A minute to death
Author: Ganga Bharani
Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishers
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live”. It is not always necessary that anxiety or depression consumes your desire to live. There have been many instances where passion overrides the capability of thinking logically and the end results are disastrous. “A minute to death” by Ganga Bharani is one such story that takes the readers through a whirlpool of emotions ranging from passion, happiness, love to obsession, distress and eventually death. This novella is a mysterious tale about Rohan and Riya, who are deeply and irrevocably in love with each other. Rohan is a devoted policeman, who abides by word of mouth and places his work on the topmost pedestal. Opposite him is Riya, who is an aspiring writer and has an obsession of getting published. Where Rohan is keen on solving the murder mysteries and preventing the crimes, Riya has bee in her bonnet already. Her avowed intent is to become a successful author and she coaxes Rohan to include her in any of the cases. But the scene turns dirty when a series of murders happen and Rohan is unaware of what is in store for him.