It’s the classic tale of Punjabi boy meets Tamilian girl, they fall in love, the families oppose it, but love conquers all and they get married to live happily ever after. Or do they? There’s a twist in this hilarious tale by Judy Balan when, four years down the line, Rishab and Deepika fall out of love. But if getting married was hard, getting divorced is much, much harder because, by now, their families have fallen in love – with each other. And will leave no stone unturned to make sure that what the Fates have joined together, no couple shall put asunder, even if it means staying together themselves as one big, intercommunity family. More about Rishab and Deepika, the main players in this Two States marriage for whom Fate has other plans:
Rishab: He’s just another IITian who wants to end his lucrative corporate career to become a bestselling novelist.
Deepika: She’s of the general opinion that the literary world would be a better place if the IITians restricted themselves to swivelling in corporate chairs and left the actual writing to the writers.
Readers Destination is a Delhi based book vendor, dealing in both new and used books. Apart from selling books, we are also running a library, which has proved to be a melting pot of hundreds of avid readers.
Pat Parker goes to Malibu to before trade secrets of Ben Alabama who is a photographer. In Malibu, Pat meets and falls in love with Tony Valentino. But Tony has made an enemy of Emma Guinness, the English magazine editor who is out to destroy everyone who has crossed her.
Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work. The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain. Critical praise though, was short-lived and Wilson was soon widely criticized.Wilson's works after The Outsider focused on positive aspects of human psychology, such as peak experiences and the narrowness of consciousness. He admired the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow and corresponded with him. Wilson wrote The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff on the life, work and philosophy of G. I. Gurdjieff and an accessible introduction to the Greek-Armenian mystic in 1980. He argues throughout his work that the existentialist focus on defeat or nausea is only a partial representation of reality and that there is no particular reason for accepting it. Wilson views normal, everyday consciousness buffeted by the moment, as "blinkered" and argues that it should not be accepted as showing us the truth about reality. This blinkering has some evolutionary advantages in that it stops us from being completely immersed in wonder, or in the huge stream of events, and hence unable to act. However, to live properly we need to access more than this everyday consciousness. Wilson believes that our peak experiences of joy and meaningfulness are as real as our experiences of angst and, since we are more fully alive at these moments, they are more real. These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.
Queen Elizabeth is dying, and England is in turmoil. There are witch hunts going on. No one is safe, not even Will's grandmother. The penalty is death by drowning. So Will is sent to London to clear the Marsden family name. He gets to meet the Queen -- but he hasn't bargained for Doctor Dee, the great magician she admires so, nor for the plots and conspiracies that surround her. It's a race against time for Will and his friend Meg, and they have dangerous enemies. But Will discovers some strange parallels with his grandmother's experiences as a girl at the court of Queen Mary, Elizabeth's bitter rival ...
Enthralling naval fiction by Douglas Reeman; he has also written over twenty bestselling novels featuring Richard Bolitho, under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.1941
To the residents and defense forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the war in Europe remains remote. Even the massive build-up of Japanese forces on the Chinese border cannot dent their carefree optimism.Yet one man suspects the truth. Lieutenant-Commander Esmond Brooke, the captain of HMS Serpent and a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, sees all too clearly the folly and incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration. To Brooke, attack by Japan seems inevitable.But, in war, there will always be some who attempt the impossible, even in the face of death. This is the story of one ship and her company who refuse to accept the anguish of defeat and surrender to a merciless enemy...