Afraid of being bullied, Aru had this tendency to twist the truth with her imaginative narratives of visiting exotic places and other stuff just to fit into her peer group. This Pandava Novel, a fiction stitched through the threads of faith & fantasy, takes you through adventures of Aru and her allies, leaving one with a high on Indian mythology.
This is a story of a boy who is happy, who could see light in the slightest of things. But then it became dark after his father’s untimely death and he started seeing shadows in his mother’s sadness and everywhere else. He could not understand or talk or describe those to others around him. Until one day, he accepted those shadows and opened a world of imagination.
Decked up with beautiful rich Manipuri art, these stories of myths and legends are unique and quirky. For children, it transports them to far away lands, with myriad Gods and twists and turns from mountains to oceans. For the adults, it is pure joy, to rediscover the reason why a cat always buries its poop, and mother hen looks after sister duck’s eggs.
A Pinch of Magic is a fun story in a South Indian setting revolving around a little girl, Veena, trying to help her aunt, Malu, who is in trouble. Malu who is a solopreneur selling herbal medicines is in trouble because of her broken pinching spoon without which she can’t measure to accuracy to get her medicines right.
Things don’t go as planned every time. But it’s important to make the best of what you have and adapt to it. Find happiness in small things, don’t give up and always be grateful.
This book brings out the emotional challenges that we go through as kids and adults in three relatable stories. The characters Ryan, Shoma and Kabir’s stories present the stress and strain of modern life and strike a chord with us.