confused when the ground shakes under her on London Bridge. Nothing changes when she sees a spirit take away her mother and then her, to a new world – a world of vampires, demons and gifted humans.However, these are the least of her concerns, as there is something much darker lurking in the invisible world. Susan is destined to a future far more terrifying than this bizarre experience. Will Susan be able to hold her own in this new life thrust upon her?
Is it possible to win a Nobel Prize in your lifetime?Especially if you are from a low rung of the social ladder and are tied down by your family’s expectations to follow their customs and practices?What if your progeny completes the job?That is what happens to Tommy—his lifetime of service to his country was insufficient to win a Nobel Prize. His daughter however, wins it and hands it over to him as a vicarious ‘prize’ in the presence of the king.
A revived fraternity, A crumbling city, A falling nationDelhi, India: The CEO of a power corporation is found dead under mysterious circumstances in his bedroom. Investigating the murder leaves Dhruv and his friends, who have teamed up after a period of two years, outlawed, outnumbered and out of options.Betrayed on all sides now, they must not only fight to uphold their vision of serving justice and restoring balance in society but also fight against an enemy poised to change the face of the nation forever.The cost is their friendship. The reward is their innocence. The stakes are millions of lives.First in the Akshan TrilogyAkshan: The ReckoningAkshan: The RiseAkshan: The Retribution
A delightful collection of stories spanning the past, the present and the future, ranging from villages to cities, from the mundane to the extraordinary, from external events and societal norms to internal conflicts, confrontations and catharses of characters, Different Beads of the Same String promises an interesting journey set in contemporary Indian society.
Alira is the class topper; Danya is the new boy in class.They are good friends and with Mira, form an inseparable trio.But one day Alira’s feelings for Danya mysteriously change into something else.“Yes, we are with you, we are ought to stand for each other in hard times, to cheer you up and in happy times, to share it & multiply happiness, making you more happier. After all, we all are friends… friends, forever!” said Mira.While everyone was speaking, I was lost in my own world, I was gazing Danya… seeing him… only him. “Why should you only be a friend? You can be more than that,” a strong feeling aroused in my heart.Could she express herself to Danya?Would that change their friendship?Would Danya reciprocate?Besotted is the story of this relationship that is set in a plac...
This book is complete package of love story. It is a romantic story which focuses on the differences between true love, fake love and friendship. It deals with problems, dreams of lovers and reality of love in modern times.
I am your captor... yet I am docile...I am omnipresent... yet I am void..I am outrageous... yet I am coy...~ I, the lurkerI, the lurker, have an active part in everyone's mortal field, I carry the elixir for true living and I prowl on mankind like a hawk eyeing its prey. The only reason I am narrating the anecdote about Kishna Negi’s private life is to help you ease your own internal cacophony. Besides, nothing stays private with me.
Miss June Fox is a brilliant student of history in her college, whose dream is to become an archeologist and treasure hunter just like her father and grandfather. Her dream comes to life when she gets a note from her grandfather, and she now has to decode it and find what it leads to. She has to go through many hurdles and solve many mysteries with the help of her annoying friend Emma. But the twist in the tale comes in the form of Mr. Kvoski who comes to know about the note.