On Amazon and Flipkart from today: My set of 4 Books – ‘Across Borders’ & ‘Entwined Lives’ (Novels); ‘Existences’(26 short-stories); ‘Fragments’ (poetry – 90 poems). For more on the views that went into the books, and further updates, please click and visit/follow the page Across Borders.
I’m so pleased to be able to bring to you, on a special day today – the birthday of the great leader – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the amazon.in and flipkart.com web links for sale of my books, as below. You can buy the 4 books as a set as they are all inter related, and therefore released together, or any or more you like.
A list of the varied international distribution platforms and e-books will all go live in a few days…I’ll share the links here. The books will be in stores only around March…
But till such time, anywhere in the world, including in India if you prefer, you can order your paperback versions of my books directly from the publishers from the web link: https://www.thedogearsbookshop.com/…
I’ve already shared with you, the thoughts behind my new novel Entwined Lives, in the previous post, now here’s a little on the making of the collection of short stories, Existences:
‘Kindness is not an act. It is a Lifestyle’: “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” -Kahlil Gibran.
These thoughts here, sum up my new collection of 26 stories titled ‘Existences’ – each of which has been thought out and vividly depicted — from my varied socially relevant, corporate experiences of two decades, however casual and easy they might read.
“People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.” – Dr. Kent M. Keith.
“The Wise Woman’s Stone” : A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.” — Anonymous.
An adaptation of my now republished novel Across Borders, is to be made into a Bangla film titled ‘Abhigaman’. The announcement of this and the promo was released to the media on 15th January over the music and trailer release of the Raima Sen and Nasser film Sitara, also directed by the same director Ashis Roy and produced by Shivo Prosad Pradhan who are also simultaneously making a film ‘Ful Bou’ starring reputed Malayalam actor Mohanlal and Radhika Apte.
I feel so humbled and grateful to be a part of the new project by these celebrated film makers. I look forward to learning as much as I can from them. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
All media reviews and coverage of Across Borders and it’s first launch in 2013, are in the link below on my website:
As for the poetry collection “Fragments”…I’ve shared so many poems here over the last few years, starting out since I started to blog in a few other platforms since 2006…so you know what to expect…or just read a few here. 🙂
“Into My Own”
One of my wishes is that those dark trees,
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,
Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,
But stretched away unto the edge of doom.
I should not be withheld but that some day
Into their vastness I should steal away,
Fearless of ever finding open land,
Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.
I do not see why I should e’er turn back,
Or those should not set forth upon my track
To overtake me, who should miss me here
And long to know if still I held them dear.
They would not find me changed from him they knew—
Only more sure of all I thought was true.
Robert Frost, 1874 – 1963.
“Into My Own”, is an easily relatable and appreciated poem at this juncture of my life, (ref my previous posts on my books) where Frost describes a journey, both mental and physical, that he longs for, towards independence and self-awareness through symbolism of a dark forest – of uncertainty.
I’ve always believed that I alone have the power to make choices that could affect my life, and have thus become self-reliant.
My beliefs and opinions are much strengthened, as I depend solely on my own thoughts and experiences to form my views, rather than be influenced by family, friends and society.
😊But in the end, like Frost, I hope they will be proud of me, for I have not changed as a person, only grown into a fuller, more complete version of myself.
Where My Books Go
ALL the words that I utter,
And all the words that I write,
Must spread out their wings untiring,
And never rest in their flight,
Till they come where your sad, sad heart is,
And sing to you in the night,
Beyond where the waters are moving,
Storm-darken’d or starry bright.
— William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
PS: 😊 My sentiments precisely, with reference to all my books.