"FIVE STRANGERS… AN ABOMINABLE RIDE… ONE UNUSUAL MISSION… Mihir, Amaaya, Sujoy, Neil and Trisha are ‘the Chosen Ones’ to accomplish high priority work assigned by their office, Perfect Plastics. They can complete it only by travelling together on the inhospitable Kincham Express to the far off lands of Arkkukari. BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM… They don’t agree on much and can’t stop questioning each other, even when they encounter a mysterious group of strangers on the train that complicates their journey. The rising conflict in an alien land pits them against their worst fears and threatens isolation, or worse, exposing their secrets. CAN THEY WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE AND SURVIVE THE JOURNEY, OR WILL IT ALL COME CRUMBLING DOWN? "
Early one morning in the township of Avadi, a woman who was on her way to attend a relative’s wedding falls victim to a chain-snatcher and loses her life in the process. The very same morning, Karthik, an up and coming young businessman is found shot dead in his car in the middle of the road — the only witness to the incident being his employee Drishti who was in the car with him at the time. The responsibility of getting behind the root of both incidents falls on Inspector Satyajit, an intrepid and honest police officer, and his team who get cracking on both cases immediately. But as the investigation proceeds further, the incidents and the stories of those involved get increasingly confused and murkier. What illegal deals was Karthik involved in? Did these deals cause his untimely death? How is all this connected to the housewife who was killed the same morning? What is the part played by the mysterious Gun Club in all these events? Follow Satyajit as he attempts to uncover these dubious questions.
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A rickshaw puller's feral lust will lead him to a metamorphosis so bizarre no one will believe him. A scrap metal collector's life is changed dramatically by a piece of metal. A local perfumer holds the power of love, lust, death and life in his attars. A gay man finds himself being drawn to a djinn in the ruins of an old Delhi fort. A sculptor brings his dead love back to life, but with unexpected results. With stories that are both terrifying and enticing, The Rickshaw Reveries takes one into the bizarre and fantastic, while exploring Delhi's many subterranean truths. Delinquents, drug peddlers, rickshaw wallas, and Khan Market diplomats – all find themselves at home here. A bold debut collection, this is Delhi at its primal best.
An authoritative history of the Pony Express discusses its myths, dangers, and most noted riders, describing the challenges that prompted its employers to advertise for adventure seekers without families. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Freedom... Freedom... Freedom... Is freedom a cuss word? If no, can one declare one’s opinions or thoughts openly? It would be a tough challenge. But how would it be if three teens, Narendra, Bhadri and Indira, exercise their freedom and endeavour for the changes they envision? How does the trio-ship persevere to pursue it? How and why does one need the other? Whatdo they endeavour to unshackle? The trio-ship is not only the relationship of the three, but also their pursuit.
Everyone has secrets . . . but is hers the most shocking? Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Sahil has always blamed himself for his parents' death. He has little interest in life until he meets the enigmatic Anya in a chance encounter during the Shimla fest. Soon he falls head over heels in love with her, but Anya doesn't reciprocate his feelings. An accident leaves him in a coma and when he wakes up he makes a startling discovery-he can read minds! Now he can find out what goes on in Anya's mind and maybe, just maybe, make her fall in love with him. But is Anya all she seems? Or is she hiding something? Deliciously plotted, full of morbid secrets and startling revelations, Secretly Yours will make you question what you see and who you trust.
On 22 November 2007, the city of Kolkata came to a rude, screeching halt as a virulent mob of religious fanatics took to the streets. Armed with a fatwa from their ideologues, the mob demanded Taslima Nasrin leave the city immediately. While the Kolkata Police allegedly stood watching, mere dumb witnesses to such hooliganism, a morally, intellectually and politically bankrupt Left Front government, tottering under the strain of their thirty-year-old backward-looking rule, decided to ban her book and drive her out of Kolkata, a city she has always considered her second home. Dark, provocative and, at times, surreal, Exile is a moving and shocking chronicle of Taslima Nasrin’s struggles in India over a period of five months, set against a rising tide of fundamentalism and intolerance that will resonate powerfully with the present sociopolitical scenario.
The story of the Pony Express, which carried transcontinental mail from April 3, 1860 to October 24, 1861, is one of the most invigorating and satisfying episodes in American history. Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga brings together a storehouse of information about this brilliant operation. Projected against an account of the historical background—the great overland mail issue, the freighting and the stagecoach business, the development of the telegraph and the Pacific railroad—is the narrative of the Pony Express's organization and the laying out of its route; biographical sketches of the founders, company personnel, and riders; and a list and description of the stations. While undertaking their exhaustive research, the authors collected some three hundred photographs, of which more than fifty of the best appear in this volume.
Recapturing the mythical journey of love and longing in contemporary India Inspired by the story of Lakshman’s wife from Ramayana, Urmila traces a tale of rejection and a woman’s passionate search for love, rekindling questions of devotion and desire. The talented and passionate Urmila Karmarkar has recently married into a wealthy, politically connected family in suburban Mumbai. When Urmila’s brother-in-law is compelled to move to Dubai, her husband leaves her behind and chooses to follow him instead. Fuelled by this rejection, Urmila seeks solace in her art as she battles to keep her dreams of love and motherhood alive, waiting for her husband to return. Pervin Saket was shortlisted for the Random House India Writers’ Bloc award in 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction inspired by the Ramayana, The Asian Writer Collection, Earthen Lamp Journal and other works. Her collection of poetry, A Tinge of Turmeric, was published in 2008.