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Genre : Fiction
TARGET AUDIENCE: Age Group 18-35
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NOT WORTH LIVING FOR

Book Blurb:

Ishita Singh, a student of St. Pierce’s College, Mumbai was living a pretty normal life with her group of friends, a caring senior and scarily enough, a creep who followed her. Shweta wakes up on the unknown planet of Isthenope and sets out with Alexander Ishutin, a former spy of the RSV, to discover more about the unknown planet which was built for a future civilization. Underlying the lives of the two in completely different worlds, there lies a dark secret which is unknown to Ishita and partially blacked out in some corner of Shweta’s memory. Will they ever come to know about the secret or will it be so chilling that it won’t be worth living for?


Sample Chapters:

Prologue Imagine you’ve been kidnapped by someone. You’re in a hostage inside an old warehouse covered with grime and dust, making you uncomfortable. Guarding the entrance of the warehouse, there is only one person who has a better physique than you. Oh! And he also has a rifle. What would you do? Would you resent? Probably, that would add more salt to your wounds. Would you fight? There might be a slim chance of escape, but for that, you need a heroic effort. The third option is cooperation and negotiation. Often labelled as a peaceniks’ strategy, this probably appears the safest option. You put forward some of your ideas which would help the person who has kept you enclosed, deviate him from the problem and start talking about random things before coming back to the matter and finally convincing the person, right? Right? Wrong! Have you ever noticed a parrot in a cage? You’ll see that after three or four weeks, it begins to learn your language. It mimics you. We are excited about this, and we often say other repeated words standing in front of the cage and expect the parrot to learn them. The parrot learns these words too. It leaves no stones unturned to mimic whatever you are speaking. It’s elated looking at your happiness and keeps on learning more. However, a time comes when the parrot turns aggressive. Not that it can’t pick up words; it just won’t repeat any catchphrase which is repeated in front of him. You will even see the parrot getting quickly incensed and biting whatever a thumb approaches its cage in later stages. Why does it happen? Try to think about the parrot. The parrot, just like any other bird, wants to fly high in the skies. It doesn’t want to stay trapped inside the cage. When it is put inside the cage, it tries to speak its own language. When it knows you don’t understand its cries, it tries to speak your language in the expectation that you would know what it’s speaking and set it free. However, it doesn’t happen. The same holds true for people in trouble who cannot speak out. It can be a frustrated employee bargaining with his or her boss. It may be one of your friends who doesn’t get the equal attention as you get. Cooperation and negotiation probably don’t work in most circumstances, or does it?


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SHREYAN LAHA

About the Author:

Shreyan Laha is currently amanagement trainee in Samunnati Financial Intermediation and Services. He has been an alumnus of Xavier School of Rural Management (XUB-XIMB). He hails from Jamshedpur has two novels, “The Adventures Beyond Existence” and “Never Again”, and half a dozen short stories to his credit. He has been the winner of Rajiv Gandhi Youth Literary Award, 2014 and apart from writing, Shreyan loves watching football and learning foreign languages. He can be contacted here: www.facebook.com/ShaniDisciple twitter.com/Laha_Outbreaks shreyanlaha@gmail.com