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Unresolved

Maya is content living the life of a newly-wed, but there is something about Deepak, her police-officer husband, that makes her restless. The hushed phone calls, the nervy tension he brings to their home, the sudden bouts of violence – everything tells her that Deepak is hiding something. When she accidentally overhears a conversation that involves a murder, Maya begins to suspect Deepak isn’t who he says he is.

But with a history of mental breakdown, who will believe her fears? And, more than, can she trust her instincts, or is this her paranoia getting the better of her?

A tense, engrossing thriller that ventures into the dark corners of the human mind, UNRESOLVED is about the deep secrets relationships are sometimes founded on and a marriage gone terribly wrong.

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NINE: Rise of the Kalingan

NONE CAN CHANGE THE PAST, BUT THE FUTURE IS ANYBODY’S GAME . . .

271 BC : On the one side is the Mauryan Empire under Ashoka, growing from strength to strength. On the other end is the highly trained spy, Vassa, a Kalingan. Ashoka and his army are moving towards Kalinga and it is predicted that nothing can stop it from annihilating the Kalingans.

THE BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL HAS JUST BEGUN!

Vassa needs to move quickly if he wants to change the destiny of his people. His mission is to hit at the very source of this powerful kingdom – the virtually indestructible, NINE.

Can he go beyond all that is mortal and achieve the impossible? Gripping and unrelenting, NINE; The Rise of the Kalingan will hold you spell bound.

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NINE: Vengeance of the Warrior

All future is defined by the past. And therefore, the end is only the beginning… After burying the vicious Kalingan warrior, Akash, Tara and Zubin are continuing their lives as before, hiding the fact that they are a part of King Ashoka’s exalted NINE; hiding even, that each of them has powers that are to be used for the benefit of mankind, when needed. Except, things are not as quiet as they seem to be! The Kalingan warrior has risen once again—angrier and more vengeful. And this time he knows each one of them. If they don’t destroy him now, they will be hunted down and the world will be battling its worst, most terrifying chemical warfare yet. This second book in the NINE trilogy will change the way you look at time and space.
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NINE: Curse of the Kalingan

261 BC: After his bloody battle with Kalinga, the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, overcome with remorse, swore never to wage another war. And to make sure no one else did. His Navratnas—the Nine—zealously guarded their powers and knowledge, handing them down through millennia and generations to ensure lasting peace.

EXCEPT THAT IT WAS NOT TO

BE! From the corpses of the Kalingan warriors rose an angry spirit bent upon avenging the Kalinga empire, destroying the Nine and using their hidden knowledge to rule the world and change its destiny.

PRESENT TIME

The bloodthirsty warrior has possessed the body of a young man, making him hunt down and kill the Nine one by one. It is now up to the chosen Trinity—nurse Tara, DJ Akash and forensic expert Zubin—to stop him. This first book in a trilogy of fantasy thrillers churns up an astonishing tale from the depths of ancient times!

The Silent Monument

Published by TARA Press, The Silent Monument is a mystery thriller. In a sealed chamber of Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, a five-hundred-year old secret is discovered by an investigative reporter.

Manzil Saxena’s life is about to change dramatically. Her husband, a reporter, is found dead, leaving her an ancient scroll that will turn her from housewife to hunted. The scroll reveals a historical anomaly hidden for centuries, a secret that could cause violent chaos amongst the extreme religious sects in India.A secret that could fuel the tension between Hindus and Muslims, and split a nation.Torn by the decision she has to make, reveal the truth or not, Manzil faces a struggle for survival, as the hunt for the scroll commences.

Mahesh Bhakti, crazed archaeologist and the mole in the Indian Institute of Archaeology.

Bad-tempered Anwar, hired killer with murder on his mind.

Kanyadevi, famous Bharat Natyam dancer with a haunting past, and member of the non-governmental organization Onyx, dedicated to averting religious violence.

Yadav, the police inspector investigating the death of the reporter, discovers a deeper mystery.

Deva, the leader of a Hindu fundamentalist group, wants the world to know the truth.

Kaerlighedens bla Safir (Love’s Blue Sapphire)

Karmic Blues, Nihalani’s debut novel was translated in Danish and published in Denmark By EC-Edition in 2008. Set in Hong Kong and India, the concept of paranormal love is sensitively portrayed.

The novels main character, Neelam Sippy, is a young woman living in India. After an arranged marriage she finds that her husband is not the right man for her. She belongs to her first love – a lawyer turned ascetic – who she believes is from a past life. Haunted by recurrent dreams of palaces, deserts, princesses and feelings of unrequited love, Neelam visits a regression therapist to learn more about her past.She discovers that she is Mirabai, a sixteenth century Indian Rajput princess who was enamoured with Krishna. Mirabai left her position of royalty to become a wanderer and dwell on her love. Neelam secretly leaves her husband and family in search of her love.

From Mumbai, she travels north towards Gujarat and then to the hot, dusty state of Rajasthan, the place of her dreams, and finally towards the banks of the Yamuna River. Hong Kong-born Neelam will discover that a journey for love can be a dangerous, mysterious and even miraculous adventure of all.

During her quest, she meets a young orphan boy who becomes her guide, a spiritual philosopher who has more than religion on his mind, and a Delhi-based reporter who develops a bond with Neelam.

The suspenseful story intertwines the modern with the ancient concept of love. Click Here

  • Soon to be released as e-book and audio book.

Det Tavse Monument (The Silent Monument)

The Danish translation of The Silent Monument was released in September 201. Det Tavse Monument

(Translated from EC-Edition website) Thrillers – with historical-religious elements from Indian Shobha Nihalani, author of “Love’s blue sapphire.” Saxena Manzil life changes dramatically when her husband, a journalist is killed, leaving her an antique object which is the reason why she is being chased by criminals.

The object reveals a secret that has been preserved through the centuries, and which may result in a violent chaos between extreme religious groups in India. A secret that could ignite tensions between Hindus and Muslims and divide a nation.

Saxena Manzil is an exciting and her built heroine and merchants female figure that exceeds the usual stereotypes of Indian women, since she is a very modern woman and yet much influenced by its culture and religion. She joins forces with her late husband’s colleague and investigating the murder of her husband.
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KARMIC BLUES

Translated and published in Danish www.ec-edition.dk – September 2008

After an arranged marriage, Neelam finds that she is haunted by recurrent dreams of palaces, deserts, princesses and feelings of unrequited love. Neelam visits a regression therapist to learn more about her past. She glimpses the life of Mirabai, a sixteenth century Indian Rajput princess who was enamoured with Krishna. Mirabai left her position of royalty to become a wanderer and dwell on her love.

Neelam decides to follow her dreams. From Mumbai, she travels north towards Gujarat and then to the hot, dusty state of Rajasthan, the place of her dreams, and finally towards the banks of the Yamuna River. Hong Kong-born Neelam will discover that a journey for love can be a dangerous, mysterious and even miraculous adventure of all. During her quest, she meets a young orphan boy who becomes her guide, a spiritual philosopher who has more than religion on his mind, and a Delhi-based reporter who develops a bond with Neelam.

The story intertwines the modern with the ancient concept of love.

The TriKon Project

work-in-progress

…a conspiracy that the Establishment (secret intelligence unit of the paramilitary) has been working on various avenues to control human behaviour, to create super soldiers/spies.

Humans are puppets on a string…