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musings of an insomniac

I do not write poetry; I take words and dip them in feelings ~ Arti Honrao

True to these words, ‘musings of an insomniac' is an anthology of poems that deals with raw emotions; let it be about life, relationships or serious subjects of Depression and Death.        


Rs. 199

Silent Whispers

Rs. 249
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Silent Whispers is a collection of stories on relationships, some short some continued as series. As the tagline says; the book deals with the bright and dark sides of relationships - the sensuality and the brutality.

There are stories, which will make you fall in love with the characters, some stories will make you ache for them, some stories will fill your heart with happiness and some would leave a lingering feeling of sadness.

The characters portrayed in this book will take you on their personal journeys and you will get to experience their lives, their pain, their joy; their anger and sometimes their helplessness.

Most of the stories published in this book have some adult content including description of sexual abuse. There are intimate scenes described in some stories but they cannot be categorised as erotica. Each story will take you on a different journey.

WARNING: Story 70 in this book includes description of child abuse as a part of the story. It is loosely based on a true story of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.

Time Heals

 Rs. 99
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Reva, a simple middle-class woman living with her husband Siddharth, who has changed over the years and a daughter Sia, who is the center of her life. In comes Daniel, a mysterious neighbor with a past who stays across the street from her house. Time Heals is about the events that change the course of her life.

Daniel, a lonesome young man with an addiction no one understands; comes face to face with the very same thing he has been running from. He sees Reva and knows he's doomed. Time Heals is about the events that change the course of his life.

Story of possessiveness, abuse and forbidden love.

Love Stories

Rs. 99
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Love Stories, a compilation of 30 short stories deals with a range of emotions - from the sweet feeling of first love to the brutal and intolerable suffering of a love lost. It includes pangs of jealousy, helplessness of one-sided love, anything and everything to do with love.

Memories play a vital role in our lives and as the protagonists go through emotions, create memories and re-live them, the author assures that you would go through every emotion, feel the turmoil of the protagonists and the warmth that spreads through their body as they bask in the wonderful feeling of Love.

When it comes to the matters of the heart, everything becomes unpredictable; we become what we never thought we would become; nevertheless we turn out to be a better version of ourselves. That's the power of Love. We love people not for what they are; but what we become when they enter our lives.

Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger

Rs. 99
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When you perform on stage in school or college days, you try your best to become one with the character you portray in the play. The applause from audience is the prize you get for your performance and dedication.
However, it is totally different if you have to play the role in your real life. Portraying someone else, being one with someone, giving your best shot to be that person is not as easy as acting on stage. And, the applause does not come. Silent gratitude from the person to whom it makes the difference and hostility from those who are offended, without you wanting to offend them, is all you get in real life for role-playing.

When Sneha sees Ajay for the first time, she is not aware her life is going to turn upside – down. She does not know she is about to lose her individuality and step into someone else’s shoes willingly. What seems like love at first sight for her also means facing responsibilities which she is not sure, initially, whether she is ready to accept. The intensity of her feelings for Ajay, however, finally makes her take up the challenge of role playing of a wife and a mother.

Resemblance begins with Sneha being exposed to the shocking fact that she resembles a woman she has never met before in her life, a woman who is the wife of the man she falls in love with. The story completes a full circle when in the end Sneha finally reaches where she is meant to be, being who she is really meant to be. She faces the hostility of few people, swims through the sea of emotions, accepts the challenge of life and battles the desires which take a toll on her peace of mind to finally fulfil her true purpose in life.

On one hand, Resemblance takes us on a journey of Sneha’s life and on other hand it also tells us about the depth of mother’s love for her child, which overcomes even the barrier set by death.

Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf  

Rs. 99
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IS THIS LOVE opens with a respect for friendship that Vishaal and Sheetal share. They live together and conduct themselves as being rational, mutually understanding and admiring friends. Even though both share the same roof, they are nowhere near to being lovers.

AUTUMN - THE LAST LEAF starts on a scary note over a dream which Neha calls a premonition. She sees that her friend Cathy is in danger and sends Kedar over to Cathy’s place in an effort to avert this oncoming danger. But the inevitable has already occurred. Devastated over the recent happenings, Kedar nurses Neha back to normalcy. During times of delirium, and the dream or vision that followed, Neha starts observing the change in her approach towards Kedar. During the brief time while both spent time away from each other at their respective hometown, Neha becomes convinced about her love towards Kedar and decides to surprise him by confessing her love in person. Little did she know that fate had already planned a surprise for her.

My Life-story (fiction)  

- 69 INR
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My Life-Story is the story of Kavya who believes in living each day as it comes. As she narrates her story we realize how her carefree nature extinguishes in the storms of her life and how she finally learns to take her own decisions.
Leaving her house to marry the man of her choice and beginning life anew, she finally finds herself standing face to face with her family during a critical situation. What happens then plays a major role in shaping her life.
During the course of this journey, she meets Shantanu, who has a positive influence on her life. How she copes with the challenges of her life and how she struggles to find her lost individuality is the center-point of this story!
The story also lays emphasis on how her love for her husband blinds her and forces her to undergo emotional turmoil till finally she decides to fight back.
What role does Shantanu play in her life? What happens in her life that almost brings her to the stage of losing her sanity? Does she succeed in coming out of all these? Does she turn out to be a survivor? Read along as Kavya tells us her story …

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