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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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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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Before Sunset

The book starts off as a light read but then delves into series legal issues such as – ‘is a brain dead person really dead’, ‘the right to die with dignity’ , ‘making a will – facts, myths, mistakes and remedies’, etc. In some of these articles, the author proposes some new ideas to legal challenges faced by our judiciary – ‘community service as punishment’, ‘the rights of animals’, etc.

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Raining drops of rainbow verses

Some things you do just to survive in this world and to pay your bills. While some other things you do because they have to be done, if you want to feel alive from within. Raining drops of Rainbow verses is a collection of free verses that Indrani Chowdhury has composed as a simple and pure release to her emotions, with the thought that her readers will be able to resonate with the feelings.

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The legend of Lachit Borphukan

1667 AD, Assam. After a plunderous invasion of the Mughal Subedar Mir Jumla, the Ahom kingdom is reeling under loss, treachery and internal conflicts. The Ahom Monarch Chakradhwaj Singha and his ministers are serving the vassalage of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb under the terms of a disgraceful treaty and the morale of the Assamese people is reduced to its lowest ebb. However, a valiant commander of the Ahom army rises to the occasion. With his unflinching grit and determination, he leads the Ahoms to face the Mighty Mughals in one of the largest naval wars in the history of India. Will the fewer number of Ahoms be able to vanquish the invincible Imperial Army? Will Emperor Aurangzeb have a trick under his sleeve to thwart the Ahom expedition? In a well researched, action packed and a form never told before, this is the legend of an unsung war hero-Lachit Borphukan. The action, the twists and turns and the emotions in the saga will keep you hooked for sure.

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The Teachings of Bhagwad Gita

If you are fond of reading only fiction or non-fiction, then this is not a book for you. I would recommend this book to those who carry a love for theology, mythology or philosophy. Anyone who is spiritually inclined or likes dabbling in body restorative techniques would be able to decipher the deeper meaning of this book. As I said earlier, this is not just another book. It is a realization of the way of life. And, unless you are willing to introspect, realise and adopt the teachings, you would not be doing this book justice.

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