Not Man Enough

      Santosh Jha
Not Man Enough

The protagonist’s advocacy against mass accusation on him being ‘not man enough’. He also contests the parallel label of ‘not woman enough’. The jury is already out as he puts up his witty advocacy against the pop cultural benchmarks over gender appropriates and massive peer pressure on men and women alike for being ‘something enough’. It is for readers to preside on the judgment. He needs you!The protagonist’s advocacy against mass accusation on him being ‘not man enough’. He also contests the parallel label of ‘not woman enough’. The jury is already out as he puts up his witty advocacy against the pop cultural benchmarks over gender appropriates and massive peer pressure on men and women alike for being ‘something enough’. It is for readers to preside on the judgment. He needs you!It is not only about being not a man enough. This predicament is similar for women too. This label of not man enough also extends to women as being not women enough. Rather, women in contemporary culture have to struggle with this label far more than men. In modern culture, there are so many stupid and populist benchmarking of a women’s desirable persona and imagery that it is really tough for a woman to feel comfort and wellness with her natural body and mind, let alone with a choice, which does not conform to populist imagery.The protagonist not only attempts a joint advocacy against the label of being ‘not man enough’ as well as being ‘not women enough; he also has a silly perspective on what ‘enough’ benchmark the populist cultures must have for larger wellness of gender mutuality. He surely needs your vote. Do bail him out!

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    Onlyness

      Santosh Jha
Onlyness

Dumped by her billionaire fiancé, the Hollywood actress lands herself in all sorts of woes – hospitalization for slipping pill overdose and paparazzi. She escapes to India's Yoga capital but the paparazzi follows. A young yogi bails her out, detours her to an unusual world, introducing her to super consciousness of Onlyness. She thinks she is second time lucky. However, more shocks await her.Dumped by her billionaire fiancé, a resplendently beautiful woman, the reigning royalty of Hollywood’s dream factory, lands herself in all sorts of woes – hospitalization for slipping pill overdose, bad Press, peer group backstabbing and paparazzi. She escapes to anonymity at India's Yoga capital but the threat of paparazzi follows. A young yogi bails her out and detours her to an unusual world where he introduces her to the super consciousness of ‘Onlyness’ within her. The redeemed empress unconsciously discovers her true elements being in linearity with that of the yogi and believes, she may be second time lucky. However, more shocks await her.The singularities of life have elemental eccentricities of happening and un-happening; almost as weird and randomized as love. The elements of one’s own life and that of the equally precarious milieus are both patterned as well as un-patterned. The juxtaposition of symmetrical possibilities amid the larger probabilistic asymmetry of arbitrary milieus engender such beautiful marvels of life-living experiences, which people can accept only in one way – the destiny! The true and lasting relationship can happen only between similar and generic elements. Destinies shape this way. What destiny has in store for Melissa, the empress, who finds a yogi in her new and metamorphosed life, shall be decided not by factors outside in her near and far milieus, rather by what she finally accepts as something, which is her own internal positioning of consciousness. The moment, she accepts, love shall happen and destiny shall be signed in.

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    Probability

      Santosh Jha
Probability

He wants this to happen. She is reluctant. He wishes the probability of mutuality to get a last full-blown opportunity to attain fruition and ultimate utility. Her mind is unsure of the validity of the enterprise itself; even as she has nothing against him. Finally, the raw and core instincts of bodies are invited to preside over the missing probability of mutuality. Does it work?He wants this to happen. She is reluctant. He wishes the probability of mutuality to get a last full-blown opportunity to attain fruition and ultimate utility. Her mind is unsure of the validity of the enterprise; even as she has nothing against him. Finally, the raw and core instincts of bodies are invited to preside over the missing probability of mutuality. Does it work?When honesty blooms in a relationship, friendship happens. And when innocence leads the utilities in friendship, even impossibilities become available to lend credence to every probability. In a man-woman intimate relationship, the semblance of friendship always holds up possibilities. Even when everything seems to have been lost in an intimate relationship, the lurking friendship ensures that at least they continue to talk. Even when, their lips are closed and silent, their bodies keep expressing the subtleties of untold intents.Words do not create possibilities but possibilities entwined in every word always engender beautiful and mystical probabilities. They are still talking, and even when things are not quite well in their relationship, they remain friends and so are the probabilities.These unbounded journeys of cathartic causality between probability and compatibility have a definitive date with delectable destinies. Mutuality must remain the center-stage of all probabilities even as individuals struggle to write the scripts of their own destinies differently. Rather, all probabilities are beautifully satisfying, filled with fruition, if they happen to engender spectacular shades of mutualities. This is life at its mystical best. This avant garde romantic novelette journeys into the novel road of probability of mutuality.

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    Back To Bliss: A Journey To Zero

      Santosh Jha
Back To Bliss: A Journey To Zero

Battling against hypocrisies, sadomasochism and pursuits of pop benchmarks of success, he refuses the passion-oriented worldview of karma and life’s purposes. Metamorphosed by compassion, that love’s innocence fills him with, he opts for a journey, taking him away from the stupidity of self-worth, calculated in terms of personal utility, individualistic possession and unfettered consumption.Literary Fiction: Novel: A Love Story In Catalytic Contemporary Culture Of Conflicts.Mayank Mishra, a 34-year old news-editor with a newspaper in an Indian city, takes up the challenges in his personal as well as professional lives; caught between the conflicting agendas of passion and compassion. His passion calls him to battle the hypocrisies, which the popular benchmarks of the societal notions fill up his professional as well as personal universe with. Then, the innocence of love and total intimacy exposes him to compassion, leading him to diametrically opposite life energies, marked by forgiveness. He realizes; he standing beyond the best of the potentials and capabilities of his ‘acultured’ and uninhibited mind is his own God but he needs an unlearning mechanism to delete the wrong programming of his mind.In the contemporary worldview, which paints the hypocrisy of art and lies about idealisms; he templates sketches of heroic moments of personal crises to break free from the suffocation of the optionlessness of pop success, with humble reception of the sanity of simplicity and innocence.How he manages his personal and societal conflicts, rises above his encumbrances and finally picks up a road less traversed for a journey, which makes him feel he has already arrived, sums up the novel.

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    Autobiography Of A Duffer

      Santosh Jha
Autobiography Of A Duffer

A witty but insightful narration of ‘normal’ and ‘orderly’ cultural realisms of contemporary world, from the perspective of a young duffer. This duffer believes; a normal person should know how this world looks to a stupid, whom the world loves to label ‘abnormal’ and ‘disordered’, to truly visualize realities of benchmarking. This duffer’s wife asked him to make it different; he truly does it!In the words of the duffer itself:“I must say I am not very inclined to do what I am doing. I am just 23 years old and all I can garner, as my achievement in life is my class 12 exam, which I passed against the wildest expectation of my family and friends. Yes, my life has been full of unimaginable stupidities but I cannot accept my wife’s suggestion that people would be interested in knowing about them and will derive the sadistic pleasure that they were not as duffer as me.I have my truths; I have my life experiences and my revelations, which my stupidities and that of others’ bestowed on me have made possible. However, I am not confident people will even accept them. Acceptance is not the contemporary intellectualism; I have seen it all through my life. In Twitter and Facebook, everyone is out to prove other wrong. Rejecting and rubbishing innocence has come to be recognized as highest intellectual pursuit. My wife has told me, ‘why would anyone listen to you if you are not different’ and she seems to be right as being different has become the core creed of intellectualism. But then, the question is, why anyone shall be interested in my stupidities? There are already so many around! Actually, all human stupidities and idiocy are primeval and all pervasive. I am not saying this; the whole world around me is out to prove that there are so many stupid politicians, bureaucrats and silly middle class around, who are making life hell for others. And, as aping is first instinct of humanity, everyone feels so happily inclined in adding loads of repeat value to these foolishnesses, which they decipher in others. Why should anyone be interested in my own, when mine are definitively anything but different?My wife works in publishing industry. To be very honest, she asked me to write my biography and even assured me that she would push it through to the bookstores. She has advised me to ‘make it fully loaded’. ‘If you can rake in un-patterned madness and patterned sex in your book, you may even find a publisher yourself; otherwise I am here for you’, she has told me. She is only three years older to me but always bosses on me. I am not sure what she means and what I can rake in. But I am not stuck, I move ahead.”The duffer says, it is his autobiography and that is why he is writing what he feels. If people do not like it, they always have their turn, when they write their own!

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    क्या करें

      Santosh Jha
क्या करें

शब्द तो जैसे नाव की तरह होते हैं। अपना प्रवाह बना लेना उनका स्वभाव है। मगर, नाव को पानी तो मिले! कोई चलाये तब तो चलें। कहानियां भी शब्दों का प्रवाह नहीं है। उन्हें भी पानी का बहाव चाहिए होता है। भावनाओं का प्रवाह तो सबसे बुलंद और सतत् बहाव है। यह जो नाव चल पड़ना चाहती है, उसको पानी का प्रवाह जिस ‘ईश-तत्व’ ने दिया है, उसे दुआएं दीजियेगा, गर कहानी पसंद आये । ना आये तो और भी...Events are often relative to its time and place ;however, No One has ever asked the Slave what he or she thinks of the times his or her enslavement: Is it Not as important as the master's thoughts and feelings, if NOT, Why would it Not be?

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