Books by Gauri

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The Bollywood Affair

In a world replete with grimness - a pandemic, conflicts playing out not far from our borders - Gauri Sinh's crime thriller The Bollywood Affair allows for relief by channeling the nostalgia and simplicity of the 1990s, a less complicated era where we could indulge in our pleasant pastimes. Among them - the larger-than-life magnetism of commercial Bollywood!

So, what's haunting B-Town's reigning king?

Late 1990's, Mumbai. Superstar RK is traumatised by the inexplicable wails that have begun echoing through his sprawling heritage home. Is he really being haunted, or could the sounds have anything to do with his latest movie, a blockbuster about a haunted house?

Enter former supermodel, the glamorous Akruti Rai and the street-savvy Parvati Samant, private investigators with their own detective agency.

As the plot thickens, and those around RK begin succumbing to what seems like supernatural malice, Akruti and Parvati must solve a crime set against a backdrop of suspicion and fear. Afterall, they wouldn't want RK's lady love, the stunning screen ingenue Alena, to become the next victim.

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About the book

It's 1995. The finale of the nation's biggest beauty contest, Miss Glamour Princess, hosted by the mega media conglomerate Eye India, is only days away. In the running are twenty-one beautiful contestants, including India's sweetheart and reigning model Akruti Rai.

The final dress rehearsal ends on a nightmarish note as the sensuous and ambitious 'Lajjo' is murdered right on the ramp. Soon, Akruti and her fellow contestants become prime suspects in a case that gets increasingly macabre as bodies pile up - the gossipy, affable pageant hairdresser Doreen, the self-assured mean-girl Nuzhat ...

Amidst massive public outcry and searing press coverage, Akruti is convinced by an enigmatic fellow contestant, Parvati Samant, to help her investigate the murders. But who, really, is Parvati? And can Akruti help unearth the sinister truth, clear her own name, and also keep an eye on the prize?

Praise for the book: 'Thrilling ... has beautifully captured the glamour world of the 90s'. Madhu Sapre, Supermodel.

A racy, pacey page-turner of a book which has enough twists and turns in its plot to keep you hooked till the end, while giving the reader a peek into the tantalizing world of high fashion and beauty pageants, and making the crime and its unravelling a nail-biting centerpiece to the novel.

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The Prologue

"What would you do, should the world as you know it break down abruptly? You're seeing changes already. Weather patterns gone awry - Intense heat waves when there should be winter, devastating floods in summer, unseasonal super storms levelling lives and livelihoods indiscriminately... What would you do when it is finally upon you?

When Sitara sees the mysterious Garud for the first time at age five, she does not yet know the terrible secret he conveys to her telepath elder sister Padmini. When she learns the truth it is only so she can participate in a desperate race against time as the elements wage war. A race for survival that tests endurance, filial and societal bonds and spells sacrifice for Sitara, her siblings and her betrothed. Will they make it?

This is a story of three sisters. Their unorthodox early years, the secret they struggled with and their desperate fight for survival, told in individual voices with timelines alternating between past and present. They are not entirely ordinary. They have unconventional help in their odyssey, help that is mystic and ancient, the way all unexplained energy is. Even so, their journey embodies the story of the universal human condition - man's eternal waging against forces beyond his control, his struggle to conquer his demons, to rise, using the inner force more powerful than any other, one available to not just the gifted, but to all - love."

Legends & Lore

Various motifs used in The Garud Prophecies, Sitara's story have interesting legends surrounding them, in reality and myth.

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The Numerological Key

Some of the number motifs used in the story have a mystic base.

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The Foreword

"Dogs and humans have connected on not just an emotional level, but a spiritual one as well. This book "Dog-Send... the Story of Simba" is for all dog lovers, and for those who wish to better understand the human-animal bond. It's an inspiring read and will make you want to hug your best friend! We give dogs time, space and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. Its the best deal man has ever made.

This book, in its simplicity, shows you how a woman discovers her maternal instincts through caring for a puppy and a man whose dog is a best friend. It solidifies the fact that the animal-human bond is unique and necessary for enhancing one's life. One feels humbled by the virtuous characteristics of our dog companions who clearly cherish sharing their lives with us.

Gauri Sinh tells a captivating tale with a warm heart. Her love for animals truly shines. And that's something anyone who has cared for a four-legged friend can appreciate. This book will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever loved a dog. It will open your heart, warm your soul, and fill you with pride. If you have a special relationship with your pet, this book is for you."

The Dog-Send Foreword is written by the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, iconic Indian actor.