Here is a book to be shared with your closest friends. The Miscreant presents a cast that includes misbehaving young men, squabbling couples, and frustrated lovers, and it occupies a geography that ranges from 1930s India to present-day New York City. Victor is genuinely fond of his characters, from the harried husband in the slapstick “Peter and the Ants,” which turns pest control into a new world war, to the desperate young man in “Loving Ayesha,” a story that weaves secular love, religious ardor, and India’s struggle for freedom from British rule into the book’s most unlikely and affecting centerpiece. It’s a fondness that gives this collection an unusual—and welcome—warmth.
Welcome to the world of fear, betrayal and suspense...
In ‘The fear factor’, read to know what happens to Neha who is lost in the jungle on a dark, treacherous night, with a predator on her trail.
In ‘The Game’, four friends play Truth or Dare, until it takes a dangerous twist. Their quest for fun and adventure leads them to a night of dread and horror.
Who is the little boy who comes knocking at Maggie’s door on a cold night? Is it only a little boy or is it ‘Death Calling’?
In ‘Strangers’, Richard knocks at an unknown house to escape the fury of a storm blowing outside, unaware of the silent storm brewing inside that could change his life forever.
In ‘The Truth’, Joseph witnesses a girl falling to her death. After a few months, he sees her again. Was she for real or was his mind playing games with him?More info →
The choice of writers, the themes and the styles represented in this volume tell us something about Srinivas Rayaprol himself, about the mind of the creative writer-cum-translator at work. The selected texts cover a range of themes concerning man-woman relationships, women's desires, the plight of single women, the functioning of bureaucrats and politicians, among others. One cannot miss out on the preoccupation with death in many stories, nor can one ignore the ironic twist in the conclusions of some of them. The choices also seem to suggest an inclination for the unusual, rather than run-of-the-mill stories, both in terms of theme and style. The final selection of the stories seems to be purely personal. The order in which the stories have been presented too seems unique, for it defies chronology.
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In her first collection of short stories, Prabhakar constructs and narrates the remarkable texture and pathos of ordinary lives. The protagonists here are ordinary people confronted with difficult situations, Weaknesses and unaccountable desires. Most of these tales beckon innocently, draw you int their depths and finally close with a twist and a tidy snap. She's at herbest evoking the dilemmas, pain and strange joys of childhood and adolescence.More info →
'This volume brings together the best of Sulekha.com's talented writers. From real life experiences to creative thoughts, from short stories to analyses, there are writings in various shades. Be it humor, drama or just a brilliant thought, they are all strung together to bring out this piece of written testimony called Unwind.More info →
'The Madness Starts At 9' is a satire on the corporate world. It is set in an agency, and is a humorous take on many events that happen in the life of an organisation There are 25 stories in all, each of which touch upon a typcial white collar issue in a lighter vein.More info →