Following her recent divorce, Ila shifts to a small sleepy town of Alibaug, the place where she grew up, away from the hustles of Mumbai's fast life, hoping to rejuvenate herself and erase her past.
She has just started making new friends and has just let her guard down, when she realizes that the past can't be erased, and what happened in Mumbai is coming back to haunt her in ways she never expected. Just as she submerges herself in her work at the hospital, she realizes that someone is stalking her, sending threat notes to her. Someone who is obsessed with her.
Whom can she trust? Her ex husband Raj? Her new love interest, Sid? Her confidante, Rishi? Her friend, Saloni? Her Facebook buddy, Sam? Her new neighbour, Riya? Or no one?? The more she tries to ignore the warning signs, the more repercussions her actions cause.
She is about to find out that truth can be stranger than fiction. !
A crime that shook the nation! Child murdered in the school where he is supposed to be protected!
When Shreya, a corporate lawyer and a mother of two school going children, filed a PIL and change.org petition, she did not fathom how deep she will be sucked into this never-ending pit of darkness. As Shreya stumbles onto clues which leads her straight into the uncharted territories of Dark Web, she is tormented by her own past. Her version of black and white life is shattered as she deals with betrayals, shaky moral grounds, and her own unforgivable mistakes.
Will Shreya be able to kill the Spyder who weaves this Dark Web? or will she be just another of his hapless prey?.
"Summer Solstice and other poems" is a collection of English poems that span romance, fantasy, inspiration, drama, tragedy, and family. They are a personal reflection of the author's experiences which bring out some of her interesting wonderings, epiphanies, and a whirlpool of emotions. The poems are based on four seasons of the year, where each season brings along certain feelings. From celebrating life and merriment in spring; to the youthful and romantic summer of infinite potential, to the melancholic autumn with heartaches and gloom, to some cold and dark sentiments in winter...just in time for a clean slate and a fresh start!
Happimess is a collection of naughty stories that make us laugh while constantly poking fun at social peculiarities. Narrated mostly in the first person, the stories center around everyday situations that get oddly tangled up. Once frantic efforts are made to wriggle out, things only get more messy. Flippant and irreverent, the net of satire is cast wide, spanning conspiring home-appliances, outlandish diseases, nosy insurance agents, die-hard hagglers, a botched farewell speech and the like. It is the constant undercurrent of funny disorderliness that serves to spice-up and unite the stories.
The shift from special to inclusive education over the past three decades, has involved a change in thinking and in educational setting for children with disabilities. A significant amount of resources has been spent on orienting regular teachers, administrators and the community. Very little attention, however, has been given to prepare special educators- professionals who are facing the expectation of being the 'experts'- the agents of change, while still being in a state of transition themselves. They have been attuned to the inclusion philosophy but lack the appropriate skill sets, tools and systemic support needed to successfully lead this transition. The thinking has evolved but the strategies remain the same. Consequently, this compassionate and committed community finds itself in crisis - clinging to a kitchen sink of theories and techniques.
Does it make sense to appoint those who have studied and practised traditional special education as the 'experts' in inclusive education?
Is inclusive education instrumental in introducing and reinforcing newer forms of exclusion within mainstream schools?
Has the push for inclusive education made it less about people and more about paperwork, programs and presentations? Have the umpteen discussions and policy changes exhausted special educators into acceding to the system?
'Hanging On' puts forward a persuasive case for change in the field of special education. Bold and unapologetically upfront, the book brings to surface usually evaded issues such as the tensions between inclusive theory and practice, the grip of traditional 'expertise', the creeping in of commercial interests and educator burnout.
Presented in an unconventional style using humour and totally free of jargon, 'Hanging On' is essential reading for the many stakeholders in special and inclusive education.