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This is the Empire. The greatest nation in the known world.
And it is at war.
When the Crown Prince hears about cities and villages attacked and razed to the ground, the land blackened and left infertile, the already shackled military commands the maverick bounty-hunter Merin and the slick courtier mage Rikkard to find the root of the destruction.
However, as they tackle this mystery, they discover an ancient hatred spanning centuries, with a dark secret linked to Merin and the painful past behind the satirizing cavalier. A swashbuckling tale of suspenseful fantasy and horrifying mystery that is loaded with humor, The Shadows of Northlands will leave you riveted from cover to cover.
“…a delight to read not just for its fast paced action, but for the immersive nature of the world it creates.” – Mainak Dhar, bestselling author of the ‘Alice in Deadland’ series
This is a tale of Madhumitha Nandan. Her courage, her determination, her mission and her pursuit.
This is a tale of DCP Vishwaroop. His honesty, his intelligence, his shrewdness and his focus.
This is a tale of Anupriya Gautam. Her theories, her influence, her credibility and her dependability.
This is a tale of an impossible murder. The puzzle begins.
Goal – Freedom from the fear of death
Weapon – Deceiving the minds
The Bait – Law-breakers
Evidence – Nullified because of the weapon
Crime designers – Unknown to the executor
Young and attractive Poonam who lives in Model Town, Delhi has an arranged marriage with Ravinder who manages a shop together with his father in Ghaziabad. The boy’s family have expectations of a fat dowry from the marriage. Ravinder hopes to set up shop independently in an expensive commercial area. Poonam’s mother Mrs Bajaj has hidden her financial status from the family her daughter is marrying into. When that family’s expectations of a large dowry are not met, things turn sour. Very sour.
And they are now about to turn smoky and acrid as Mrs Arora the mother-in-law starts to scheme and plan on how to use a kerosene stove to get rid of her daughter-in-law.
Will Mrs Arora succeed in her designs or will Poonam escape an attempt on her life? This is a very serious theme but the play is written out like a comedy.
An Afghan jihadi. A Bangladeshi aid worker. A British security consultant. How their lives are about to affect each other. * ‘In a few seconds they will pull the door open and we will both be dead.’ These are the panic-stricken thoughts of Amala, the Bangladeshi aid worker. Hidden inside a linen-closet with another woman she hears the voices of two Taliban fighters outside. The guesthouse in which she lives came under terrorist attack a short while earlier. One of the men sniggers to the other that there seem to be ‘something bigger than rats inside’. As the seconds tick away, James Stewart, the British consultant, is racing against time to save the woman he loves. Standing outside the closet where the two women are hiding is Mohsin Khan, our sentimental terrorist. Mohsin, who worked for a charity and was peace-loving not long ago, is now fighting with the Taliban. What has turned him into a ruthless jihadi? This short novel will take you inside his mind and his world. A warzone veteran, Rajesh Talwar who has worked in numerous hot spots around the world takes a close and intimate look at love, loss and longing in the time of war.
Soon after Anzan’s arrival in Kabul he is embroiled in a surreal episode that involves the murder of a friend and fellow inmate of a guest house. There are three possible suspects in the killing of the American army officer. As he travels north and south of the country investigating, he begins to doubt if he will ever discover who killed his friend, when he stumbles upon a horrifying possibility that chills him to the bone.
After much persuasion, Princess Roopali, ‘the beautiful one’, agrees to have a swayamvara. This is an ancient Indian ceremony in which an unmarried girl who has come of age chooses a husband from among several suitors. According to the tradition, at the end of the ceremony, the princess is required to place a marigold garland around the neck of the prince she has decided to marry. She is happy to meet with all the princes who will attend the ceremony, and are keen to be chosen by her. She explains to her parents, the king and queen that she does not, however, wish to meet anyone with a beard. Over the past few years there have been a string of armed robberies by a gang of tough-looking bearded thugs. The princess has come to dislike beards. Her father, the king, explains to her that it would be discourteous for them not to extend an invitation to any eligible prince, but he would be surprised if any of them still sported a beard. Will Princess Roopali find the prince of her dreams?
A delightful tale set in Ancient India the story provides a window into an exotic culture and will appeal to children from all age groups – particularly those from the ages of five to one hundred.
In this partnership between so-called equals, which can be compared to a polyandrous marriage. The Supreme Court is the woman and Parliament and the Executive her two husbands, one more loutish that the other, depending on your point of view.
In the Nirbhaya case too the gap between theory and law has been highlighted. Following the terrible episode (and even before) there has been continual and great improvement in the substantive laws for both women as well as children who have been victims of sexual violence and yet despite their being so much publicity on the case, the author argues that, concretely, although there has been improvement in the laws themselves, we are nowhere near better enforcement or implementation. Even after the institution of a fast track trial and with the nation’s attention focused on it, the Nirbhaya case still dragged on and it took more than nine months for the trial court to reach a verdict and, as the author explains there are still potentially further delays waiting at the level of the superior courts, the High Court certainly and the Supreme Court too, quite possibly. As the author goes on to show in this well argued book, a woman who is the victim of a sex related crime ‘courts injustice’ whenever she comes to a court, be she the victim of a rape, an acid attack of sexual harassment, the mother or father of such a victim or be it even any ordinary person struggling to find justice.
The time has come. It cannot continue to remain ‘business as usual’. There will be justice for Nirbhaya. Our ‘brave heart’ will also bring justice and relief to all her sisters and possibly, even to the rest of us.
Sanju, a young college student visits Delhi’s red light area with a friend to celebrate his examination results. Soon after his visit he gets involved in a relationship with Ulfat who teaches at his college. Ulfat is trapped in a bad marriage with Hoover, a lawyer who has recently joined hands with his doctor friend Falooda to set up an NGO that will work on AIDS related issues.
Unknown to Sanju, he has contracted AIDS and he passes it on to Ulfat. When Hoover learns of his wife’s infidelity he throws her out of the house. She moves into Sanju’s small studio flat. They seek advice from Elisabeth, a nun who distributes condoms in the red light area. As a result of her help they go to visit Dr Falooda’s clinic to try to obtain anti-retroviral drugs free of cost. Meanwhile, Hoover and Falooda are in search of patients on whom to test a so-called AIDS vaccine as the behest of an American doctor, Dr Carlos, who promises them introductions to funding agencies.
A work of imagination, the play nevertheless reflects realities of the AIDS situation in a country that today has the highest number of HIV positive persons.
If you wish to win a legal case, a part of the story is about engaging the right lawyer and handling him well. This book explains in an easy-to-understand style how to choose the right lawyer and how to improve the odds of winnning your case.
When to file a case… and when not to do so What does winning a case really mean When not filing a case can be ‘winning’ a case When compromising with the other side is a win-win case How you can help your lawyer win your case What to look for in a lawyer – and how to find one How best to utilize your lawyer’s skills – and how much to pay him What you can expect from your lawyer – and what you shouldn’t Professional rules of conduct every lawyer is bound to adhere to A lawyer’s duties to his clients How to avoid unscrupulous lawyers
Simply written and with examples of some high-profile contemporary cases, this book will be a big help for anyone caught up in litigation.
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometres across India? Just for fun!Three twenty-something’s dare to do just that! While the two boys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handy cam.Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories while narrating their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing – I penned a book about them and their road trip.
Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.
Deep Singh wants out – out of his family, out of his city and more than anything, out of his life. His parents argue over everything, his dad passes his evenings shouting at the television and his brother, who hasn’t said a single word in over a year, suddenly turns to him one day and tells him to die. So when Lily, a beautiful, older and married, woman, shows him more than a flicker of attention, he falls heedlessly in love. Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut novel takes us into the heart of another America and into the lives of ‘the other Indians – the ones who don’t get talked about and whose stories don’t get written.’
Satyajit, a successful movie director, has accomplished all that there is to achieve—fame, success, and wealth—yet he harbors a sense of discontentment within.
While the audience cheers for his brand of cinema and the industry fills its coffers by amassing collections from his films, he, personally, is dejected at the prospect of making yet another of those ostentatious, melodramatic romantic family dramas.
His inability to find a balance in his relationships and his core need to live up to his potential makes him search for answers and leads him to a realization that his anguish is a result of the projection of his frustration on those who care about him.
When he lays his hands on a script that has the potential to fulfill his heart’s desire, he grabs the opportunity with both hands and sets out on a trip to research and unearth more details.
During the course of this road trip, he meets different people who not only provide him the necessary answers that would turn his vision into a magnum opus but also provide a deep understanding of the eternal principles of life and, most importantly, the unchanging and universal truth.
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