Sushant Gupta, an archeologist, finds the church that houses Jesus’s remains but at the same location, he also finds an ominous-looking doll that goes by the name Putli. Very soon, the locals start experiencing weird and sinister encounters that hint at a darker power at play.
Sunaina’s life take a turn for the worse when she becomes a widow.
One day fate leads her to a roadside vendor from whom she buys a pair of flashy red sandals. But unknown to Sunaina, these sandals have magical powers. They provide numerous superhuman abilities to anyone who wears them.
The Pickle promises to take the reader into unchartered territory where hunger and lust exchange places and roles. It talks of a taboo world where hunger is restricted, but sex is openly and publicly accepted in all its permutations, combinations, kinks, and quirks.
Nonet is a potpourri of heterogeneity. Every story is different, incongruous with the rest, and yet they all come together beautifully like an exquisite bouquet of wildflowers.
The language of the book is easy to follow, neither too ornate nor too crisp.
The book is worth reading word by word, page by page and definitely more than once, because of its clever use of climaxes and gripping plots.
“Afsaane” is a collection of short stories that are relatable in their themes and remarkable in their depth. It is a book that attempts to anchor our generation down with its esoteric lessons and its philosophical musings.
Each story is beautifully crafted with contrasting characters like Kanika and Kanta from different socio-economic backgrounds, Tiya and Bijoy with different levels of commitments and Rakhi and Mamta varying in their sense of loyalty and age.
‘मंटो की सर्वश्रेष्ठ कहानियाँ’ शीर्षक कहानी संग्रह श्री नंदकिशोर विक्रम द्वारा सम्पादित किया गया है। इस संग्रह में सआदत हसन मंटो जैसे उर्दू के ऐसे कहानीकार की कहानियाँ संकलित की गयी हैं जिनकी हिंदी में सर्वाधिक कहानियाँ प्रकाशित हुई हैं। मंटो हिंदुस्तान और पाकिस्तान की साझी विरासत के सशक्त कहानीकार थे।
Unholy Tales from Banaras shows us a side of the city that often eludes a normal traveller. In addition to all its culturally rich experiences, the book lays bare its dark underbelly too. Expect a short read that shares multiple tales from the land of Banaras. Expect a book that is part fiction and part travel writing.
The book is fairly entertaining. The stories are easy to read and since they all are so different in their scope and storyline; the collection is a diverse one. Some of the stories are soulful and they manage to leave a lasting impression on the reader.
‘Love in Siesta’ is a collection of 8 short stories on human psyche, instinct and emotion. The book makes use of different scenarios from changing time periods that meditate on private vision, opinions, passions and hidden motives that often have explicit, drawn out consequences.