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Not Without You by Tuhin Sinha

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“What happens when two married, but achingly lonely people meet…and fall in love?”



Colleagues at work, Vihaan and Anara fall into an obsessive love and believe they are true soulmates. But there is a hitch—they are both married and have kids.

Vihaan is caught in a lacklustre marriage and Anara in an abusive one. They find each other at a time when they need love and healing the most in life.

Now the two lovers must decide whether they should follow their hearts’ bidding at the risk of losing everything else they hold dear.

Not Without You is a passionate and provocative story of infidelity and love, and what it means to make tough life-altering decisions.


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About the Author:

Tuhin is an Indian author, content strategist, screenwriter and social commentator. He is regarded among the most prolific of the new age Indian authors, with a maverick knack to experiment with new genres. He is also an advisor to the Ministry for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping.

While his first book, ‘That Thing Called Love’ (2006) was an offbeat romance, ‘The Captain’ (2008) was a cricket thriller that explored the underbelly of modern cricket. ‘Of Love And Politics’ (2010) was a political thriller.

His fourth and fifth books ‘The Edge Of Desire’ (2012) and its sequel, ‘The Edge of Power’ (2013) can be called socio-political thrillers. ‘Daddy’ (2014) was Tuhin’s sixth book and his first non-fiction narrative. ‘Daddy’ is India’s first parenting book from a Dad’s perspective and celebrates new age fatherhood. Tuhin’s latest book, ‘Let The Reason Be Love’ (2015) was again an offbeat romance.

Other than his novels, Tuhin has co-authored the book ‘India Aspires’ with Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari. The book brings forth some very innovative development ideas and espouses increased production of bio-fuel and solar energy as means to improve the country’s rural economy.

Tuhin is also closely involved in formulating the creative strategies for the ambitious Road Safety Campaign.

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The Evil Eye and The Charm by Neil D’Silva

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What happens when you turn your back on age-old superstitions?

Six horrific tales that dare to explore the unknown.


Chain Reaction

A small boy touches an object he should not have. Within a few days, strange spots start appearing on his whole body. Doctors are unable to figure out the cause or the treatment.

When the situation starts going out of control, the parents turn to a sadhu for help. But the solution involves a gory ritual to be carried out in the middle of the night…

Last Juice

Dharini Shukla had spent her whole life following all rituals mentioned in the religious scriptures. But her habits and beliefs begin to rankle her foreign-educated son, Jatin.

One day Jatin accidentally steps on a nimboo-mirchi talisman on the road. And then he decides to do the unthinkable…

A Grave Situation

A strange affliction is tormenting Aniket and Arundhati’s baby girl. The doctor is stumped. The only option in front of the anxious parents is getting her admitted to a hospital.

Just then, an old relative tells them there’s only one way to save the child. What she asks them to do leaves them stunned…

The Long Drive

Murali had quit his white collared job and was driving a taxi for a living. Being an educated blue collared guy, he did not believe in warding off demons with the help of chillies and lime.

However, on the long, lonely drive back from Vasai, he encounters 3 women who just don’t seem normal. Soon enough, he starts wishing he had tied a nimboo-mirchi charm to his taxi like the other drivers…

The Locked Box

Trisha and Donny, who are 10 and 3 years old respectively, are bundled up and dropped by their parents at their grandparents home. Not knowing how to entertain the kids, Dadaji takes them to a room where he has stored all the knick knacks that he has accumulated over his 65 years.

While rummaging through some stuff, they come across a box, and the story begins. Little does Dadaji know that while reminiscing, his grandson, Donny, will unleash the horrors of his past.

Kachcha Limboo

Lallan, after losing his mother as a newborn, becomes the point of hatred for his elder brothers. After enduring their torture for many years, and becoming a scapegoat for their mischief, Lallan withdraws into a shell, not wanting to socialize with anyone. One day, he comes across the mirchi-nimboo tied on the door of the storeroom, where his father works as a watchman.

Kachcha Limboo is a thrilling tale of the youngest son fed up of being bullied by the elder brothers, and his decision to take revenge in a dark way.


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About the Author:

Neil is an award winning author who has also founded a lit-fest (Litventure), a film production company and an editing services company (Pen Paper Coffee). His debut novel ‘Maya’s New Husband’ earned him a lot of things, including the sobriquet ‘the scariest man in Mumbai’ and an international movie deal.

Neil has also written two short-story collections titled ‘The Evil Eye and the Charm’ and ‘Bound in Love’ as well as a full-length novel – ‘Pishacha’. He is the founder of one of India’s largest literary groups on Facebook, ‘For Writers, By Authors’.

Neil was the recipient of The Entertainer of the Year award at The Literary Awards 2015 which was organized by Authors’ Ink Publications and Inside Stories. He also won at the Short Story Competition 2015 hosted by the Delhi Literature Festival in association with Readomania.

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Saving Maya by Kiran Manral

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A single mother’s life is filled with hope and the possibility of finding love again…



Newly divorced Maya Arya suddenly finds herself as a single mom, raising her son on her own. As she seeks a fresh start to life, her ex-husband drops a bombshell—he is getting married to the beauteous Tamanna.

Maya’s heart does a small flip when the reticent but dishy Professor Samar Saxena moves in as her next door neighbour. But any hopes of a romance fizzle out when he asks her for a shocking favour.

Even as their unconventional relationship blossoms, Maya must decide whether to love again or walk away before it’s too late.

Endearing and earnest, Saving Maya is a heart-warming novel about the beauty of second chances.


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About the Author:

Kiran worked as a journalist with The Times of India and The Asian Age and was among the top bloggers in India. She is based in Mumbai and has written 6 books including ‘Karmic Kids – The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You’ which is an introduction to parenting based on her own experience of raising a son.

She published her first novel ‘The Reluctant Detective’ in 2011. Set in the Himalayan Foothills, her most recent novel, ‘The Face in the Window’, is in sharp contrast to her earlier works. Manral is also the founder of India Helps, a network of volunteers who assist disaster victims.

She is on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, Chair of the Women Unlimited Series of the Taj Colloquium, a mentor with Sheroes, Qween and Back 2 The Front. She is also an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi.

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Knife Edge by Jimmy Mathew

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A humorous and uncensored peek into a surgeon’s life beyond the scrubs and scalpel…



A surgeon’s life is an endless loop of around-the-clock drama, trauma and fatigue. But if one looks beyond the ominous scrubs and scalpel, there is humour lurking in the shadows of the ER corridors.

Knife Edge depicts the rite of passage of a young surgeon from being an insecure, inexperienced medical student to one who can handle complicated medical cases with supreme confidence.

It takes readers through the author’s hilarious encounters at medical college, absurd real-life situations with patients and soul-searching moments that transform him from a carefree medico into a humane professional.

By turns heartbreaking, heart-warming and humorous, Knife Edge offers an uncensored look at the life of a surgeon both inside and outside the operation theatre.


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About the Author:

Dr Mathew is a Clinical Professor and Reconstructive Microsurgeon at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He has 25 publications, mostly in International Journals and has written three books in English (‘The Stethoscope and the Scalpel’, ‘Blood, Sweat and Cheers’ and ‘Health and Happiness without Bullshit’).

He was part of the five member surgical team that did South Asia’s first hand transplant (which was a double hands transplant).

He did his MBBS from Medical College, Thrissur. He did his MS (Surgery) from JIPMER, Pondicherry. After doing his MCh from Calicut Medical College, he has worked in Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, and St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, for a couple of years each, before joining Amrita Institute in 2009.

He has written numerous articles and stories for the lay press. He writes a regular column for He blogs at

His latest book – ‘Chiriyulude Chikitsa’ – was published by DC books recently. One of his stories was chosen from the nationwide short story contest conducted by Penguin and included in the collection edited by Sudha Murthy, titled ‘Something happened on the way to heaven’.


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