Not just Cricket
NOT JUST CRICKET by Vikram Dravid is a novel that weaves interlacing tales, riveting cricket games, and the realities of life. The stories and experiences of his vibrant characters exhort you to think beyond the mundane and get you to reflect upon the ultimate ride, life and its very authentic challenges. Entertaining the reader with beautifully worded
Last Rites: Unforgettable People, Unforgettable Memories
Not death but his last rites. Confusion prevailed, a fear of society loomed large and the thought processes of conditioned minds seemed to prevail. A person with an amalgamation of different religions had left everyone perplexed. A Muslim by birth, brought up and lived with Hindu families, not averse to entering a church - was he a Muslim at the end of his life? Last Rites moves back and forth, not only in time and space but in a milieu fluctuating with virtues and sins, conflicts triggered by religious intolerance & political imbroglios while throwing up the most interesting & enigmatic characters of the small city of Ranchi.
Have a Pleasant Journey
How does it feel to be abused during childhood?
How does it feel to grow up becoming angry at the world?
How does it feel to come across someone who is in even greater pain?
How does it feel to get healed in the process of healing someone else?
Hannah, abandoned as a new-born and raised by the Sisters of Charity in a convent in Secunderabad, grew up with wonderful Christian values instilled in her. Her devotion to prayer guided her in her most challenging moments, whether while being a mother to five young children or while supporting her beloved husband in his difficult moments or in reaching out to the less fortunate in the world. Even while experiencing moments that seemed unfair, like the death of her young nephew, Hannah simply trusted the Lord and accepted His mysterious ways.
Hannah's tryst with Ground Zero began when two of her married daughters, both doctors working in New York, went missing on 9/11, in the terrorist attack. Hannah's only weapon was relentless prayer...
Two years ago Suraj, a teenager, dreamt about devoting his life to technology. But today he wants to be an author. While millions of technocrats have a career in either corporate or civil service or have begun life as an entrepreneur, Suraj has just one dream, a lucid dream in which he is yet aware that he is dreaming. Not every dream is a sweet one and some can be nightmares.
A collection of short stories written in a refreshingly modern way and which do not fail to grip your attention in a stronghold.
Images of Goa
Getting into a flashback mode seems even sweeter to him as it frees his spirit to touch on subjects that obviously mean a lot to him. Just short of total obsession, he seems to revel in such true memories, told in a style of his own, and in an interestingly charming way. ---Cyril D'Cunha Veteran Goan Journalist
He used to wipe away the beads of perspiration, which covered her body right from her face to her feet, the result of the strong flood lights.Though she sat like a stone in those occasions, when his hands caressed her body, he could feel her quick in-take of breath betraying her aloofness. She used to shut her eyes on the pretext of avoiding the glare of lights whenever he was near but the slight quiver of her lips betrayed her. He toweled her dry, made adjustments in her pose more frequently than actually necessary.
The story revolves around Govinda and the journey life takes him on. Orphaned at an early age and brought up by his father's friend, a person with extraordinary human values, Govinda grows up with those same values to become an great scholar. He meets and marries Geeta while completing his PhD but loses her during the communal riots before Independence. He later marries Kamala, when her groom's party walks off after not receiving the agreed dowry. Will Govind's journey end happily?
A Madhouse in Goa and nine other stories (Bilingual)
Ben Antao’s new work of fiction, A Madhouse in Goa and Nine Other Stories and Xirap Ani Her Nnov Kotha, is a collection of ten bilingual short stories in English and Konkani in Roman script.The stories about Goans in interesting predicaments are mostly set in Goa. The Konkani stories come with an extensive glossary to enhance your reading pleasure.
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