When well-known author, Ahmed Faiyaz called, asking if I could write the foreword for this book, I was delighted at the idea of introducing urban tales of love, regret, acceptance, and every other supposedly 'urban' feeling that one could write about. What makes such a theme applicable for an entire book full of stories on it to be published, you ask? Go read it for yourself and you will understand the relevance and need for a book with such honest portrayals of the world around us. An unskewed ..
'So many elements of ourselves come together in the act of sex: skin and bodily fluids, desire, fear, greed, joy, stigma, pride, affection, guilt, often in the hopes of creating something more beautiful, our personal elixirs of life, however temporary, however permanent.'..
Arzee the Dwarf brings you one of Indian literature's most unusual characters: the small and feisty cinema projectionist Arzee. Arzee has a dream: to become 'the king of the Noor', and in this way to overcome his smallness from the high perch of the projectionist's room on the top floor of one of Bombay's most famous cinemas. ..
Her newly acquired Ivy League degree has taken American Meg Smith straight back to where she started: her old bedroom in her parents' Bay Area house. Now - her long-cherished dreams of authorial fame buried beneath a sheaf of rejection letters - Meg spends her time watching Kuch Kuch Hota Hai over and over again. Enrolling in a beginner's class in the language she knows so well, in the hope for some kind of validation, she meets a handsome Indian professor, Raj. Determined to impress him, Meg de..
Kicks off with young, Aspiring musician joseph getting kicked out of a relationship, yet again, by his third girlfriend. Believing that relationship won't work out unless they're destined to be, he decides to track down a girl he believes might have been his soulmate -- a girl who had smiled at him from a bus stop across the street eight years ago. The minor obstacle he knows nothing of her -- no name, no address, nothing. The major obstacle: he doesn't even remember her face! The only thing he ..
Gopal Gandhi's wonderfully moving and insightful tragedy elegantly and imaginatively revists one of Indian history's great what-if moments, making us ask again how different things might have been if it was heterodox mystic Dara rather than the puritanical bigot Aurangzeb who had won the civil war and led Mughal India-would Islam and Hinduism have been able to bridge their differences? Would the united Mughal lands have managed to stop the colonial conquests? Would Partition have been impossible..
Retold in Ashok Banker's inimitable epic style is the Mahabharata series, comprising of five books. This Boxset Include These Titles 1.) Shakuntala and Dushyanta 2.) Ganga and Shantanu 3.) Satyavati and Shantanu 4.) Amba and Bhishma 5.) Devayani, Sharmishtha and Yayati
This bouquet of writings by both successful and emerging Indian writers had an unusual flowering.
First commissioned by Italian publishers Isbn Edizioni via roving editor and translator Gioia Guerzoni, it reverses the trajectory o'f other Indian works which made their appearance in their home country before travelling abroad. Therefore, in a sense, this anthology travelled backward...
Ladakh is the land beyond the Himalayas. On a visit to this remote, majestic outpost of India, Vikram and Aditya camp out on the lofty Changthang Plateau. Here, they meet a young Tibetan boy named Tsering. But Tsering is unexpectedly abducted and Aditya pulls off a daring rescue. ..
In Lie: A Modern Tale of Traditional India, a broad picture-book narrative that is part soap opera and part family melodrama, critic and satirist Gautam Bhatia lays every Indian stereotype open to question: that good always triumphs over evil; that truth vanquishes falsehood; that the poor will ride roughshod over the rich; that the powerful politician will sooner than later be brought to his knees by the ordinary man...
Look We Have Coming to Dover! is the most acclaimed debut collection of poetry published in recent years, as well as one of the most relevant and accessible. Nagra, whose own parents came to England from the Punjab in the 1950s, draws on both English and lndian-English traditions to tell stories of alienation, assimilation, aspiration and love, from a stowaway's first footprint on Dover Beach to the disenchantment of subsequent generations...
Mahatmaji and the Depressed Humanity (1932) is an assortment of articles occasioned by Mahatma Gandhi's fast in protest against the Puna pact. East and West (1935) is an exchange of letters between Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) and Tagore. One of India's most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramat..
Milton has a wonderful secret. And now you can discover it too!
Milton is a happy kid until a school bully starts to push him around. Now he worries all the time about what the bully will do to him when he's at school.
But Milton encounters a few situations (including a very special lesson from Snuggles the cat) that help him understand a very important thing: the only way to be happy is to live in the Now...
Modern Indian Drama: Issues and Interventions is a collection of diverse and critically incisive essays on key issues emerging from the post-Independence era to the present times. The concept of modernity is interrogated in the plays of mainstream dramatists like Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Girish Karnad, and Mahesh Dattani...
It is the seventh century, a tumultuous time in India. The Last of the ancient emperors rules over the Indian subcontinent. All is not well in his empire though, and there are palpable signs of unrest. Even the serene atmosphere at the Nalanda monastery - the biggest in the ancient world - is shaken by the political turmoil.
Pittho’s World is the magical domain of storytelling, of Sheikhu and his lover Rani, of parents, Big Brother, uncles, aunts and grandparents. And of course, Aunt Pittho, she of the big hips, wielding magic and a stick. The stories originate in Iran, move through Afghanistan to Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, before returning to rest in Pakistan. Spanning two centuries and several generations, these are tales of love and happiness, tragedy and malice, black magic and manslaughter, linked together..
'Ranthambore Adventure' is about tigers. It is the story that is inspiring children across India to work towards saving the tiger and the country's rapidly disappearing forests.
When Aditya attempts to lay his hands on the diary of a ruthless tiger poacher, little does he know the events his actions will trigger. His ill-fated endeavour plunges Vikram and Aarti into a thrilling adventure that climaxes at the magnificent game park of Ranthambore...
'Earth. A dim place, ancient beyond knowledge. Ages of rain and wind have beaten and rounded the granite and the sun is feeble and red. A million cities have fallen to dust. In place of the old peoples, a few thousand strange souls live. There is evil on Earth, distilled by time ... Earth is dying.' ..
At a secret mining facility somewhere in the deserts of Rajasthan, an ancient place of worship with disturbing carvings on its dome, is discovered buried deep inside the earth. Soon the miners find themselves in the grip of terrifying waking nightmares. One tries to multitate himself. Worse Follows.
When Supercop Donald Fernandez declares an all-out war against the invincible Don, Narayan Swamy, he fights back with a formidable Mafia - a private army of armed thugs and a motley gang of corrupt police officers, backed by powerful politicians. What follows is a battle of raw power, sleaze, wits and dirty tactics by both the law breakers and the law enforcers, blurring boundaries between good and evil. To save his skin, the Don fires his most lethal weapon, The Newsroom Mafia...
when the Green Dragon tore shrieking out of the mouth of its dark lair, which was the tunnel, all three children stood on the railing and waved their pocket-handkerchiefs without stopping to think whether they were clean handkerchiefs or the reverse. When their father is mysteriously sent away, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to leave London with their mother to live in a cottage in the countryside...
The Seeds of War, Book Two in Ashok Bankers MBA series, introduces us to the elder protagonists of the epic, as well as some of the great loves and lusts, friendships and enmities, politics and self-sacrifice that will lay the seeds that will eventually fester and erupt into the mother of all wars...
Shanghai, 1905. Violet Minturn is the young daughter of the American mistress of the city's most exclusive courtesean house. But when revolution arrives in the city, she is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a 'virgin courtesan'. Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet moves effortlessly between the cultural worlds of East and West, quickly becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private struggle to u..
Run over by a bus, she lies on a grey road, fuming inside, like the noxious fumes outside. The infamous vigilante--The Delhi Belle-reduced to an accident statistic? Surely, this was not her fate.A fortnight ago, she would have not only settled for, but embraced a violent death. Today, death is a colossal inconvenience, holding her back from enjoying her newly-acquired fridge-sized boyfriend...
Indra, destiny's orphan, finds himself growing up in a vortex of treachery and tribal incumbency, Shielded from the usurpers of his birthright only by the watchful eye of the warrior sage Mitra, he first sets out to conquer the hearts of his tribesmen, and then the kingdoms of the unmapped world.
Aligning forces with his brothers by blood oath and divine intervention-Agni, Vayu, Varuna and Soma-Indra embarks on a military campaign of epic proportions, stretching from the Euphrates in Asia Minor..
Edited by bestselling author Ahmed Faiyaz, this anthology explores the conflict, chaos and confusion in the lives of interesting and colourful characters in Urban India. The reclusive kid with a beautiful bicycle; a migrant to Mumbai with Old Monk on his breath, trying to get off a Virar Fast at Borivali; the misunderstood watchman at the library who befriends a little girl;a playstation loving, spoilt brat, who is smitten by his mathematics tutor; ..
Summary of 'Eat & Run - My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness' By Scott Jurek And Steve Friedman
'What a triumph - both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable..
Summary of 'Start-Up Sutra What The Angels Wont Tell You About Business And Life' By Rohit Prasad
An entrepreneur is someone who stands up to the universe, to all that has come before, and says, I can know your essence, I will change your expr..
From the Backcover of 'Albert Einstein - A Biography' By Alice Calaprice
Albert Einstein was named 'Person of the Century' and remains one of the most famous scientists in, world history. But what was he really like, as a person?