A wildly popular app that feeds on hatred; a trek that literally brings out the beast in man; a luxury resort you don’t want to visit on a new-moon night; a swimming pool with a deadly secret. In these fiendishly unnerving tales by best-selling authors David Hair, Ranjit Lal, Deepa Agarwal, and others, murdering ghosts, enchanted amulets, a haunted medical school, an uncle with a resemblance to a vengeful lion all bring the paranormal uncomfortably close. Listen if you dare…
Raja, a golden brown stray mongrel, leads a carefree existence in Shivaji Park, spending his days lying under shady trees and chasing tennis balls. His friend Pakya, a white and black mongrel, happens to be the most feared dog on this side of the park. But, poor Pakya secretly pines for Bianca, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who only has eyes for Hero, a smooth-talking mongrel with a red scarf round his neck.
Sid is a lonely eight-year-old boy who lives with his busy father and devout grandmother, who is always in the puja room. One day, he decides to get a Labrador pup but ends up with a chameleon named Po (short for Pokiman), instead. But Po is no ordinary chameleon mind you, for not only can he talk (and finds English really easy compared to pigeon language), but science is his favorite subject. Despite this, Sid's heart is still set on getting a cute little puppy with floppy ears and a tail that wags like the wind.
Avantika's Garden is a simple, delightful tale for children about the adventures of a sprightly menagerie of animals that live in and around a house in suburban Pune. Engagingly written and brimming with wit and subtle spoof, Avantika's Garden marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in children's writing.