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Tales from the Tail End

Tales from the Tail End

By Ananya Mukherjee

Click here to buy Tales from the Tail End Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope A few well-meaning folks who visit me hold my hand, weep some, and say they’re sorry for me. I don’t know what to do, so I pat them gently on the thigh (ladies only) and say, “Don’t worry it’ll all be okay”. They look at me strangely and [...]

The Last Dance

The Last Dance

By Anmol Arora

Click here to buy The Last Dance "Let me go," I screamed. He punched me hard in the gut. Held me by my hair and dragged me away from the exit, back to the stage. I tried to grab hold of the chairs,the drapes, anything to resist him, but he was too strong, too evil. "The session is not over, Ayla, where do you think you are going?" he asked. "Don't do [...]

She Stoops to Kill

She Stoops to Kill

By Preeti Gill

Click here to buy She Stoops to Kill From Poison in the Paan by Mitra Phukan Shraddha took a sip from the glass in front of her. Nosepin flashing, she gestured to the student to fill in the gap with her music. Obediently, the woman at the back leaned forward again, and began to sing. She seemed not to mind the snub that her [...]

Dancing in the Family

Dancing in the Family

By Sukanya Rahman

Click here to buy Dancing in the Family In 1934 Ragini and her troupe were invited by the poet Rabindranath Tagore to perform in Shantiniketan. One late-evening performance was interrupted by piercing cries which suddenly sprang from somewhere in the front row, making the cultured Bengali audience, seated under a languid starlit sky, almost jump [...]

Maharishi and Me

Maharishi and Me

By Susan Shumsky

Click here to buy Maharishi and Me From ‘The Beatles Invade India’: Paul McCartney told Donovan that in India the Beatles hoped to get answers for per¬sonal and world peace. However, their towering expectations included the secret of life, astral magic, supernormal powers, and global peace—all in one month. George Harrison said, “I [...]

The Book of Love

The Book of Love

By Ekarat

Click here to buy The Book of Love From ‘The Date’ Love, you ask? Humbug, humbug. Who needs love when you’ve got everything else? It’s Friday night. Half past twelve. It’s not party night. My doorbell rings. I am asleep, at peace, after having written a bit and drunk a bit. The doorbell rings again. Then the [...]

Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines

By Minnie Vaid

Click here to buy Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines From the feasibility study’s institution in August 2010 to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s announcement of the Mars mission on 15 August 2012 and the actual preparations, the MOM journey took 15–18 months. A team of 500 scientists from ten ISRO [...]

On Leaders and Icons

On Leaders and Icons

By Kuldip Nayar

Click here to buy On Leaders and Icons Mohammad Ali Jinnah I was in my second year of law college in Lahore when Mohammad Ali Jinnah came to address the students. Habib, my Kashmiri classmate, was an active member of the Muslim League, and had arranged the function. Initially, he did not invite us, the non-Muslim students. But when he [...]

Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet

Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet

By Arati Bhatia

Click here to buy Cancer, Your Body and Your Diet Using the Beneficial Effects of Food in Cancer To all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. And so it was. —Genesis 1: [...]

Great Jataka Tales

Great Jataka Tales

By Noor Inayat Khan

Click here to buy Great Jataka Tales The Fairy and the Hare A young hare once lived in a small forest between a mountain, a village and a river. My children, many children run through the heather and the moss, but none as sweet as he. Three friends he had: a jackal, a water-weasel and a monkey. After the long day’s toil, searching [...]

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