Dr Nirmal Kumar Chakravorty, an octogenarian, doctor by profession, born during the times of violent changes of the past century, witnessed the turbulence of World War-II, oppression of colonialism and helplessness of human spirit. He witnessed the evolution the country went through from her pre-independence times to the modern India as she proudly stands on the global stage today.
From humble beginnings, battling disease and loneliness, death of loved ones and poverty, besides several dangers to his own life, his has been a meandering journey, through the unfamiliar villages, towns and cities of the North East India and Bengal, embracing the struggles, trials and trepidations, life had to offer as he also embraced the people he thereby came in contact with, as custodians, guardians, friends and family with a quiet resolve to stay afloat and happy no matter what. Working as a doctor in remote villages of the then undivided Punjab to the pinnacle of his career in the capital city, while delivering his duties it were the hearts he won along this journey that has been his real treasure.
This book illustrates his own account peppered with anecdotes from his intriguing life spent across India and is as much a journey through these wonderful locations as of his own life. Stay with him without getting lost in the innumerable names of people and places. Join him as he reminisces about those forgotten times and speaks of the one thing that we all need to sail us along the turbulent times of life – love for and of the family.
Back in India from US on an assignment, emotionally drained and physically weakened, in his middle age, Rajan Joshi's past life visits him in a flashback, his young driver being his only company. It takes him through the labyrinth of caste and religion that he had lived in UP, and yet remained untouched and unblemished by it for some strange reason. But now it's no longer the case, despite living in a modern western country for many years, and he is uncomfortable with himself.
The flashback takes him through the Mandir and Mandal era, the persons of various castes, the Muslims, the Pirs that touched and shaped his life. Their lives are permanently linked to his, a fact that he discovers when he roams around the places in UP which were once his home, and through a series of events that occur during his journey. He finds out that all of his 80 years of life, and that of his closest of companions is governed by destiny, his upbringing, and above all, by the uniqueness of the land where he was born.
TIn advance of an incident, when Vikram got an anonymous tip from a spooky source, little did he realize how deep he was going to be sucked into it. And when the predictions in the tip unfolded with amazing accuracy, he faced the dilemma how to handle the truth. Because, the facts were hidden behind many layers of falsehood and fictitious narratives built over time by powerful people. As more people bought into it, the farther it took the real conspirators from the justice.
Will Vikram succeed in unravelling the truth, unmasking the real faces behind the conspiracies? Will he be able to bring justice to those who sacrificed with their lives in this game of power, or succumb to the overwhelming might and reach of the crooked corrupt?
This fast-paced story will not only intrigue you but also challenge your long-held beliefs about status-quo and personal affiliations.
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It's All About Them Cheese Sandwiches is a collection of five novellas, each featuring a story about secrets and why we keep them. Filled to the brim with snappy dialogue and philosophical undertones, the book is a funny, emotional, and sometimes even bizarre journey for the human experience.
Devastated by the death of his wife, university Professor Ryeed Lahan initially ignores the attentions of the very young and attractive Nikita Adhikari, a young, college student who refuses to leave him alone. Gradually, Lahan begins to believe that he is being given a second chance at happiness. But Destiny has more challenging choices in store for him and Lahan is eventually compelled to make decisions that will forever alter the course of his life.
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