Writeside.net [payal dhar's cyber den]

Writeside.net > Other Books

Other Books

Slightly Burnt
Bloomsbury, 2014 | Rs 250 | Buy: Flipkart | Amazon

Do you have a secret that you can’t tell anybody? Well, Sahil does. The only person he can tell is his best friend, but she doesn’t want to hear it either.

“The brave new face of young adult writing… will make us sit up and take notice.” –Paro Anand

From the blurb:

Slightly Burnt“Sahil was going to say it, no matter what stunt I pulled and then things would be all weird between us, because, you know, I just didn’t feel that way about him.”

Sahil has been Komal’s very best friend since, well, for ever. Which is why she doesn’t want to hear his confession—she doesn’t want him to be in love with her. But there is not much she can do to stop him from saying what he has to say. When her brother gets unwittingly tangled in the whole mess that ensues, Komal finds that she is out of her depth and in desperate need of help.

Click here to read what people are saying about it.


Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
(edited by Kirsty Murry, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy)
Young Zubaan/Allen & Unwin, 2014/2015 | Buy: Flipkart | Amazon

A fantastic feminist speculative fiction anthology in which twenty storytellers are tasked with the job of reimagining the future. You will be surprised.

From the blurb:

Eat the Sky coverBe transported into dystopian cities and alternate universes. Hang out with unicorns, cyborgs and pixies. Learn how to waltz in outer space. Be amazed and beguiled by a fairy tale with an unexpected twist, a futuristic take on a TV cooking show, and a playscript with tentacles. In other words, get ready for a wild ride!
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy tales, including six graphic stories, by twenty of the most exciting women writers and artists from India and Australia.


There’s a Ghost in My PC
Scholastic, 2012 | Rs. 150 | Buy: Flipkart | Amazon

Read an excerpt

From the blurb:

There's a Ghost in My PCTwelve-year-old Madhu’s laptop houses a ghost. She keeps this a secret—after all, who would believe her if she told them?

But her younger sister Kumuda knows something fishy is afoot. She fancies herself as a bit of an investigator, which lands her in a lot of trouble.

This book tells the funny and interesting story of these two girls and their family and friends.

Visit the There’s a Ghost in My PC Facebook page