Accused of a murder she did not commit, princess Arianna of the queendom of Wilerna is forced to abandon everything she knows and go on the run. In order to avenge her sister and clear her name, she must find the killer, before her brother's schemes to take over the throne destroy the queendom itself.
There are other questions she has to answer - who is the mysterious stranger who has the ear of her brother? Will she ever find a safe haven, or will she be on the run forever? Is she really who she believes she is? Answers create new questions, and nothing is what it seems to be. What is her true destiny?
Sangamithra Nataraj is a writer, poet and bibliophile. Arianna's Quest is her debut fantasy novel. She has published four short stories in three anthologies, and two novellas. She also writes literary fiction and haiku poetry, and dreams of becoming a full-time professional author.
Countless drops falling from the heart of heaven,
Each like a part of a grand symphony,
To Noah ‘twas God’s means of getting even,
On all who dared disrupt Gaia’s harmony.
The rain creates and devastates at will,
Like a trebuchet on anything it can spill,
An acme of power , an architect of bliss,
Something so blissful , you’d be a fool to miss.
Never miss a chance to laugh!
Scattered across our mundane days are so many opportunities for lightness and laughter. Eye Am in Denial is debutante Anu Anniah's collection of hilarious, witty, stories from daily life that are sure to pep up your mood. Immensely relatable, their charm is in their everyday-ness, opening our eyes to the fact that we too have such moments in our lives - and should be laughing as often as we can.
Tales about a bee or ten in the bathroom, a comatose coffee machine, ghost stories in a random cab, the skill required to swat flies and mosquitoes - this is the stuff of everyday life. A perfect pick-me-up during dull times.
Anu Anniah is a lover of nature, people, and simple joys in life. Her writing draws from the beauty of ordinary events and things. A self-confessed laughter addict, her keen observation of life is the source of her creativity. Her happy and thought-provoking writing is just as varied and alive as her personality, and truly comes from the heart.
Many a thing on earth can make you feel temporal bliss,
And if you are wise you will be sure to give it a miss,
I am not talking about beautiful things like a kiss,
But things that cause turmoil and pull you into the abyss.
Temporal Bliss can be your go to in this life,
Temporal bliss can satisfy you when you face strife,
But be wary of its effects on your mind and being,
To be its slave kills you slowly,
A truth like this I can tell without even knowing!
Nithin Deepkumar is the author of the poetry book, "What Moonlight Does to Beauty," published by Woolf Press in 2021. He worked for a few years in Python-related networking and Web Development. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Computer Science. Besides writing poetry, he loves cooking, playing the piano, and playing football.
Many mathematical concepts originated in Ancient India. Many centuries ago, mathematics was known as ganitham and algebra was known as bijaganitham. It might come as a surprise that many concepts seen in the mathematics of today already existed in Ancient India- for example, Pell's Equation was known as Samasa, and modern cryptography is similar to the Aryabhatiya Alphabetical Numeral System. Several concepts that helped to shape modern computing existed in ancient Sanskrit texts- a fact little-known to many computer professionals today. This book is an effort to establish the relevance of the mathematics found in ancient Sanskrit texts to the computational mathematics used in modern computers.
The Story of My Experience with Truth is a gripping narrative of the author’s spiritual journey, beginning with a personal encounter with Jesus at the age of 19. In exceptionally engaging and fluid language she describes the intensely-lived moments of her life in all of which God who heeds but hides played a definitive part. The story also speaks of the times she enjoyed most her roles as wife, mother and teacher.
This is a book that you cannot put down till you’ve read till the end.
You may smile, or laugh merrily, as you read along.
The book also will make you think.
It could make a positive, wholesome impact on your life.
Memory, grief, and forgiveness in essays that speak to the universal from the author's specific experiences in India and elsewhere.
The age of linear career ladders is over.
Today's careers take many shapes and forms. There is no one formula for success, and at some point, we feel unable to choose. Unable to move. If you are feeling stuck, you are not alone. LAUNCH is about getting your career unstuck and moving again. Becoming aware of common mistakes, being consistent with commitments, converting ideas to action, knowing when to have a coach, thriving as a generalist, and why you shouldn't feed strawberries to a fish - these are among the ideas in this book.
There are 42 ways here to get your career moving. Go ahead. Pick one and get started!
Shyam Sadasivan is on a mission to help you create magic at work. Inspired by his thriving training and coaching practice, he writes on LinkedIn everyday. His writings about lessons, ideas and experiences inspire thousands towards a better career.
Shyam studied engineering at BITS Pilani and business at the University of Cambridge. His education and 20+ years of professional experience have led to his unique perspective and voice on career development and growth. LAUNCH is his debut career guide, and a must-have for anyone looking to get their career unstuck and moving.
'Tonight, It’s Raining' is a collection of stories centered around people, their infinite vulnerability and their enormous power to touch the lives of others. Ranging from humorous to moving to heart-warming, the stories leave you feeling a little kinder to the human race. Whether it be about admiring fallen leaves with a stranger, chancing upon kindness in the most unexpected of places, or setting out on crazy rides with vegetable sellers, the book is an invitation to gaze at humanity with a little more tenderness.
Deeply influenced by Sufism and Buddhism, Asha seeks to view the world with a compassionate eye, while finding a balance between connection and solitude. Lover of trees, cats, birds, squirrels, and books, she enjoys long walks and listening to people's stories. Across a long career in teaching, translation, technical writing, and management, and many forays into volunteering, Asha has been driven by the desire to make the world a better place. She continues to be inspired by the many good people who still hold up the world and take it forward.