Gurgaon. December 2014. A young event manager, an ex-cop's son, is murdered. Inspector Ajai Singh vows justice. There is little to begin with, and frustration mounts when the initial suspect – a reclusive woman with a mysterious past – is found missing. Digging deeper, Singh uncovers a sordid tale of adultery, blackmail and revenge, only to find himself staring at a conspiracy unlike any he has seen. There are deceits, little and big, to decode; the predator and victim are indistinguishable; his witnesses could be misleading; his closest ally may not be an ally at all. Will Singh succeed? Or has the sick, wily mind behind the crime always been a few steps ahead? Refreshingly told, with a cast of morally ambivalent characters and an accent on the minutiae of crime, A Murder in Gurgaon will keep you hooked till the very end.
I wish we had the courage to have a second child. Abhimanyu Sharma, 13, is on the threshold of a new beginning when his father’s remark scars him and his relationships forever. Why did you not say it that day? He is in love but does not fathom the depth of his love till it is too late. And mark my words, you are the best! He adores his Daddu, the old man whose faith in him keeps him going. You saved me, and in time, I shall rescue you back. And then, there is Simran, the little girl who gives him hope and love. For whom he can give a hundred lives. Join Abhimanyu as he proves every perception against him wrong – even his own – as he lives through tumultuous relationships, a broken friendship, lost love and merciless carnage in the very heart of Delhi. A Hundred Lives For You is a melting pot of emotions that moves with the anger and pace of a thriller.
Aamir has never met anyone who understands him better than Anvi. But her passion for investigative journalism scares him no end. She is calling while reporting from a crime scene and promising to switch to anchoring when he hears a gunshot. Will she be able to fulfil her promise? Dhruv can do anything to please Vratika, for he seems bound to her for life. They have been going steady for a while, and he feels she brings smiles and light to his life like no other. Can one misunderstanding in a moment of anger finish it all? For Aamir, little Dhruv is the best gift life has given him. More than just brothers, they are the beginning and end of their family. After years, struggles and pain are slowly fading away in the face of happier times. But one phone call changes their entire life. Life throws Aamir and Dhruv in a vortex of pain, loss and guilt. While Dhruv wanders for redemption, he meets Sachi. She reads his heart, soothes his soul and brings him face to face with his real self. I Still Think About You is a story of love, brotherhood, passion, dedication, pain, and the depths to which a heart can go to win back lost love.
True love can blossom anywhere, in a government set-up too, and can be as permanent as the job itself. Shalini, a government employee, strongly feels that there is no point in getting married and joining the brigade of abused wives. Till she is swept off her feet by Kartik, a dynamic colleague from Bihar. Just when her faith in the system of love and marriage is rekindled and at its peak, Kartik goes missing. Her search for him reveals some dark secrets about Zabaria Shaadi still existing in Bihar, where eligible boys are abducted or forced for marriage. A love story at its core, Love Forever @ Rajpath highlights the predicaments of a girl on the verge of losing her most precious relationship. It also reflects the inner turmoil of a young boy sandwiched between age-old traditions and his own liberated opinions. Will Shalini be able to save her relationship? Will Kartik acknowledge her efforts or will he abandon her for the sake of his family?
Smarak Swain is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and a post graduate in business and taxation law from NALSAR University, Hyderabad. He is the author of three works of non-fiction. Genetics, cosmology, international law and financial forensics are some of his areas of interest. Since writing does not support him full-time yet, he wages himself with the Indian Revenue Service as a deputy commissioner of income tax.
Engineer? Doctor? Chartered Accountant? Artist? Or something out of the box? Students at the cusp of passing out from the high school are often occupied with such considerations and choices. With Suhaan, it was different. He wanted to do nothing. “Go with the flow” had been the motto of his life, and he had always given life a chance to make decisions for him. It’s only when he starts playing cricket for the college team that his passion is fuelled. He practices hard and gives it his all. But life is still keen on planning Suhaan's life. When he falls in love with Namrata, he is forced to choose one – passion or love. Will Suhaan make the right choice? Or will life once again call the shots for him? Stupid Cupid is a tug of war between dreams and love.
There is a wonderful saying: “The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.” In this highly competitive world, life of corporate work-force is full of all kinds of strain and stress. There is no way we can escape from our jobs and its work pressure, but we can certainly counter it by enriching the fun and laughter quotient at work. 65 Colours of Rainbow is a collection of sixty-five short stories and caricatures based on real life, work-related incidents. This pleasingly warm collection writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. The distinctive narrative caricatures demonstrate how extraordinary the ordinary can be!!
Chandraprakash Mohata is an author and an entrepreneur based at Ahmedabad, India. His first book, ‘Patyala down de throat’ an adventure odyssey made it to the national bestseller list. He graduated from EDI (Entrepreneurship development institute of India) and currently works as an entrepreneur with Mohata Textile Mills. His interests are multifarious and diversified as his undertaking. Apart from being a successful businessman, he is running an editorial group named MATESZ.
“That day I realized I had lost her forever. I had lost her smile, her friendship, her voice… But still, somewhere in my heart, I believed her to be my girlfriend. My mute girlfriend.” Rohan is a telecom professional posted in Meerut and misses his girlfriend from college days, who had stopped interacting with him, without giving any reason. Although she had always stood by his side and her eyes reflected immense love, but she remained his mute girlfriend. The book opens with an SMS from Vaidehi to Rohan, after five long years. But before he could reply, his mobile gets damaged and he wanders in his memories to narrate a story. About how his girlfriend became his mute girlfriend after the first year of their engineering college. My Mute Girlfriend is a true romance story of how Rohan unravels the answers to why Vaidehi was mute for so long, and how their life is about to change. But little do they know that the worst is yet to come.
Decoding Luxe explores various facets of luxury brands, taking a strategic, behavioural, historical, experiential, demographical, psychological, dynamic, mechanical, and philosophical look at what constitutes luxe or dazzle. This book is a bible for all stakeholders of luxury brands – owner, custodian, retailer, connoisseur as well as student – helping them understand and formulate, with a historical perspective, an effective strategy for conceiving, positioning, placing, promoting and pricing these luxury products. It is all about finding the magic potion for a brand’s success with luxe in India, who always look for value-for-money or valuefor- label.