The author has successfully communicated by making her readers not only feel for her protagonists, but also try and get into their skin. I found myself anticipating how a frustrated mother’s response can be towards her child, sometimes I found myself reminiscing my childhood days with my grandfather in our ancestral house and there were times I felt so fortunate that my parents just let me be ‘me’. Yes, that is also love! Each of the stories have a message, it might be something that we all know, but we all conveniently forget often. A thought-provoking way of reminding us about what makes us all humans!
The author mentions that she drew inspiration to write this book from an article on child-brides. India has the highest number of child-brides in the world, with 47 per cent of girls married before their 18th birthday. So, the author deserves credit for narrating a tale that puts a face to these numbers, a realistic story that converts the statistics into a heart-wrenching and compelling narration. It’s a story where the author has clearly put her heart and brain into, and it’s surely going to steal your heart and push your brain into action.
Unlike the royal ball, here the guy and the girl meet each other as decided by the astrologer, who looks into their horoscopes, and their parents. It’s evoking the love in the arranged marriage that renders sweetness to the story. You will find elements of love, family bonding and more in this 'hot' romance.
Two brothers Josh and Tom who are complete opposites yet their love for each other binds them together. While Tom is into ancient art and history, Josh loves hacking and other gizmos. But when Tom acquires an ancient Nataraja for the museum, he starts questioning its originality. Being physically challenged, he has to ask his brother, Josh, for help. Josh has to travel to India to check out the authenticity of the statue. There he meets Vidya and a love-hate relationship starts between them. You can say that throughout the story, Vidya is the charioteer who is showing Josh across India.
Stuti loves being a mother to her triplets, but it can be a harrowing routine. She's even more submerged in the craziness when she takes them and her mom-in-law for a trip to Rajasthan, the land of the erstwhile Thar desert royals and their palaces. After the passing away of her husband, she feels she owes it to her mil to take her to her favourite holiday. In the Amber Palace, her reckless toddler rushes onto a modelling shoot. As she picks up her daughter who has tripped over a gorgeous zardozi sari, her gaze clashes with that of the man she'd hoped never to set eyes on again in her life.
Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their non-government organization from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman.
Though named 'A forgotten Affair', I am sure this is one story that will be difficult to forget. Written with the intent to tug at the right strings that connect to your heart, this story just does that! Here in this interview, the author bares it all about her book, how she came upon conceptualizing it, her inspiration for the protagonist, time taken to finish the dream project and above all what should aspiring writers never feel tired of doing.
Twelve people agree to an idea of running a shared transport service from a common residential locality to their out-of-civilisation office campus. Twelve different minds with equally diverse personalities gel with each other to fulfil a common need. At first, the members collide on mutual interests, timings, priorities and personal discipline, but in the course of their journey, they become best friends, make long-lasting relationships, mentor and help each other on various mundane matters.
What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate? Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you? Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving? Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them? Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?
True to its title, ‘Cabbing: all the way’, does complete justice in highlighting the ‘BIG’ issue faced by working professionals in urban cities in India, and in doing so the author guilelessly involves you in an emotional journey that will definitely leave a mark on you. You are bound to share the camaraderie of the co-passengers, as you transform from being the mute spectator, reading about it, to a latent co-passenger .