Corridors of Time by Vinay Krishnan: Cover Reveal

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Corridors of Time by Vinay Krishnan

Blurb:

Corridors of Time tracks the story of a sensitive young man who grows from carefree childhood to eventful manhood – one who stumbles before learning to stride through those dark and dense passages.

Set in Bangalore – a city of paradoxes. of gardens and garbage heaps. of technology and traffic snarls. of friendly people and failing infrastructure. when bungalows had gardens and pavements were meant for pedestrians. this is a narrative of the human spirit.

Rohan, an idealistic young sports lover experiences rejection, dark dejection and isolation and hurtles down the path to self destruction.

Shyla, attractive and successful is everything his heart yearns for and his body desires, except, she is married!

Chandrika, simple and devoted fails to understand the man she loves.

The shuklas long for justice denied by the system.

And khalid fears nothing and no one …anymore.

About the Author:

Vinay Krishnan describes himself as a ‘complete Bangalorean’. A student of Clarence High School, he graduated in Humanities from St Joseph’s College. Earning a diploma in Business Administration, he began his career at Usha International Ltd and rose to a position of Senior Sales manager. Vinay has now set up a construction firm of his own. He also writes and devotes his time to an NGO assisting people with disability. The city of his dreams, Bangalore, where he stays with his wife and daughter, continues to inspire and exasperate him. He can be reached at – vinaykrshnn@yahoo.com.

Praises for the Book:

The book is simple in style and content, for often it is this simplicity that bewilders and rouses

Interest.

~ Shri S . Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India

The book has excellent literary craftsmanship, passion humour and adventure. Highly recommended.

~ Mr. Namboodiri, former Asst. Editor, Deccan Herald

This charming book about old Bangalore is written in a racy easy-to-read style.

~ Deccan Herald, Bangalore.

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कितनी हसरत थी हमें…..

कितनी हसरत थी हमें,
अपनी बेटी को गोद में खिलाने की।
ईश्वर ने दिया वो वरदान,
मेरे घर आया फिर से किशन कन्हैया जैसा नन्हा शैतान।

देवी लक्ष्मी तो न आईं मेरे आँगन में,
पर आए नारायण लेकर कृष्ण का रूप।
खुशकिस्मत हैं वो जिनके घर होता है बेटी का आगमन,
मेरी ईच्छा अधूरी रह गई और बेटी के अभाव में सूना रह गया मेरा घर-आँगन।

बेटी को बचाओ और न करो कन्या भ्रूण हत्या।
खुशी मनाओ कि मिली है या मिलने वाली है तुम्हे बेटी,
क्योंकि बेटी के रोम-रोम में बसा होता है अपने माता-पिता के लिए प्यार।
इसलिए मत करो बेटी रूपी वरदान का बहिष्कार और तिरस्कार।

कन्या को भी दो जीने का अधिकार,
करो उसकी भी ईच्छाएँ पूरी और समाज में दो उसे भी सम्मान।
लड़की को भी दो बराबरी का दर्जा, रूढ़िवादी का चश्मा उतार।
बेटी भी बन सकती है तुम्हारे बुढापे का सहारा बन कर श्रवण कुमार।

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My hero, my father

Rajni, an above average student, studied in 7th Std. of the Municipal school. She had two younger siblings, one brother and sister each. Her mother, Radha Devi, took care of the household, nursed for her bedridden mother-in-law and also managed a small tailoring shop in her house. Rajni’s father, Suresh Kumar, worked in the nearby factory, but his contributions in the household income were negligible. Even though he worked and earned a salary, most of his salary was wasted by his drinking and gambling habits. He was all very calm and composed in the mornings, and was just the opposite in the evenings, but he never cared much about his family or kids.

Rajni’s best friend, Asha, always talked about her father; how he cared for them, took them out and how he took care of all their needs. Rajni always lied about her father in front of her friends. Like every daughter, she also wanted her father to be her hero, but it was a possibility just in her dreams. Because of her father’s violent habits in the evenings, Rajni never invited any of her friends to her house in the evenings. Rajni never wanted anyone to know the truth about her father’s violent attitude and she always lived in constant fear.

But people should always remember that…..

“Once you stop worrying what the world will think of you, your life will become that much easier to live.” – Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe.

Today, 12th June was her birthday, but Rajni never celebrated her special day. Still, her friend Asha, wanted to give a surprise to Rajni. Asha planned a surprise visit to Rajni’s house along with her other school friends in the evening. As usual, her father was heavily drunk and was hurling abuse at everyone in the house. Suddenly there was a knock on the main door, everyone got anxious, as they were not expecting anyone at this time.

Rajni went to open the door with trembling hands and boom…..
There was Asha on the front door with other friends holding a cake in her hands. Rajni got excited on seeing her friends, but suddenly she realized about her father’s anger. Rajni couldn’t speak up, everything was shattered, the bubble of lies had burst up and the imaginary father figure presented in front of her friends had vanished into thin air. That evening, the truth about her father’s violent behaviour had come out and Rajni felt very embarrassed. But truth being truth, it always comes out.

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