Historical Fiction

An Audience With Lama

An Audience With Lama

In the year 2010, the city of Leh, Ladakh was ravaged by flash-floods. A cloud burst pounced on the unprepared tourists. A hitherto unseen facet of Mother Nature surfaced which lead to complete immobilization of men and material. The relief efforts got plenty of run-time on television as well as detailed reports were printed in leading dailies of the world. However much before the Indian defence forces regained composure in the region a tale had begun. The only two roads that lead to Leh (from Manali and Srinagar respectively) have been...

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On the Road – Jack Kerouac

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

Dean Moriarty is an effusive burst of energy in Jack Kerouac’s richly described, sometime frustrating seminal work. However he is not layered. What makes Kerouac’s novel so energetic is also the same feature that at times makes it seem like an interminable road trip. The novel is considered the epitome of the ‘beat’ style of writing and was written nonstop by Kerouac over a few weeks on his typewriter. Set between 1947 and 1949, On the Road details young aspiring writer Sal Paradise’s road trips and encounters with his buddy Dean Moriarty....

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