Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (www.rianplacements.com), by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

Trail XIII – the path to perdition

After the success of their first horror offering - Route 13 - The Highway to Hell, The Hive Publishers present to you, another bloodcurdling, spine-chilling, and eye-popping horror anthology that comprises stories that are about the Paranormal to Occult, Haunted Houses, Historical and Psychological Horror, Weird West and Splatterpunk. Apart from the Desi dose of horror, expect to be awed by the stories from international authors. The journey through Trail Xiii will take you through thirteen bone-chilling stories strewn along with the putrefying dead bodies. Beware, TRAIL XIII is not for the fainthearted. Tread carefully, for this is the path to perdition. Hush!

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The She -Wolf

At the end of the Edwardian Era in England two things happened. One, the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum and two, Manfred Müller’s father, after two false starts, finally kicked the bucket bequeathing all his worldly possessions to his son.

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Miles and fears

‘Miles And Fears’ is an engaging fiction novel that speaks aloud about the fears a soldier’s family copes with when the soldier stands miles away to guard the nation. It is a romance novel that has been set in Kashmir and New Delhi.

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A mother’s goodbye

Three siblings in 2010s Kolkata: Avik (17), Mou (16), and Ishaan (8), grapple with their lives when their single mother, Deepa, disappears, leaving behind a note asking them to not look for her. While Avik and Mou try to take care of Ishaan, earn a living, and not get caught by authorities, they also try to put together pieces of the puzzle to figure out the woman who was their mother and the mystery behind her disappearance. While struggling with these issues, the teenagers find love, experience heartbreak, and come to terms with some of their own deeper truths.

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Jungle cottage

रुआँसी हो रही थी वह I रमन भी बेहद परेशान हो गया था गाड़ी का पहिया क्या पन्चर हुआ, लगा जैसे मस्ती वाली आउटिंग ही डिरेल हो गई I पहाड़ी रास्ते शहतूत के कच्चे फलों जैसे होते हैं, हरे, खुरदुरे, चबाओ तो खट्टे और मधुमक्खियों के दोस्त I “कितनी बार कहा था तुमसे कि मेन रोड पर ही चलते हैं, पर तुम भी न जाने किन ख्यालों में रहती हो, अब भुगतो”.. “गलती तुम्हारी है, स्टेपनी भी चैक नहीं की, और तो और डिक्की में एयरपम्प भी नहीं है, मेरे पापा तो न, चलने के पहले सब खुद चैक करते हैं I ड्राईवर पर भी भरोसा नहीं करते I मुझे पता ही नहीं था कि तुम इतने केयरलैस हो I” “मोना”...रमन आहत सा बोला I कुछ तीखा बोलने को कसमसाया, पर स्वयं को सहज कर लिया..ठीक है! सब मेरी गलती I चलो देखते हैं क्या हो सकता है I पर अब अपना बैक-पैक उठाओ और स्वेटर पहनो I ठण्ड खा जाओगी तो और मुसीबत, फिर बहुत लाड़ से, गाड़ी से कैप निकाल कर मोना के सिर पर चढ़ाई और माथा चूम लिया I गाड़ी मुख्यमार्ग के बायीं ओर जाती पक्की डामर की एक सँकरी सड़क पर, कटी हुई चट्टान के किनारे खड़ी थी I उसी कटान से सटकर, छोटे-छोटे मोतियों के झुमकों जैसे फूलों से भरा एक गगनचुम्बी वृक्ष खड़ा था I ज़मीन पर गिर-गिर कर जिसके फूलों ने वर्क सी सफ़ेद चादर बिछा दी थी I उसकी पीली जड़ों ने पसरकर किनारे की कटी हुई पहाड़ी की पथरीली मिट्टी को सघन रेशमी कश्मीरी कढ़ाई जैसे जाल से जकड़ रखा था I

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Leaves of autumn and other poems

  Book title – Leaves of autumn and other poems Publisher – Amazon kindle (soon to be available in paperback) Pages – 177 Language – English Author – Vasudha Pansare Available on – Amazon.in Link – https://www.amazon.in/Leaves-Autumn-Other-Vasudha-Pansare-ebook/dp/B098P5H3JH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=vasudha+pansare&qid=1629089796&sr=8-1#customerReviews ——————————————————————- Leaves of autumn and other poems is a compilation of 125 poems …

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The People Tree

Do you want to read stories that will take you to places all over this country and to faraway lands? Do you also want to read stories that will take you back in time—decades, even centuries? Then you must taste the fruit of The People Tree. Here are fourteen stories for you, a veritable potpourri of tales, each different from the other in style and substance. From the Khalistan insurgency in Punjab to a glimpse of the Mumbai underworld. From a doomed love affair in Hyderabad to a mature gay relationship. From a lifelong friendship formed in unusual circumstances to the pangs of a schoolboy crush to robbing an art museum there is something in this collection for everybody. And more. Love, loss, survival, lust, deception, greed Beetashok Chatterjee has covered them all. And more.

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The purplish dawn

  When a pinkish-purple dawn breaks o’er my land dribbling down to kiss the heather laden braes the misty wraiths swirl, clinging to the peat hags the wind sighs, caresses and murmurs for days Ruffling the heather stalks, it soughs past, it lags An enamoured lover it whispers and croons …

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Lost

I’m Lost like A forgotten melody In The backyard Of my hometown Wandering The lanes Of my childhood. Nostalgic, My heart, Reminisces and remembers My Nonage spent In these environs. Wasn’t It meant To last forever? Now, The fields Stand silent, bare. The Streets are Lonely and uncluttered. The Children, …

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