What follows is a simple, everyday motley of events as Aayush enrolls himself at a CAT coaching center, where he comes across interesting characters, ¬including an eccentric tutor with a penchant for fancy dress and an exquisite temptress, Nakshatra.
Set in the serene backdrop of Manipal, a student-dominated township in coastal Karnataka, CAT Race is a simple, short and comfortable tale that highlights the struggles and aspirations of every B-school aspirant, providing insightful yet light-hearted views on the many stages of successful enrollment to management institutes.
CAT Race is reminiscent of the struggles that students across all streams of academics have inevitably undergone and is a tribute to the indecisions, unpreparedness, uncertainty, impudence and insouciance so characteristic of student life.
Hriday Ram Shenoy, a 30-something recliner-stuck dreamer, has the potential to look younger if he dyes his hair...which he tried a few times and gave up since he doesn't believe in making L'Oreal richer when there are a lot of local start-ups that can be encouraged with all that hair-color money – like the neighborhood biryani joint for instance.
Faced with the Shakespearean dilemma of 'To B.E or not to B.E', right after class 12, he chose to B.E in Electronics and Communication and went on to do his MBA in Marketing and Systems. He currently works for an IT multinational and has had stints in marketing, innovation experience design and pre-sales.
Off work, he dabbles in cryptic crosswords, classical piano, chess, design, movies, fantasy and sci-fi books and gaming. Currently, he lives somewhere between Hogwarts, Neverwhere, Middle Earth, The Matrix and Studio Ghibli with his Alienware gaming desktop and about 200 books.
CAT Race is his first book.
Unfortunately, the adjustment period for this therapy is not of short duration, and most people give up in the early stages, before they can reap maximum, if any, benefit. Who can blame them? They must admit to snoring and then wade through a morass of tests and insurance red tape, all to obtain the pleasure of wearing a not-so-form-fitting mask every night-one guaranteed to thwart alien abductions.
Author Mike Moran, who also suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, offers a comforting and humorous resource for everyone dealing with the difficulties of this disorder-and its treatment. This Book Blows is for all the true "hose heads" who need to know they aren't alone in their quest for a good night's sleep!
In his compilation of darkly humorous short stories, Tim Corkery shares a look into the minds of a band of characters forced to make choices in lifesome with deadly consequences. Bob and Linda live in an apartment beneath a man and his ailing motherbut no one has ever seen Mother Dearest. Colin hasnt visited his aunt Mary in Old Nantasket in quite some time. He hopes she can help him with his math homework. But when he receives a strange note from his teacher in his math book, Colin is sent on a dangerous, wild goose chase that leads him straight to a kidnapper.
Funny to Horror shares a collection of entertaining short tales that explore the humor and horror in life and prove that sometimes being young, rich, and beautiful is just not enough.
Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who’ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. She isn’t long-legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid. Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility...
After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree. Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks. Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.