Based on the author’s own experiences in the four-year stint at Regional Engineering College, Surat, Hostelitis: Surviving Hostel Life is a humorous, emotional, and adventurous journey that takes readers through the transcending and multidirectional lanes of friendship, career goals, and true love.
The collection comprises of nineteen short stories that are based on the saying of Kurt Vonnegut: “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” The plots are varied in each of the short stories and they are not interconnected.
Gripping, mind-boggling, terrifying, and beautifully woven, Killing Strangers, is a didactic and entertaining debut in equal proportions, set in the America of recent times. The plot opens with the character of Larry Watson, a retired FBI agent, who is on his way for a job interview at Atlanta Tech Corridor stands witness to a mass shooting incident.
“Love is a miracle, and miracles happen through love. We are here to experience and spread only joy and love. Anything that comes in the path of love and divine success should be destroyed without fear or guilt” – these words succinctly sum up the evocative story of Mooncircles.
Set in an elite suburban area of Mumbai, the book is a mystery thriller that captures the lives of socialites, businessmen, landowners, and celebrities.
Hawa Mahal is the name of an old building in Mumbai which is not just named after the real Hawa Mahal of Jaipur but is an imitation of it, no matter how vague and wretched.
At the very core of the book is the idea of keeping faith and the notion of being one’s beloved. It talks about loving someone wholeheartedly only to discover a completely different side to their personality that eventually comes as a shock.
A page-turner is an understatement for Together We were (W)hole. This thriller opens in an office cabin when it suddenly begins to rain cats and dogs. A major business deal is about to be signed but what pans out is corporate politics and mishandled secrets which the protagonist deals with wit and cool-headedness.
Rage of Immortals is about Lt. Sefina, the central character who ends up being kidnapped. Taken to the Underworld as the deputy bodyguard of Cipher, she is introduced to this fantastical new world of magic, drama, and novelty. Yet unknown to her, she is bound to this job for a lifetime by her Boss Cipher.
The book instils in the reader the spirit to fight back, to never lose calm in the face of calamity and to not lose the vision of the goal.
The book is innovative in the sense that it comes up with very new standpoints from the perspective of these female characters which the author hopes will be given a thought by readers.
The language of the book is easy to follow, neither too ornate nor too crisp.
Multitalented, chirpy and driven, Saudamini is an internationally acclaimed painter now turned author. Her paintings largely fall within the ambit of hyper realism. Her paintings are mainly soul paintings that showcase the inner turmoils, emotions and journey of the soul. Complex as it sounds, her artistic sense grew out of an epiphanic discovery of having a hand at it.