Third revised Edition 2016 with new content added.
Stephen Parkhurst enjoys a cosy lifestyle in India, working as PR man for an IT company. But when his American partner disappears and Steve falls in love with Sakshi, wife of a wealthy industrialist, he gets pulled into a world of mystery. As the affair deepens, Steve has flashbacks of past lives and discovers there are powerful forces involved, including Kali, the Dark Mother Goddess of Kolkata
Another Go @ Love is the story of Asha, Nisha and Rahul. One goes in search of someone who he believes was once an integral part of his life; the other is caught between duty and self and the third has the chance of a lifetime. The lives of these three characters are inter-twined in a tale of love, longing, deceit, envy and remorse.
The book comprises unpublished writings of Ali Ahmed from his time in uniform. The author served in the Indian army for two decades. His reflections in the period that did not make it into print have been compiled into this volume. The commentaries here supplement his other book that contains his published writings of the period, On India’s military: Writings from within (CinnamonTeal 2017). The essays are carried unedited to retain the flavor of the times and conditions in which they were written. It has historical value in providing a snapshot of the concerns that animated the army intellectually in the period at the turn of the century. The observations and insights would be useful for both practitioners and scholars in military studies.
The book comprises the published writings in service journals of Ali Ahmed while serving in the army. They cover the two decades on either side of the turn of the century, thereby providing a window into the army in the period. The author was an infantry officer and the articles reflect the concerns of the infantry and the wider army as the author grew in service from a subaltern to colonelcy.
The book is a comparative study of two different and far-fetched canons of texts, genres, cultures, psychographics and demographics.
Hello! Thank you for picking up this book. Like many parents today who teach their kids nursery rhymes such as Jack and Jill, and Humpty Dumpty, my parents taught me those too. Sadly though, when I ask myself what I really learnt from them I have no answer.
Have you ever wondered why our memory of what we sing is more vivid than that of what we read or say? It is because we use the creative side of our brain when we sing. Precisely for the same reason, I have written the rhymes in this book to make learning varied, educative, interactive and enjoyable. The creative activities in the book will teach children the concepts of color, texture, shape, taste, etc.
Most importantly, this book will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy and bond with your little ones, while they learn. This actually prompted my efforts, and I hope you will have fun.
Please note that adult supervision is required at all times while these creative activities are being done.
I look forward to receiving your feedback at my email address: [email protected]
The book is intended for engineers who intend to make a career out of machine maintenance as also for those currently working as maintenance engineers. This is a career option which is never stereotyped and will probably mould your lifestyle and your attitude towards life.
The writing has been kept simple and lucid, to make reading easy and quick. Experienced maintenance engineers will be able to relate to a lot of episodes and will be treading familiar waters.
For freshers entering the maintenance sector, this book will reinstate their faith in their decision and embolden them to take pride in their profession.
A series of mysteries in the It world
Where is Sherlock Holmes when we need him?
For IT professionals who ask that question often, it seems like an answer has finally arrived. Here is an IT consultant and a fan of Sherlock Holmes. He is tall, indifferent to feminine charms, well read, and tries his best to emulate the great detective.
Whether a couple of missing mobiles, a vanished laptop from a locked room, or a missing diamond earring in a busy, crowded, airport, or a software engineer who seems to have disappeared, you can trust him to solve these mysteries using his wit and logic.
Experience the Indian Sherlock Holmes in action!
Once again, Bar Eclipse, Calangute, provides the setting for another of Steve’s masterful narratives.
Following the success of Steve’s debut novel, Are You?, the journey continues in the first book of the January Girl series.
A chance encounter leads to two strangers, Steve and Elina, deciding to go on a little trip, to explore the ancient ruined city of Hampi. This, however, would only be the start of their journey; a journey that would very quickly – for Steve, anyway – pose more questions than answers.
As the journey proceeds and Steve tries to unlock the door to Elina’s world, Elina becomes more evasive and mysterious in her behaviour, further arousing Steve’s intrigue. Who is this mysterious girl? Would she reveal the secrets that she seemed to carry? Or was it a burden she bore alone?
There was only one way to find out.