Shree Vishnu Mahaa Puraan ranks third among eighteen pivotal Puraans and dates back to the seventh manvantar. Vishnu is portrayed as the supreme power who creates, sustains and destroys the universe. The book demystifies spirituality and moaksh.
Woven in are anecdotes, phenomena and thoughts ahead of its times - ‘The prominence of water will be a means to assess Earth’s condition and cost’, ‘The knowledge that a person possesses is an important god for that person, such knowledge is worship worthy and is a protectress’. This Puraan is not about the 1000 names of Vishnu and is distinct from a televised serial.
What if the book you are reading screams in pain and throws abuses at the author? What if that friendly chicken in the neighbourhood hangs himself one day? What if the dead fish on your plate talks?
The stories in Rum are meant to riddle your mind seeking for logic and reason. Characters ranging from crazy barber to the butcher who cut in his sleep, the themes here are a mirror on society with a note of mockery. Rooted in absurdism and magical realism, the stories here are ambiguous enough to make many points, leaving the interpretation to the reader.
“I end my book with my thoughts, my feelings, my experiences, and my regrets--bounded and compact. I feel that is how my life has always been, bounded and compact within the walls of my false impressions.” -The Ripening The collection of stories holds within them stories of people, their perceptions, and their persistence to dictate terms to the order of things.
Whether it is the octogenarian staring helplessly at his imminent future unfolding, or a novice in trade with a bruised mind and its debris, the gangster who sees the present as a manifestation of his sinful past, or the longing of a tree for a visit from the stranger to the woods, the struggle of a man for an undisturbed afternoon of a lull, and many such other stories, they all form the structure of the stories and showcase the limitations of the protagonists.
Maya is the average teenager, with simple aspirations of any16-year-old. All she’s looking forward is her dream date with Dhruv, the boy she’s had a yearlong crush on. As she heads home from the date, events set into motion that changes her very existence. Secrets from the past will be revealed.
She discovers that she is not who she thought she was; what’s more, she must prepare to embrace a destiny that will make her the saviour of Earth. But is she really up for the task? Will she find the mighty sword? Will she be able to see herself as the true champion?
Nicole Trudeau of Montreal, Canada, goes to a fertility clinic at NDG to have a baby but is murdered. Why? Within a few months, Lucie Burns goes to a fertility clinic in Kolkata, India, to have a baby through a surrogate mother but is murdered.
Why? Is there common link between the two murders? Had the same killer killed both the ladies? or there is more than one killer? To know more, read MURDERS, THEY SAW today.
The odyssey of Nyasa is about finding if she can be a good daughter, a virtuous maid, a reliable friend, a genuine student, an alluring lover, a pedagogic teacher, Nyasa, Nyasi, Nya, Nyastiki, and Nyausea! Everybody wants a slice of her for themselves. Raised in the servants quarters, a fine day Nyasa is ordered to abandon her studies and serve as a steward. Mistaken for a middle-aged servant, the prodigal Suganya abuses Nyasa without a glance.
Realizing the folly, Suganya wants to restore dignity of the most brilliant student of her college by freeing Nyasa from servitude and securing the deserving medical seat. Does Nyasa reciprocate Suganya's love? Does she break free of the servitude shackles? What is a measure of her?