The adjustment bureau is snowed under with work, the moral police force is on the prowl. The country, but most of all the capital, must live by the Conduct Book. But it isn't easy. Despite all the efforts of these organizations to maintain peace and social order, people, especially women, continue to flout the law - they ask for divorces, dress provocatively, drink with men and attempt to avoid marriage and childbearing. But there's a one-man army, more effective than the entire moral police force put together, who will bring law to the land. A vigilante who has his own methods. No matter how many wanton, difficult women there are, he will persevere for the greater good. He will shame them like they have never been shamed before. And when one particular woman's rebellion threatens to spiral out of control, he's called upon to remedy the situation ... and teach her a lesson. The Lesson is a dystopian satire about the violence that women live with, structural, systemic and even just the everyday sort. It is a book that will remind you that, after all these years, Big Brother is still watching you.
"It's time to get ready for school and the little girl in this book is still in a world of dreams - of tigers, elephants, the sea ... And as she tries to hurry up, her grandmother tells her the secret of what made her father go to school."--Page 4 of cover.
Fourteen-year-old Ashwathy heads the FBI branch of Kuttipuram, Kerala Of course, there is no such thing as the FBI branch of Kuttipuram, Kerala, but Ashwathy Venugopalan always believes in the impossible—life is more entertaining that way. And things only get more impossible in Ashwathy's life when God arrives in a boot and requests her to investigate the murder of a woman in her town. Can Ashwathy, the atheist, crack her first case with God by her side?
Who’ll let the dog out? The Rulebreakers’ Club is a gang of five that’s stuck with the Worst Dog in the World. But they’ve finally found a way to get rid of him. All they have to do is catch a ghost and rob a bank. Oh, and they also have to save the world. Easy, right? Wrong! How are the Rulebreakers ever going to get out of the mess they’ve got themselves into? And where will they find this phantom ghost?
Could you be related to a blonde Lithuanian? Did you know that India is the only country that has both lions and tigers? Who found out how tall Mt Everest is? If you've ever wanted to know the answers to questions like these, this is the book for you. In here you will find various things you never expected, such as the fact that we still greet each other like the Harappans did and that people used to think India was full of one-eyed giants. And, sneakily, you'll also know more about India's history and geography by the end of it. Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India's geography.