Unknown to them, each sip of water they took, each morsel of food they ate and each breath of air they inhaled was steeped in poison. It was providence or just pure luck that they crossed paths. The mystery man shared not just his name but also a deep bond with the very core of his being – his genetic code. That made all the difference between life and death.
Iridescence – A collection of shorts is about exploring yearning, pus, mucus, longing, reign and ruin. They include the world, people, situations and even objects that we encounter every day. They may compel, in fits and starts, to discover who we are collectively and what we care most about. Darkness shares its naive heart with our own inner child, the potent muse of all. We humans are all waves of one sea and leaves of one tree. Meeting our shadow side, it takes no wizardry to realise even in light some shadows get shorter and others longer.
Lost in the Apple Country is the fourth book of the S.H.I.M.L.A. Investigators Series by Minakshi Chaudhry and her young twelve-year-old co-author, Gauri Chauhan. A fast-paced thriller that you will find hard to put down.
The Deadly Kitty is the sixth book of the S.H.I.M.L.A. Investigators Series by Minakshi Chaudhry and her young nineteen-year-old mentee, Sirisha Chauhan. Rumours, gossip, jealousy and adultery, further add intrigue to this story as both the insurance agency and the victim’s husband suspect foul play in this gripping narrative.
The Fatal Arrival is the fifth book of the S.H.I.M.L.A. Investigators Series by Minakshi Chaudhry and her young fourteen-year-old co-author, Atharv Vats. Prepare for a gripping journey through companionship, deception and mystery. A cat and mouse chase that will keep you guessing till the end.
There is no didacticism in these pieces, just warmth and concern, laced with rich description, entertaining tales, urban and folk lore, and hilarious metaphors. Shukla’s self-confessed efforts “to make sense of a world gradually going bonkers” leave the reader, facing the same world, vastly soothed and hooting with laughter.
On the day of her second wedding, Katherine Fisher, aka ‘Catfish,’ set the date for her divorce. In precisely 18 months, she would be entitled to half of their combined assets and receive maintenance payments until her five-year-old daughter, Emma, turns 18. Just as Catfish was about to take her husband, Lindsay ‘Dogboy’ Kramer (a successful businessman and dog whisperer) to the cleaners, he goes missing.
Catfish is in a race against time to get hold of Dogboy’s assets before the police get hold of her. One question remains – is Dogboy dead or alive?
कथा पच्चीसी हिमाचल प्रदेश की एक अद्भुत झलक प्रदान करती है जो ग्रामीण प्राकृतिक परिदृश्य से परिपूर्ण है-लड़कियों की शिक्षा की समस्या, गरीबी और शोषण का उदास जीवन, पर्यावरण की बढ़ती समस्याएँ, हमारी प्रख्यात लोक संस्कृति का विवरण, भावनात्मक यात्राएँ, सभी साथ मिलकर इस राज्य तो मानवीय और जीवंत बनाते है यह एक उत्कृष्ट प्रयास है तो वरिष्ठ लेखकों की कलम के माध्यम से हम सबको हिमाचल से जोड़ता है
“I could enjoy with intense and compelling clarity each story for what it is, as it is; presenting varied shades of existence, nostalgia and memory.”—Dr Usha Bande, Shimla
Fiction Treasure Trovebrings to you a collection of thirty-one imaginative short stories sprinkled with a pinch of pragmatism.
Immerse yourself in a rip-roaring escapade of mythology, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, fable, tall tale, drama and more—an eclectic mix of ingenious stories penned by children under the age of eighteen.
Edited by Achala Moulik, The Teller of Tales is a delightful collection of stories told by Uncle Ram to his three young charges. He tells them about strange kingdoms under the sea, of enchanted forests, birds who guide, demons who wear diamonds and flowers which reveal royal secrets. These tales of good queens, wicked witches and brave journeys have a timeless appeal for children. Each story has a message of how kind thoughts and good deeds are rewarded.
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.
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