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

Balance your body, mind and spirit with this e-paper!

Here is an e-daily for holistic healing aficianados. The Holistic Healer comes with an assurance that it will be different from run-of-the-mill health and fitness e-publications in that it will take a holistic approach to your health issues.
Put differently, The Holistic Healer will focus on balanced lifestyle and will not rush on to a single track to get overly obsessed with your physical health alone. That is precisely what is going to distinguish The Holistic Healer from all other health and fitness publications that over-emphasise on alternative medicine or complementary medicine or integrative medicine – all mere buzz words, hollow weasel words.
The Holistic Healer will never try to be some sort of one-time fix for your well-being, but will embark on helping you attain wholeness by ongoing exercises in balancing your lifestyle, balancing your body, mind and spirit.
That is why the sweeping scope of The Holistic Healer will include trend-setting holistic therapeutic devices such as aromatherapy, ayurvedic medicine, natural diet, physical exercises, spiritual counselling, vibrational medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, naturopathy, bodywork, energy-based therapies, prayerful intention and Chinese medicine.
If you ask me what is the mission statement of The Holistic Healer, here it is: “Help you seek the tools that will assist you in creating personal feel-good situations on an ongoing basis. And help you attain all-round personal wellness. And assist you in creating balance of power between your body and mind, your mind and spirit and finally between your body and spirit.
Go ahead and holistically heal yourself with The Holistic Healer!
Harish Kumar
Curating Editor
hkumar2d@gmail.com

An e-paper for ushering in sobriety!

Let me start with an appeal: do not make a Cassandra out of me. Why such a fearful
e-paper?
The compulsions were many and some of them were quite powerful. I am sure the coming years are going to be crisis-ridden like never before. Look intently through the telescope of current affairs, rapidly developing events and fast-track happenings, you are sure to spot all the potent signs of an approaching cataclysmic crisis.
The future is ominous, threatening and looming large like millions of life-threatening Damocles’ swords. Looming so over everywhere. You can see them wherever you cast your glances.
The hyperactive Middle Kingdom of China seems to be going overboard taking the whole world down with it on its chosen path of self-destruction. Meanwhile, egged on by Chinese ideological props, the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea is mouthing N-bomb threats and looking at global relations through glasses tinted with irrational whims and fancies, most of them bordering on the megalomaniacal.
Look a bit further. Faith-possessed religious terror groups are proliferating in Asia, Africa and increasingly so even in the traditionally-tolerant Indian sub-continent. Alongside, a deluge of scared and shelter-seeking migrants from such troubled nations are pouring into supposedly-safe countries in neighbouring continents.
The future seems really fearful!
That fear is not restricted to geo-politics alone. Global currencies are tottering on the edge of collapse, over-leveraged and heavily-indebted economies are going bust and creating crisis in inter-linked economies, fly-by-night startups are going bust faster than they started up, bankrupting their investors and ruining their creditors in the process.
And somewhere over there, democratic territories are being annexed with the aid of military muscle and might, and their sovereignty trampled upon by neighbouring autocratic and covetous heads, breeding hatred and stoking rebellion all along.
The future seems really ominous!
That fear is quite palpable. Despots are emerging, even in so-called democracies. And internecine regional wars are flaring up with unpredictable regularity like forest fires.
In global business too, the story is equally fearful. Yesteryear corporate giants are gradually bowing their way out, making large rooms for new-world internet conglomerates and e-commerce leviathans.
In politics too, the fear-triggering factors are all there. The cancer of corruption in public life is fast spreading and eating into the vitals of many nations. This used to be the case with banana republics, now every governing politician seems to be going bananas.
With that, popular political icons are fast going under the scanner and emerging tattered and tainted. And the damage they have caused to their fragile economies is likely to continue, well into the next decade.
To say the future is fearful is sheer understatement!
Meanwhile, Mother Nature becomes a handmaiden of rapacious industrialist-exploiters. Inevitably, natural catastrophes and calamities occur regularly, even in the unlikeliest of regions. Climate change has already begun wreaking untold havoc in select sectors of the globe.
So, it is like a million mutinies, a million forest fires and a million nuclear wars, all at the same time.
How much can this fragile humanity bear? How long can one grin and bear this man-made rigmarole?
Sadly, is this the kind of world we are going to bequeath to our posterity? What kind of future will our progenies inherit?
We may not be able to wish away many of these orchestrations. And most of them have the dangerous potential to balloon into major war-like situations, major conflagrations, major calamities and unmitigated disasters.
So, be informed. To be informed is to be aware. To be aware is to be prepared. Being prepared is a sure-fire insurance for all of us facing a bleak, fearful future.
The Fearful Future is a humble effort towards informing you all, making you all aware and prepared. Never did the thought of scaring you cross my mind, even once. Believe me, the idea is not to scare you out of your wits, but to secure you in your knowledge about what is in store. Certainly, that should eliminate future shocks.
The Fearful Future will bring under its analytical scanner all coming crises and all potential problems in geopolitics, in over-leveraged economies, in collapsing capital markets, in crumbling economic ecosystems, in fast-depreciating currencies and in economies going bankrupt.
The Fearful Future will also bring under its microscopic analysis the continuous weakening of multi-lateral global bodies such as the United Nations, continents that continue to be dark (both literally and metaphorically), farcical diplomatic relations, over-extended global corporations, meaningless religious equations, growing penchant for soufflé governance, the weasel world of global banking and finance, well, everything that has the power to stoke the flames of fear in your hearts.
Put differently, The Fearful Future will look at everything that has the potential to make your future really fearful.
It is often heard these days, more often in learned military circles, that if we were to face another World War, such an all-destroying war is likely to get sparked off somewhere in the Middle East or in the Indian Subcontinent.
Sobering thought, no doubt. The Fearful Future ensures such a sobriety.
Harish Kumar
Curating Editor
hkumar2d@gmail.com

“The Holistic Healer” launched!

A wholesome e-daily to balance your body, mind and spirit, “The Holistic Healer” has been launched! The daily was launched on Tuesday, 29 September 2015.
Expect to read the e-daily everyday hot off the press at 07:00 hours local time in Mumbai.
To read all the issues since 29 September 2015, and to know the theme of each issue, visit http://www.epublishingpost.com for links.
Have an explosive reading experience!
Harish Kumar
Curating Editor
hkumar2d@gmail.com