Social Potpourri continues to promote new and talented authors by providing them a platform for showcasing their creativity. This is our second anthology of short stories and poems with contributions by some very fine writers in their own right.
Love in the Time of Emergency presents the tales and travails of affairs of the heart against the backdrop of twenty one months of the Emergency imposed in India in 1975, through the lives of four journalists based in New Delhi; Brijesh, Iqbal, Shanti and Mehar.
When Baby Kiriti arrived in this world, he was like a lost butterfly in a sea of white. A baby who is born and thrust into the huge sea of humanity called India, rides and steers his destiny ship, as he constantly grapples with the Clown inside him, who meanwhile brings out his own set of funny oars in these troubled waters.
Set in the city of Mumbai, In Good Faith traces the lives of Rahul, Zahi and Vivek, their loves, their hopes, fears and aspirations, as they wind their way through medical college confronting disease and death, anger and violence, joy and hope. Finding sustenance always in the undying spirit of human beings, they each finally discover their own reason to become healers.
On 06/06/06, the world’s population crossed 6.66 billion. Any further increase could only occur at the cost of other species and future generations. This triggered the Devil’s Game. From the Templars of Tomar to the Doomsday Chest in London, from the Tomb of Amir Timur to the Shadowless Pagoda of Wuhan, Siobhan and Reginalli, follow the trail of carnage left by each page of the Devil’s Prayer.
When Geeta is befriended by Anil, they develop a bond that she can’t explain. As Anil weaves his story, Geeta begins to realize that he might not be a complete stranger and that their lives are entwined closer than she could ever have imagined.
BLOCS narrates the stories of the Cold War in a way that gives a human face to the huge ideological battle which divided the world into Blocs, but perhaps, brought its people closer in the legacy of a shared history.
Rahul’s bike collides with a truck while he’s going to buy beer, and now he is walking the line between life and death. There is chaos at the boundary between heaven and earth; Rahul is demanding to be sent back.
There’s always another life awaiting us. The only way to embrace it is by letting go of the life we are living. Set in post-independence India this is the tale of Bhola, an unsophisticated young man from a small settlement, who lands up in Bombay, the ‘City of Dreams’.
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