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D'Costa, Bob

Poet, novelist and educationist, he is a maverick who elopes with travel, honeymoons with fractured sunsets and sleeps with dusk but is married to words. Bob has inspired countless students in his teaching career, teaching them that happiness comes from a healthy body and mind. Many of his students hold eminent posts as medical doctors, army men, air pilots, DJs, business magnates, you name it. Most of them are constantly in touch with him even after his service in the teaching field. Since more than a decade he has been running his own teaching institute for English where he also gives talks on Happiness that can be achieved by living a simple life, minimum wants and living one day at a time. That is, living for the Now. Giving poetry readings at gatherings at home and abroad he is also Associate Poetry Editor of Eastlit, a literary journal published from Thailand. Bob is the founding member of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators headquartered in Hong Kong and is a member of Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), the SAARC Apex body.

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  • The Poet Pundit Speaks

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    When nothing works, we turn to our mind, the tiny thought within speaking in simple words. Fundamental philosophy in poetry form draws us and we suddenly find our sanity back in our character.

    This is the swag the poems here give you back. From the window of a pavement prostitute, to travel, and then to the voice within you speaking about Sufi kind of seeking. From elegy to judgment on rape victims. All packed here for guiding you to return to your roots.

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  • Walk to Lose Weight and Get Inner Peace

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    Are you currently sedentary or have a low activity level and want to learn how to gradually increase your health and fitness levels while losing weight one step at a time? Want to start losing weight quickly starting today using the easiest and most convenient form of exercise?

    The nerve center of life, health, and fitness is impregnated in walking. It’s a primal feel and the easiest thing on the planet to do. It’s also the most overlooked component of fitness and that’s an immense reason why so many people are overweight these days.

    Weight loss seems like a difficult process. Perhaps even one that requires deprivation and discomfort. Fortunately, that’s unrealistic of course.
    This book guides you step by step into the secret to losing your weight.
    There’s definitely a truth to losing weight – it does require some action on your part. But the things you do on your weight loss journey don’t have to be painful. The process of losing weight can actually be fun and enjoyable.

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  • The Indian Crow

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    …the untold stroy of the common man

    26th January. 4:21 a. m.

    In a crumbling one room house, a young man bends over the light of an oil lamp, writing out a Republic Day speech the government has chosen him to deliver to the vast gathering in the Calcutta Maidan. But he is running out of time. And he must hurry before the country will put him into trial.

    Will his words become a hate speech? Or envelop his countrymen with patriotic fervour? He has no answer to the question.

    However, whispers have already started making rounds of the Muslim, Hindu and Christian blood screaming in his veins which he has hidden from the people. And the story he will read out of his life will justify his religion.

    Written in a chatty style, this novel hits the satirical strings of the reader’s heart, stripping naked – in a bold voice – the weakness and limitations of the country.

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  • A Stranger Lurks in My Brain

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    A sunset is not a sunset
    Till it does not bleed
    The word in me not a word
    Till it is beaten in my wordsmith’s forge.

    If writings do not make you think and ponder, they are mere words put together. If they have no power to stir up your soul, it proves you actually possess no soul. Hence, these poems speak from the backstreets to the high rise of a city cutting clean into your flesh, waking your soul from its dormant state. Some take you rambling into philosophy from a personal to a universal level. Dressed in powerful imagery the poems appear fresh and first time and make you ponder.

    Some words on Bo D’Costa’s poems
    This is what I call real poetry. Poetry of Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda, Majaz, Mayakovsky, Sardar Jaffri and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Late K. A. Abbas, Mirror on Who Am I

    Bob D’Costa is a poet of many excellences. He is the Federico Lorca of India. Late Dr. Krishna Srinivas

    Just like Bob Dylan, Bob D’Costa too can see through the mask of which we are all a part of struggling every day for a new brotherhood. Dr. Rosemary C. Wilkinson, Secretary General, World Academy of Arts and Culture, Washington.

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  • Lost

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    A love story to make you fall in love again

    Before Rohan returned to his country, he and Fai had promised to keep communicating. But in these five years what prevents her from replying to his e-mails?
    Their love for each other was close to madness and the ghost of their relationship kept haunting him.
    Now once again he has to visit Bangkok. Will he get to meet her there? If he does, what will his destiny foretell? Or hers?

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  • Love Story of Bruce & Rachnee

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    The strange connection beyond love – The unknown key holding the lovers
    When Bruce, a teacher and Rachnee, a high school student fall in love, their different dreams but with a common connection drive them to search further for their own identity. This quest takes them to a bizarre world of youths committing suicide, a woman in an orange coloured sari flitting past and an eccentric man luring young men and women with easy money against immoral activities.
    But why does Rachnee go out in the middle of the night and Bruce make a trip to The Ancient City?
    And will the unknown identity the lovers share shock them? But before that certain situations need to be cleared up.

    Written in lucid prose, Bob D’Costa’s unconventional language grips the reader from the very first page and makes the novel a masterpiece in its own right.

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  • Bruce and Rachnee… diary entry of lovers after death

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    As night thickens, the soul of Bruce, long dead, settles inside Jack’s head, telling him to churn out a story on Jill, the statuette on his table when, in a parallel universe, Jill becomes Rachnee, Bruce’s beloved and picks up a stone with life in it and a beer mug with faces floating inside.
    At the old and abandoned mansion, the old lady’s face resembles that of Jill’s and the hunt for the Point of Origin begins.
    But who is the elderly couple confirming they are Jill and Jack? And the giggles of children coming from an empty room?
    The mystery of similar birthmark of faces on their bodies takes the young Jill and Jack to the countryside, where a strange ritual of jumping on burning coals and devotees swinging on a moving cartwheel with hooks pierced into their flesh is held. To complete hunting for their identity, the painting exhibition of Faces is not enough, but meeting the elderly couple.

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