When writer and columnist Sitalakshmi crosses the threshold of marriage at the age of 21; she suffers in the hands of the patriarchy. She is constantly beaten down by hypocrisy and misogyny for the next 12 years of her married life. Life throws a curve ball at her when she authors a controversial book, Sitayana. It leads to a series of unfortunate events in her life beginning with her disappearance.
Is Sitalakshmi alive? Does she too succumb to the double standards of the society like Sita from Ramayana? Diana Annamma Varkey, the badass Crime Branch officer, sets out to find out. She treads through many unsettling questions that women like Sitalakshmi seeks answers to - Who decides a woman's worth? Who decides a woman's limits? - but swathes under the dirty rugs of adjustments and compromises.
Ranga was an irrepressible boy growing up in Burma, happy in his family circle, when the Japanese bombed Rangoon and their lives changed in the flash of a second. The family had to flee and start afresh in an India caught in the throes of the freedom struggle.
He found his path in life serving as an Army Officer in the Territorial Army and fighting in three wars. His personal life was nomadic with family, friends and colleagues crossing and crisscrossing his path. Like the mighty Indian Railways taking him to various military postings and roaring through scenic and stark terrains, in sunny and stormy weather; his life, and the lives of those around him, go through its ups and downs.
Burma to Bangalore is an engaging account of a boy, an officer, and a veteran, as his memories go marching past.
The life of an ordinary girl, Sia is turned upside-down when one night, the fallen stars of heaven arrive at her doorsteps, claiming she is 'chosen by God'.
What is God's plan?
What happens when apocalypse start hitting the earth and every relationship is tested? What will happen when Sia falls in love with one of the stars?
How this impossible love will find its way in the darkest times when her angel has turned into a demon? Can an angel fight with his inner demons?
Will Sia be able to protect her loved ones in an unfamiliar world?
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.