The Making Of Vibrant Cities:A Collection Of Essays Compiled By Mumbai First Mumbai First
Mumbai comes alive through its characters and incidents in this collection of interconnected short stories. Key scene sketches accompany the narrative to facilitate the listener´s imagination.Ajay doesn´t know what to expect when he moves to the bustling city of Mumbai. He himself hails from North India, and the culture shock of the dynamic city takes a bit of getting used to. He´s captivated though and falls in love with the colorful metropolis and its many inhabitants. In the city, he will find love, friendship, and community - but also danger and the threat of disaster. It all begins in 1993, when Ajay comes to Mumbai on a short internship assignment. He is caught in the shock wave of the 1993 serial bombings. Despite this brush with death, Ajay is determined to learn the secrets of the city. After graduation, he comes back and finds new stories in the city´s streets. Ajay meets an interfaith couple who teach him about the power of love, a local labor leader who is more than he seems, and a dynamic acting teacher who could become something more. He also suffers another close call more than a decade after the bombings. Still, for every troubling experience, there´s one that pushes Ajay beyond his comfort zone and spurs him to embrace all his adopted city has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ajay Kaul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135538/bk_acx0_135538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From victims to victims to victors, this collection of stories contains intricate details of 13 women who went on to leave their permanent mark on the face of the Mumbai Mafiosi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Radhika Apte, Rajkummar Rao, Kalki Koechlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050872/bk_adbl_050872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five erotic short stories from Xcite Books - winners of ETO Best Erotic Book Brand 2010, 2011, and 2012. ´´French Kissing´´, by Josie Jordan: Rachael is snowboarding in the French Alps with her boyfriend, Jake, when she falls into the arms of sexy lift attendant Mathieu. Now she’s in the mood for some French kissing. But what about Jake? Up to now, she’s always considered herself the faithful type. In a little wooden chalet halfway up a mountain, she has a decision to make. ´´An Argentinian Tango´´, by Troy Seate: Erotic relations in exotic locations find Jacob Smiley while he´s trying to make like an American version of James Bond. He learns a playboy lifestyle can be tricky when you’re in a high-level government program. One must remember to check out his or her playmates’ credentials along with their bodies when high stakes, especially a moon mission, are involved. ´´Romanesque´´, by O’Neil de Noux: What will you do if you’re taking photos of Romanesque statues in the ancient Roman Arena in Verona, Italy, and a buxom brunette steps in with a cameraman and pulls her top down to show off a hefty pair of luscious breasts and poses for him? You join in the photo session. Soon uniformed police officers come by, Carabinieri, who step up to investigate and the model answers with a little oral sex. Everyone gets a turn with Carrie, screwing this insatiable woman as the camera keeps clicking. Sunny Italy sometimes lives up to its sensuous reputation. ´´From Bradford to Bollywood´´, by Victoria Blisse: Aisha works in her father´s restaurant until the day a famous Bollywood director whisks her away to Mumbai to play the lead in his latest film. She loses her heart but not to the city of bright lights or the romantic movie she stars in. She falls crazily in love with Kareem who walks in on her masturbating in his office. What will he do with her next? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gena Maravella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xcit/000019/bk_xcit_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound.” (New York Times)Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing - his first book of poetry in more than 20 years after 1984´s Book of Mercy - during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California´s Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection of poetry is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous.An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen´s artistry with language worldwide recognition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008463/bk_harp_008463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To mark the birth cenetary of Saadat Hasn Manto in 2012, Zambeel Dramatic Readings presented a selection of his plays from the series titled Aao. Manto wrote these short plays in Mumbai specifically for radio and the collection was published in 1940. Amongst these, Aao Kahaanai Likhein (Come, let´s write a story) is mentioned in All India Radio 1939 progress report as one of the most successful production of the series. Each play presents a delightful banter between the husband Kishore, the wife Lajwanti, and their friend Narayan. Light-hearted and animated in nature, these lesser knows plays represent the writer in a different light. This recording represents four plays, presented in 2012 and 2013 in Karachi before a live audience. Zambeel Dramtic Readings aims to present texts in Urdu and English rendered in their dramatised form, to create a dynamic collusion between literature and performance. Referencing traditions of storytelling and the contemporary form of the radio play, our works traverse time and geographical boundaries to interpret and enliven narratives through sound and recitation. Please note: This audiobook is in the Urdu language. 1. Urdu. Mahvash Faruqi, Saife Hasan, Asma Mundrawala, Ehteshamuddin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/urdu/000034/bk_urdu_000034_sample.mp3.
How do you make your own aquarium pet using a dried pig´s ear and bodybuilder´s protein shake? Was St. Pestival a vegetarian? Can you fly a Mercedes-Benz? Who was Baboonistotle?The answers to all these questions and many more await you in WOWF, nyaaargh, ker-BING!, the first collection of correspondence between Richard Bhindi-Carstairs and an unsuspecting world.Part-time Cumbrian beetle supremo, music promoter, and PA to the CEO of one of Silicon Valley’s largest tech giants, Bhindi-Carstairs allegedly also runs a small engineering firm in Gloucestershire. He devotes his time to setting up crackpot business projects with foreign partners, pestering television companies with ideas for new series, and generally making a nuisance of himself via email, letter, and commercial ´´online chat´´ facilities.Born in Mumbai to a Canadian father and Indian mother, at the age of 53 Bhindi-Carstairs is a cofounder of the Tewkesbury branch of the Hmenji-na-Boku Association and owns the fourth-largest collection of Belgian yogurt-pot lids in the UK. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Battley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146987/bk_acx0_146987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this collection of erotic vampire tales from mostly Northwestern authors, vampires range from classic to alien, from dom to sub, from blood-drinking to soul-sucking. In Jeff Mann´s ´´Summer Solstice Sacrifice´´, a burly, kilted vampire faces losing a lover or turning him before it´s too late. Colleen Anderson´s ´´Hold Back the Night´´ explores how cultural norms divide two very different women in Mumbai. A male vampire watches his wife solve his murder in Jocelyn Gray´s ´´The Longest Death of the Year´´. Sara Dobie Bauer´s ´´Forever Dead´´ brings us a sarcastic, vamp-hunting detective with an uncomfortable hankering for a hot young vampire. Stories range from mildly titillating to super-hot, with a variety of couplings and ménages. One caveat - not all vampires ask for clear consent, but mostly everyone is enjoying themselves by the end. These stories are erotic horror in nature and should only be consumed by those over 18. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gillian Bainbridge, Damien Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066444/bk_acx0_066444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.