Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Adventures Of The Bubblegum Boy- by Neera Maini Srivastav

“The Bubblegum Boy” is the story of a young boy who discovers magic in the unlikeliest alleys of a shopping mall and his journey thereafter into enchanting worlds and magical lands . . . till he comes back to the real world, but not without a mission to gain the superpowers of the fantasy world, forever. 

The book is written by the author of a child-adult fiction novella titled 'The White Crow', now being made into movie.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311594
Pages: 166
Price: Rs. 150.00

The K Word- by Alka Kaul Kumar

Will this burning rage in the valley actually lead to 'azadi'?

Follies of the past, indifference of successive governments and insurmountable pressure by vested interests bring things to such a passé that it forces the Indian Prime Minister to sit up and take note of the situation…

The dynamic Prime Minister takes a bold risk!

The young Major is caught between his call for duty and his love for…

The President of Pakistan decides that finally it is time to act….

It is the story of Kashmir!

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311662
Pages: 208
Price: Rs. 150.00

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Ultimate Laugh- by Pranesh Prasad

It is the story of Tim, a bookshop proprietor, his wife, Sandy – an Indian, who are left helpless when the government decides to disenfranchise Indians in their country and Michael Manmohan Ram, who hears of the injustice about to be perpetrated and decides to leave the order and comfort of life in Australia to engage in an act of 'terrorism'.

Michael stays with his childhood friend, Tim and finds that he is no longer what he thought he was; that he is now looking at the world through his Western lens. To succeed in his mission he has to try to convince Tim to join forces with him. He also needs the help of Thakur – the deposed Prime Minister, who is now more interested in listening to ghazals than getting his hands dirty in politics. As Michael goes about preparing himself for his day of reckoning he finds that he is haunted by his past – his failed romances and his life lived in both India and Australia, which has the effect of pushing him further into delusion and self-absorption.

Does Michael succeed in his act of defiance? Can he restore self-respect to a much maligned community? Is he able to save himself from extinction?

In finding the answers to these questions, the reader will be able to view the response of an individual who has found what they were looking for and their behaviour when the first serious challenge to the notion of belonging, home and happiness arises. Through this, light is shed on the process through which 'terrorism' is born and the choices made by individuals who have nothing to lose.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311730
Pages: 264
Price: US$ 6.00

What Happened to That Love- by Kailash Srinivasan

We both are with different people today and are comfortable with them. That bothers me. When we separated and Jim came into my life,I thought my love for him will always be different than it was for you, and I imagined you feeling the same way about Gena. It's different, yes, but not as bad as I thought it'll be, and that hurts me. You know what I mean? And it's not even like one of us died. We've moved on so easily, Jake. How?

Jake looks at her tenderly. Jake and Jill we used to call each other. If Jake was to tumble, Jill would tumble after is what we had agreed on.

“What happened to that love, Jake?”

In the sad, heartbreaking title story, an old couple relive their beautiful moments, while they await the inevitable. In other tales, a mother does the unthinkable to feed her starving children; a father's blind love for his son causes nothing but anguish to him; an old man in desperate need of answers seeks counsel of a young boy; a child yearns for the love of her parents; a village landlord throws a feast to save his life; two couples struggle to understand love; a woman likes the idea of marriage, but is afraid of men.

What Happened to That Love is a short story collection comprising 12 stories set in India and Australia that explore life, death, love, ache, greed, hope, destiny, alienation, fallacies, and the nature of rural and urban life, and the changes that come to us all.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311617
Pages: 166
Price: US$ 5.00

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Truly, Madly, Deeply- by Faraaz Kazi

There are some who love and conquer . . .
There are some who love and forget . . .
. . . and then there is RAHUL KAPOOR!

A pompous Rahul is head over heels in love with Seema, his beautiful female equivalent from the same school. After a whirlwind of innocent encounters, their teenage romance blossoms yet both of them never confess their love to each other. A series of misunderstandings and ego clashes cause them to drift apart. Rahul loses his sanity and ultimately his love. By the time he realises the magnitude of his loss, it appears to be too late. Will Rahul get back his Seema? Or will Seema never realise the depth of Rahul's feelings?

This teenage love story seeks answers to all these and more as it alternates between the past and present and makes you wonder; do all love stories have a happy ending? Or do all love stories end, ever? TRULY MADLY DEEPLY promises to be an emotional saga that will captivate the reader's heart and fascinate his mind and leave him pondering – does love truly conquer all odds?

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311648
: 303
Price: Rs. 175.00

The Long Road- by Dr. Vivek Banerjee

This is the story of young doctors as they pursue post graduation in medical college and then make their way into the real world. In the tumult of everyday life, personal aspirations and professional goals get mired. Rahul and Sarika are in love right from their bachelor degree days but they keep fighting till a potentially fatal accident decides it for them. Hina, a young woman from the bylanes of Bhiwandi, finds the lifestyle of her co-students more difficult to adjust to than the academic challenges. Ranjiv, a rich kid turned rebel who would travel his own path rather than the one laid by his famous doctor dad. Sagarika, who finds her American dream shattered unexpectedly. 

The Long Road explores the vulnerabilities of growing up of young doctors and the rigours of their studies. This tale handles with sensitivity the challenges of young doctors in the profession to the demands of a new India where old paradigms are fast crumbling. It also talks about the interpersonal relationships of doctors and hospital romance. The pressures of medical profession and its impact on the personal life of doctors are explored in the later part of the novel.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311631
: 176
Price: Rs. 150.00

Amitabh Lexican- by Bhawana Somaaya

Amitabh Bachchan has long since sublimated the language of cinema that is peculiar to Hindi films. He has worked its verbs, overwhelmed its adjectives, brought to life its nouns, subjugated its predicates and predicated its subjects. One realises that nearly every word in the English language could find its place in the cinematic vocabulary of Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Lexicon is a compilation of selective words from the alphabets of the English language associated with different scenes from the actor's body of work – scenes where he made you cry, laugh, and all shook up. This colourful dictionary is a joyride to nostalgia for everyone who has grownup on a staple diet of Hindi films and Amitabh Bachchan.

Language: English
ISBN: 9788122311891
Pages: 352

Price: Rs. 1,000.00