What’s a girl to do when she wants to hit boundaries but life throws her beamers? Saru expected her life to turn for the better when she found love and married. Instead, she kept getting deliberate yorkers from her mother-in-law. She hit a sixer when a baby arrived, but things got worse soon after. Her appeal to the umpire fell on deaf ears. Finally, she walked out of the stadium, and let go of the first love of her life. Then she flew off to New York for her Masters. Will Saru get a second chance at love and marriage and get to hit a century? Will her daughter ever form a relationship with her biological father?
Bowled, but Not Out is an entertaining family drama full of heart and thoughtful life lessons and will resonate with anyone fond of cricket. Buy your copy now.
A Biochemist turned writer who gathers inspiration from the society where she writes about issues that stalk the mind of the man via tales of fiction. She projects the mental growth of her characters thus, making her readers tag her work as, “Books that make you ponder!”
She blogs at Abracabadra which has been featured as “Top Blog” for three years. Many of her write-ups have been published on LifeHack, HubPages to name a few.
We Women Wonder talks about the various aspects in a life of a woman which are stepping stones but many are just stones in her path.
This book talks of the diverse issues she faces, the support she gets and why her progress is riddled with ambushes at each step.
We Women Wonder is not just a morale booster for women in all stages of their lives but also for men who wish to understand women better, trying to figure out what makes her the enigma she is.
We Women Wonder is a book about the story of every woman, you might find your reflection too.
Thoughts, quotes and determination can make a woman stronger, a survivor but she is a winner regardless.
“When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg.
A journey into what keeps us women ticking.
What annoys the hell out of us?
What are we women really about?
How does the world see us?
Is the world changing for us or are we just dreaming?
What is our success and what it means to a woman?
We Women Wonder, I often do, don’t you?
Inderpreet is a freelance editor and author for fiction and nonfiction. She is a post-graduate in human resources management and has worked as a lecturer for management, corporate communications, organisational behaviour and human resources management for many years.
Inderpreet writes for her love of writing, edits manuscripts and reads endlessly. Editing is her second career as her love of reading led to writing, editing as well as publishing her books on Amazon KDP.
She has worked with indie-authors as well as traditionally published authors. Books, editing, writing, and blogging keep her busy whenever she gets a breather from mothering her ‘too tricky to handle son’.
An Army brat, she now joins her adorable Army hubby across the country.
An anthology of short stories exploring the emotion of love in all it’s aspects. The love between a mother and son, a criminal and a stranger, an army officer and his wife, painful teenage crushes, second chance romances with twists in the tale and more.
“These are sweet, romantic short stories (though not necessarily ‘romance’) similar to what you might find in Guideposts. Most of the stories are set in India. All have an uplifting feel, with wonderful imagery and a realistic cadence which will make you feel like you are visiting that country. Some of the stories have the unusual theme of romance centered around film production, something you don’t see everyday. My favorite story was ‘Grace’s Miracle’ which had a fun twist that I don’t want to spoil, but you will laugh and say ‘a-hah!’ I also enjoyed ‘Afghan Adventure’, to see the troubles through a India Army soldier’s eyes.” – Anna Erishkigal
“This is a heartwarming book, perfect for cozying up during the long winter evenings. All short stories are woven with love and sparkle with many hues. The stories flow easily and all have an element of surprise, an unexpected twist. These are not run of the mill romances. Pick a copy to read on a flight or gift one to someone dear. These are all stories to stir your soul and bring a smile.” – Neyz
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Candy Laine worked as a Search Engine Optimization content writer and dabbled in Social Media Marketing for nine years before she realized she was starving her creative soul. That’s when she went back to creative writing. Today she enjoys feeding her soul as she drinks green tea, meditates, burns candles, practices Reiki and occasionally smacks people who annoy her.
Her husband and son usually keep her busy baking cakes and pies. She’s lived in over 30 homes following her fauji father and husband all over the country. Currently she calls the city of Pune her home. In her spare time, which isn’t much, she manages to escape into her make belief world populated with eccentric characters who just want to be loved.
Jai Wadhwa aspires to be a published author only to find that the path he has chosen is full of thorns. He’s almost on the verge of giving up his dream when Ishika Chatterjee walks into his life.
The commissioning editor of a major publishing house based in Delhi, Ishika is keen to have Jai’s book as part of Cooper Publishing House India’s catalogue, only to find her path blocked from all directions.
Heartbroken, Jai goes underground to lick his wounds. Will he ever get to realise his dream or is it doomed forever?
While Ishika isn’t one to give up so easily on a project she strongly believes in, she has nothing less than a battle on her hands. And what about the floundering author himself—the one she has fallen in love with? Will he take on the world and launch his writing career or fade away to nothing?
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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-five titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.75 lakh copies around the world. Her books consistently feature in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon in both Romance and Asian Drama categories. Her latest romance novels have all been on the #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.
As a child, Sundari loved to read books with ‘lived happily ever after’ endings. They were all about good triumphing over evil. As a teenager, her favourite books were romance novels from Mills & Boon. She was fascinated by them, so much so that she began to visualise the stories set in India.
Sundari was forty when she began her writing journey, completing the first draft of her first novel in thirty-five days. She has not looked back since.
Mahika Raj and Aruven Sriram had one thing in common: the marriage between her best friend, Samiksha and his brother, Theviyan. They haven’t spent much time together in the past, but their lives take a turn and become irrevocably entwined when tragedy strikes. An accident killing Samiksha and Theviyan leaves their four-year old daughter, Pravani, orphaned. Mahika and Aruven are forced to accept joint guardianship and live together for six months, knowing it’s the only way to ensure Pravani’s emotional well-being and help her cope with the sudden death of her parents.
Mahika and Aruven work hard to navigate through their newfound roles and form an unexpected bond. They are unconditionally supported by their family and circle of friends, not realising how, even in death, Theviyan and Samiksha ensured that these bonds are strengthened and treasured.
Although Mahika once vowed to keep her distance from Aruven, the sight of him with his orphaned niece melts her resolve. She can’t help but imagine a future together with Aruven and Pravani, especially as his steadfast beliefs on not wanting to marry and have a family slowly start to disintegrate. Just as this future feels within reach, her hopes and dreams are shattered by unforeseen circumstances.
Will Aruven and Mahika be able to overcome the challenges they face and build a new future as a real family together?
“Mind blowing! One of the best books read in recent time. What an amazing writing and beautiful plot. Full of emotions, tragedy and togetherness. The book made me cry for beautiful reasons. Ever line, every chapter has fabulous memories to remain in her heart for longer time.
The love, friendship, bonding, companionship described in the book is absolutely fantastic.
The last letter from Pravi’s parents has blockbuster of emotions which will make you love it more.
I loved it so much that I finished it in one go as i couldn’t keep the book down until finish.”
“A beautiful story with friends-family at the core! As with the previous books in the series, this book is set in a Tamil community in South Africa. Though this is the third book of the series, it can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend that you make time for the previous two books as well. Having met most of the characters, who are directly or indirectly related to one another, in the previous books, I enjoyed this book all the more as the continuity is maintained. The main characters have been developed in detail, they are realistic with their faults and hangups. The author has portrayed the feelings of the characters in detail. Even the supporting characters like their close knit friend- family circle have important roles to play in the story. I loved the easy camaraderie between the Diva group and also between the men. The scenes have been described in detail and I could picturise some of them easily.
“I loved the book. The book has all the ingredients, love, sibling love, friendship, relationships, sacrifice as well as feeling of togetherness. The story is fast paced and unputdownable. The language is simple and I loved the accent of baby Pravani. The cover is beautiful and very apt for the story. As with all her books, the author has highlighted a social issue in this one too. The twists and turns make the story a page turner. The author has used a lot of South Indian words, but a glossary of terms at the beginning of the book making it easy for readers who are not well versed with the customs and terms.
Sadly, this trilogy has come to an end, but I shall look forward to many more books from her.”
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Vash is a South African author of Indian origin who has been a bookaholic from about the age of five. Her addiction for books grows exponentially on a daily basis, so after spending years concentrating on her role as a corporate executive and a short stint as an entrepreneur, she decided to unleash her number one desire i.e. a passion for writing. Whilst books of most genres interest her, it was romance that captured her soul. Her writing portrays the lives and drama of ordinary people who readers can easily relate to. The crux of her stories celebrate the power of true love coupled with the timeless bonds that exist between family and friends while capturing the true essence of diverse cultures. Member of the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (ROSA)!
Hi, I’m Aarti V Raman aka Writer Gal. I have been a former journalist, editor and even a sometime-teacher before I plunged into my dream job. That of being a full-time writer.
In fact, my three favorite words are ‘happily ever after.’
This comes in handy as I primarily write bestselling contemporary romantic women’s fiction, which are all about living happily, after going through some hard times.
My more notable works include the Geeks of Caltech and Royals of Stellangård series, Something Old, Something New, More Than You Want, and The Perfect Fake among others. My chicklit family drama, The Worst Daughter Ever, has been picked up for screen adaptation.
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Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Anthologies
The choices we make and their consequences we endure can be numerous. Look around and you will be able to see a different story being woven in everyone’s lives: A woman who took the biggest decision of her life and paid the price, or then someone who had it all till one fateful night threatened to take it all away. Unrequited love and loss, or a second chance at reviving severed ties. Unspoken brings to you a collection of seven such stories, which take you through the journey of these souls, controlled by the biggest mystery of the universe that we call life.
~ “Neither knew where they would go from here except that it would not be anything related to growing apart this time.”
~ “She hugged her tight and announced her name – “Mukti“.”
She finally settled herself in bed, and out of habit, picked up her current read. Few pages in, she remembered about the next day’s schedule and proceeded to check that on her phone, another habit that she believed helped her to be prepared at all times. And then she stopped! How she wished she had not checked it. At least, not today. The date glared back, mocking her, bringing up unwanted emotions. “Seven,” she whispered. A single tear rolled down her cheeks before she knew it. It would be seven years tomorrow since that fateful day. As always, this anniversary brought with it a full range of emotions: guilt, sadness, and frustration at herself. She had even blamed Kshitij for whatever had happened that day, only to realize it wasn’t really his fault. Even after so many years, the memories of that day have remained imprinted upon her mind.
About the Author
Sadhana Wadhwa is a bookworm, writer, book reviewer, blogger and an IT Professional. Her works have appeared in several prestigious anthologies like Amravati Poetic Prisms and A Book Called Home, among others. When not reading books, she likes to spend time writing, honing her baking skills – a new found liking or simply lazing around.
‘Hope? Hope not!’ is a collection of stories from all walks of life and all age groups. It’s is a reflection on human behavior and its peculiarities, written from the narrative perspective. The story traps the struggles and aspirations of the common men through different themes and genres.
‘There are two kinds of hope’, he read through the text he had written and memorized. He was to give this speech at many motivational talks he would be giving once he achieved his goals. ‘The one hope is which drives you towards your goals. It is the hope that is the burning fire when you are cold and dark. This hope has been the reason for all the good things in the world.’ He paused, reflecting on his own life.
‘There’s another hope, it’s a disease disguised as hope. You don’t achieve anything, get a false sense of failure and victory because your heart and brain fail to differentiate between truth and deception. Yes, you get deceived by what you want to be, even though you can’t be the person.’
He realized he had no breathing space. And he wasn’t breathing either. He was again in two places, the world where he wanted to belong; and the world, where the world had sent him. Of course he had fallen for the second hope he wanted to warn people about in his motivational talks.
“Worth every penny. Simple language, vivid portrayal, just the right balance between humour and seriousness. Eagerly awaiting more from the author.”
“This is an interesting book. All the stories gave different perspective about life. The narration is good with easy language. There is also dose of humour here and there with life philosophy. I liked it. If you want to experience different shades of life in a single book then go for it.”
“This book is like a Diwali bonus to provide provide you with several characters and several stories in just a couple of hours. “
Raghav Gautam was born in 1987, and from there his experiments with hobbies began. He started writing poetry around the age of 15, started writing stories around the age of 18, then moved on to sketching, digital painting, stitch painting, and so many other things where he just didn’t stick (except for verses and fiction perhaps).
Life changed for him when he picked up his camera for a heritage walk for the second time- after almost not using it for years properly. He moved beyond auto-focus, changed his ambitions of working in post-production to working in production and as it seems- he has found a hobby which has turned into his profession, and he still yearns for those moments of personal projects which stretch him, test him, and give him pleasure in equal measures.
His writing style is natural, as he doesn’t delve deep into descriptions. He remembers R. K. Narayan’s Dateless Diary, where he mentioned that he skips writing all the descriptions that he skips while reading. Raghav has imbibed this feature. His aim is to take people into an emotional space where they can experience a world of their own.
Keen to spend a Saturday (today – 26th September 2020) listening to stories of transforming journeys and inspiring insights? Superb! Then join in for TEDxVersova’s mainstage EMPOWERED event which boasts of a panel of well-known achievers and leaders.
The event has three sets commencing 11 am to 1230 pm IST, 3 to 0430 pm IST and 5 to 0630 pm IST.
Morning Session – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
This session will feature Dr Mickey Mehta – Holistic Health Guru and Corporate Life Coach, Dr Staci Martin – Artist and Researcher of Hope, Dr Shikha Sharma – Doctor and Nutritionist, Swati Pandey – PostMaster General of Greater Mumbai region
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This session will feature Akhil Kumar – Boxer and Arjuna Awardee, Anusha Subramanian – Journalist & Adventure Enthusiast, Ritika Sharma – Artist, Jaideep Gupte – Professor of Urban Studies
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This session will feature Abheena Aher – Trans Activist, Sonia Rao – Writer, Editor & Award-winning blogger, Krishnan Hariharan – Development Consultant & Screenwriter, Marie Paul – Gospel Singer
Based in modern times, ‘I Am The 10th’ is the
story of one of the oldest, and arguably the mightiest cults that originated during
the 3rd century BC in India.
Sarah, a happily married lady from New Delhi, India,
wakes up one fine morning in an unknown place. It’s not her home, not her city;
it’s not even her country.
What is she doing there? How did she reach there? Where is
Her search to all these questions takes her on a journey,
a long journey that had started way back in the 3rd century BC. She
finds out that everything she thought she knew about her- her marriage,
husband, family, home, India, even her name- was a lie.
Will she be able to find out the truth? More importantly,
will she be able to handle the truth if she finds it out?
Come and join Sarah on her journey that will take you to
300 BC, through the Mahabharata era, and back. Witness the biggest and the
deadliest battle ever in the history of mankind that could well spell the end
of humanity and the end of this world. Experience the might of the ancient
Shastras and Astras, like Naag Pash, Brahma Kavach, and Narayan Astra.
D. R. Downer is a writer, author, editor, and a ghostwriter. He has penned more
than 39 books so far, 20 of which have been published under his own name, with
the rest being ghostwriting projects. Although he has written books in varied sub-genres, his favorite genre is thriller and almost all his books have that as the main genre.
After completing his B.E. (Mechanical) and MBA (Marketing), DD started his professional journey as an Executive in the Sales department of a UK based organization. Since then, he changed over and handled many roles and responsibilities in the Marketing and Customer Service departments across industries. Later, shifted over to Advertising and spent a good 11 years in the same. He finally found his true calling in writing and now spends hours glued to his laptop conjuring up fictional worlds, and wonders if his wife can sue him for cheating on her with his laptop.