Published my novelette “A Tale of Two Towns”

Just published my novelette “A Tale of Two Towns: Politics of Eponyms” on CreateSpace, Kindle and SmashWords.

Here is the blurb of this novelette with an unusual plot:

Pattur and Noolur are two mutually interdependent silk-weaving towns in South India. While Noolur made patturis for Pattur and fed Pattur’s silk looms with value-added silk yarns of superior quality, Pattur lent its eponymous tradename patturi to Noolur’s silk saris for greater visibility in global markets.

This interdependence worked fine for both towns, until one Venkatraman, a first-generation English lecturer, appeared on the scene. Venkat was visibly enraged by Pattur’s Big Brother attitudes and actions, its dominance and its merciless exploitation of Noolurian silk weavers and silk co-operatives.

Venkat assumes the role of an iconoclast and the responsibility for smashing the status quo. He goes about raising the war flag for Noolur’s generic independence and for liberating the nooluri eponym from the clutches of patturi.

Venkat’s contagious war cries force Noolur and Pattur into ugly confrontational situations. Where and how do they end? What was the outcome of the face-offs? Did Venkat succeed in his mission? Whatever happened to the murky politics of eponyms?

A novelette with an unusual plot that spins around this murky politics of territorial eponyms, A Tale of Two Towns: Politics of Eponyms is a must read for anyone who likes to delve deeper into how eponyms evolve and exploit, and weave offbeat novelettes in the bargain.

 

Published my novel “Colours and Conspiracies”

This is the blurb of my second work of fiction “Colours and Conspiracies.”

Wherever he goes, colours chase him and hound him. They dog him to no end. He is a committed chromophobe, a victim of a strange condition called chronic malachromia. His aversion to colours and the deep hatred he nurses for them is not a new phenomenon. He developed them right when he was a teenager.

Later as a journalist, he finds himself victimised by colours, whichever publication he worked for. Disgusted, he quits active journalism in the quest of colour-free vocations such as e-publishing and teaching.

Sadly, he discovers to his dismay the entire knowledge sector is awash in duplicitous colours. That pushes him to turn to non-profits. And later to electoral politics, which survives solely on double-timing colours. Seeing no escape from colour conspiracies, the committed chromophobe turns into a colours-chasing chromophiliac.

Nevertheless, colours continue to conspire against him. Felled by fatal colour conspiracies again and again, he relapses into chromophobia. There on, his life story takes a tragic turn.

What happens to him finally? What are colours doing in his life now? Where do colours finally take him? Do the diabolical conspiracies of colours, integral parts of every human life, succeed in getting him finally?

Colours and Conspiracies’ is not just the story of a chromophobe. It is the story that reflects on the colour-dilemmas everyone of us face and the shocking story of the duplicitous lives most of us lead today.

Packed and peppered with colour aphorisms, colour wisecracks and colour anecdotes, this edge-of-the-seat thriller is a must-read for everyone. Simply because this is everyone’s story as we all continue to be victims of colours sometime or other.

This eBook is available as a Kindle eBook, as a SmashWords eBook and a CreateSpace print-on-demand book.

Conspiracies of Colours

Conspiracies of Colours
Just published my second fiction “Conspiracies of Colours.” Here are the details:

Authored by Harish Kumar

Published by CreateSpace

List Price: $6.38

8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
140 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1544169156 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544169159
BISAC: Fiction / Biographical

Here is the blurb that goes on the back cover:

Wherever he goes, colours chase him and hound him. They dog him to no end. He is a committed chromophobe, a victim of a strange condition called chronic malachromia.

His aversion to colours and the deep hatred he nurses for them is not a new phenomenon. He developed them right when he was a teenager.
Later as a journalist, he finds himself victimised by colours, whichever publication he worked for. Disgusted, he quits active journalism in the quest of colour-free vocations such as e-publishing and teaching.

Sadly, he discovers to his dismay the entire knowledge sector is awash in duplicitous colours. That pushes him to turn to non-profits. And later to electoral politics, which survives solely on double-timing colours.
Seeing no escape from colour conspiracies, the committed chromophobe turns into a colours-chasing chromophiliac.

Nevertheless, colours continue to conspire against him. Felled by fatal colour conspiracies again and again, he relapses into chromophobia. There on, his life story takes a tragic turn.

What happens to him finally? What are colours doing in his life now? Where do colours finally take him? Do the diabolical conspiracies of colours, integral parts of every human life, succeed in getting him finally?

‘Conspiracies of Colours’ is not just the story of a chromophobe. It is the story that reflects on the colour-dilemmas everyone of us face and the shocking story of the duplicitous lives most of us lead today.

Packed and peppered with colour aphorisms, colour wisecracks and colour anecdotes, this edge-of-the-seat thriller is a must-read for everyone. Simply because this is everyone’s story as we all continue to be victims of colours sometime or other.
Happy Reading!

3 New Websites Launched

Now, you can access and read the following e-dailies

My Money

StartupStory

The Holistic Healer

not only from my Newsstand of Paper.li, but also from these following new 3 websites launched on 3 July 2016. Read these e-dailies every day.

http://www.mymoneygen.com

http://www.startupstorygen.com 

http://www.theholistichealergen.com 

Meanwhile, the other three e-dailies – E-Publishing Ecstasy, The E-Publishing Daily and The Fearful Future have been permanently discontinued from 19 April 2016

Harish Kumar

Editor

5 August 2016

The new publication schedule

The publication hour of all the six e-dailies have been changed with effect from 4 January 2016. From now on, all the six e-dailies (E-Publishing Ecstasy, The E-Publishing Daily, My Money, Startup Story, Fearful Future and The Holistic Healer) will be published at 16:00hrs (Mumbai time) with the time zone set at (GMT +05:30)  Happy informed reading, Harish Kumar