Three informers. Murky bylanes of the underworld that hold the key to deadly terror plots. The chase for India's most wanted terrorist. The lives of three of Mumbai police's best informers collide in the shady bylanes of the underworld. It's a bad bad world. A world of crime, sex, drugs, murder and betrayal. He who lies lives to see the light of another day. A day replete with even greater risks. From shady underworld dealings to switching gang loyalties, the men graduate to selling information on terrorism. Then begins the chase...to catch India's most wanted terrorist: Riyaz Bhatkal, the man with the ominous track record of masterminding seven blasts in three years. The search takes them to the most unassuming yet dangerous terror hubs across India. With trust in short supply, time ticking away and the sword of Damocles over their heads, the men can only hope that they are not on a wild goose chase.
After an arrange marriage to Chanu, aman twenty years older,Nazneen is taken to London,leaving her home and heart in teh Bangladeshi village where she was born. Her new world is full of mysteries. How can she cross the road without being hit by a car(an operation akin to dodging raindrops in monsoon)?What is the secret of her buling neighbour Mrs.Islam? What is a Hell's Angel? And how must she comfort the naive and disillusioned Chanu?...
JOHNNY GONE DOWN
JOHNNY GONE DOWN by Karan Bajaj
Nikhil Arya has fallen.
Once, he was an Ivy League scholar with a promising future at NASA; now, at forty, he is broke, homeless,and minutes away from blowing his brains out in a diabolical modern-day joust.
It wasnt meant to be this way. An innocent vacation turned into an epic intercontinental journey that saw Nikhil become first a genocidesurvivor, then a Buddhist monk, a drug lord, a homeless accountant, a software mogul and a deadly gamefighter. Now, twenty years later, Nikhil aka Johnny is tired of running. With the Colombian mafia on his trailand his abandoned wife and son ten thousand miles away, he prepares for his final act, aware that he will have lost even if he wins.
Or will he. Is there any greater victory than living a life that knows no limits, a world that has seen no boundaries.
From the bestselling author of Keep Off the Grass comes the once-in-a-lifetime story of an ordinary manfighting an extraordinary destiny. Can he pick up the pieces one last time or will Nikhil, now Johnny, go down for good.
A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary by Baby Halder
This is the story of Baby Halder, a young woman working as a domestic help in a home in Delhi. Hurriedly married off at the age of twelve, a mother by the time she was fourteen, Baby writes movingly and evocatively of her life as a young girl, and later as a young woman. The long absences of her father, the hardships faced by her mother, and her decision to walk out of her marriage, leaving Baby and her sister to manage the household, were the realities that shaped Baby's early life. When marriage came, Baby, still a child, yearned to play and study, but was burdened with the responsibility of being wife and mother while facing considerable violence from her husband. Escape finally came many years later, by which time the still young Baby was a mother of three, and she fled to the city in the hope of finding a job. Working in Delhi as a domestic help, Baby was lucky enough to come across an employer who encouraged her to read which she did voraciously and then to write. The story of Baby's life is a lesson in courage and survival. Since it was first published in Hindi, this book has become a best-seller, receiving accolades from some of the best-known writers and critics in India and elsewhere. It has also been translated into other Indian languages.